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Ruth Inst. Promotes Reality, Opens Transgender Resource Center

March 30, 2021

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Ruth Inst. Promotes Reality, Opens Transgender Resource Center

“Our Transgender Resource Center is an invaluable tool for those opposed to the transgender ideology,” said Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D.

“Transgenderism is a fraud. An individual can no more change his sex than his species. It’s imprinted in his DNA. A man born a man, and a woman born a woman, will remain such until the end of his or her life. Neither surgery nor hormone therapy will change that,” Morse said.

The opening of the Transgender Resource Center comes on the eve of the “Transgender Day of Visibility,” March 31.


“I’m not sure ‘Resource Center’ adequately describes what’s available here,” Morse said. “There are stories such as Maritza’s, who lived as a female to male transsexual for 17 years before detransitioning, as well as links to outspoken detransitioner, Walt Heyer, author of Trans Life Survivors.

“There are important interviews with doctors on the front lines, such as Dr. Michelle Cretella, who has analyzed gender dysphoria in depth, and Dr. Andre Von Mol, who successfully challenged the claim that surgery improved the mental health of gender dysphoric patients.

Dr. Erin Brewer tells her story of being sexually assaulted as a child, deciding that being a boy would keep her safe, and ultimately being protected from a lifetime of transgenderism by a sensitive therapist.

“We have resources for teachers and school administrators, such as the School Resource Guide from the Child and Parental Rights Campaign, and resources for parents, such as the Parent Resource Guide from the Minnesota Family Council.”

Morse added: “They’ll say we’re hateful for sharing these stories and providing these resources. But the transgender movement is doing irreparable harm, especially to impressionable adolescents, and that’s the ultimate form of hate. The truth may be unpleasant – even painful – but it’s never hateful. Denying reality is what causes the greatest harm in the long run.

“The significance of the transgender movement goes far beyond one piece of legislation, one nomination, or one day designated to celebrate transgenderism. It’s a movement that seeks to upend reality. That’s why the Ruth Institute’s Transgender Resource Center is so timely and so crucial for those fighting gender dystopia.”

Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse is the author of The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies Are Destroying Lives

The Ruth Institute is a global non-profit organization, leading an international interfaith coalition to defend the family and build a civilization of love.

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


Bill Clinton/ Kamala Harris forum on “Empowering Women” is Hypocrisy, Notes Ruth Inst.

March 31, 2021

For Immediate Release

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Bill Clinton/ Kamala Harris forum on “Empowering Women” is Hypocrisy, Notes Ruth Inst.

“You’ve got to be kidding,” Ruth Institute President, Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., said of Vice President Harris doing a webcast forum on ‘empowering women and girls’ with former President Bill Clinton last week. “Neither Clinton nor Harris are credible promoters of ‘empowering women and girls.’”

Charges of sexual harassment and assault have plagued the former president throughout his career. The current VP lost all credibility on the sexual harassment issue due to her partisan interpretation of this term, pointedly ignoring charges of misconduct by Democrats and blindly accepting such charges against Republicans.


During the 2018 hearings on Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination, then-Senator Harris said she believedthe woman who accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault decades earlier. “It takes an extraordinary amount of courage” for a woman to testify against a man nominated for “one of the most powerful positions” in the land, Harris explained at the time.

Morse asked, “Does the Vice President believe the many women who have accused Clinton of a variety of sex crimes over the years? Does she believe Juanita Broaddrick, who says Clinton raped her in 1978, or Paula Jones, who says he exposed himself to her when she was an Arkansas state employee?

“How can Harris not cringe at sharing the spotlight with a man who had a sexual relationship with an intern almost 30 years his junior and then lied about it under oath?”

Morse added: “The week after the Harris-Clinton forum, a 10th woman has come forward to accuse New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual improprieties. Harris has steadfastly refused to comment on this embattled governor in her own party. In this case, silence is not golden.

“Perhaps her own extra-marital relationship with then California Assembly Speaker Willie Brown has colored her views,” Morse speculated. Harris got her start in California politics with a $70,000-a-year patronage job ($120,000 in today’s money) from her then boyfriend.

“What all these ‘pro-women’ politicians have in common is that they are pro-abortion,” Morse charged. “According to Sexual Revolutionaries, ‘empowering women’ means delivering women into the hands of powerful men, without those men ever having to worry about the responsibilities of fatherhood.

“How ironic,” Morse declared. “People of faith who advocate for lifelong married love are supposedly out of touch, old-fashioned and anti-woman. Men and women who have lived a lifetime of fidelity to their spouses are told to admire and emulate people like Kamala Harris and Bill Clinton. The hypocrisy of the Sexual Revolutionaries is stunning.”

Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse is the author of The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies Are Destroying Lives

The Ruth Institute is a global non-profit organization, leading an international interfaith coalition to defend the family and build a civilization of love.

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

 


Ruth Inst. Board Member Paul Jonna Named CA Lawyer of the Year

March 26, 2021

For Immediate Release

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Ruth Inst. Board Member Paul Jonna Named CA Lawyer of the Year

Paul M. Jonna, an attorney with the firm of LiMandri & Jonna in Rancho Santa Fe, CA, and a member of the Ruth Institute’s Board of Directors, was selected as a 2021 California Lawyer Attorney of Year in the Constitutional Law Category by the Los Angeles Daily Journal, an honor he shared with his partner Charles LiMandri.

Jonna and LiMandri were recognized for their outstanding work defending a San Diego church against Gov. Gavin Newsom’s order banning indoor worship during the COVID lockdown, treating houses of worship as “nonessential,” unlike retail establishments.


Eventually, the Supreme Court decided in a 6-3 ruling in February 2021, that the state had discriminated against religion by applying stricter standards to houses of worship than retail stores, in violation of the First Amendment.

Regarding the award, Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., commented: “We are so proud of Paul and his association with the Ruth Institute. He’s been in the forefront of protecting constitutional rights against government overreach in high-profile cases involving religious freedom and the Sexual Revolution.”

Jonna represented a California bakery when the Department of Fair Employment sought to force it to make custom wedding cakes for same-sex couples.

He also represented investigative journalist David Daleiden who exposed a Planned Parenthood clinic’s sale of fetal body parts. The abortion industry seeks to punish Daleiden in ongoing litigation. Jonna is Special Counsel for the Thomas More Society in these cases.

On February 21, 2020, Paul Jonna was a guest on the Ruth Institute’s Dr. J Show discussing his work on the same-sex wedding cake and Daleiden cases.

On joining the Ruth Institute’s Board of Directors in 2019, Jonna remarked: “The Ruth Institute’s focus on defending the family and helping victims of the Sexual Revolution is more important than ever in today’s cultural climate.”

Jonna was selected by the San Diego Business Journal as one of the “Best of the Bar” for 2016 and 2017 and was named to the Super Lawyers’ 2019, 2020, and 2021 San Diego Rising Stars list.

Jonna previously worked at national law firms handling multi-billion-dollar cases for a broad range of large corporate clients. He earned a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law, where he was Comments Editor of San Diego Law Review, and earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. He’s also a former three-term President and current member of the Board of the St. Thomas More Society of San Diego. Jonna also serves as the President of the San Diego Chapter of Legatus.

The Ruth Institute is a global non-profit organization, leading an international interfaith coalition to defend the family and build a civilization of love.

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

 


Ruth Inst. Coalitions Director to Speak at Kenya Life Symposium

March 19, 2021

For Immediate Release

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Ruth Inst. Coalitions Director to Speak at Kenya Life Symposium

Ruth Institute Coalitions Director Don Feder will speak at a Virtual Life Symposium sponsored by the Kenya Christian Professionals Forum (KCPF) on March 23, 9:00 am to noon, East Africa Time (ET plus 7 hours). Feder will speak on “The View from Sinai: A Jewish Perspective on Abortion.”

“Abortion and everything that goes with it is a repudiation of Judeo-Christian ethics, which started at Sinai,” Feder said. “It’s a reversion to bloody pagan times with human sacrifices, slavery and the ethic of might makes right.”


The virtual symposium is part of KCPF’s Life Week. The theme is “Man where are you?” (Genesis 3:9) Other activities include Life Sunday, March 21, on which church leaders, priests and pastors are encouraged to give sermons focusing on the protection of human life.

Patience Mutie Muthenya, KCPF Programs Manager explains: “For a long time, pregnancy and childbirth have been considered a woman’s affair. In the same note, abortion rights have been touted as women’s rights. The man’s role has been relegated to that of observer. This year, we are calling upon men to rise up and take their place – to rise up and protect women from rape, from abortions, and from the loss of lives due to hemorrhage during childbirth, through blood donations.”

Ruth Institute President, Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D. said, “We are proud to be partnering with the Kenya Christian Professionals Forum, which is doing such vital work to protect life and the family in Eastern Africa. We’re always happy to support the prolife movement in Kenya.”

Other speakers at the Virtual Life Symposium will include Richard Kakeeto (Catholic University of Eastern Africa), Dr. Wahome Ngare (Kenya Catholic Doctors Assn.), Dr. Jean Kagia (Protecting Life Movement Trust) and Aketch Aimba (Pearls and Treasures, a pregnancy resource center). Dr. Nagare was a guest on the Dr. J Show on December 18 to discuss the abortion issue in Africa.

Besides his work with the Ruth Institute, Feder was a syndicated columnist for 19 years. He also helped organize pro-family conferences and other events in the Caribbean, Latin America and Europe. In Africa, he’s spoken in Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Malawi.

Advance registration for the Kenya Virtual Life Forum is required.

Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse is the author of The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies Are Destroying Lives

The Ruth Institute is a global non-profit organization, leading an international interfaith coalition to defend the family and build a civilization of love.

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

 


Amazon is “Cancel Culture Central” says Ruth Inst.

March 16, 2021

For Immediate Release

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Amazon is “Cancel Culture Central” says Ruth Inst.

Amazon’s latest ban is When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment by Ryan T. Anderson. “Amazon is becoming ‘Cancel Culture Central,’” said Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., President of the Ruth Institute. “They’re rapidly moving from selling books to the high-tech equivalent of burning books.”

A group of senators wrote to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos asking for an explanation, since Amazon still carries a number of Anderson’s books and sold When Harry Became Sally from its publication in 2018 until just a few weeks ago.


When questioned, Amazon refers to its ill-defined standards, including a refusal to sell books considered “hateful.” Morse wondered, “Why weren’t these titles ‘hateful’ for the years Amazon offered them, but suddenly are now?

“How does a scientific debate violate Amazon’s sacred standards,” Morse asked. “The arguments in all of these books are presented dispassionately and backed by scientific data and expert opinion.”

Morse notes that the timing is suspicious. “Amazon dropped Anderson’s book on transgenderism the same week that Congress took up the so-called Equality Act, adding ‘transgenders’ to groups protected by civil rights law.

“This is not Amazon’s first episode of censorship,” Morse observed. “In 2019, they banned all books by the late Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, Sr., M.D., the father of reparative therapy. More recently, Amazon abruptly canceled the MassResistance book, The Health Hazards of Homosexuality, a book it helped to publish.”

Amazon is just the tip of the iceberg. In February, Twitter cancelled the account of Focus on the Family’s Daily Citizen for describing Biden’s nominee for Assistant Secretary for Health at the Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. Rachel Levine, as “a transgender woman, that is, a man who believes he is a woman.”

Morse said: “That description is fully in accord with biology. Amazon and the rest of the high-tech establishment want to pretend that the debate on transgenderism is closed. In fact, they’re terrified of a discussion because they know full well that there’s nothing scientific about a man ‘identifying’ as a woman. Did he somehow change his DNA?”

Morse noted that Amazon’s standards allow it to continue selling Hitler’s Mein Kampf. Morse explained: “Other than a few neo-Nazi crackpots, no one is influenced by Mein Kampf. A reasonable person reading scientific arguments against transgenderism just might be persuaded. The High-Tech Establishment is so committed to the transgender ideology, they won’t take that risk.”

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. Files “S*xual Orientation and Gender Identity” Submission to United Nations

March 11, 2021

For Immediate Release

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Ruth Inst. Files “S*xual Orientation and Gender Identity” Submission to United Nations

The Ruth Institute submitted a memorandum to the United Nation’s expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI). However, “We have no illusions of having an impact on the UN’s expert,” Ruth Inst. president Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., said. “His mandate is based on the theory that sexual orientation and gender identity are innate, which we emphatically reject. But it’s equally clear that we and groups like us must oppose the gender ideology being pushed by UN bureaucracy.”

The Ruth Institute submission makes the following points:


1. SOGI-based policies are themselves a form of violence and discrimination against women and girls who wish to maintain their privacy, modesty, and physical safety.

2. Gender Identity laws would eliminate all sex-based protections for women and girls, which required decades to achieve. Among other things, it would require female athletes to compete against biological males who say they’re female, with the latter’s superior strength, endurance, speed, and agility.

3 SOGI laws would require Catholic physicians and hospitals to provide “trans-gender” drugs and surgery in violation of their conscience.

4. Such laws would criminalize speech by labeling criticism a form of bias.

5. Gender Identity is anti-science. A man or woman can’t change their sex, because they can’t alter their DNA, regardless of what they do to their bodies with drugs and surgery.

6. SOGI polices are an attack on the family. Activists often push for indoctrination in schools and media, and “transitioning” for minors, often without parental knowledge or consent.

7. SOGI policies are an assault on Christianity and Judaism, which acknowledge that God created us male and female, and that sex is inherent to our nature. Gender Identity ideologues believe such ideas are bigoted and encourage violence against the “transgendered.”

8. A gender regime would force people to lie about the physical reality of male and female and thus corrupt themselves.

Other groups opposing the UN’s SOGI push include Family Watch International, the UN Human Rights Caucus, the Compassion Coalition, Partners for Ethical Care, and the Women’s Liberation Front.

Morse mused: “I’m sure the countries which ratified the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 never imagined the day would come when the concept of man and woman would be under attack at the United Nations. SOGI is the most far-reaching attempt to rewrite the laws of nature and force adherence to a totalitarian gender ideology.”

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. Resource Center Fights Censorship and Propaganda

March 9, 2021

For Immediate Release

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Ruth Inst. Resource Center Fights Censorship and Propaganda

“I’m proud to announce that the Ruth Institute has opened its on-line Resource Center on Censorship and Propaganda,” said Ruth Institute President, Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D.

Morse observed: “Thoughtful people from across the political spectrum are becoming alarmed by the ‘Cancel Culture,’ Big Tech censorship, and the endless flow of distorted ‘news’ that amounts to propaganda. Big Tech’s origin and lifeblood is the free flow of information, and yet they are leading the charge to censor everything from books to postings, websites to Tweets. At the same time, the media pushes insidiously disguised propaganda. The Legacy Media, along with Tech Giants like Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Twitter, have moved from the information/communications business to the censorship and propaganda business.”


Morse urged: “In our work defending the family, the Ruth Institute has become increasingly convinced that the premises of the Sexual Revolution are simply false. Those who promote the Sexual Revolution must resort to distortion, half-truths, propaganda, and outright censorship. We created The Ruth Institute Propaganda and Censorship Resource Center to help people learn to identify and fight propaganda.”

The Resource Center includes reports and videos such as:

“Why the constant censorship is not surprising.” This short video from Dr. Morse explains how the utopian fantasies of so many in the ruling class create a need for censorship. Anyone who points out for instance, that the Sexual Revolution is harming people, must be silenced.

“How I helped the Sexual Revolution hijack the women’s movement.” This is a video (with transcript) of a speech by former Cosmopolitan writer Sue Ellen Browder, explaining how and why the “Cosmo Girl” was invented.

“How unbiased are the fact checkers?” Dr. Morse interviews “Just Facts” Founder Jim Agresti on how and why “Fact-Checkers” so often miss the mark.

“Removed book – a talk with the author of The Health Hazards of Homosexuality.” Gay sex is risky. No one has ever refuted the contents of this book, but Amazon removed it and the authors’ account. This interview tells the whole story.

“NBC again smears the Ruth Institute as a hate group,” is one of a series of press releases in which the Ruth Institute responds to the bogus “hate group” claims.

“This is only a small taste of the materials available at the Ruth Institute’s Censorship and Propaganda Resource Center now,” Morse said. “We’ll include more and more resources over time. Our goals are to educate, activate and inspire. People are increasingly fed up with the steady diet of political correctness, and exhausted from trying to sort through the latest nonsense. We’re giving people the tools and the confidence to identify propaganda for themselves.”

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.

 



“Equality Act” Will Force Us to Lie Says Ruth Institute

March 3, 2021

For Immediate Release

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“Equality Act” Will Force Us to Lie Says Ruth Institute

The “Equality Act” making its way through Congress will force people to lie about the reality of biological sex and, by lying, to corrupt themselves,” said Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D.

“The Equality Act will require us to affirm that a man who says he’s a woman is in fact, in every way, a woman. If you can make people tell such an obvious lie, you can get them to do anything,” Morse said.

The bill, which passed the House on February 18, would amend the U.S. Civil Rights Act to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected classes.


“But it goes far beyond that,” Morse said. “A man who says he’s a woman could stay overnight in a shelter for battered women. A convicted rapist who says he’s a woman could be housed in a women’s prison. The bill will force our daughters to use bathrooms, changing room and showers with biological males who say they are females. This is the height of insanity.

“If the so-called Equality Act becomes law, it will destroy women’s sports. For years, ‘progressives’ insisted on absolute equality between men and women’s sports. Clinton Administration officials went around closing men’s wrestling and swimming programs to achieve this goal. Now, in the name of a bogus equality, self-styled champions of women are killing women’s sports by forcing women and girls to compete with males who are, by their nature, stronger, faster and have greater endurance.

“I find it mystifying that a party that puts itself forth as a champion of women could do this to real flesh-and-blood women,” Morse charged.

“The ‘Equality Act’ would require Catholic physicians and hospitals to prescribe hormone treatments and perform surgery in violation of their conscience. Employers would not be allowed to discriminate on the basis of ‘gender identity.’ Airlines would have to use male TSA guards who say they are women to do pat-downs of biological, that is, real women.”

Morse warned, “We are on the verge of becoming a totalitarian society where the government commands citizens to lie. If this monstrosity becomes law, we will have gone over the edge and into uncharted territory.”

There’s a good chance the misnamed Equality Act can be stopped in the Senate, where 60 votes are needed to end a filibuster. Morse urged senators to “‘follow the science,’ in President Biden’s immortal words, and not endorse a deceptive appeal to minority rights. We cannot allow ideology to trump reality.”

Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse is the author of The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies Are Destroying Lives

The Ruth Institute is a global non-profit organization, leading an international interfaith coalition to defend the family and build a civilization of love.

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


Women’s Rights “Champions” Show Pattern of Abuse Notes Ruth Inst.

March 1, 2021

For Immediate Release

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“New York’s Gov. Cuomo is yet another prominent Democrat and self-proclaimed ‘champion of women’s rights’ who’s come under fire for sexual harassment of subordinates,” said Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D.

Last week, Cuomo was accused of sexually harassing two ex-aides. One said he forcibly kissed her on the lips and invited to her play strip poker with him. The other claims he asked if she was “monogamous” and whether she’d ever had sex with older men. Cuomo is 63; the woman is 25.

Cuomo denied both allegations, though he does admit to being “playful” at times and says he can see where his playfulness might be misinterpreted. Morse responded, “I fail to see the humor here. There’s nothing playful about forcibly kissing someone on the lips. What it is, is sexual assault.”


Morse remarked that Cuomo’s situation appears to be part of a pattern. “Among the prominent Democrats who’ve been credibly accused of sexual harassment are Al Franken, who was forced to resign from the Senate; Bill Clinton, who admitted to perjury to cover up his affair with an intern decades his junior; the late Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Appeals Court; and President Biden himself. During last year’s campaign, a woman said Biden had sexually assaulted her when she was an intern in his Senate office.”

Morse observed, “Each of these men is pro-abortion. Each has a reputation as a champion of women’s rights. In 2019, Gov. Cuomo signed what was called the most sweeping protections against workplace harassment then enacted.

“But when these so-called champions of women’s rights get women alone, it’s often a different story,” Morse said. “Meanwhile, Sexual Revolutionaries in the media ridicule former Vice President Pence for his policy of never being alone with a woman. ‘Prudish,’ they say. ‘Out of touch,’ they say. But there are no credible accusations of sexual harassment against the former Vice President,” Morse noted.

Morse also addressed the disparity in feminist treatment of Democrats and Republicans. “During the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, then-Senator Kamala Harris asked why his accuser would come forward to challenge a ‘powerful man’ if her allegations weren’t true? Doesn’t that logic apply here too?”Morse asked. “Instead, the silence from feminists is deafening.”

The Ruth Institute joins a bi-partisan group of New York state legislators in calling for an independent investigation of the charges against Governor Cuomo.

Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse is the author of The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies Are Destroying Lives.

The Ruth Institute is a global non-profit organization, leading an international interfaith coalition to defend the family and build a civilization of love.

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

 

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