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Ruth Inst. Congratulates Gov. Edwards, Will Move Forward with Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution

Posted on Thursday, July 09, 2020

Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., President of the Ruth Institute, today congratulated and thanked Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on his wise and judicious approach to dealing with the coronavirus. Morse also announced that the organization will move forward with its Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution (July 17-18) in Lake Charles, LA.

Morse noted the recent increase in COVID cases in Louisiana and Gov. Edwards’ call for increased vigilance to prevent the spread of the virus. “We’ve decided to move ahead with a live event – as well as streaming – because the health of the family is as important as the physical health of society,” Morse said.

“None of the evils we’re confronting – pornography, sexual abuse, gender confusion and other consequences of the Sexual Revolution – are going to call a time-out for a pandemic,” she added.

Morse stated further, “Gov. Edwards’ approach is in tune with the sensibilities of the people, and respectful of our constitutional rights. He is treating us like adult citizens, not like children or subjects. He recognizes that people have spiritual, economic, social and emotional needs, as well as medical needs. And we intend to be good citizens.”

These are some of the precautionary measures the Ruth Institute will take at the Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution:

  1. Limit attendance at the venue to roughly one-quarter capacity to maintain social distancing.
  2. Encourage everyone to wear a face mask, as requested by our governor.
  3. Have disposable single-use coverings for all microphones.
  4. Make bottles of hand sanitizer available.
  5. No live music or dancing, as we originally planned.

People can also participate online with Virtual All Access passes. Or people can sign up to hold “Watch Parties” of up to 10 people in the comfort and safety of their own homes. To register yourself or your Watch Party, go here, and click the yellow Register button. Look for "Watch Party" or "Virtual Conference Pass."

“We must do everything reasonably possible to help stop the spread of this contagion,” Morse said. “But we will be moving forward with our most important conference of the year – the Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution, July 17-18 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. We will heed medical advice, follow local regulations, and trust in God as always.”

For the complete Summit program visit:



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