Ruth Speaks Out

This blog is maintained by the Ruth Institute. It provides a place for our Circle of Experts to express themselves. This is where the scholars, experts, students and followers of the Ruth Institute engage in constructive dialogue about the issues surrounding the Sexual Revolution. We discuss public policy, social practices, legal doctrines and much more.


Ruth Inst: Prof. Mike Adams’ Death Shows Academic Establishment’s Fear of Truth

Commenting on the tragic death of University of North Carolina Professor Mike Adams, Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., said, “Mike was a constant irritant to the cultural ruling class. The Academic Establishment hates being challenged, especially by someone truthful and funny.”

Professor Adams, a 27-year teaching veteran, was found dead in his home, apparently of a gunshot wound. He was a tenured professor of sociology and criminology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and an author, public speaker and frequent contributor to conservative publications.

“His uncompromising opposition to abortion, feminism, LGBTQ activism and the trans movement made him a regular target of the Establishment,” Morse observed. “He made them look ridiculous, which joyless ideologues simply cannot abide.”


“Reporting on his death, the media describe Adams’ tweets as ‘controversial’ and ‘provocative.’ However, they never disproved the truth underlying his humor,” Morse added.

Among Adams’ tweets was: “The violent outrage of white liberals taking to the streets is brought to you by your local university. None of this would be possible without the encouragement of academic extremists who have hijacked the system of higher education.”

“Can any serious person deny this?” Morse said.

Speaking of the COVID shutdown, Adams wrote: “Presently a woman can get her baby cut out of the womb in North Carolina. But she cannot go to a salon to get her hair cut.”

Morse noted: “North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper is on record supporting infanticide. So which part of Mike’s statement is untrue?”

One of Adam’s media critics wrote: “He called trans people mentally ill and asserted that any doctor willing to help with gender-reassignment surgery should be charged with mutilating a mentally ill person.”

Morse responded: “Anyone who thinks it’s normal for a man to have his penis cut off or a woman to have healthy breasts removed needs a serious reality check.”

The university forced Adams, 55, into early retirement. In recent weeks, friends said he was “under a lot of stress.”

“No kidding,” said Morse. “The stress came from his persecution. In any other context, this would be called workplace harassment.”

Morse concluded: “The academic totalitarians took another conservative scalp. A brave man has left us too soon. An eloquent voice has been stilled. Professor Mike Adams, rest in peace.”


Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution

The Ruth Institute’s conference explores the tragic effects of an “anything goes” culture.

by Kathy Schiffer, July 25, 2020, at NCRegister.com.

It was sometime around the mid-1960s that the sexual revolution really got underway; and in the ensuing decades, “free sex” – that is, sex without restrictions and without consequences – gained momentum in American culture. The introduction of the birth control pill effectively separated sexual intercourse from its expected result, pregnancy. No-fault divorce, sex outside of marriage, legalized abortion, promiscuity and the hook-up culture, infidelity and bigamy and polygamy, the emergence of “throuples”... inevitably led to a trifecta of sexual aberrations: pornography, homosexuality, and transgenderism.

But despite the mainstream media's embrace of alternative lifestyles, lots of people (a majority of people?) resist the assault on traditional morality. Over at the Ruth Institute, a global interfaith coalition, founder Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D. has given a voice to those who appreciate the beauty of human sexuality as God intended, and who recognize the depravity inherent in society's relaxation of sexual norms.


On July 17-18, the Ruth Institute presented its third annual Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution, intended to educate the public about the millions of lives damaged by society's abandonment of sexual mores. The event was originally planned as a live conference onsite in Lake Charles, Louisiana; but because of the coronavirus, the conference was changed to a hybrid event, with both in-person participation and online involvement. Morse explained to the Register, “None of the evils we confronted – pornography, sexual abuse, gender confusion, coercive population control and dramatically falling fertility – are going to call a time-out for a pandemic.”

The Register talked with Jennifer Roback Morse about the agenda for the Summit. Unlike other conferences, she explained, this event did not rely exclusively on presentations of well-known speakers. Rather, the Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution brought together people who had suffered personally as a result of a sexually permissive society. “This is not a harmless ploy,” Morse said.

...It's a form of ideological terror that has killed a lot of people in the last fifty years. So the more we use the phraseology, the more we speak openly about how our culture has been hurt by these ideas, the more we help to identify people who have had their lives destroyed by this ideology.

Among the speakers who had personally suffered as a result of the LGBT subculture were Doug Mainwaring, a journalist who had left the homosexual lifestyle; Luis Ruiz, a survivor of the Pulse Nightclub massacre in Orlando, who left the LGBT lifestyle after that terrifying experience; and Lynn Meagher, a mother whose two gender-confused adult children have severed their relationship with her, leaving her to wonder where they are and to pray for their return to faith.

A panel on the transgender movement included parents of gender-confused children, desisters (people who lived as the opposite sex and gave it up), and resisters within the medical community. Survivors of childhood sexual abuse reported on their own experiences. Another panel featured three speakers: Faith Hakesly and Allen Hebert, who were themselves survivors of childhood abuse, and Sue Ellen Browder, the spouse of a survivor. And a third panel brought together three activists: Tracy Shannon, representing Mass Resistance of Texas; Thomas Drake of Tradition, Family, Property (TFP); and Cathy Cleaver Ruse, senior fellow at the Family Research Council, who was recognized for her work exposing and resisting the Fairfax County School Board.

Besides the “experience speakers,” those whose testimonies reveal the deep hurt caused by the sexual revolution, the Summit included the wise advice of experts. Fr. Paul Sullins, Ph.D. is a former professor of sociology at The Catholic University of America, where he was a leader in the field of research on same-sex parenting and its implications for child development. Father Sullins, now a senior research associate of the Ruth Institute, spoke about the clergy abuse crisis, looking at past statistics and future trends. Melea Stephens, a licensed professional counselor who specializes in helping couples, explained how pornography has become a public health crisis, and focused on public policies which could help alleviate the problem. Chris McKenna, founder and CEO of Protect Young Eyes, introduced tools for parents and other educators which can help to protect children from exposure to pornography.

Intensive Leadership Training for Ruth Institute's “Ambassadors”

A new feature of the conference this year was the Ambassador's Training Program. That program, which was offered by invitation only, included presentations on Understanding the Global Sexual Revolution: Christian Anthropology, History and Social Systems, presented by Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse; Medical Tragedies of the Sexual Revolution, a review of traditional Christian sexuality morality, as presented by Michelle Cretella, M.D.; Social Science Evidence, including issues such as post-abortion trauma, same-sex parenting, and children's needs for their parents, presented by Fr. Paul Sullins; and Human Rights Catastrophes of the Sexual Revolution (including population control and demographic winter), presented by Don Feder, a journalist and communications director for the World Congress of Families.

If you were unable to participate in the conference either online or in person, Dr. Morse reassured the Register that recordings from the Summit will be available online in the near future. You can learn more about those recordings and about the Ruth Institute's other resources at the website, ruthinstitute.org.

 


Mom of trans-identified kids, 2 men finding their identity in Christ: Ruth Institute Sexual Revolution panel

By Brandon Showalter, CP Reporter

This article was first published July 25, 2020 at Christian Post.

Panelists speak at the Ruth Institute's Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on July 18, 2020. | YouTube/Ruth Institute

LAKE CHARLES, La. — A man who divorced his wife to pursue a same-sex relationship, a mother of two trans-identifying children, and a survivor of the Pulse nightclub terrorist attack all testified to God's redeeming grace amid ongoing challenges as part of a Ruth Institute panel last Saturday.

Journalist Doug Mainwaring, parent activist Lynn Meagher, and Luis Javier Ruiz each spoke about the twists and turns their lives have taken at the annual Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution. The annual event gives voice to people whose stories are often ignored by the mainstream media that often caters to LGBT activists and their agendas. This CP reporter was among the speakers at the event to discuss what has been discovered in my nearly four years of reporting on gender dysphoria, transgenderism, and the gender identity movement.


Mainwaring, a writer for the pro-life outlet LifeSiteNews, explained how he's struggled with same-sex desires even while in a heterosexual marriage. At one point he even wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage, only to later reconsider his stance and write a subsequent op-ed for the same national newspaper arguing in favor of civil unions for gays, but not same-sex marriage. Such backpedaling resulted in him losing most of his LGBT-identified friends and being the recipient of hate mail.

He ultimately became convicted that he could no longer live as a homosexual, and realized how his actions had harmed his children, who had been spending time with a Catholic family, whom they loved. He then realized that he'd denied his children that familial love by ending his marriage.

His son, Mainwaring said, "loved what that family had. ... And that family, even though they didn't know my situation, just the way they were living their life, the grace of their life as a faithful Catholic family, cascaded into my life through my son. And it really helped push me toward what I needed to do."

Mainwaring soon began visiting a church every day where he would kneel in the last pew and say: "God, here I am. I don't know how to get started again. I don't know how to repair all the wrongdoing that I've done here."

He continued asking God for help in this way for a few years. What ultimately led him to reconcile with his wife and children was seeing his eldest son's performance as the leading role in a production of "Les Misérables."

"There was something about the way my son played Jean Valjean, kneeling at the bedside of a woman who was dying, promising to take care of her daughter when she died. It struck me that I was learning from my son that that's what I had to do for the wife I had left behind."

He resolved that he had to do something to repair his marriage. The next day his then-ex-wife called and asked if she could move in with him and their children while she recovered from an upcoming back operation.

"God has been so good," Mainwaring said. "It's impossible for a guy to have a complementary relationship with another guy. Two men can't complete each other. But my wife completes me. And there is nobody else on this earth that could deliver and provide happiness and the completeness for me that my wife does."

Meagher, whose story The Christian Post reported on last year, detailed what it was like to have two children come to identify and live as transgender, including taking hormones and undergoing surgeries.

She explained in her remarks that the general public remains in the dark about what parents like her experience. Telling compelling narratives about this is imperative, she said. Both of her trans-identifying children have severed ties with her and she hasn't seen them in years.

After her story was published by CP she began hearing from mothers and fathers in similar situations and found that several themes consistently appeared in each one's story. These parents, she stressed, have almost no support.

"We parents love our kids deeply," Meagher said. "Our kids are struggling. We see that they're struggling. We just don't see [gender-transitioning] as the solution. We have legitimate concerns.

"Anyone who does very much serious research into the effects of puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones is going to become concerned," she continued. "There is an appalling lack of research and science. And we don't know what the long-term effects of these medical treatments are.

"And so the statement that this is an uncontrolled, live experiment on children is a true one, and it's chilling."

Families suffer in silence, she explained, and they need support they're not getting from the institutions, many of which are actively encouraging these experimental gender treatments on minors.

Speaking of the suffering she and other parents endure, Meagher likened it to a missing person who's never found.

"I don't know if my kids are OK," she said. "I don't know if they are working or if they are happy or healthy. I don't know if my daughter has had surgery or what kind of surgery she has had. I don't know where she is. She's missing, and it's her choice. She could call me anytime but she doesn't. This is a grief with no resolution and no end, and it's my daily life."

Parents dealing with this issue in their families must realize that they are in this for the long haul and take drastic steps, Meagher advised.

"You may need to pull your child out of public school and take away the internet. Move them across the country and get them away from their friend group. Or send them away for the summer to a place with no internet access where they will be outside and do a lot of physical work. You need to be ready to listen. You need to be patient. Try not to panic and connect yourself to support. You can't do this by yourself. Pray, pray, pray," she stressed.

"The rest of us can continue to tell the truth wherever we are ... but the truth is worth it. And our girls are worth it."

Ruiz began his remarks by noting that he was a product of a praying mother. A mom who knew how to speak prophetically into his destiny and not his circumstances.

Along with fellow Pulse nightclub survivor Angel Colon, Ruiz is featured in a documentary about their journeys leaving homosexuality behind and coming into an understanding of their identity in Christ. Today he leads a ministry called Fearless Identity.

Ruiz recounted the terror of the night in June 2016 when 49 people were murdered and 53 others were wounded by gunman and terrorist Omar Mateen at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Amid the chaos of people trying to flee the scene, Ruiz was trampled and could barely move his body from all the pain.

"I was in the Army for 15 years, combat veteran, and all that training that I got in the Army, that did not prepare me for a night like this," he said.

Ruiz has since traveled to the U.K., Taiwan, and throughout the U.S. to let people know that change is possible through Christ.

"Jesus, the message of the cross, is what changes [people], and it's changing millions all around the world. Although the world says that we were born this way, which is false as there is no [gay] gene, we tell them that in John 3:3 that you must be born again."




Ruth Institute Honors Three for Promoting Family Values

By Pamela Seal

This article was posted July 20, 2020, at LCDiocese.org.

LAKE CHARLES — A former “fake-news” journalist for Cosmopolitan, a urologist expelled for defending the integrity of the medical profession, and an attorney devoted to promoting the dignity of the human person were all honored on July 17 for their efforts to promote family values.

The third annual Ruth Institute awards dinner was part of a two-day Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution held July 17-18 at Treasures of Marilyn’s. The Ruth Institute provides decades of research to support individuals and families harmed by divorce, the hook-up culture, and other forms of family breakdown.

Recipient of the Public Witness of the Year Award was Sue Ellen Browder for her courageous expose in her book, Subverted: How I Helped the Sexual Revolution Hijack the Women’s Movement. As the dinner’s keynote speaker via video, Browder shared details of how she helped invent the “Cosmo Girl” during her two decades of writing for Cosmopolitan magazine after she was hired in 1971.


Sue Ellen Browder was the keynote speaker via
video message at the Ruth Institute's Annual Awards
Dinner and Survivor's Summit on July 17 at Treasures
of Marilyn's in Lake Charles. She is also this year's
recipient of the Public Witness of the Year Award.

While Browder did not live the lifestyle that she was soft selling to other women, she said she honestly believed that people knew the stories she was writing about casual sex, contraception and abortion as a woman’s path to personal fulfillment were all a fantasy.

“It wasn’t until I became a Catholic at the age of 57, after I had been away from Cosmo for many years, that I could look back at what I had been doing and see the damage it had done to the culture,” she said. That’s when she knew she had to come clean and seek forgiveness.

The propaganda that was used to sell the sex revolution’s false values to American women were stories that were made up to make it seem as if single women were having these happy-go-lucky sex lives, said Browder.

“Propaganda is the language of the serpent. It contains some truth, but it is twisted,” she said. “Modern propaganda is far more subtle and sophisticated than a straight-out lie. It is purposely designed not just to change what you think, but also to change how you act.”

Browder said God was never mentioned in Cosmopolitan. She also said that telling the truth about contraception, abortion, the sexual revolution and anything that is sold by Cosmo advertisers is considered an attack.

“What made me most miserable in my life was having an abortion when I was 27,” Browder said upon reflecting on her conversion experience in 2003. “What made me happiest was my beautiful 40-year marriage. Today, what has healed the pains of my past and brought me the deepest joy I have ever known is my relationship with the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.”

Receiving the Professional Integrity Award was Dr. Paul Church, a practicing urologist for more than 35 years and an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School in Boston before his retirement from clinical practice in 2017.

Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, founder of the
Ruth Institute, presents the Professional Integrity
Award to Dr. Paul Church for his efforts to defend
the integrity of the medical profession.
Church accepted the award virtually since
COVID-19 prevented him from attending the event.

Dr. Church was fired, and his medical license nearly revoked when he challenged hospital superiors to be more truthful about the health consequences of high risk LGBTQIA+ sexual behavior. Met with increasing efforts to silence his concerns, he was eventually expelled from the medical staff in December 2015. Two other hospitals where Dr. Church held appointments expelled him as well, and a fourth hospital revoked their staff position offer fearing repercussions from the LGBT community.

In his acceptance of the award via a video message, Dr. Church said in its decision to expel him, it was evident the medical center had chosen the path of political correctness and promotion of a social agenda unrelated to a practice of medicine or the advancement of healthcare.

“It’s easy to become discouraged in this climate of political correctness and censorship and rejection of the truth,” he said. “We aren’t winning many battles, but we must continue to fight the good fight and support prayerfully and financially those organizations on the frontlines like the Ruth Institute.”

The Public Activist Award was presented in person to Cathy Cleaver Ruse, whose professional experience spans the fields of communication, public policy and law.

The “condescending” attitude of the Fairfax County School Board in Virginia is all it took to light a fire under Ruse when she learned her local school board voted to allow transgender bathrooms.

Cathy Cleaver Ruse, left, accepts the
Public Activist Award from Dr. Jennifer
Roback Morse during the third annual
Ruth Institute's Awards Dinner on July 17.

Even though her children attend Catholic schools, when she heard there was only one “no” vote for the policy, she decided to attend a board meeting so she could meet the person who cast the lone vote.

“A woman named Elizabeth Schultz was my new hero,” said Ruse. “I thanked her and told her I wanted to help. I have been singularly focused about five years now. It was if God anointed me to go fight for this.”

Ruse serves as Family Research Council’s Senior Fellow for Legal Studies and Legal Supervisor for Ave Maria School of Law/Culture of Life Foundation Washington Externship Program.

Live-streaming and online programs during the Summit were available on topics including: Surviving Childhood Sexual Abuse, Clergy Sex Abuse By the Numbers, Pornography as a Public Health Crisis, Medical Issues in the LGBT Subculture, Reporting on the Transgender Movement, and Protecting Your Family from Pornography. Each topic concluded with a Q&A discussion panel.

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  • The Ruth Institute, founded by Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse in San Diego in 2008, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. It has since relocated to Lake Charles in 2015. For more information, visit www.ruthinstitute.org or call 760-295-9278. To learn more about Sue Ellen Browder's conversion story, click here.


    Ruth Institute’s 2020 Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution an Overwhelming Success

    The Ruth Institute’s 2020 Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution (July 17-18) overcame last-minute challenges to emerge as an historic contribution to the cause of educating the public about the millions of lives damaged by the Sexual Revolution.

    “Despite new restrictions on public gatherings in Louisiana, announced by our governor only the week before the event, our 2020 Summit was more successful than we could have hoped,” said Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D.

    Morse explained that the Summit was a hybrid event, with in-person participation in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and online involvement. “None of the evils we confronted – pornography, sexual abuse, gender confusion, coercive population control and dramatically falling fertility – are going to call a time-out for a pandemic,” Morse observed.


    The Summit included an Ambassador’s Program (intensive leadership training, by invitation only), an Awards Banquet and the Summit itself. Sessions included Surviving Childhood Sexual Abuse -- Surviving Pornography -- Surviving the LGBT Sub-Culture -- and Reporting from the Trenches on the Transgender Movement.

    Among the topics covered in the Ambassador’s training program were: Understanding the Global Sexual RevolutionMedical Tragedies of the Sexual RevolutionSocial Science Evidence About the Sexual Revolution – and Human Rights Catastrophes of the Sexual Revolution: Population Control and Demographic Winter.

    The speakers and panelists included experts as well as those offering personal testimony, among them: Dr. Michelle Cretella (Executive Director, American College of Pediatricians), Fr. Paul Sullins, Ph.D. (former Professor of Sociology at Catholic University of America and Senior Research Associate at the Ruth Institute), Dr. Paul Church (former Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Harvard Medical School), Sue Ellen Browder (a journalist and author of Subverted: How I Helped the Sexual Revolution Hijack the Women’s Movement), Luis Ruiz (a survivor of the Pulse Nightclub shootings who subsequently left the LGBT lifestyle), Faith Hakesley (a victim of rape by a Catholic priest who met with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI), Brandon Showalter (a journalist who has written extensively on the trans movement), Melea Stephens (a family therapist and board member of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation) and Attorney Cathy Cleaver Ruse (formerly Pro-Life Spokesman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops now Senior Fellow for Legal Studies at the Family Research Council).

    Morse summed up the importance of having a live event during the time of COVID: “The relationships and friendships formed were invaluable. Although we were delighted to offer online participation to those who weren’t able to join us in person, including some of our speakers, there are distinct advantages that come from being physically present in a conference room with leaders and activists who are working on the same issues and share your perspective.”

    “They need and deserve to have their values defended with research, analysis and personal anecdotes,” Morse said, “and we were grateful to be in a position to do just that.”

    Recordings from the summit will be available on-line in the not too distant future.


    Had Enough Staycations? How About a Stay-Conference?

    by Clare Walker

    Excerpt from an article published July 17, 2020 at NCRegister.com.

    Fighting the Good Fight Since 2008

     

    Jennifer Roback Morse and the team at the Ruth Institute have been on the front lines in the fight against the sexual revolution since the institute’s founding in 2008. In those foundational early years, the mission was mostly educational: a series of on-campus talks and debates designed to give college students the tools and information they needed to practice sexual purity as young adults and thus be better prepared for marriage.

    By 2013, the institute’s mission had expanded into the political arena, battling for the legal protection of natural marriage on the national stage. Now, in 2020, Morse and her team take on the many-headed hydra of the sexual revolution itself, mainly by seeking healing and justice for its victims: spouses abandoned due to lenient “no-fault” divorce laws, children growing up with only one parent, women hoodwinked by the feminist push to sacrifice their deep desire for children to the cultural god of career advancement, and now, men, women and children lost in the swirling confusion of the transgender movement.

     


     

    If you want a deep dive into these topics, the Ruth Institute’s annual “Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution” is exactly what you’re looking for. The conference will be livestreamed on YouTube from the institute’s headquarters in Lake Charles, Louisiana, beginning Friday evening, July 17, with the Ruth Institute Awards dinner at 6pm CDT, then continuing with the conference proper on Saturday, July 18, beginning at 8am Central Time. A virtual conference pass is $30 per individual, but if you can quickly throw together a “watch party,” up to 10 people can attend for $75.

    Topics to be covered on Saturday include child sexual abuse, pornography addiction, and how to break free from the “LGBT” subculture.

    For more information and to register, go here: RuthInstitute.org/summit-2020. Videos of the conference will be available for viewing for several weeks.


    Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution (July 17-18) Will Be an Historic Event

    "Despite the rapidly changing COVID landscape here in Louisiana, we’re pleased to announce that the Ruth Institute’s 2020 Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution will take place as planned, tomorrow, July 17 – with an awards banquet in the evening-- and Saturday, July 18, in Lake Charles,” said Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., president of the Ruth Institute.

    The Summit will be a hybrid event with both in-person participation and live-streaming. It will present an analysis of the many ways the Sexual Revolution attacks both the individual and the family, and will include the testimony of survivors.

    Morse explained: “The Sexual Revolution has brought in its wake a host of pathologies and addictions. We’ll be looking at some of the most destructive of these.”

    Presentations and panels will include:


    • Surviving Childhood Sexual Abuse – The future of health and the family depends on ending it. No one will do this but us! Presented by Dr. Morse and Fr. Paul Sullins, Ph.D.
    • Pornography as a Public Health Crisis – “Protecting Young Eyes: Tools for Parents and Other Educators” presented by Melea Stephens (marriage and family therapist) and Chris McKenna (youth minister).
    • Surviving the LGBT Subculture: Medical Issues – includes health risks associated with common sexual activity among same-sex partners as well as through understanding medical issues involved in so-called “gender affirmation medical treatments,” presented by Dr. Michelle Cretella, MD.
    • Reporting on the Transgender Movement -- a report from the front lines, including stories from parents of gender-confused children, “resisters” (individuals who lived as the opposite sex and stopped), resistance within the medical profession and surprising new allies, presented by journalist Brandon Showalter.

    The program will also include activists’ panels, question and answer sessions and general discussions.

    Among the participants on the Surviving the LGBT Subculture panel is Doug Mainwaring, a journalist, and Luis Ruiz, who survived the Pulse Nightclub shootings. Both left the LGBT subculture.

    “This will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear both expert analysis and first-hand testimony on the trauma inflicted by the Sexual Revolution,” Morse said. “The emphasis will be on healing.”

    Click here for a complete program.

    To register for in-person participation or live-streaming, click here.

    The Ruth Institute is a global non-profit organization leading an international interfaith coalition to defend the family and build a civilization of love.

    Jennifer Roback Morse is the author of The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies are Destroying Lives.

    To schedule an interview with Dr. Morse, contact media@ruthinstitute.org.

     


    Experts and Witnesses to Speak at Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution, July 17-18

    “They may not be household names, but they have crucial information and first-hand experience about what the Sexual Revolution has done to individuals and society,” said Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., President of The Ruth Institute, in describing the speakers for the upcoming Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution, July 17-18 in Lake Charles, LA.

    “Our speakers include professionals who have worked with these issues for years, and survivors who can bear witness to the trauma of a movement sold as liberation that’s resulted in the physical and spiritual enslavement of millions,” Morse said.

    The speakers include:

    Dr. Paul Church – a practicing urologist for over 35 years and Asst. Professor of Surgery at the Harvard Medical School who was fired for challenging his colleagues to tell the truth about the health consequences of LGBTQ behavior.

    Sue Ellen Browder – a former Cosmopolitan journalist who’s appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows (including Oprah, The Today Show and EWTN) and is the author of the recently published Subverted: How I Helped the Sexual Revolution Hijack the Women’s Movement.


    Tracy Shannon -- When her husband of 15 years left her to live as a woman, she decided to combat the new sexual morality. As Director of MassResistance Texas, she’s fought Drag Queen Story Hours in libraries across the state.

    Fr Paul Sullins, Ph.D. – Senior Research Associate of the Ruth Institute and a retired sociology professor who’s done pioneering work on the impact of same-sex parenting on children and the relationship between clergy sex abuse and homosexual ordination within the Catholic priesthood.

    Dr. Michelle Cretella MD. – a pediatrician and full-time Executive Director of the American College of Pediatricians. Dr. Cretella is one of the world’s most outspoken critics of the gender ideology in pediatrics and the author of “Gender Dysphoria in Children and Suppression of Debate” in the Summer 2016 issue of Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons.

    Luis Ruiz – wounded in the 2016 Pulse Night Club shooting in Orlando, in which 50 died and 58 were injured. While hospitalized, he learned he was HIV-positive, causing him to reevaluate his life, leave the homosexual lifestyle, and return to the church in which he grew up. He now shares his message with audiences across the country.

    Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D. -- founder of the Ruth Institute, a global non-profit organization that defends the family at home and in the public square and equips others to do the same. She was a campaign spokeswoman for California’s winning Proposition 8 campaign, defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman. She has authored or co-authored five books and spoken around the globe on marriage, family and human sexuality. Her latest book is The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies Are Destroying Lives and Why the Church was Right All Along. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Rochester, taught economics at Yale and George Mason Universities and was named one of the “Catholic Stars of 2013” on a list that included Pope Francis and Pope Benedict XVI.

    Click here for the complete program for the 2020 Summit.

    Click here to register to attend in person or by live streaming.

     

     



    Ruth Inst. Congratulates Gov. Edwards, Will Move Forward with Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution

    Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., President of the Ruth Institute, today congratulated and thanked Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on his wise and judicious approach to dealing with the coronavirus. Morse also announced that the organization will move forward with its Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution (July 17-18) in Lake Charles, LA.

    Morse noted the recent increase in COVID cases in Louisiana and Gov. Edwards’ call for increased vigilance to prevent the spread of the virus. “We’ve decided to move ahead with a live event – as well as streaming – because the health of the family is as important as the physical health of society,” Morse said.


    “None of the evils we’re confronting – pornography, sexual abuse, gender confusion and other consequences of the Sexual Revolution – are going to call a time-out for a pandemic,” she added.

    Morse stated further, “Gov. Edwards’ approach is in tune with the sensibilities of the people, and respectful of our constitutional rights. He is treating us like adult citizens, not like children or subjects. He recognizes that people have spiritual, economic, social and emotional needs, as well as medical needs. And we intend to be good citizens.”

    These are some of the precautionary measures the Ruth Institute will take at the Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution:

    1. Limit attendance at the venue to roughly one-quarter capacity to maintain social distancing.
    2. Encourage everyone to wear a face mask, as requested by our governor.
    3. Have disposable single-use coverings for all microphones.
    4. Make bottles of hand sanitizer available.
    5. No live music or dancing, as we originally planned.

    People can also participate online with Virtual All Access passes. Or people can sign up to hold “Watch Parties” of up to 10 people in the comfort and safety of their own homes. To register yourself or your Watch Party, go here, and click the yellow Register button. Look for "Watch Party" or "Virtual Conference Pass."

    “We must do everything reasonably possible to help stop the spread of this contagion,” Morse said. “But we will be moving forward with our most important conference of the year – the Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution, July 17-18 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. We will heed medical advice, follow local regulations, and trust in God as always.”

    For the complete Summit program visit: http://www.ruthinstitute.org/summit-2020

     

     



    Transgender Fact Sheet

    Educating yourself is the first step in fighting the effects of the sexual revolution in your life and among loved ones.

    The Ruth Institute is hosting its Third Annual Awards Dinner and Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution July 17-18, 2020, and you're invited to join us virtually here.

    Learn how to confront and survive trends in transgenderism, the LGBT subculture, pornography, the pitfalls of population control, post-abortion trauma, child abuse, and more.

    The summit will include various sessions loaded with information. Have you ever wondered, for example, how transgenderism is affecting people’s lives? The Summit’s discussion on the transgenderism will be eye opening. These and other facts will be discussed:

    • Up to 98% of children who struggle with their sex as a child, come to accept their sex by adulthood
    • Studies show that 100% of children who use puberty blockers will go on to use cross-sex hormones, leaving them permanently sterile
    • After reassignment surgery, transgender-identified people are nearly 20 times more likely to die from suicide than the general population
    • In less than 10 years, the number of girls requesting sex change increased 4000%
    • The long-term effects of puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones have not been studied
    • Science demonstrates that there are two sex chromosomes—two X chromosomes in females and an X and Y in males—in nearly every single cell in our bodies
    • Some transgender-identified patients are being prescribed cross-sex hormones on their very first visit to a clinic

    Get the full scoop at our Survivors Summit. Select Virtual All Access Pass or host a Watch Party.

     


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