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Is there a CONSPIRACY Against Fatherhood?
Tomorrow's World Magazine
May-June 1970
Volume: Vol II, No. 5-6
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Is there a CONSPIRACY Against Fatherhood?
David L Antion   
Church of God

Ambassador College: 1956
Ordained: 1960
Office: Elder

A cancer is eating at the vitals of decent society worldwide! Its objective is the fall of fatherhood, the collapse of the family. You need to be alerted this insidious movement IS AFFECTING YOU!

   A CONSPIRACY has spread over all the globe. It operates in armies and in prisons. It has infiltrated the press, the movies, and even cabinets of governments! It all but dominates the arts, literature, theater, music and television.
   What is this conspiracy? The homosexual movement! This movement is a sinister, mysterious and efficient international conspiracy against society!

The Unbelievable Figures

   Homosexuality is worldwide, spreading into every nation. By its very nature it welds its participants together, molded by the same forbidden desires.
   How widespread has homosexuality become? How many homosexuals are there really? No one can know for certain. Several studies have been made to determine how many homosexuals there are. Here are some of the findings.
   In his book, One in Twenty, Bryan Magee says:
   "The idea that homosexuals can be recognized as such is a myth. The overwhelming majority of homosexuals, of both sexes, are indistinguishable from other people in every respect except their private sex lives....
   "The homosexual is not only the woman who wears man's clothes and an Eton crop, or the pansy boy with his mincing walk and camp gestures, it is also the man who sells you your cigarettes over the tobacconist counter, the chap with the bowler hat, the striped trousers, the briefcase and rolled umbrella, or perhaps your doctor or your member of Parliament. It is the laborer on the building site, the lorry driver, the factory worker, the white collar clerk, the clergyman.
   "In short, homosexuals are a cross section... homosexuals are upper class, working class, stable, and unstable, stupid, intelligent, artistic, unartistic everything that the community at large is because they are a cross section of the community" (pages 47-48).
   Mr. Magee suggests that homosexuals amount to about one in twenty persons in Great Britain.
   However, a noted American journalist, Jess Stearn, says:
   "I found whole beaches and entire community areas devoted almost exclusively to homosexuals. But these obvious, open homosexuals were only a small part of the growing homosexual population.
   "The great uncounted masses were the unknowns... and there were the others the bisexuals who married and had children; the latent homosexuals who suppressed or sublimated their desires; the male prostitutes and the so-called normal men who made a pretense of preying on homosexuals, while actually grappling with the problem themselves.
   "Toward the end of my research, after consulting with police, and health authorities, and just looking around, I was ready to accept (one) homosexual's own estimate of the overall homosexual population one out of every six adult males?' (The Sixth Man, pages 15-16.)
   Research reveals homosexuals can be found most anywhere. But they are more to be found in the big cities, which offer a climate more favorable to homosexuals, especially in jobs. Almost every city has its gay bars and areas where homosexuals gather to make contacts. "In Chicago, if you want exclusivity and have one hundred dollars for the initiation fee, you can join a swank homosexual club. The traveling homosexual can even buy a directory of gay saloons so he is never lacking in fun places to go" (New York Times Magazine by Webster Scott, November 12, 1967).

Among the Small and Great

   In the spring of 1967 the New York City local police and FBI agents broke up a 70-man extortion ring. This ring had taken literally hundreds of thousands of dollars in blackmail money from at least seven hundred homosexuals throughout the U.S. Most of these homosexuals were men of accomplishment and fame. Among them were two deans of Eastern universities, several professors, business executives, a motion picture actor, a television personality, a California physician, a general and an admiral, a member of Congress, a British theatrical producer and two well-known singers. The night before they were to testify before a New York county grand jury investigating this blackmail racket another victim, a high-ranking military officer, committed suicide. The blackmailers threatened to expose the homosexuals unless they paid UP.
   Prisons and military service are homosexual havens. Here they can carry on their activities at length and with less chance of being discovered. They have easy access to others for seduction.
   But homosexuals are by no means confined to prisons and the service. Some have money and are wealthy enough to afford some of the swank resorts. These men often contact hustlers boys who are male prostitutes and who lend their bodies to the homosexuals. These boys are bought and paid for their "service."
   The terrible abomination of this type is that the young boys are perverted for life! Marilyn Arvidson of the St. Petersburg Times says, "It becomes worse than dope addiction once a boy goes beyond the point of no return. It is a cancer [which) if not removed, in time destroys the whole body."

Entrenched in Arts and Fashions

   It is a well-known fact that homosexuals prefer such professions as interior decorating, fashion design, hair styling, the dance, the theater, and music. But they are even to be found in teaching professions and social work. They are found in medicine and in the ministry. As one writer put it, "I think many intelligent homosexuals feel obligated to do some good for the world and prove they're not 'wicked.'"
   Time magazine reported, "On Broadway, it would be difficult to find a production without homosexuals playing important parts, either on stage or off. And in Hollywood, says Broadway Producer David Merrick, 'you have to scrape them off the ceiling'... In the theater, dance, and music world, deviates are so widespread that they sometimes seem to be running a kind of closed shop" (Time, January 21, 1966).
   More and more movies and plays are dealing with this outright abomination! Twenty years ago it was something almost unheard of in the open. Now, the subject of homosexuality and lesbianism is dealt with in a number of movies and in various plays. The attitude seems to be that this perverted and filthy behavior is acceptable.

Fashions Affected

   "While often hidden, the impact of the homosexual is constantly at work, influencing American thought... the homosexual, with his flair for clothes, has contributed heavily to masculine fashions.
   "Preferring tight bulging trousers, he introduced the tight-cut blue jeans, which appealed to teen-age toughs, and the Ivy League pipestem trousers, which pleased the more refined... He has been responsible for the popularity of leather jackets, broad leather belts, and identification bracelets. Flamboyantly colored shirts and open high-cut collars are other homosexual innovations unwittingly adopted by rugged heterosexuals" (The Sixth Man, pages 17-18).
   If the homosexual has affected the men's fashions, he has even more dramatically affected women's.
   "Sighing over elegant clothes she can't wear, the average woman little realizes that current smart fashions are often the product of homosexuals who have no appreciation of well-rounded curves....
   "No longer is it fashionable to be rosy-cheeked and laughing-eyed, with a healthy tan and shining round face. Dramatic planes, with high cheekbones and hollow, haggard cheeks are the coveted ideal, and circles under the eyes add to the... mystery of it all...
   "The plot to defeminize the female face and form usually begins with the homosexual designers, who fit their clothes for gaunt, emaciated women. It extends to... fashion photographers, homosexual or otherwise, who use these (boyish-looking girls) out of preference or to stay in tune" (The Sixth Man, by Jess Stearn, page 59).

Formula for a Homosexual

   Where do homosexuals come from? What makes them? How do men come to have an attraction and sexual desire for other men? And how do women get to the point they want to become masculine and make "love" to another woman?
   Here are the findings from psychological research and the examination of the private lives and childhood patterns of many homosexuals.
   "There is to be one Childhood pattern which is, as it were, the archetype, and everyone who goes into the subject has to remark on it before long: over and over again it is found that A HOMOSEXUAL PERSON HAS HAD AN INTENSE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE MOTHER AND A DEFICIENT ONE WITH THE FATHER" (from the book, One in Twenty, p. 30, emphasis mine).
   Parental imbalance as described above contributes to the homosexual's fear of the opposite sex. This fear originates in the home life of the homosexual and comes through his parents. Time magazine reports:
   "The mother either domineering and contemptuous of the father, or feeling rejected by him makes her son a substitute for her husband, with a close-binding, over-protective relationship. Thus, she unconsciously demasculinizes him.
   "If at the same time the father is weakly submissive to his wife or aloof and unconsciously competitive with his son, he reinforces the process. To attain normal sexual development... a boy should be able to identify with the father's masculine role.
   "Fear of the opposite sex is also believed to be the cause of lesbianism, which is far less visible but, according to many experts, no less widespread than male homosexuality and far more readily tolerated" (Time, January 21, 1966, emphasis mine).
   Today lesbianism is altogether as prominent and widespread as male homosexuality.
   "Lesbianism is becoming an increasingly important. problem, as evidenced by statistics in recently published articles... the late Dr. Beran Wolfe, well known psychiatrist and author... observed that homosexual attachments among women are far more prevalent than the public suspects...he is of the opinion that lesbianism is symptomatic of an underlying neurosis and as such represents a means of evading the responsibilities of marriage and motherhood" (from the book by Carl M. Bowman, M.D., Female Homosexuality, a Modern Study of Lesbianism, pages 7-8).
   In his book, Homosexuality: A Psychoanalytic Study, Irving Bieber reports that out of 106 homosexuals studied, 73 percent of them had been discouraged by their mothers from developing masculine attitudes and behavior patterns.
   The role of the father emerged even more sharply in this study. NOT ONE OF THE 106 HOMOSEXUALS HAD A NORMAL RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS FATHER. Most of the fathers had been detached, hostile, slighting, or had openly rejected their sons.
   In another study of transsexuals "men who would be women" by Dr. Ira B. Pauly, M.D. it was stated that the stories presented by the transsexuals of their home life were quite similar.
   Here was the pattern: "Typically, the father is recalled as cold and aloof at best, punitive and rejecting at worst, but most often absent or ineffectual and providing no adequate model for identification. On the other hand, there is quite often a very dose relationship with the mother."
   This rejection by the father and overprotective treatment by the mother demasculinized these boys. They learned to copy and imitate their mothers in feminine gestures and attitudes. And since their mothers, liked men in a romantic way they themselves developed a perverted attachment along these romantic lines.
   In this same study it was found that the situation that really promoted homosexuality in boys was a combination of attitudes. The mother had to be overly protective and over-loving making her son a substitute for her husband. At the same time the father had to be weak or hostile with little or no influence at all. This combination seemed to be apparent in all the homosexuals studied.
   Similar combinations are evident in the lives of lesbians. Some are made afraid of the opposite sex by mothers who pounded their own fears into their daughters' minds. Men who abused their wives, sexually or otherwise, gave their wives the attitude that all men are brutes and beasts. Their wives in turn instilled this attitude into the minds of their daughters. Some daughters received their mother's teaching so well that it perverted their minds and made them ready candidates for lesbianism.

The Importance of Father

   From the foregoing we can see the importance of parents. Especially the father. The father's role is the dominant one and the one charged with the greatest responsibility by God Almighty.
   When a man marries he takes on the responsibility to love his wife with kindness and tenderness that will increase her love and respect for him. In the process of marriage he becomes a father and must therefore set the right example for his sons and daughters.
   Notice the importance the father's image has for the son.
   "For promotion of a boy's psychological growth, the ideal father should be emotionally strong, a leader of the family, the kind of man the boy can like, admire and respect. The father is the boy's masculine image, the man he imagines he would like to be when he grows up.
   "Children are great imitators. A GREAT PART OF THE NORMAL GROWTH DURING YEARS OF CHILDHOOD IS A PROCESS OF IMITATION OF WHICH THE CHILD IS COMPLETELY UNAWARE... the first man in a boy's life is his father. Therefore, he feels that to be a man is to be like his father" (by Vincent T. Lathbury, M.D., Ladies' Home Journal, February 1965, emphasis mine).

The Devil's Plan

   God Almighty reveals Himself as a Father, even in the writings of the Old Testament. Read Psalms 89:26; Isaiah 63:16; Isaiah 64:8; Hosea 1:10. These are a few of the scriptures revealing God's Fatherhood.
   When Jesus came to the earth He plainly revealed the Fatherhood of God. Those who heard Him speak should have received His message with joy and understanding, since they had been prepared by the writings of the Old Testament. However, they refused to believe Jesus' words and accused Him of blasphemy.
   It was at the feast of dedication in Jerusalem one winter when Jesus told the Jews, "My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. I and my Father are one" (John 10:29-30).
   At this saying the Jews took up stones to kill Jesus. Jesus asked them why they were going to kill Him. He mentioned that He had done many good works among them. But the Jews replied that they were not killing Him for any good works "but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God" (verse 33). They could not understand how Jesus could be the Son of God. To them this was making Himself equal with God. They knew of scriptures speaking of God's Fatherhood. But they did not acknowledge their true meaning.
   It has been the devil's plan to pervert even the meaning of the word "father." Today people use that term about God but become very offended when told the plain truth of God's divine purpose. They cannot believe that men are destined to become literally the very born sons of God just like God as our children are like us. So in Jesus' day the Jews refused to hear Jesus' words about the Father.

A Fatherless Society

   If the devil could get a society and make it the way he wanted it, what would it be like?
   Do you know there was once a society completely ruled by the devil? He had instituted his thoughts and his morality. This society was completely destroyed from the face of the earth and the lesson of it should be a perpetual witness to all generations. The society was Sodom and Gomorrah!
   The final end of any society run by the devil is the complete destruction of fatherhood. The devil himself cannot reproduce. Angels cannot reproduce nor marry (Matt. 22:30). But God can reproduce Himself. God is in the process of reproducing Himself in us His begotten children (I John 3:1-2).
   Thus the devil wants to destroy fatherhood for in so doing he hopes to destroy God's true religion.
   How does the devil go about the destruction of fatherhood?
   It starts off innocently enough with a few jokes. Gags and comic situations, comedy shows and plays are used to portray father as a dolt, a stumbling, bumbling idiot. Witness such shows as Blondie, The Life of Riley, Bewitched and such cartoons as Bringing Up Father, etc. The whole point is to make fun of, ridicule and repudiate the authority of the father.
   Another way the devil destroys fatherhood is through seduction. Appeals are made to the he-man type that playing around, having the "sophisticated" attitude, being the playboy is the manly thing to do.
   Many men cheat on their wives have extramarital relationships and mistresses on the side. They don't realize what they're doing. But they are destroying their very homes and making null and void their potential for true fatherhood. The devil's real aim is to destroy the family and children. By causing the home to break up, the devil can more readily get at the children, causing the boys to imitate their mothers, thus bringing society one step closer to Sodom and Gomorrah.
   Successful businessmen are a prime target. Consume their time through their various business pursuits, is the ploy. Then they have no time for their wives, for their children, to build a solid foundation and good home life. Rather they're in the busy pursuit of making the almighty dollar. In this way they are seduced from their responsibilities as fathers the aim, of course, is the destruction of their homes.
   Even in religion today the title "father" has been perverted. This title is applied to men who are unmarried and single with no children at all. Of course it's supposed to be a spiritual title. But notice the subtle way in which the meaning of this word is destroyed. This term is applied to a religious leader as it would be applied to God. Implication is that even God has no real children.
   Jesus forbids His ministers to be called "father" and forbids His followers to call anyone else on the earth "father" as a spiritual title (Matt. 23:9). The only persons who deserve this title are your own physical father and God Almighty, your spiritual Father. (Some may use this term with foster parents who have been the only parents they've known.)

Aimed at God's Religion

   This vicious and subtle attack on fatherhood is really aimed at God Almighty. Its aim is to warp people to the point they cannot have a right relationship with their Heavenly Father.
   If you have never known a proper relationship with a physical father, it will be more difficult for you to have a right relationship with your spiritual Father. You will have to learn now the things you should have learned in relationship to a physical father. Here are just a couple of examples.
   In James 1:17 we read, "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures."
   Do you realize all good gifts come from your Heavenly Father?
   Suppose a boy were reared in an orphanage or did not have a father to help him get established in life. Here is a boy who grew up mostly on his own. What he learned he learned by himself. He had to claw out his living in this world. What he got he had to "earn on his own." He is a "self-made man."
   This type of man finds it very difficult to humble himself, fall on his knees, praise and thank the God of heaven for the many gifts he receives! Some of you reading this article may be in this category.
   When we are in trouble God will take care of us. The Bible tells us, "... casting all your care upon Him; for He cares for you" (I Peter 5:7). How hard it is to cast cares on our Heavenly Father when we have not learned this lesson with a physical father!
   The destruction of fatherhood is one of the devil's chief tools in slowing down the spiritual progress of all peoples who are converted.
   The Bible tells us that the relationship with our physical father is a direct parallel to the relationship of our spiritual Father.
   Notice, "And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou are rebuked of him: for whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
   "If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
   "Furthermore we have had father1 of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? For they {our physical fathers) verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness" (Heb. 12:5-10).
   Notice that we learn vital lessons from the correction of our physical fathers. After their correction we learn to give them "reverence." We learn to yield to their authority and to be more loving and respectful to them.
   We must transfer this same wonderful feeling of reverence to our Heavenly Father! Can you do it?
   Do you have a hard time looking to God as your Father? Do you just pray to God as a great Being distant, ominous and powerful? Or do you know God intimately as a Father?

Motherhood A Part of Fatherhood

   In order to destroy fatherhood completely the devil must also destroy motherhood. This he is doing just as effectively.
   Today rebellious women attack and slander their husbands. The devil loves wives to ridicule their husbands. These wives are destroying fatherhood and at the same time their own motherhood.
   Many women have taken the attitude "no man will tell me what to do." With this refractory attitude they drive their husbands from the home and away from them. When a husband feels intimidated, insulted and ridiculed he is not comfortable at home. And when home is not comfortable he stays away as long as he can. Thus the children are robbed of a good relationship with their father. The wife is also robbed of a loving, close, happy marriage. This frustrates her and causes her to overdo affection for her children.
   Motherhood is destroyed when men make fun of their wives, ridicule and destroy their effectiveness in the home. Some men seek to keep up with the Joneses. They encourage their wives to work outside the home. The wives are, therefore, not able to effectively fulfill their responsibilities as mothers. The children suffer. The home disintegrates. And the devil is well pleased!
   Can we not realize that motherhood and fatherhood blend into one? That motherhood is a part of fatherhood? Women ought to be respected, loved and admired by their husbands. Husbands ought to have, the absolute respect and reverence of their wives in loving submission to the head of the house.

A Woman's Part

   Women are vitally important to the establishment of the home. A loving, kind, attractive, clean, neat, thoughtful, and submissive wife can make all the difference in the world to her family.
   Men, by their very nature, tend toward work and activities outside the home. A man's world is pretty much outside the home.
   But a man must take part in the home! He must be the head of it.
   Here's where a good wife helps. She can make home life very desirable for her husband. She can make home a pleasant place to be a pleasure to come home to. By her love and encouragement she can help her husband to have a far greater part in the activities of the home, especially in dealing with the children. She can help make his fatherhood far more effective. And at the same time increase her feminine role in the right way. Write for our free booklet, True Womanhood IS It a "Lost Cause"? It expounds five specific feminine characteristics which every woman should cultivate.
   Nothing can take the place of a family built around a strong, solid and close marriage. This is essential to proper home life.
   And those with proper family relationships tend to have the right relationships in the family of God. Notice!
   "I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake. I write unto you, fathers, because you have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, BECAUSE YE HAVE KNOWN THE FATHER.
   "I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one" (I John 2:12-14).
   Notice that he writes to the children of God and among these children are young men and fathers. He tells the young men that they have been strong and have overcome the wicked one.
   Today young men need to be strong! They need to overcome the wicked one who is out to destroy their fatherhood! They need to read our free article "The Plain Truth About Queer Men" which discusses the whole problem of homosexuality and then goes on to elaborate on those truly masculine qualities which young men should cultivate and exhibit.
   The styles today are geared to demasculinize young men. Many teenagers even those from solid upstanding families tend toward the styles of long hair and effeminate ways!
   God tells us, "LOVE NOT THE WORLD, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world" (I John 2:15-16).
   This statement follows on the heels of young men overcoming the wicked one. God tells us we must not love the world and there is a reason! The reason is that this world and the things of the world tend toward the destruction of fatherhood! You can't love the world and love the Father too.
   Look at entertainment. TV, the movies, novels, plays even music tend toward the destruction of right and proper development. The idea is sex loose sex, perverted sex, weird sex. All this tends toward the destruction of the home the destruction of fatherhood. The styles that influence men and women today tend toward the destruction of parenthood in general!

God's Solution

   In the very near future Jesus Christ will intervene in this world's affairs. He will take the reign and rule away from Satan the devil and from the rulers of this world. God's Kingdom will once again establish the true meaning of fatherhood, motherhood parenthood!
   But what if you haven't had a good father? Can you have a right relationship with God? Yes! If you are willing to overcome deficiencies in your background.
   God is a Father to the fatherless. He can help you to be a better father and also to be a good son of His.
   "Giving thanks unto the Father, which has made us meet [fit] to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light" (Col. 1:12), Yes, God is able to make you fit to be His son.
   Recognize the deficiences in your own life. Call on God as your Heavenly Father and ask Him to give you a right attitude toward Him as your Father.
   If you have not had a good father, call on God for the help. Imitate God who is your Father. He will show you how to rear your own children and to be the kind of father they can look to for love and guidance.
   And what if you are a widow trying to rear boys? Here again you must look to God for guidance. God is called "a father to the fatherless." Point your sons to good masculine examples in your local community.
   Point them to the many examples in the Bible of God's great men. Have them copy these men's lives except, of course, for their sins.

Building for the Future

   Won't it be wonderful when boys are reared to be real men masculine, kind, strong, loving, forceful yet merciful? And when girls are reared to be women of femininity, beauty without and within honorable, respectful and loving?
   The tragedy of bad child rearing is that it tends to carry over to the succeeding generation. But, by the same token, the blessing of right child rearing is that it, too, tends to carry over.
   Fathers and mothers, you have a duty not only to your children today but to your childrens' children and to generations to come.
   Let's not let them down!

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