Senate Trickery on Marriage

Sep 17, 2022

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is trying to give “political cover” to a handful of wavering Republicans who would lose their reelections if they voted yes on HR 8404. As a result, Schumer is stalling a vote on HR 8404, the so-called Respect for Marriage Act, until after the midterms.

We must make clear to every senator, including Susan Collins (R-ME) who has been lobbying for Republican votes, that we will not tolerate voting for this marriage-destroying bill. Not now, not after the midterms—not ever!

This is a dangerous bill. Secular anthropologist J.D. Unwin found in 1934 that sexual license and lack of monogamy will destroy any civilization within just three generations.

Two generations have passed since the Alfred Kinsey-inspired “sexual revolution” took root in America. Now, congressional radicals are pushing to pass HR 8404. This bill will codify same-sex marriage and will make marriage and the biological fact of male and female genders legally unrecognizable, even as it gives cover to every other perversion of marriage, including polygamy and pedophile “child bride” marriages.

America is at a crossroads, and we have a choice to make. We are that third generation Unwin warned about! If America is to last, HISTORY proves we must preserve and protect the sanctity of marriage.

Only six more Senate votes are needed to pass this destructive bill. Please, take a moment RIGHT NOW to fax the Senate and demand they VOTE NO on HR 8404! Then read on to learn more about Unwin’s study and what it means for you and your family. — Mat

Fax Congress NOW!

“In human records there is no instance of a society retaining its energy after a complete new generation has inherited a tradition which does not insist on pre-nuptial and post-nuptial continence,” wrote social anthropologist J.D. Unwin in his landmark 1934 study, Sex & Culture.

Unwin studied 86 cultures, including the Roman, Greek, Sumerian, Arabian, Babylonian and Anglo-Saxon civilizations. He expected to find that monogamy had no real influence on these cultures. But by the end of his study, Unwin came to a much different conclusion.

Unwin concluded that throughout history in nearly every civilization, sexual license and the decline of monogamy lead to irreversible societal collapse within just three generations.

In other words, natural marriage keeps a culture strong. Sexual immorality and lack of monogamy kill a culture. If you want to destroy America, pass HR 8404. That is why we must warn members of the Senate to STOP HR 8404.

Unwin found that societies thrive and prosper to the extent that culture is committed to prenuptial chastity coupled with “absolute monogamy.” The study found cultures that retained this combination for at least three generations exceeded other cultures in every area, including literature, art, science, architecture, engineering and agriculture.

In contrast, his research also discovered that when strict prenuptial chastity was no longer the norm, absolute monogamy, religious observance and rational thinking also disappeared within three generations.

And we are certainly seeing the predicted decline of rational thinking in our society today! Unwin states that every culture inevitably collapses within three generations of failing to protect the family through the rule of law.

Unwin further found that a societal acceptance of sexual immorality always leads to a self-absorbed society that rejects the facts in favor of what “feels good.” Unwin characterizes this stage as a “dead” society, made up of people who have little interest in much other than their own wants and desires.

The final stage of societal destruction Unwin predicted is one in which facts are replaced with feelings. This stage can be observed in America’s “sexual identity” movement, which insists there is no such thing as the reality of gender.

The “Respect for Marriage Act” will throw gasoline on the fire that is burning down marriage, family and the objective reality of gender in our nation!

Only six more Senate votes are needed to pass HR 8404 and take the final legal step that Unwin warns us against. There are 16 Republican senators who have not publicly committed how they will vote on this bill. Rush your urgent faxes to every senator you can to block this bill.

Thanks in part to pedophile and sexual pervert, Alfred Kinsey, America embarked upon a “sexual revolution” in the 1960s. Two generations later, and we can clearly witness the disastrous declines Unwin documented in other sexually libertine civilizations.

Tragically, we live in a society in which sexual immorality is not just tolerated but celebrated.

The time to turn back the unbridled Jezebel spirit poisoning American minds, bodies and culture is NOW! It is successfully perverting a third American generation and destroying our Judeo-Christian culture before our eyes!

Liberty Counsel is fighting for the soul of America by fighting disastrous policies like HR 8404, and by defending religious freedom and life in state and federal courtrooms across America. But we are only able to perform this mission-critical work because of faithful supporters like YOU.

Won’t you prayerfully consider making a recurring monthly donation to fund this intensifying legal battle for religious freedom? Every donation made today will be DOUBLED IN IMPACT by a Challenge Grant. Thank you in advance.

Please also be in prayer for the soul of the United States of America!

Mat Staver
Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel

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Durston, Kirk. “Why Sexual Morality May Be Far More Important than You Ever Thought.” Quest: Thoughts about God, Truth, and Beauty. Accessed August 31, 2022.

“H.R. 8404—Respect for Marriage Act.” House of Representatives Committee on Rules. July 18, 2022.