Religion: Kinsey for Lutherans

With Dr. Alfred Kinsey's new book Sexual Behavior in the Human Female almost ready for publication, Missouri Synod Lutherans are preparing a kind of Kinsey report of their own. In 1950 the church's Triennial Convention appropriated $25,000 for a 25-man research team to investigate Biblical references and Christian teaching on marriage and family life and what Lutherans think and do about it. In charge of the survey is 38-year-old Pastor Paul Hansen of St. John's Lutheran Church in Denver, who expects to publish the full report in 1954. Among the preliminary findings:*

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