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Posted on: Friday, June 19, 2020
Dr. Timothy Rarick has been a Professor of Marriage, Family, & Child Development at BYU-Idaho for the past nine years. Dr. Rarick has worked with several organizations to promote and protect the family through public policy, research, and social media. In 2017, Tim completed a sabbatical working as a Research Fellow for the Marriage & Religion Research Initiative at Catholic University of America in Washington, DC where he has published a research synthesis paper on the unique impact fathers have on their daughters' sexual development, activity, and exploitation. Dr. Rarick was also appointed by the governor of Idaho to serve on the board of the State Department of Health & Welfare. In addition to speaking in Asia, Central America, Europe and all over the U.S. on fatherhood, sexual exploitation, technology, and many other family-related topics, he has presented numerous times at Princeton and the United Nations' Commission on the Status of Women. Dr. Rarick has been asked twice by The Holy See to speak at the United Nations on behalf of fathers and the vital role they play in gender equality and women empowerment. He also writes research briefs and testifies for fathers' rights and equal shared parenting in family courts. Tim and his wife, Jodi, have been married for 20 years and have four children.
Posted on: Tuesday, June 16, 2020
(June 16, 2020) Dr J is a guest of Father Robert McTeigue on The Station of the Cross's The Catholic Current. Today they're discussing the seismic Supreme Court ruling that sex and sexual identity are the same thing…which is going to affect men and women very differently.
We're also revving up for our annual Summit--check that out over on our website atruthinstitute.org/summit.
Posted on: Friday, June 12, 2020
Melea Stephens is a practicing marriage and family therapist and an activist leader against sexual exploitation in her home state of Alabama. She is a board member with the National Center on Sexual Exploitation and the founder of Rescue Innocence Movement, a nonprofit created to protect this generation of children from the harms of sexual exploitation through prevention, education, and legislation.
After witnessing the detrimental effects of hardcore pornography in the lives of both children and adults she treated, Melea felt a call to raise awareness about the unacknowledged health and societal harms of this illegal material. Since 2012, Melea has organized several city and statewide events and public awareness campaigns. She frequently partners with anti-trafficking leaders to promote education and meet the needs of survivors of sexual exploitation. Through the Rescue Innocence Movement and with the help of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation and local leaders, she has been instrumental in the launch of the nation’s first emergency treatment program for pediatric survivors of sex trafficking at UAB Hospital. Melea often speaks publicly on topics such as the public health crisis of pornography and enhancing sexual intimacy within the context of Christian marriage. She was also a key leader in the recent passage of the Alabama Resolution to Declare Pornography a Public Health Crisis. Melea longs to see a day when the evil of sexual exploitation is fully extinguished by a majority in society who have grown intolerant of its immense harms and injustices. She believes that, through continued awareness, education, advocacy, and united activism, that day is close within our grasp.
Posted on: Friday, June 05, 2020
Dr. Walter Schumm is a professor of applied family science at Kansas State University where he has taught and conducted research since 1979. Since 2004, he has been publishing research on same-sex parenting and providing a scholarly critique of much of the social science research dealing with homosexuality. In 2018, his book Same-Sex Parenting Research: A Critical Assessment was published by Wilberforce Press.
Dr. Schumm has also published research on marital satisfaction, marital communication, military families, religion and the family, and premarital counseling. He also recently published an article in the journal Religions on early Islamic history. In addition to his academic work, he served in the reserve components of the U.S. Army for 30 years, retiring in 2002 at the rank of colonel. He and his wife Kimberly have been married for 41 years and have seven children and over 25 grandchildren.
Posted on: Monday, June 01, 2020
(June 1, 2020) Dr J is speaking with Traci DeVette Griggs on Family Policy Matters. They're discussing infertility, surrogacy, and other artificial reproductive technologies in light of Anderson Cooper's recent purchase / adoption of a baby. Women were paid for their services and genetic material, but little Wyatt has no legal mother.
Posted on: Friday, May 29, 2020
Dr. Paul Church was a practicing urologist for more than 35 years; he was also involved with clinical research and teaching as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He was fired from his job, his career was destroyed, his life was upended, and his medical license was nearly revoked when he merely advocated for healthy choices, and criticized hospital superiors for promoting unhealthy behaviors.
Dr. Church challenged the administration of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to be more truthful and honest about the negative health consequences inherent with high risk and unhealthy LGBTQIA+ sexual behaviors and to be more respectful of the diversity of religious and moral views regarding sodomy. He was met with increasing efforts to silence his concerns. Despite an outpouring of public support and legal representation from Liberty Counsel, he was expelled from the medical staff in December 2015. Two other hospitals where Dr. Church held appointments for years followed suit and expelled him as well. A fourth hospital revoked their offer to join the medical staff, fearing repercussions from the LGBT community.
Dr. Church is a member of the Christian Medical and Dental Association and medical volunteer or leader of eleven short-term medical mission projects in Mexico and Africa. He has two married daughters and six grandchildren. He was honored with a Citizenship Award by MFI in 2015 and a similar award from the Catholic Medical Association in 2016. He retired from clinical practice November 1, 2017.
Posted on: Friday, May 22, 2020
Senior Editor of PJ Media, Tyler O'Neil is an author and conservative commentator. He has written for numerous publications, including Christian Post, National Review, the Washington Free Beacon, the Daily Signal, and the Colson Center's Breakpoint. He has appeared on Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight. He is the author of Making Hate Pay: The Corruption of the Southern Poverty Law Center. He enjoys Indian food, board games, and talking ceaselessly about politics, religion, and culture.
Posted on: Saturday, May 16, 2020
(May 15, 2020) Dr J is Father Rob Jack's guest on Sacred Heart Radio's "Driving Home the Faith." They're discussing Anderson Cooper's recent purchase of a baby through surrogacy.
Posted on: Friday, May 15, 2020
Dr. Pat Fagan is Founder and Director of the Marriage and Religion Research Institute (MARRI) at the Family Research Council (now a part of The Catholic University of America). He is also a professional therapist specializing in child, family and marital therapy for couples considering divorce. He publishes and edits Marripedia.org, a Wikipedia-like resource on social sciences of impact of marriage and religious worship.
Dr. Fagan has authored over thirty synthesis papers and has commissioned dozens of original research projects in marriage, family, child development, and religious practice. His decades of analyzing federal surveys and social science studies has proven that marriage is the foundational relationship in society, and fidelity is its foundational virtue. His research has shown that the cultivation of both faithfulness and marriage is integral to all vibrant cultures.
Dr. Fagan began his career as a teacher in Ireland, then became a clinical psychologist specializing in child, family and marital therapy in Canada. Because of his deep concerns about government undermining marriage and the family, he entered the public policy field in the U.S.
He assisted Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.), became Deputy Assistant Secretary for Family and Social Policy at the U.S. Health and Human Services under President George H. Bush. Dr. Fagan is a Senior Fellow of Family and Culture at the Heritage Foundation and a Fellow at The Austin Institute in Texas.
Dr. Fagan and his wife Theresa have eight children and twelve grandchildren.
Posted on: Friday, May 08, 2020
Tracy Shannon is mother of 4 blessings and a grandmother. She has studied what she calls the “neo-morality movement” for 20 years. Tracy’s family was profoundly impacted by the transgender movement many years ago, and that moved Tracy from the sidelines (merely protecting her own children from being inducted into "new" sexual mores) and onto the battlefront in the culture wars.
Recently, Tracy has taken on Drag Queen Story Hours in Texas and across the country. She exposed how libraries determined to introduce children to adult entertainers and transsexuals disregarded their own policies allowing sex offenders to be held out as role models to young children in taxpayer-funded public libraries.
Tracy is the Texas Director for MassResistance Texas, and led parents there in pushing back against the debauched drag queen program for children as young as four. She has also contributed to research of the programs across the nation and helped parents in several states push back against this programming.