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Survivors of the Sexual Revolution Summit: Speakers Bring Scholarship and Passion to Crucial Issues

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The Ruth Institute’s first annual Survivors of the Sexual Revolution Summit (April 26-27 in Lake Charles, LA) will include a brilliant array of speakers, among them academics, scholars and authors.

Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, founder and president of the Ruth Institute, said: “We are honored to present such an illustrious group of speakers at our first Survivors Summit. Together, they represent decades of research and scholarship on a broad range of issues surrounding the Sexual Revolution.”

Keynote Speakers include:

  • Fr. D. Paul Sullins, Ph.D. --- The Rev. D. Paul Sullins, Ph.D. is a senior Research Associate of the Ruth Institute. Dr. Sullins is a leader in the field of research on same-sex parenting and its implications for child development. He has written four books and over 100 journal articles, research reports, and essays on issues of family, faith and culture. Dr. Sullins is also the author of The Ruth Institute’s “Study on the Role of ‘Sexual Orientation’ in the Catholic Clerical Sex Abuse Scandal.”
    Formerly an Episcopalian, Dr. Sullins is a married Catholic priest. He earned a Ph.D. in sociology at Catholic University in 1997 and taught there from 1998 until his retirement. He also serves as Associate Pastor of the Church of Saint Mark the Evangelist in Hyattsville, MD.
    Fr. Sullins will speak on “What’s It Costing Our Children: Clergy Sex Abuse and Gay Parenting by the Numbers.”
  • Stephen Baskerville is a professor of government at Patrick Henry College. He holds a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and has held regular appointments at Howard University and Palacky University in the Czech Republic, as well as visiting appointments at Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland and the Russian State University for the Humanities in Moscow.
    Baskerville writes on comparative and international politics and on political ideologies with an emphasis on religion, family policy and sexuality. His books include: The New Politics of Sex: The Sexual Revolution, Civil Liberties, and the Growth of Governmental Power and Taken into Custody: The War Against Fathers, Marriage and the Family.
    Baskerville is widely recognized as a leading authority on fatherhood, family policy, and sexual politics.
    Dr. Baskerville will speak on “How No- Fault Divorce Empowers the State.”
  • Leila Miller is a Catholic writer and author whose passion is Church teaching on marriage, family and human sexuality. She is the author of Primal Loss: The Now Adult Children of Divorce Speak, Raising Chaste Catholic Men: Practical Advice, Mom to Mom, and her latest book, coauthored with Trent Horn of Catholic Answers, Made This Way: How to Prepare Kids to Face Today’s Tough Moral Issues.
    Mrs. Miller will speak on “The Lifelong Impact of Divorce on Children.”
  • Robert A. J. Gagnon is Professor of New Testament Theology at Houston Baptist University. Previously, he was a tenured Associate Professor of New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, teaching there with distinction for 23 years (1994-2017). He has a B.A. from Dartmouth College, an M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School, and a Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary. His main fields of interest are Pauline theology and sexual issues in the Bible.
    He is the author of The Bible and Homosexual Practice: Texts and Hermeneutics and co-author (with Dan O. Via) of Homosexuality and the Bible: Two Views.
    Dr. Gagnon will speak on “What the Bible Really Teaches About Homosexual Activity.” He will also receive the Ruth Institute’s Scholar of the Year Award at the Awards Dinner Friday evening.
  • Moira Greyland plays stunning harp solos and sings beautiful songs including selections from the repertoire of Sarah Brightman, Andrea Bocelli, and Celtic Woman.
    Greyland is the only daughter of bestselling science fiction author and feminist icon Marion Zimmer Bradley (author of The Mists of Avalon series) and author Walter Breen.
    Both of Moira’s parents led lives of unrestrained homosexual sex. Moira’s book discloses that her mother molested her from the time she was three years old until she was 12. Her talk, Growing Up with Gay: Why Christians Promote Chastity will be based on her childhood memoir, The Last Closet: The Dark Side of Avalon.
    Ms. Greyland will receive the Public Witness of the Year Award at the Awards Dinner Friday night. She will also perform the world-premiere of her original song, "The Monster’s Lullaby," based on her experiences.
  • Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse was a 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 six books and spoken around the world 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 a Ph.D.at the University of Rochester and taught economics at Yale and George Mason Universities.
    Dr. Morse will close the Summit, speaking on “We Can Make A Difference.”

Regarding the program, Morse commented, “It’s hard to imagine a better-credentialed group to refute the Sexual Revolution’s myths. This all-star program will help us arrive at a better understanding of how we got where we are today and what we can do about it.”

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Abused Daughter of Famed Science Fiction Writer to Receive Award at Survivors of the Sexual Revolution Summit

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The Ruth Institute will award Ms. Moira Greyland the Public Witness of the Year Award for her autobiography, The Last Closet: The Dark Side of Avalon. The Ruth Institute will make this award at the kick-off dinner to the First Annual Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution on April 26-27 in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Ms. Greyland is the only daughter of bestselling science fiction author and feminist icon, Marion Zimmer Bradley (author of The Mists of Avalon series, among other works). Ms. Greyland’s father, Walter Breen, was also a famous author.

Both of Moira’s parents led lives of unrestrained homosexual sex, which included molesting their own children. Moira’s book discloses that her mother molested her from the time she was three-years-old until she was 12. Moira caught her father in the act of molesting an 11-year-old boy and called the police. Her father died in prison. The rest of her family never forgave her.

Ruth Institute Founder and President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D. praised Greyland for her bravery in exposing the truth of her seemingly perfect family: “We are proud to honor Moira Greyland for her brave and honest book. No sugar-coating here. Besides receiving the Public Witness of the Year Award, Ms. Greyland will be the keynote speaker at our Awards Dinner.”

The Summit will focus on Survivors of Divorce, as well as Survivors of the LGBT sub-culture. The Summit will feature testimonies from people who describe themselves as “once-gay” as well as adult children of divorce and abandoned spouses, who are nonetheless faithful to their marriage vows.

Other speakers will include:

  • Dr. Stephen Baskerville (Professor of Government, Patrick Henry College, author of The New Politics of Sex: The Sexual Revolution, Civil Liberties and the Expansion of Government Power) on “How No-Fault Divorce Empowers the State.”
  • Mrs. Leila Miller (Catholic blogger, mother of eight and author of Primal Loss: The Now-Adult Children of Divorce Speak) on “The Lifelong Impact of Divorce on Children”
  • Jeff Morgan (Divorce Reform Activist) on divorce reform in Texas
  • Dr. Robert Gagnon (Professor of New Testament, Houston Baptist University, author of The Bible and Homosexual Practice: Texts and Hermeneutics) on “What the Church Really Teaches About Homosexual Activity.”
  • Fr. D. Paul Sullins, Ph.D. (author of The Ruth Institute’s Clergy Sex Abuse Report) on “The Impact of Same-Sex Parenting on Children, and the Impact of the Homosexual Sub-Culture on Clergy Sex Abuse in the Catholic Church.”

Morse observed “The Summit will rip the mask off the Sexual Revolution, which has left millions of ruined lives in its wake. Besides exposing the seedy truth about the revolution, the Ruth Institute is helping to turn victims into survivors and survivors into activists for the family.”

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Historic Summit Rips Mask from the Lies of the Sexual Revolution

Finally, Victims and Survivors of the Sexual Revolution will get their turn at the microphone!

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History will be made in Lake Charles, LA. on April 27, when the Ruth Institute holds its first annual Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution.

Ruth Institute Founder and President, Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D. stated:

“The Summit is historic because:

  • The false promises of the Sexual Revolution are unravelling all around us.
  • Its supporters are doubling-down defending their outrageous policies.
  • No one but the Ruth Institute has the guts to challenge the whole rotten ideology.”

The Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution is unique because it features top experts on the impact of divorce and the gay life-style on individuals and society. In addition, the Summit also includes “Survivor Panels” featuring people who have suffered from the lies of the Sexual Revolution.

Dr Morse charges: “Far from liberating, the Sexual Revolution has left millions of ruined lives in its wake. Casualties of one history’s most destructive revolutions keep piling up:”

  • 45 million children of divorce
  • 70% of divorces include a “reluctant partner” who’d like to stay married
  • 900,000 refugees from the gay lifestyle
  • 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted disease every year.

“The Summit will rip the mask off the Sexual Revolution,” Morse promised.

Expert Keynote Speakers will include:

  • Dr. Stephen Baskerville (Professor of Government, Patrick Henry College, author of The New Politics of Sex: The Sexual Revolution, Civil Liberties and the Expansion of Government Power) “How No-Fault Divorce Empowers the State.”
  • Mrs. Leila Miller (Catholic blogger, mother of eight and author of Primal Loss: The Now-Adult Children of Divorce Speak) “The Lifelong Impact of Divorce on Children”
  • Dr. Robert Gagnon (Professor of New Testament, Houston Baptist University, author of The Bible and Homosexual Practice: Texts and Hermeneutics) “What the Church Really Teaches About Homosexual Activity: Refuting Common Pro-Homosexual Scriptural Misinterpretations.”
  • Fr. D. Paul Sullins, Ph.D. (author of The Ruth Institute’s Clergy Sex Abuse Report) “The Impact of Same-Sex Parenting on Children, and the Impact of the Homosexual Sub-Culture on Clergy Sex Abuse in the Catholic Church.”

There will also be panels by Adult Children of Divorce and Abandoned Spouses, as well as refugees from the gay lifestyle, presenting first-hand testimony.

The evening before the Summit, there will be an Awards Dinner where scholars, leaders and activists will be honored for their contributions to the pro-family cause.

For more information on the Summit’s program, go to: ruthinstitute.org/upcoming-events/survivors-summit

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“Cardinal Mahony: Listen to the Survivors!” Ruth Institute Prez. Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse urges Cardinal Mahony to Read Testimony by Victims of Clerical Sex Abuse Posted on the Ruth Institute Blog

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As part of its campaign to persuade Cardinal Roger Mahony to withdraw as a speaker at Los Angeles Religious Education Congress (March 22-24), Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D. urged the Cardinal to read the testimony of survivors posted on the Institute’s blog, Tell Ruth the Truth.

“There Cardinal Mahony will read horrifying accounts of those victimized by  priests, among other predators. One woman said it’s been close to 20 years since she was repeatedly raped by a parish priest as a teenager. She suffers from PTSD and still has occasional flashbacks,” Morse disclosed.

“Though she remains a loyal Catholic, she relates that ‘to this day, looking at the white collar that priests wear sometimes causes anxiety.’ How much more so when Cardinal Mahony (head of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles from 1985 to 2011) speaks at a Catholic educational conference where he will interact with young people,” Morse explained.

Dr. Morse emphasized: “Even if the perpetrator was not a priest, the seeming indifference of Church leaders triggers painful memories for childhood sex abuse survivors. These people should be able to attend a religious education gathering without being triggered by the insensitivity of the Church, exemplified by Cardinal Mahony’s presence at the podium.”

Despite an online petition and other appeals, Cardinal Mahony still seems determined to speak at the Congress. A statement released by the L.A. archdiocesan communications director says the Cardinal has “apologized for mistakes of the past.”

Morse responded, “Cardinal Mahony is not acting like a man who is sorry. To call what these victims of clerical sex abuse endured ‘mistakes of the past,’ is insulting to the point of being borderline obscene.”

And Cardinal Mahony was in the thick of the scandal. Says Morse, “He had a terrible record of covering up clergy sex abuse, to the extent that the Archdiocese of Los Angeles was forced to pay out $660 million in damages – the largest such settlement in the Church’s history.”

Another victim whose testimony is posted on the Ruth blog writes: “To Cardinal Mahony, I’d like to say, humble yourself, be honest about the past, and repent, both publicly and privately. Don’t make things worse by speaking from a place of authority because you’ve lost the credibility necessary.”

The Ruth Institute is a global non-profit, inter-faith organization dedicated to fighting the Sexual Revolution and helping survivors to heal. It defends the family at home and in the public square and equips others to do the same.

 

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Ruth Institute President Calls Response to Request That Cardinal Mahony Withdraw from Education Conference “Pathetic”

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“Pathetic.” That’s how Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D. characterized the response from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to the Institute’s petition calling on Cardinal Roger Mahony to withdraw as a speaker at the L.A. Religious Education Congress (March 22-24).

“The Cardinal has become a symbol of the mishandling of sex abuse complaints,” said Morse. “For him to address a Catholic education conference at this time is wildly in appropriate.”

Morse notes that, as head of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles from 1985 to 2011, “Cardinal Mahony had a terrible record of covering up sex abuse, to such an extent that the Archdiocese was forced to pay $660 million in damages – the largest such settlement in the Church’s history.”

In response to a request from America magazine, Carolina G. Guevara, archdiocesan communications director, stated that Mahony “apologized for mistakes of the past” and “met personally with victims and established a Victims Assistance Office to ensure that they would receive the support to help them through the healing process.”

Said Morse, “To call the horror of clerical sex abuse, and the Cardinal’s role in covering it up, ‘mistakes of the past’ is an understatement of epic proportions.”

“It’s good that Cardinal Mahony met with some victims of crimes he may have helped to cover up,” Morse observed. “But, if he’d acted responsibly when he was in a position of authority, there wouldn’t be as many victims in need of healing. Guevara’s statement is a weak rationalization for inexcusable conduct that diminishes the suffering of victims. Imagine how they will feel when he speaks at a conference where he will, in part, interact with youth.”

Morse added: “For the sake of victims, and the pain that never goes away, the Cardinal should do the decent thing and withdraw from the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress.”

The Ruth Institute is a global non-profit, non-denominational organization dedicated to fighting the Sexual Revolution and helping survivors to heal. It defends the family at home and in the public square and equips others to do the same.

To sign the petition asking that Cardinal Mahony withdraw from the L.A. Congress, go here.

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