GOP’s Gruenhagen calls for destruction of ‘filthy’ Kinsey research
Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 9:27 am
While Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen‘s bill to halt implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act in Minnesota grabbed the attention of the capitol press corps, the freshman legislator’s homage to natural law wasn’t the only striking statement he made in committee Wednesday.
In a separate hearing, the conservative Republican from Sibley County condemned sexologist Alfred Kinsey as a “filthy, perverted unscientific liar” whose research needs to be “destroyed.”
Gruenhagen’s denouncement occurred during a Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance committee hearing on HF853, introduced by Tony Cornish, which appropriates $17,500 for a human trafficking toll-free hotline for victims seeking assistance.
Linda Miller, Executive Director of Civil Society, had just finished leading the presentation of information about the hotline. Gruenhagen thanked her for her and her associates’ work before launching into a broadside against Kinsey’s mid-20th century studies of human sexuality:
I would make this comment. You know, I’ve been active — I did, well, I won’t go over my whole history, but I was thirteen years in jail ministry and I’ve seen some of the mess that you’re talking about, okay. And the perversions and the things that are being done to our young people. But you know…so I’ve done quite a bit of layman’s study on this. One of the things I would mention is that we need to destroy the so-called research basis for the justification of what’s going on in our culture and society with our young people, or the porn industry or whatever.
And that is Dr. Alfred Kinsey’s work, okay? He published the Male and Female Report in 1948 and 1956. That research is filled with fraud and lies. That research provided a so-called justification for sex with children down under the age of five years old. It is fraudulent, it is a lie, and yet the Kinsey Institute out of Bloomington, Indiana, continues to publish and promote their filth into our government and into our sex education programs in our public schools. Do the research, ok? We need to destroy his research. It is filled with lies and fraud. The person who has done tremendous research on this is Dr. Judith Reisman. All of this can be found on the Internet. So, what I’m saying is, I would appreciate it if organizations like yourselves who see the consequence of what’s being done to our young people, women and children in this society, would expose this lie that is out there that is providing the basis and justification for.
Finally I would just add: there is nothing more destructive — or, one of the most destructive things to a society in terms of our women and children and even having economic consequences — is when the male sex drive is released in an uncontrolled and undisciplined way. There — you can’t print up enough money to take care of the consequences of that. So I beseech you as a man to expose the lies that have been permeated through our schools and our culture and of course we know Hollywood is brainwashed disciples of Dr. Albert Kinsey. I use the word “doctor” reluctantly. He’s a filthy, perverted, unscientific liar and his research needs to be exposed. Other than that, I don’t have a lot of opinion on the subject [Laughter]
Gruenhagen cites the much debunked Kinsey debunker Judith Reismann. Described in 2004 by the New Yorker as “a sixty-nine-year-old independent researcher with a Ph.D. in communications and a former songwriter for Captain Kangaroo,” Reismann is the founder of the modern anti-Kinsey movement.
The Kinsey Institute has responded to Reisman repeatedly since she began publishing screeds against the group in 1981. According to the Institute’s website:
When The Kinsey Institute responded, Reisman filed suit in 1991 against The Kinsey Institute, then director June Reinisch, and Indiana University, alleging defamation of character and slander. In September 1993, Reisman’s lawyer withdrew from the case, and in June 1994 the court dismissed Reisman’s case with prejudice (which means that Reisman is prohibited from refiling the suit).
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