Lifesite Newsby Kathleen Gilbert
WASHINGTON, February 17, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - What do Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger, â€œfather of the sexual revolutionâ€ Alfred Kinsey, Lenin, and Hitler have in common?
All these pioneers of what some call the culture of death rooted their beliefs and actions in Darwinism - a little-known fact that one conservative leader says shouldnâ€™t be ignored Hugh Owen of the Kolbe Center for the Study of Creation told an audience on Capitol Hill before the March for Life last month that the philosophical consequences of Darwinism has â€œtotally destroyed many parts of our society.â€
Owen pointed to Dr. Josef Mengele, who infamously experimented on Jews during the Holocaust, Hitler himself, and other Nazi leaders as devotees of Darwinism who saw Nazism and the extermination of peoples as nothing more than a way â€œto advance evolution.â€ Darwinism was also the â€œfoundationâ€ of Communist ideology in Russia through Vladimir Lenin, said Owen, who showed a photograph of the only decorative item found on Leninâ€™s desk: an ape sitting on a pile of books, including Darwinâ€™s â€œOrigin of Species,â€ and looking at a skull.
â€œLenin sat at this desk and looked at this sculpture as he authorized the murder of millions of his fellow countrymen, because they stood in the way of evolutionary progress,â€ Owen said. He also said accounts from communist China report that the first lesson used by the new regime to indoctrinate religious Chinese citizens was â€œalways the same: Darwin.â€
In America, the fruit of Darwinism simply took the form of eugenics, the belief that the human race could be improved by controlling the breeding of a population.
Owen said that Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger, a prominent eugenicist, promoted contraception on the principles of evolution. â€œShe saw contraception as the sacrament of evolution, because with contraception we get rid of the less fit and we allow only the fit to breed,â€ he said. Sanger is well-known to have supported the spread of â€œbirth control,â€ a term she coined, as â€œthe process of weeding out the unfit.â€
Alfred Kinsey, whose â€œexperimentsâ€ in pedophilia, sadomasochism, and homosexuality opened wide the doors to sexual anarchy in the 20th century, also concluded from Darwinist principles that sexual deviations in humans were no more inappropriate than those found in the animal kingdom. Before beginning his sexual experiments, Kinsey, also a eugenicist, was a zoologist and author of a prominent biology textboook that promoted evolution.
Owen, a Roman Catholic, strongly rejected the notion that Christianity and the Biblical creation account could be reconciled with Darwinism. He recounted the story of his own father, who he said was brought up a devout Christian before losing his faith when exposed to Darwinism in college. He was to become the first ever Secretary General of the International Planned Parenthood Federation.
â€œThe trajectory that led from Leeds and Manchester University to becoming Secretary General of one of the most evil organizations thatâ€™s ever existed on the face of the earth started with evolution,â€ said Owen.