Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., Founder and President of the Ruth Institute, said replacing a noted humanitarian and America’s first canonized saint
with a politically connected drag queen “makes a mockery of the program’s stated purpose. The city claimed it wanted to erect monuments honoring the
women who built New York City. Instead, NY’s First Lady is honoring men who say they are women.”
New York City is planning to erect statues of women to address a perceived gender-imbalance among the city’s monuments. Political correctness has come
to dominate the process.
The project is known as She Built NYC and is expected to cost $5 million. Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini (popularly known as Mother Cabrini) “fit the stated
description of the project perfectly,” Morse observed.
Working in the 1880s, Mother Cabrini founded an upstate orphanage and a school for girls in the Washington Heights section of New York. Altogether, she
started 67 institutions dedicated to helping the poor. When the city solicited nominations for the She Built NY project, Mother Cabrini was nominated
more frequently than any other person.
The City’s First Lady, Chirlane McCray, ignored the public’s stated wishes and selected drag queens and LGBTQ activists, who adopted the names Sylvia Rivera
and Marsha Johnson, in place of Mother Cabrini.
Dr. Morse explained: “Calling yourself ‘transgendered’ doesn’t make you a woman if you have the DNA of a man. Adopting a woman’s name and dressing like
a woman won’t work either. Gender is a matter of biology, not belief.”
Morse continued: “Sexual Revolutionaries have found a new way to advance their agenda – publicly-funded monuments honoring individuals who represent gender
confusion and whose chief achievement is political activism promoting their cause.”
The Ruth Institute is a global non-profit organization equipping Christians to defend the family and build a civilization of love. On April 26-27, the
Institute held a Summit for Survivors of Sexual Revolution.