The November Surprise

Nov 24, 2022

On this Thanksgiving Day, I am grateful to be alive and thankful for the freedom we enjoy because of the sacrifices of brave heroes who have gone before us. Others around the world are not so fortunate. People in Iran are being jailed, tortured and killed for expressing their views. As we give thanks to God today, let us remember that each generation must preserve freedom. Let us resolve to pray and not be silent and never give up. Speaking of fighting for freedom, we have an intense battle brewing on Capitol Hill.

HR 8404 is our November surprise. This terrible bill could have been killed last week, but it is very much alive. The Senate continues to debate this bill, and the battle over a religious accommodation amendment could be its Achilles heel. We can still stop the “Respect for Marriage Act.”

We must stop this bill.

The dangers in HR 8404 are many. It will do what compelling research uncovered would happen to any culture that undermines marital fidelity. In 1934, secular anthropologist J.D. Unwin found that sexual license and lack of monogamy will destroy a civilization within just three generations.

Two generations have passed since the Alfred Kinsey-inspired “sexual revolution” took root in America. Now, Sen. Schumer is rushing to pass HR 8404. This bill will codify same-sex marriage and will make marriage and the biological fact of male and female legally unrecognizable.

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.

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

“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 anything 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!

We only need three senators to change their vote on the final version of the bill. And the debate over a religious accommodation amendment may be the catalyst to torpedo the 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, 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.

Please 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.

Pray, act and do not grow weary!

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.  

Fuchs, Hailey. “Corporate America Lobbies up in Support of Same-Sex Marriage.” POLITICO, October 24, 2022.   

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