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Ruth Inst. Applauds Diocese of Lansing, Slams State of Virginia, for Stands on Gender Ideology

January 20, 2021

For Immediate Release

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Ruth Inst. Applauds Diocese of Lansing, Slams State of Virginia, for Stands on Gender Ideology

“The Ruth Institute congratulates the Catholic Diocese of Lansing, Michigan, for siding with nature and science against ideology,” said Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., founder and president of the Ruth Institute.

On January 15, the Lansing diocese launched a policy on gender identity based on the Congregation for Catholic Education’s 2019 document, “Male and Female He Created Them.” The document rejects “any ‘gender theory’ that denies the difference and reciprocity in nature of a man and a woman.”

“Finally, an institution is willing to stand up to the gender ideology, which is sweeping government and our schools,” said Morse. “The diocese’s policy provides that students and parents be addressed with pronouns in accordance with their biological sex. Students will participate in sports and use bathrooms, showers, and changing rooms on the same basis.


“This is consistent with respect for the biological reality of male and female. The diocesan policy also reflects Catholic teaching that the differences between male and female are part of God’s design and gifts to be accepted and cherished,” Morse explained.

The diocesan policy recognizes that gender dysphoria “is a real psychological condition which causes real human suffering that has to be met with genuine compassion, rooted in truth and love, and accompanied by the highest standards of pastoral care.”

Morse noted that studies have shown that the vast majority of young people with gender dysphoria diagnoses who are supported in their biological sex, eventually become comfortable with their bodies.

“No one is ‘born in the wrong body.’ The diocesan policy is authentic compassion,” Morse said.

She contrasted the Lansing Diocese with the Virginia Department of Education, which claims that male and female are merely “labels” that are “typically assigned at birth.”

Virginia’s policies require that students be allowed to use the bathroom, etc. of their choice. Teachers and administrators are not allowed to question the action. Not using a student’s preferred pronoun is considered a form of harassment to be met with disciplinary action.

Morse charged, “For the Commonwealth of Virginia, modesty is irrelevant. Girls will not be allowed to object to the presence of boys in places where their bodies are exposed. Virginia’s policies encourage voyeurism and punish those who protest this gross invasion of privacy. Under Virginia’s policies, to refuse to endorse a student’s fantasy is an offense to be equated with racial or religious discrimination.”

There’s nothing compassionate about subscribing to an individual’s fantasy world and punishing those who refuse to endorse their delusions,” Morse said. “Men who say they are women are the legal equivalent of humans with women’s bodies. There is certainly nothing ‘pro-woman’ about saying that women’s bodies are irrelevant,” Morse declared. “The State of Virginia is erasing womanhood. Those of us who believe in eternal truth must oppose the folly of our times.”

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.


Removal of Healthy Breasts from Adolescents is Unconscionable, Says Ruth Inst.

January 11, 2021

For Immediate Release

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Removal of Healthy Breasts from Adolescents is Unconscionable, Says Ruth Inst.

“Removing healthy breasts is irrevocable and unconscionable,” said Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., in response to the California Department of Insurance stating insurance companies must pay for the breast removal of teenaged girls “transitioning” to boys.

Further, these operations are no longer to be considered cosmetic but required “reconstructive” surgery to remove “abnormal structures of the body caused by congenital defects.” Morse responded, “How’s that for a string of euphemisms?


“Is anyone telling these children that this move is irrevocable?” Morse asked. “Is anyone telling them that regardless of how they feel in the future, they are giving up their ability to breastfeed a child forever?”

Morse also noted: “Late last year, a high court in the United Kingdom ruled that minors suffering from gender dysphoria are unable to give informed consent to hormone-blocking drugs. But in California, minors can consent to double mastectomies.

“The California Department of Insurance has become a rubber stamp for the gay lobby,” Morse said. “Its decision isn’t medical but ideological. It’s based on the dogma that if a teenaged girl decides she’s a boy and wants to have her body surgically altered to resemble that of a boy, her decision must be celebrated and facilitated.

“What insanity, for someone in authority to tell impressionable teenaged girls that if they think they might want to be a boy, their breasts are just getting in the way and they should go under the surgeon’s knife.”

Dr. Michelle Cretella, MD, FCP, President of the American College of Pediatricians flatly stated: “This active promotion of transgenderism has resulted in massive uncontrolled and unconsented experimentation on children and adolescents. This is child abuse.”

Dr. Cretella spoke at the Ruth Institute’s 2020 Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution on “Medical Tragedies of the Sexual Revolution.”

On January 5, Morse was interviewed on the California Insurance Department’s decision on the One America News Network.

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.


New House Rules Erase Women, says Ruth Institute

January 6, 2021

For Immediate Release

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New House Rules Erase Women, says Ruth Institute

“It’s ironic that Nancy Pelosi – the first female Speaker of the House – is erasing women in the name of ‘inclusiveness,’” said Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., speaking of the new House of Representatives diversity rules.

The rules, which were adopted by a straight party-line vote Monday, replace “father,” “mother,” “son,” “daughter,” “sister” and “brother,” with “parent,” “child” and “sibling.” “Himself” and “herself” are now “themself.” The phrase “He or she serves” morphs into “such member serves.”

Morse responded: “I’m not a spouse, parent or sibling. I’m a wife, mother and sister. It’s easy to shrug this off as the Speaker pandering to the radical wing of her party, after barely surviving a challenge to her leadership. It is also easy to ridicule this latest move. But the Sexual Revolutionaries are deadly serious. And they control an immense amount of power, money, and influence.”

 


 

Morse observed: “Mandating the removal of gender-specific words is the latest attempt by the Sexual State to grab power by creating an alternate reality. In the real world in which we live, there are men and women, nothing else. The Sexual Revolutionaries claim that all they want to do is to make men who think they’re women, and vice versa, feel better about themselves. In reality, powerful people like Nancy Pelosi are creating an unending stream of offenses, large and small, so they can turn on people whenever they want.

“Whatever happened to ‘follow the science?’” Morse continued. “As a matter of scientific fact, a man doesn’t become a woman by saying he ‘identifies’ as a woman, or by altering his body with surgery and drugs. Likewise, changing the rules of the House of Representatives to discard gender-specific terms will have absolutely no effect on human nature.

“Mrs. Pelosi’s official biography mentions her ‘husband’ and late ‘father.’ As the champion of language inclusion, shouldn’t she change that to ‘spouse’ and ‘parent’?” Morse inquired.

“I warned during the gay marriage debate that cutting marriage free from gender would lead to the end of gendered language and the end of gender itself,” Morse said. “The goal wasn’t really to improve the lives of the lesbian couple next door. The real end-game was, and is, to create a dream world in which the sex of the body is completely irrelevant to anything in law and society. No more mothers and fathers on birth certificates: only Parent A and Parent B. Now here we are, less than ten years out, with full-on female erasure.”

Last August, the Ruth Institute expressed similar concerns when CNN and the American Cancer Society urged cancer screening for “individuals with a cervix” instead of women.

“This isn’t equality. It’s a fantasy ideology. It’s misogynistic tyranny,” 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.

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

 

 



Ruth Inst: NBC News Lost All Credibility When It Defended PornHub

January 4, 2021

For Immediate Release

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Ruth Inst: NBC News Lost All Credibility When It Defended PornHub

“NBC’s hypocrisy is sickening,” said Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., president of the Ruth Institute. “While it smears the Institute and other pro-family organizations as ‘hate groups,’ it defends PornHub, a major distributor of pedophilia videos.”

Morse reported: “On December 9 and December 12, NBC published stories claiming to expose how ‘anti-gay hate groups,’ including the Ruth Institute, benefited from the Pay Check Protection Program. The network’s stories relied on information from the notoriously partisan, and frequently inaccurate, Southern Poverty Law Center.”


Then, on December 15, Olivia Solon, co-author of the December 9 story, did a piece tacitly defending PornHub. She said “sex workers” were suffering since credit card companies cracked down on Pornhub for allowing videos showing rape and the sexual abuse of children.

The move by Mastercard, Visa, and Discover was based on a New York Times article, which showed that the mega-porn site was one of the world’s leading purveyors of child pornography. A search on the site for “girls under 18’’ and “14 yo” each yielded more than 100,000 videos.

“While we work to prevent sexual abuse and to help victims heal, NBC is an apologist for one the world’s leading sites promoting abuse,” Morse charged. “This is what makes its smears of the Ruth Institute and other groups defending children and the family particularly ironic.”

That’s only the latest instance of NBC’s credibility problems. Ronan Farrow, former NBC investigative reporter, says the network ordered him to stop investigating convicted sexual predator Harvey Weinstein. Farrow believes that was because Weinstein had evidence against Matt Lauer, NBC’s Today Show anchor fired in 2017 for inappropriate sexual behavior.

“For NBC, the best line of defense seems to be a smear,” Morse said. "No one should take NBC seriously as a news organization. A propaganda producer, sure. But a credible news source? I don't think so."

Partnering with LifePetitions, the Ruth Institute has an online petition calling on NBC News to stop the smears. To date, it has collected more than 9,700 signers.

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.

 


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