(LifeSiteNews) — In 1934, Oxford anthropologist J.D. Unwin published his mammoth magnum opus Sex and Culture, a study of 80 primitive tribes and six civilizations over five millennia. According to Unwin, these case studies prove that when cultures become wealthy, they correspondingly loosen their standards of sexual morality. As a result, societies lose their cohesion as well as their purpose and drive. In short, the success of a society is, according to Unwin, directly tied to the sexual restraint they exercise. Once this is lost, Unwin writes, the die is cast—the decline is irrevocable.
Keep in mind that Unwin produced this study prior to the Sexual Revolution that rocked the West and was thus not commenting on our current cultural circumstances. Now consider the results of a recent survey commissioned by Topp Morning Casino, released last month. 1,000 British mothers were surveyed, and the survey found that “7.8% admitted to lying over the biological lineage of their children.” In short, almost ten percent of mothers in the U.K. do not know who the father of their children is.
“We were shocked,” a spokesperson for the company stated on their website. “This means that there potentially 2.1 million couples in the UK where the father isn’t the biological one.” According to the New York Post, the 2014 Australian documentary series “Who’s Your Daddy?” stated that “up to 30% of paternities are misattributed,” while a 2005 American study “estimated that 4% of American fathers were raising a child that they did not know was not biologically their own.”
Consider these staggering stats in the context of an entire reproductive industry dedicated to creating fatherless or motherless children. In 2011, a ground-breaking film titled Anonymous Father’s Day was released, detailing the struggles of thousands of people seeking to discover their genetic origins. Conceived through artificial insemination with donor semen from sperm banks, the documentary traces the stories of men and women attempting to identify their biological fathers. It is based largely on a study on the subject called “My Daddy’s Name is Donor.”
As governments across the globe seek to mandate abortion-tainted Covid-19 “vaccines” on millions of people against their will, medical autonomy continues to diminish worldwide, setting a dangerous precedent for future generations.
In response, during this Season of Advent, we have an important petition sponsored by Deacon Nick Donnelly of England, which makes the case that reception of the COVID vaccines currently available in the Western World is “morally illicit” for virtually all, if not every individual, in ordinary circumstances.
“The Bethlehem Declaration” has already been initially endorsed by four Catholic prelates, including Bishops Marian Eleganti, Rene Henry Gracida, Athanasius Schneider, and Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, along with ten priests and many scholars, activists and journalists from the United States, Europe, and Australia.
It also provides a compelling presentation, rich with hyperlinked resources documenting that not only are these injections morally illicit, but ineffective, unsafe, and unnecessary.
Calling mandates for reception of these chemicals “acts of violence” and “criminal,” the document also encourages those facing these difficult situations to exercise the virtue of prudence to the best of their ability while providing plenty of information to assist them in doing so.
Deacon Donnelly said this manifesto received its name since the Church is presently contemplating the “baby Jesus who manifests the sanctity of life of all babies, created in the image and likeness of God.”
“Bethlehem is also associated with the massacre of the Holy Innocents by King Herod,” he said. “This petition gives us the opportunity to protest on behalf of these silenced victims of the pharmaceutical industry” who have been exploited and used for the development and testing of COVID-19 vaccines.
Another signatory, child advocate Elizabeth Yore, called the Bethlehem Declaration “an outstanding document” which serves as “the definitive response to the globalist tyrannical health Madness.” Encouraging everyone to read it, she said, this petition “must resonate strongly amidst the noisy covid clatter.”
“I so love the gravitas of this grace-filled and divinely inspired document,” Yore said.
The Bethlehem Declaration concludes with the following appeal expressing the intention of this petition:
We therefore respectfully appeal to the Holy Father, the CDF, all Cardinals, Bishops, Priests, lay faithful, and all people of good will to vehemently oppose the reception of these morally tainted, dangerous, and ineffective products, along with the gravely unjust mandates for their reception being imposed upon millions of students and workers across the Christian West.
The Bethlehem Declaration:
Challenging the moral liceity of the abortion-tainted experimental injections for COVID-19 and calling for universal opposition to ‘vaccine mandates’
'For by His incarnation the Son of God has united Himself in some fashion with every man’ (GS 22).
Whereas the Second Vatican Council rightly summarized the horror of abortion classifying it as an “abominable crime” which also encompasses a “supreme dishonour to the Creator” (GS 51 § 3; 27);
Whereas St. John Paul II taught all must oppose such deliberate “murder” of the most vulnerable with “maximum of determination” (EV, 58; CL, 38);
Whereas, the sanctity of pre-born babies, created in the image and likeness of God (Gen 1:27), is gravely violated by their utilitarian exploitation and commodification; thereby furthering the descent of the human race into “a civilization of ‘things’ and not of ‘persons’, a civilization in which persons are used in the same way as things are used” (St. John Paul II, GS, 13);
Whereas all of the experimental COVID-19 gene-based vaccines currently available in the Western world, are abortion-tainted having been tested or developed through the abuse of stolen fetal cells from the bodies of murdered pre-born children…
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In short, the Sexual Revolution has transformed the makeup of families in profoundly primal ways. Children are being born into a world where the ground is shifting beneath their feet.
It will never cease striking me as absurd that it has to be said, but it does: Sex makes babies. Babies are best served by growing up in a family headed by a father and a mother. The Sexual Revolution really was a revolution, premised on the insane idea that we could mess around however we like and still live in a peaceful, functioning society. Families are the building blocks of our civilization, and we have been tearing them apart for a half-century now from every side. As we are just beginning to see, there will be hell to pay for this.
In his massive study, Unwin essentially explains that once the fabric of a civilization has been shredded, it cannot be put back together. Once we have liberated ourselves from responsibility and each other, civilizations collapse as the bonds that tie us together are severed. We really are “in this together”—and when we fail to recognize that, the impact is on a civilizational scale. Because as G.K. Chesterton once wisely noted: “The most extraordinary thing in the world is an ordinary man and an ordinary woman and their ordinary children.”