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Face Child P*rn Charges or Resign, Mayor Tells School Board

September 22, 2021

For Immediate Release

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Face Child P*rn Charges or Resign, Mayor Tells School Board

Mayor Craig Shubert of Hudson, Ohio, told school board members to either quit or face criminal charges for giving high school seniors 642 Things to Write About. This book of prompts amounts to child pornography, he said. Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., concurs.


“Parents are objecting not only to the sexually explicit writing prompts, but also to prompts that can only be called suicide-friendly,” Morse said. “Masquerading as a writing exercise, some are ‘prompting’ students to think about suicide in a way that would not occur to a mentally healthy person. The Sexual Revolution is, at its core, a death cult.”

Suggested topics for student essays included:

  • “Choose how you will die.”
  • “Write a scene that begins: ‘It was the first time I killed a man.’”
  • “Describe your favorite part of a man’s body.”
  • “Write ten euphemisms for sex.”
  • “Write about the first time you had sex.”
  • “Write a sex scene you wouldn’t show your mom.”

“Mayor Shubert is to be commended,” Morse said. “Most elected officials would rather close their eyes to this type of corruption of the young than take a stand.

“Clearly this is propaganda thinly disguised as education. Oddly enough, this book didn’t suggest essays on: ‘Why I intend to remain chaste until marriage,’ ‘Why suicide is morally wrong,’ or, ‘Write a scene explaining to your best friend the dangers of premarital sex.’

“This shows the absurdity of claiming that these ‘prompts’ are just suggestions for essays. This book is indoctrination, steering students to advocate for a certain point of view.”

While the publication has been pulled, no one on the school board has resigned.

“Whether Mayor Shubert carries out his threat to bring criminal charges or not, this school board is on notice: people are watching,” Morse said. “Elected officials, parents, and the public at large, are waking up to their responsibility to be ever-vigilant to bar the schoolhouse door to the Sexual Revolution.”

The Ruth Institute has interviewed several activists involved in combating the Sexual Revolution in schools, including Cathy Cleaver Ruse, Sharon Slater and Tracy Shannon.

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 and Love and Economics: It Takes a Family to Raise a Village

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


“Rosary Around the Lake” Returns to Lake Charles, LA

September 20, 2021

For Immediate Release

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“Rosary Around the Lake” Returns to Lake Charles, LA

On October 3, for the 4th consecutive year, the Ruth Institute will hold a Rosary Around the Lake in Lake Charles, LA, in conjunction with Rosary Coast to Coast.

According to the Rosary Coast to Coast website, “In 2021, the Spiritual Battle has intensified with the forces of evil becoming even more extreme in their positions against Life from conception to birth to natural death and the Sanctity of Marriage and Family. These forces manifest a radical rebellion against God’s creation of man and woman into which they seek to indoctrinate even our children.”


Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., said: “I heartily concur with these sentiments. All of these evils are embodied in the Sexual Revolution, which the Ruth Institute is dedicated to fighting. A brief survey of our press releases shows our concern and our dedication to the cause.”

Rosary Around the Lake begins at 2PM with the Most Reverend Glen John Provost, Bishop of Lake Charles, leading the Apostles Creed and Lake Charles Mayor, Nic Hunter, leading the first Lord’s Prayer. Groups and individuals representing different facets of the local community will lead the decades of the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary.

“Whether or not you’re Catholic, we encourage you to join us in prayer,” Morse said. “Anyone who can pray the Rosary with us in good conscience is welcome to come and participate. We encourage all people of good will to be united in praying for the welfare of our community and country.”

See the full schedule for Rosary Around the Lake. A video of the 2019 Rosary Around the Lake is available on YouTube.

 

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 and Love and Economics: It Takes a Family to Raise a Village.

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

 


Ruth Inst. Explains the Socialist Attack on the Family

September 15, 2021

For Immediate Release

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Ruth Inst. Explains the Socialist Attack on the Family

“A Socialist Attack on The Family,” a lecture by Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., is now available as a podcast at the Acton Vault.

In the lecture, Morse describes how the socialist vision of equality has played an independent role in family breakdown. She argues that socialism has attacked the family directly and led to demographic collapse.


“We’re pleased that the Acton Institute has chosen to highlight this lecture in its new feature, Acton Vault,” Morse said. “Although it was part of the Institute’s 2008 Lecture Series, if anything, it’s even more relevant today than when it was given 13 years ago. Now we have a group of avowed socialists in Congress, called The Squad, led by the outspoken Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.”

Support for socialism has grown over the years, especially in the Democratic Party. In a September 2020 Hill-HarrisX Poll, 56% of Democrats said they have a favorable view of socialism. “This, after the economic and human catastrophe of Venezuela!” Morse remarked.

An expanded version of Morse’s lecture is available as a Ruth Institute booklet, “The Socialist Attack on the Family.” In it, Morse shows that, far from being incidental to its assault on capitalism, the attack on the family is a key component of socialism’s attempt to “centralize society under control of the state.”

The booklet makes three key points: “1. Socialists are just as committed to abolishing the universal institution of marriage as they were to abolishing the universal institution of private property, 2. The socialist program of eliminating sex differences and abolishing marriage have serious consequences for economic and personal freedom, and 3. Christianity offers more appealing solutions to the problems socialism claims to solve.”

“Socialists view the family as competition for the loyalty of the individual, which they believe should be owed to the collective alone,” said Morse. “They also view the family as a bulwark against revolution, which would usher in the socialist state. Antonio Gramsci, considered by many to be the father of Cultural Marxism, preached that in order to achieve a classless society, the church and the family, which he claimed gave workers a ‘false class consciousness,’ must be eliminated. That’s the objective of what’s called the Culture War.”

Morse contrasts the Christian concept of a Civilization of Love to the socialist vision of a classless society.

The 21-page “Socialist Attack on The Family” is available for a donation of any amount until October 1. The booklet can also be purchased at any time.

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 and Love and Economics: It Takes a Family to Raise a Village.

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

 


Will “Menstruating People” Sink Opposition to Texas Law?


September 14, 2021

For Immediate Release

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Will “Menstruating People” Sink Opposition to Texas Law?

As Sexual Revolutionaries muster their forces to fight the Texas Heartbeat Bill, a bizarre new twist has entered the debate. How do the pro-abortion advocates describe their primary constituents, when part of their movement has erased the word “woman”?

Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., explained: “Hard-core activists like socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are driven to manipulate language to be ‘inclusive.’ Thus, instead of ‘women,’ they say ‘menstruating people.’ Instead of ‘pregnant women,’ it’s ‘birthing people.’

“They’re trying to be sensitive to men who say they’re women,” Morse said. “Or is it women who say they’re men? Wait. I know how to figure this out: Who menstruates and gives birth? Women and only women!”

 


 

The network of abortion clinics suing to overturn the Texas law is called Whole Woman’s Health. The proposed Congressional legislation prohibiting states from banning abortion is called the Women’s Health Protection Act. “It’s not called the Menstruating People’s Protection Act,” Morse observed.

“This argument generally pits younger, more purist activists against the pro-abortion Old Guard, which has spent decades calling itself the exclusive voice of women,” Morse said. “This younger generation doesn’t seem to realize that their pro-trans rhetoric erases women.”

Morse continued: “I hope the pro-abortion factions continue to attack each other. They’re wasting their time and resources. Their quarrel highlights the absurdity of their cause to normal people. And I make no apology for saying that.”

At the same time, Morse cautioned pro-lifers against becoming smug. “The fact that pro-abortionists are irrational and self-contradictory does not prove they will automatically lose. They have been irrational all along. For the true Revolutionary, the issue is never the issue. The issue is always the Revolution. And the Revolution is always and truly about power. If the latest crop of Sexual Revolutionaries devours the Revolutionary Establishment, that will not necessarily mean that we win. We could end up with both an extreme abortion license and transgenderism. Those of us who are committed to life and reason still need to continue the fight.”

 

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 and Love and Economics: It Takes a Family to Raise a Village.

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

 


“Open Marriage” Makes a Mockery of Marriage, Says Ruth Inst.


September 9, 2021

For Immediate Release

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“Open Marriage” Makes a Mockery of Marriage, Says Ruth Inst.

HuffPost recently ran a pseudonymous article by a woman who opened her marriage to her husband’s homosexual paramour.

Ruth Institute President, Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., commented: “This is one of the saddest things I've read in a long time. The Sexual Revolutionaries have been peddling 'open marriage' since the ’70s. I saw numerous couples try it back in the day, but have never seen it work. I've seen divorces, suicides, and babies that weren't supposed to be conceived, but I've never seen one of these situations last as a permanent union.

“I feel so bad for this woman who wrote under a pseudonym. How proud can she be of this living arrangement if she can’t even write about it under her own name?”

 


 

The author reports that her husband “determined that he was bisexual and that he wanted to stay married to me, but he wanted an open marriage so he could also have a boyfriend... Marriage 2.0 truly began when Stuart got a boyfriend. I befriended the men he was dating, cooked for them, and even went on vacation with one of them. There continued to be challenges -- things Stuart lied about, STI scares, jealousy, self-loathing -- and I faced them, in part, with the help of therapy and yoga (and more therapy, and more yoga)."

“‘There continued to be challenges,’ is code for ‘it was total misery because he was ruining my life along with our marriage,’” Morse said. “In other words, she has to do the work of making this work. Sounds like garden-variety misogyny to me.

“When will the Sexual Revolutionaries stop promoting ‘open marriage?’” Morse asked. “How many more failures? How many more broken lives, before they finally admit they were wrong?

“Historically, only monogamy works,” Morse explained. “It may not appeal to readers of HuffPost, who are always looking for the new and trendy, but marriage between one man and one woman has worked throughout the course of history. It channels male drive into socially constructive directions, and it gives women security and a stability for raising their children. Most of all, lifelong married love provides justice for children, giving them the best chance of being in a meaningful relationship with both of their parents.”

Even ’70s sex symbol Raquel Welch said as much in a CNN commentary, “It's sex o'clock in America.” Notwithstanding her own failed marriages, Welch wrote that marriage is “the cornerstone of civilization, an essential institution that stabilizes society, provides a sanctuary for children, and saves us from anarchy.”

“The husband, wife, boyfriend arrangement, simply cannot provide the same stability and permanence,” Morse added.

 

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 and Love and Economics: It Takes a Family to Raise a Village.

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

 


Dating Apps Support Abortion--Big Surprise, Says Ruth Inst.


September 7, 2021

For Immediate Release

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Dating Apps Support Abortion--Big Surprise, Says Ruth Inst.

Several Texas-based dating apps will oppose the state’s new heartbeat law, which bans abortions as early as six weeks. “I'm disappointed, but not surprised at the stance Match.com and others have taken,” said Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D.

“Match Group CEO Shar Dubey revealed more than she knew when she stated: ‘The company generally does not take political stands unless it is relevant to our business,’” Morse said.

“Of course it’s relevant to their business. Easy access to abortion is a key component of the Sexual Revolution, which proclaims that casual sex is a harmless recreational activity. The businesses that make money from the Sexual Revolution have always counted on the Sexual State to create the social climate for them to thrive. Now that the State is no longer protecting them and their profits, they are screaming like stuck pigs."

 


 

Last week, the United States Supreme Court allowed the law, which bans abortion after a heartbeat is detected, usually around the 6th week, to go into effect, while a lower-court appeal is pending.

The Match Group owns both Match.com and Tinder, as well as several others. Match.com presents itself as a tool for finding a lifelong mate, whereas Tinder is an unapologetic casual sex app. The Big Tech conglomerate announced its support for funds that will help women circumvent the Texas law.

“Match Group’s opposition to the Texas Heartbeat bill demonstrates its ultimate commitment to sex without babies. Abortion has always been the fail-safe for casual sex. Any abortion restriction terrifies them,” Morse observed.

“What have been the long-term social effects of easy access to abortion?” Morse asked. “Has it drawn men and women closer together? Has it made for more stable relationships? Has it increased men’s respect and care for women?”

Morse added: “Corporate America has embraced the Black Lives Matter mantra. But what about the disproportionate abortion rates among minorities? Black Americans account for just 12% of the population but 38% of abortions in this country. Do these black lives matter?

“Abortion may be good business for companies that benefit from the Sexual Revolution. But it’s bad for America,” Morse charged. “We now have below-replacement fertility. Sometime this century, population decline, or Demographic Winter, will begin. The more than 62 million abortions since Roe v. Wade have played an undeniable role in that trend.”

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 and Love and Economics: It Takes a Family to Raise a Village.

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

 


Bishop Burbidge Puts Church Doctrine Ahead of Trans Ideology

September 2, 2021

For Immediate Release

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Bishop Burbidge Puts Church Doctrine Ahead of Trans Ideology

“The Ruth Institute is grateful to Arlington, VA Bishop Michael Burbidge for his courageous stand against the ‘transgender’ ideology,” said Ruth Inst. President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D. “Sadly, as so-called ‘trans-affirmation’ has come to dominate the culture, such courage is increasingly rare.”

In “A Catechesis on the Human Person and Gender Ideology,” a letter to fellow Catholics, Bishop Burbidge wrote, “The claim to ‘be transgender’ or to seek ‘transition’ rests on a mistaken view of the human person, rejects the body as a gift from God, and leads to grave harm. To affirm someone in an identity at odds with their biological sex or to affirm a person’s desired ‘transition’ is to mislead that person.”


Morse responded: “Such sentiments are greatly appreciated by those who are willing to recognize reality, regardless of their religion.

“It’s a fact of nature that a person’s sex is determined at conception and will be with them for the rest of their life. They can no more change that than they can change their species. Neither hormone ‘therapy’ nor surgery nor being addressed with the pronoun of the opposite sex will alter reality,” Morse said.

Bishop Burbidge warned parents of the dangers of children being lured into the gender cult by schools and mass media. “This means the close monitoring of what your children receive via the internet and social media. Transgender ideology is being celebrated, promoted, and pushed out over all social media platforms and even children’s programming,” the bishop warned.

“We can confirm that,” Morse said. “In August, we warned that Disney Junior was pushing gender ideology to preschoolers. In one episode of Muppet Babies, Gonzo announced he wanted to go to a ball as a ‘princess’ in a tiara and ball gown. His wish was granted by his ‘Fairy Rat-Father.’ The rest of the episode was spent affirming Gonzo’s choice and deriding the characters who initially rejected it.”

Morse added: “Drag Queen Story Hours at so many public libraries serve the same purpose. They promote the idea that if a six-year-old boy feels like a girl, he probably is a girl and should be treated as such at school, including being addressed by his pronoun of choice and allowed access to girls’ restrooms and changing rooms.

“Thank God for clergy like Bishop Burbidge for having the moral fortitude to speak out against such dangerous delusions,” Morse said.

 

Listen to Dr. Morse discuss this further on Sacred Heart Radio's Driving Home the Faith.

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 and Love and Economics: It Takes a Family to Raise a Village.

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

 



Ruth Inst. Decries OnlyFans’ Decision to Continue Exploiting Women and Children

August 31, 2021

For Immediate Release

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Ruth Inst. Decries OnlyFans’ Decision to Continue Exploiting Women and Children

“OnlyFans has decided that its pornography profits matter more than the dignity of women and children,” said Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D.

Last week, OnlyFans reversed a decision, made just five days earlier, to ban sexually explicit material from its site, starting October 1.

 

Morse explained: “The initial decision wasn’t due to an attack of conscience, since the owners of OnlyFans have none, but by the fact that the federal government is breathing down their necks.”

More than 100 members of Congress, Democrats and Republicans, signed an August 10th letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, demanding that the Justice Department investigate the platform, dubbed the ‘paywall of porn’ for facilitating the sexual exploitation of children.

Pornographers associated with the site are paid a per-view or monthly fee to access the material they’ve posted. Earlier this year, police in Dade Co. Florida arrested a couple for human trafficking and promoting a sexual performance by a child, after the friend of an underage girl saw explicit videos of her posted on OnlyFans.

“OnlyFans has grown fat on the suffering of children,” Morse said. “They hide behind euphemisms like ‘artistic expression’ and ‘inclusiveness,’ and cry ‘censorship.’ That’s absurd. The sexual exploitation of children is not only illegal, it violates every standard of decent human behavior.

“We’re told that the site, which claims to have 100 million viewers and generate $3 billion in revenue annually, reversed course after an outcry from so-called sex workers, who use the site to sell their product. They said it was unfair to target their work. Tough. There’s no place for pornography on the Internet. If it facilitates the exploitation of children, that makes it so much worse.”

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children said that in 2019, it was aware of 10 cases involving missing children associated with OnlyFans. So far this year, the number of such cases jumped to 80.

Morse urged the Justice Department to “immediately launch a thorough investigation of the site and, if the evidence bears it out, to prosecute OnlyFans to the full extent of the law.”

 

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 and Love and Economics: It Takes a Family to Raise a Village.

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

 


Demographic Winter Resource Center Highlights Crisis of Falling Fertility

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Demographic Winter Resource Center Highlights Crisis of Falling Fertility

The Ruth Institute just launched a Demographic Winter Resource Center because “declining fertility is one of the most pressing issues of this century,” said Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D.

“Fertility has dropped dramatically in the past 70 years. In 1950, worldwide, the average woman had 4.7 children. By 2017, that figure was cut almost in half to 2.4. A fertility rate of 2.1 is needed just to replace current population. Already, half of all countries have below-replacement fertility.


Global population decline could begin as early as 2064,” Morse continued.Even before that happens, we’ll need to deal with the effects of a rapidly aging population as the proportion of elderly will continue to rise in every Western country.”

The Resource Center includes a Demographic Winter Fact Sheet, a graphic depiction of what’s at stake in a world with fewer and fewer children, what you can do about it, and the documentary, “Demographic Winter: Decline of the Human Family.”

Morse remarked: “Fertility decline is connected to almost every issue family advocates care about: worldwide abortion and contraception, cohabitation being favored over marriage, and a drop in religious participation. All these aspects feed into a global Demographic Winter. Education is desperately needed to raise awareness of the crisis, how it came about, and what we can do to reverse it.”

This newest Resource Center compliments those on Marriage, Censorship, Transgenderism, Motherhood, and Fatherhood. “Our Resource Centers are a one-stop shop for information on issues concerning the family,” Morse said.

 

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 and Love and Economics: It Takes a Family to Raise a Village.

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

 


Cuomo Took Full Advantage of the Sexual Revolution’s Lies

August 23, 2021

For Immediate Release

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Cuomo Took Full Advantage of the Sexual Revolution’s Lies

After a decade in power, tomorrow will be New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s last day in office. Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D. commented: “If nothing else, Cuomo was consistent. He loved the idea of a world without sexual restraints, an attitude reflected in both his public and private life.”

Eleven women charged that Cuomo (who said he was just being friendly) either harassed or sexually assaulted them. New York’s Attorney General, a fellow Democrat, did an exhaustive investigation which confirmed those charges. After the report, two more women came forward to level similar charges.

“It’s hard to imagine an issue on which Gov. Cuomo didn’t work hard to advance the agenda of the Sexual Revolution,” Morse said. “In 2011, he made New York the first large state to legalize homosexual ‘marriage.’ More recently, he signed the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, adding ‘gender identity or expression’ to classes protected under New York Civil Rights law.”


Morse also noted that in January 2019, Cuomo signed a law codifying the ‘right’ to third trimester abortion and allowing those without a medical license to perform abortions, as well as erasing New York’s recognition of unborn children as potential homicide victims.

“The Sexual Revolution is all about sex without conditions, consequences, or a moral dimension,” Morse explained. “It’s a world without boundaries or limits. This is the way Cuomo behaved publicly in his political advocacy, and how he behaved privately in his execrable behavior toward women.

“One of the great lies of the Sexual Revolution is that it liberates women. Instead, it grooms them for predators like Cuomo and gives the predators a hunting license. There’s no excuse for the governor’s conduct, nor for the agenda of the Sexual Revolution, which he assiduously promoted.”

 

The Ruth Institute is a global non-profit organization, leading an international interfaith coalition to defend the family and build a civilization of love. Last month it held its Fourth Annual Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution.

Jennifer Roback Morse is the author of The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies Are Destroying Lives and Love and Economics: It Takes a Family to Raise a Village.

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

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