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Posted on: Thursday, October 03, 2019
Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., founder and president of the Ruth Institute, thanked the pro-family leaders who have signed the Institute’s petition to Make the Family Great Again.
“We’re grateful for the help of so many wonderful leaders, both here and abroad, who’ve been in the trenches of the fight for life and the family and are supporting the Make the Family Great Again petition,” Morse said.
The petition, co-sponsored with Life Petitions, calls on the newly created State Department Commission on Unalienable Rights to focus on the family in guiding the Department in its dealings with foreign governments and international institutions.
The Commission is headed by pro-life Harvard Law Professor Mary Ann Glendon, a former ambassador to the Vatican, and a natural-rights proponent.
Original petition signers include:
Ted Baehr (Christian Film and Television Commission), Fr. Shenan Boquet (Human Life International), Brent Bozell (Media Research Center), Patrick Fagan (Marriage and Religion Research Institute), Professor Robert George (Princeton University), Michael Pakaluk, (Catholic University of America), Jor-El Godsey (Heartbeat International), Mike Huckabee (former Arkansas Governor), Alveda King (author and activist), Steven Mosher (Population Research Institute), and Sharon Slater (Family Watch International).
Signers outside the U.S. include leaders from Trinidad, Nigeria, Malawi, Canada, Kenya, Poland, Switzerland, Germany, Australia, Venezuela, the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Georgia.
Find a complete list of original signers here.
“This is a great opportunity for the pro-family movement to be heard with a petition addressed to a sympathetic State Department Commission,” Morse observed.
The petition notes that:
Therefore, the petition calls on the Commission on Unalienable Rights to work for recognition of:
Sign the Petition to Make Families Great Again here.
The Ruth Institute is a global interfaith non-profit organization equipping Christians to defend the family and build a civilization of love.
Dr. Morse is the author of The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies Are Destroying Lives. https://thesexualstate.com/
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Posted on: Tuesday, April 30, 2019
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The Ruth Institute’s Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution (April 27) was a success by any measure. The Summit, which took place in Lake Charles, Louisiana, included Survivors of Divorce and Survivors of the LGBT Culture.
The Summit was preceded by an Awards Banquet the evening of April 26. Those honored were Dr. Robert Gagnon, recipient of the Scholarship Award, and Jeff Morgan, who received the Activism Award. Both spoke the next day.
Moira Greyland Peat, who received the Public Witness Award, was the banquet’s keynote speaker. Author of The Dark Side of Avalon, Moira survived years of sexual abuse by her mother, famed science fiction writer Marion Zimmer Bradley. Many commented that while her testimony was emotionally exhausting, it also provided a necessary antidote to the cliched version of the gay lifestyle pushed by the media.
The Saturday Summit included keynote addresses by Dr. Stephen Baskerville (Professor of Government at Patrick Henry College; "How No-Fault Divorce Empowers the State"), Mrs. Leila Miller (author and Catholic blogger; "The Lifelong Impact of Divorce On Children"), Dr. Robert Gagnon (Professor of New Testament at Houston Baptist University; "What the Church Really Teaches about Homosexual Activity") and Fr. Paul Sullins (Ruth Institute Senior Research Associate; "The Impact of Same-Sex Parenting on Children and the Impact of the Homosexual Subculture on Clergy S*x Abuse").
There were also testimony panels on Abandoned Spouses and Adult Children of Divorce and Adult Children and Spouses of Gays, Lesbians and Transgenders, and Refugees from the Gay Lifestyle.
A participant remarked: “These are tragedies the mainstream media, the divorce industry, and the gay-friendly culture do their best to ignore.” Another added: “I’ve been reading about the abandonment, betrayal and trauma of divorce for years. But hearing these speakers made the devastation real in ways that news stories and academic reports can’t.”
Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ruth Institute Founder and President, challenged participants to use the knowledge they acquired to help shape the debate over the Sexual Revolution.
“Don’t sit on the sidelines. Now that you understand the devastation caused by the Sexual Revolution, help us to fight for the family and cultural sanity,” Morse declared.
The entire Summit will be available on podcast and YouTube soon.
To schedule an interview with Dr. Morse, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Posted on: Tuesday, April 09, 2019
For more information contact: Rachel Golden email@example.comThe Ruth Institute’s Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution (April 26-27 in Lake Charles, LA.) will include survivors of divorce, among them adult children of divorce and abandoned spouses.
Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ruth Institute Founder and President, noted: “Many pro-family advocacy groups do not address divorce. But normalizing divorce is where the Sexual Revolution started. By undermining the sanctity of marriage, divorce set the stage for all of the attacks on the family that followed.”
The Summit will include first-hand testimony from Christy Fitzgerald (an Adult Child of Divorce), Al Chlupacek (who stood for his marriage despite spousal desertion) and Kristi Davis (both an Adult Child of Divorce and a victim of spousal desertion who still tried to save her marriage).
Expert Speakers at the event include:
The Divorce Reform panel includes:
According to the National Center for Health Statistics (part of the Centers for Disease Control), in 2016, there were 827,261 divorces in the United States, with 44 states and the D.C. reporting. That’s almost one-third of the reported marriages which took place that year. Altogether, there are an estimated 45 million children of divorce. Additionally, 70% of divorces include a reluctant partner who’d like to stay married. Less than 15% of divorces in a recent study were classified as “high conflict.”
“Ending a non-abusive marriage is a tragedy with multiple victims -- children deprived of a parent, abandoned spouses and, often, the spouse who initiates divorce but comes to regret it,” Morse notes.
The Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution will also focus on survivors of the gay culture, including adult children of LGBTs, spouses abandoned by a now-gay spouse, and those formerly gay or lesbian.
For more information on the Summit’s program, please visit: ruthinstitute.org/survivors-summit
To register for the Summit: ruthinstitute.org/upcoming-events/survivors-summit
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