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Ultimately let me share what I believe is at stake. In 1947, sociologist and historian Dr. Carle Zimmerman studied the deterioration and ultimate disintegration of various cultures. He found that in each society the disintegration of the culture was preceded by the disintegration of the family. He discovered 11 common elements that were always present. Let me mention five of those eleven common elements:


1) An increase in rapid easy cause less "faultless" divorce.

2) Fewer children, and less respect for parents and parenthood.

3) A break down of most inhibitions against adultery.

4) The rapid rise and spread of juvenile delinquency.

5) Common acceptance of all forms of sexual perversion.

(Carle Zimmerman, Family and Civilization, (New York: Harper and Brothers) 1947. pp 776-77)

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