The Dr J Show

Welcome to our newest project. The Dr. J Show is a weekly broadcast with an interview segment that features some of the foremost leaders and thinkers on issues relating to marriage, family and human sexuality. New episodes come out every Friday; catch them here or over at our YouTube channel.


The powerful testimony of changed FORMER-LGBTQIA+ Paul Darrow

This week we offer the powerful testimony of Paul Darrow, a victim of the Sexual Revolution whose transformed life has given hope to many entangled in same-sex attraction.

Paul moved to Manhattan immediately after graduating college and became an international fashion model, a pleasure-seeker, and an atheist. His former hedonistic life, glamorous career, and ties to high society have provided him with invaluable insight into today’s alternative lifestyles. But Jesus changed his life forever. Shortly after converting to Catholicism, Paul was surprised to find himself being filmed as a subject for the award-winning movie Desire of the Everlasting Hills, which won the JP2 Film Festival Award. Paul's conversion story is so powerful that he was invited to speak at the Angelicum in Rome, where he pleaded with Cardinals and other clergy to defend and propagate the teachings of the Catholic Church on homosexuality. That is where Dr J met him!

Paul has appeared on EWTN and is a frequent guest on talk radio from coast to coast. Whether giving presentations to high school and college students, priests, seminarians, penitentiary inmates or Catholic groups across the U.S. and in Europe, Paul shares his unusual testimony in order to be a living example that God’s grace is more powerful than even the greatest of human temptations.

Resources

  • Desire of the Everlasting Hills movie, everlastinghills.org
  • Courage International, couragerc.org
  • One Minute Apologist (videos, testimonies, and answers), oneminuteapologist.com
  • quote from psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Capron: "Homosexuality by definition is not healthy and wholesome. The homosexual person, at best, will be unhappier and more unfulfilled than the sexually normal person."

Action Items

  • Keep the lines of communication open with loved ones struggling with same-sex attraction. Do not close those doors. Stay friends, and let them know you love them unconditionally.
  • Check out the movie Desire of the Everlasting Hills at everlastinghills.org
  • Read and share (post!) the stories at changedmovement.com/
  • If you struggle with same-sex attraction, visit Courage International: couragerc.org

Dr J Talks With Daleiden Attorney Paul Jonna

Attorney Paul M. Jonna is the newest member of the Ruth Institute’s Board of Directors. He is a partner with LiMandri & Jonna, a civil litigation practice based in Rancho Santa Fe, CA. Jonna was selected by the San Diego Business Journal as one of the “Best of the Bar,” and was a three-term President of the St. Thomas More Society of San Diego. He is also Senior Trial Counsel with the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund, where he has successfully defended Tastries Bakery in a same-sex wedding cake case, and parents against a San Diego public school "anti-Islamophobia" indoctrinization. He most recently represents David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress, whose undercover videos exposed Planned Parenthood illegally selling aborted fetal body parts.

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THE RUTH INSTITUTE RESISTANCE: Gender Ideology

This week's podcast is a "primer" in Gender Ideology by Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse. She spoke to a Catholic group of teens and their parents in Arizona last week, and after her talk, she took questions from the group. We thought it made a perfect introduction to the subject, including offering answers to those struggling with pressures from friends and the media on transgender issues.

We hope to produce many other "primers" on topics of critical import to the family, marriage, and children's rights. We kind of think of it as "Basic Training" in "resisting" the politically-correct world. As we say in the introduction:

Welcome to the Ruth Institute Resistance! Faith, love, and hope are being destroyed in the hearts of vulnerable people. Life and death are literally in the balance. This is your "basic training" in a war for societal sanity.

In these basic training episodes, Dr. Morse will dispel politically-correct confusion, expose lies, and reveal freedom-giving truth.

The Ruth Institute is building a coalition to defend marriage and the family, stand up for children's rights, support victims of the Sexual Revolution, and facilitate a civilization of love. JOIN THE RUTH INSTITUTE RESISTANCE.

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The LGBTQ says they don't exist: A special message from Dr. J

These witnesses' lives prove that being "gay" is NOT immutable. Each of them has found a way out, and testifies that there is a better way to live. The Ruth Institute has collected many of these "former LGBTQIA+" and we want YOU to share their truths! It's as simple as copying a link from the Ruth Institute's Cloud of Witnesses and pasting it on your Facebook, or Twitter, or Instagram timeline!

Commitment 2020 form: will you Support, Educate, or Advocate this year? Find out how.
Cloud of Witnesses: stories and testimonies from people who've left the "gay" lifestyle

We have the numbers and the truth that the Sexual Revolution has not made people happy. Hundreds of millions of people have been irreparably harmed by the Sexual Revolution. If you've been harmed by the Sexual Revolution, whether a child (or spouse) of divorce, a single mother, a post-abortive man or woman, a gender dysphoric, or a former LGBTQIA+, PEOPLE NEED TO HEAR YOUR STORY!

Support victims: Educate yourself and others: Advocate for positive change:
  • take them seriously
  • listen to their story
  • affirm their trauma
  • the truth has been lost in our culture
  • resources at the Ruth Institute
  • Christian teachings on sex & gender
  • speak out in social media
  • talk to clergy
  • get involved locally (libraries, councils)
  • sign petitions
  • write to representatives
  • attend protests
  • VOTE
  • pray! 




Leaving a Lifetime of Homosexuality: Rev. Cothran on the Dr J Show

After 29 years of lesbian life, Ms. Cothran experienced a radical transformation in 2006 months after an encounter with Jesus Christ during Chicago Black Gay Pride event.

By her new life and work, Charlene offers evidence that God is still in the business of changing lives! She is now a pro-family activist, an international evangelist, and conference speaker. She offers expert testimony for legislators fighting for religious freedom in the U.S. and abroad.

Reverend Charlene E. Cothran is President of The Evidence Ministry, Inc., a ministry of the Zion Baptist Church of Palm Coast, Florida. Charlene is a former advocate for gay rights and former active member of: the Human Rights Campaign, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the National Lesbian Conference, the National Black Gay and Lesbian Leadership Forum, recruited by the VICTORY Fund, and was the co-founder of In The Life Atlanta (Black gay pride), and founder of Hospitality Atlanta. She was also the publisher of an internationally distributed gay and lesbian lifestyles magazine, VENUS.

Resources


Are Abortions Being Done on Wanted Children? Father Sullins on the Dr J Show

Father Sullins has released a brand new study about the affect of abortion on wanted pregnancies. This type of abortion almost never gets spoken about, and many will tell you it doesn't exist. Are wanted children aborted? Why? What happens to the would-be mothers? Learn it all here.

Fr Paul Sullins, Ph.D., is senior research associate at the Ruth Institute, and his list of writings stretches past all of our arms. He's our guest this week to offer insights from his brand new research.

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Resources

Action Items:

  • Go to the Ruth Institute Facebook Page and share the images about this important research: Facebook album

     


To Create a World Beyond Gender: Philosophies and the Sexual Revolution (Scott Yenor on Dr J)

Is it possible to achieve the things that the Sexual Revolution wants? Or is it just a bid for power? What is the history of the theories, and where do these ideas come from?

Scott is a professor of political science at Boise State University. He lives near Boise with his wife, Amy. They have five kids, one out of college and married, two in college, one senior in high school (Lumpy), and a sixth grader (Biscuit). Scott is also chairman of the board at a classical Christian school, the Ambrose School, which is in Meridian, Idaho. He is the author of Family Politics: the Idea of Marriage in Modern Political Thought, David Hume’s Humanity, a book on Reconstruction, and a forthcoming book published by Baylor University Press entitled Recovering Family Life: The Rolling Revolution and Its Limits, publishing in summer 2020.

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Welcome to our newest project! Check out episodes of the Dr J Show, a weekly news broadcast with an interview segment. Dr J knows a lot of interesting and knowledgeable people at the top of their games, and we'd like to share some of them with you.


What does Marriage do to Abortion?

From the San Diego Walk for Life: how important marriage is, where babies come from, and everything you need to know about how family affects abortion.


The Divorce Court Nightmare. Stephen Baskerville on the Dr. J Show

Stephen Baskerville is Research Fellow at the Howard Center for Family, Religion, and Society, the Independent Institute, and the Inter-American Institute. He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and has held regular appointments at Patrick Henry College (2007-2019), Howard University (1987-1992, 1997-2005) and Palacky University in the Czech Republic (1992-1997), plus Fulbright Scholarships at Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland (2015-16), and the Russian State University for the Humanities in Moscow (2011).

He writes on comparative and international politics and on political ideologies with an emphasis on religion, family policy, and sexuality. He is the author of The New Politics of Sex: The Sexual Revolution, Civil Liberties, and the Growth of Governmental Power (Angelico, 2017), and Taken Into Custody: The War against Fathers, Marriage, and the Family (Cumberland House, 2007). His other books include Not Peace But a Sword: The Political Theology of the English Revolution (Routledge, 1993; expanded edition, Wipf & Stock, 2018).

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Baskerville is widely recognized as a leading authority on fatherhood, family policy, and sexual politics, and his writings have appeared in leading national and international publications, both popular and scholarly: the Washington Post, Washington Times, Independent Review, Salisbury Review, Society, The American Conservative, Chronicles, Political Science and Politics, Touchstone, Human Events, Women's Quarterly, Catholic World Report, Crisis Magazine, American Spectator, The Spectator, The American Enterprise, National Review, and others.

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New Year's Resolutions!

We're about to roar into the 2020's. Are resolutions on your mind? What do you want to accomplish? How can we make the world a better, brighter place? Dr. Morse offers some action items and suggestions for New Year's resolutions!

Fr Paul Sullins, Ph.D., is senior research associate at the Ruth Institute, and his list of writings stretches past all of our arms. He's our guest this week to offer insights from his research on topics as varied as the recent clergy sex abuse scandal all the way to positive hope for the New Year.

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