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This Will Cause a Catastrophic Collapse

Sep 1, 2022

After studying multiple generations across 86 societies and civilizations, a famous non-Christian anthropologist has a chilling warning ...

Every time a society replaces lifelong, monogamous marriage with sexual immorality, that society collapses to the lowest state of functioning within just three generations.

Our culture’s perspective on marriage and family is key to our survival!

The U.S. Senate will be returning in just two business days and one of their top priorities is to deconstruct marriage with a federal law. This is the one key in our society that is the biggest protection for the future we will hand to our children and grandchildren.

The so-called “Respect for Marriage Act” (HR 8404) will destroy marriage by imposing same-sex marriage on the states, allowing child bride marriages of any age to be forced by one state upon the nation, including incest, polygamy and any other perversion a state, territory or “possession” of the United States decides to impose on other states and territories.

The U.S. Supreme Court is signaling its error in Obergefell v. Hodges, the 2015 same-sex “marriage” ruling. That is why the Senate is rushing to federalize a radical and destructive agenda.

Our nation is sitting at a crossroads and our leaders need to hear from YOU. I’ll explain how critical this is below. Even if you have faxed or called dozens of our senators before, they need to hear from you again. Rush as many faxes as possible to greet them and urge them to block this bill! —Mat

Children fare best when raised with a mother and father. Gender does matter for the well-being of children. Yet, HR 8404 abolishes gender for an objectively gender-based human relationship—marriage. The implications are staggering.

Social anthropologist J.D. Unwin’s landmark 1934 study, Sex & Culture, studied 86 cultures (80 primitive tribes and the Roman, Greek, Sumerian, Arabian, Babylonian and Anglo-Saxon civilizations).

Unwin concluded that sexual license and the decline of monogamy lead to irreversible societal collapse.

He observed: “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.”

HR 8404 is a direct attack on marriage. The consequences are catastrophic.

HR 8404 already passed in the U.S. House. All 50 Senate Democrats support the bill, as do four Republicans, two of whom are co-sponsors of a same-sex marriage bill. One Republican, who was a yes, is now a no. Others have not yet committed.

With six more votes, HR 8404 will pass. This is TOP PRIORITY for Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY).

We are looking at either seeing people of faith forced out of all leadership positions or denying them the freedom to follow their faith. If this bill passes, it would make them choose between bankrupting their souls—or literally bankrupting everything else!

The stakes couldn’t be higher. We need to hold our senators' feet to the fire and demand they hold the line against this perversion of marriage. Vote NO on HR 8404.

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

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

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

The final stage of societal destruction Unwin predicted is that facts are replaced with feelings. This is currently demonstrated in the “sexual identity” movement, which insists there is no such thing as the reality of gender. HR 8404 will throw gasoline on the fire to burn down marriage, family and the objective reality of gender—male and female.

Only six more 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.

To increase the effectiveness of your faxes, our staff members are working on Capitol Hill to STOP these attacks on marriage, the family and our nation’s future!

But we need YOUR help to stop HR 8404! You can support our vital work today and take advantage of our Challenge Grant to DOUBLE the impact of your gift.

Thank you for your prayers for our nation and for being a part of the solution.

Mat Staver, Chairman
Liberty Counsel Action

P.S. You can also sign our petition to STOP HR 8404.


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.