The Communist Manifesto was written by Karl Marx and Frederich Engels in 1848. The manifesto outlines 10 planks of communism, including the abolition of private property, free education for all children in public schools, a heavy progressive or graduated income tax, centralization of credit in the hands of the State by means of a national bank with an exclusive monopoly, abolition of all rights of inheritance.
But there are two even more radical and destructive planks, not listed among the 10 but pronounced clearly in the manifesto. These are found in the following statements;
“Abolition of the family! Even the most radical flare up at this infamous proposal of the Communists.”
“But Communism abolishes eternal truths, it abolishes all religion and all morality … it therefore acts in contradiction of all past historical experience.”
Engels further outlines communist views on the family in The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State (1884), a provocative and influential critique of the Victorian nuclear family. Engels argued that the traditional monogamous household was in fact a recent construct, closely bound up with capitalist societies. Under this patriarchal system, women were servants and, effectively, prostitutes. Only Communism would herald the dawn of communal living and a new sexual freedom.
Once the communists took power in the so called Russian Revolution (there was little that was Russian about it, it was more like an alien army invading and taking over Russia), they immediately instituted no fault divorce laws. This accelerated the decline of the family. In fact, no fault divorce laws that swept America in the 1970s were taken from Soviet Communist laws.
Most think of communism as merely an economic program, but here we see that it strikes at the family and religion, and therefore at the heart of God and his plan for mankind.