Podcasts

Welcome to the Ruth Institute podcast page! This is one of my favorite places on the entire site! Here we've collected recordings of my speeches, interviews, and other programs for you to enjoy. Some of these podcasts are from live lecture halls, speeches or rallies. Others are from radio interviews. In all cases, you receive the benefit of the Ruth Institute knowledge and experience on all issues relating to the Sexual Revolution.

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Walt Heyer Left Being Trans

Walt Heyer was a husband, father and corporate executive who underwent gender reassignment surgery at the age of 42, going from "male" to "female." Eight years later, Walt went back to living as a man again and has been restored to his male gender for 30 years and married for over 20 years. Now Walt has a passion to help others who regret so-called “gender change” and equally passionate about protecting children from irreversible medical interventions.

Walt has appeared on CNN, the BBC and Russia’s Channel One, and participated in scores of other radio and TV media events including Laura Ingram, Glenn Beck and Candace Owens. Walt Heyer has spoken at conferences around the world and his story has been featured in countless articles and documentaries. He’s written over 60 articles for USA Today, The Federalist, Public Discourse and Daily Signal, and authored 7 books, including “Trans Life Survivors” and “Paper Genders.”

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This is an audio podcast of The Dr J Show. Full video episode is available here, with readings and resources.


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Summit 2021

(June 24, 2021) Dr J is once again a guest of Fr. Rob Jack on Sacred Heart Radio's Driving Home the Faith. They're discussing Ruth Institute's upcoming annual conference, the Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution.

This year's theme is "corruption of the professions," and we'd like to equip you with information on how to effect policy change in your professional society, what to watch for from your local school board, and the like. Check it out over at ruthinstitute.org/summit for more details, speakers, and registration information.

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Get Power to Push Back Against the Culture: Summit Attendee's Stories

Meet Jim, Gail, and Jackie! Last year we got to meet them at the Summit, our annual conference. We'd like to share what they're up to as we put the final preparations in place for our Summit this year.

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This is an audio podcast of The Dr J Show. Full video episode is available here. More information, readings, and resources below cut.


The Simple Truth, hosted by Jim Havens, airs each weekday from 4-5pm (ET) on The Station of the Cross Radio Network. Jim received his masters in Theology from Franciscan University, and his bachelors degree in Media Studies from the University at Buffalo. He also has a masters of fine arts in Screenwriting from Hollins University. Jim has more than 15 years of experience in apostolic work with Catholic parishes, schools, organizations, and media. "The goal of my 'career' is to live my mission: to love God and love people by leading young and old deeper into the transforming, life-giving reality of Jesus and His Catholic Church. Beyond seeking to live my primary vocation of husband and father to the full, I want to use everything I am to help lead others to their true greatness in Christ."

Gail Finke is the producer of Driving Home the Faith, a Catholic radio show broadcast from Cincinnati on the Sacred Heart Radio network. Involved with Sacred Heart Radio since her days as an intern, Gail has worked as a writer, editor, and author; ran the local Catholic web magazine, The Catholic Beat, and designed The Catholic Telegraph. Gail is from Pennsylvania, a revert to the Catholic faith whose most recent non-media job was at Greater Cincinnati Right to Life. She has two grown children and likes to attend FC Cincinnati matches with her husband.

Jackie Aguilar is an expert in the field of fertility regulation through natural means. She teaches both the Couple to Couple League and the Creighton Methods of Natural Family Planning. She is also a board member of Natural Womanhood. Jackie graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelors in marketing. After an extremely frustrating experience with the birth control pill that diminished her physical attraction for her husband, she learned a natural method of fertility awareness and used it to plan, to the month, the birth of three children. Creighton charting and NaProTechnology were instrumental in helping her and her husband conceive a fourth child after months of infertility and a miscarriage.

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The FULL Transition Story. Is There a Happy Ending?

Billy Burleigh struggled with his sexual identity since the age of five. His first memory of this struggle was standing in front of the school he was attending, looking at all the other kids, wondering where he belonged, and having this thought, “God made a mistake, I’m a girl.” Billy did not share this thought with anyone but continued on to graduate from high school. He graduated college with a Bachelors and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering, and he swam competitively for the college he attended. On the outside, it appeared that Billy had it all pulled together.

But the struggle in Billy’s mind about his sexual identity did not go away. Billy fought his thoughts for years before agreeing with his thoughts. He transitioned to appearing as a woman, changed his legal documents, and presented as a woman for about seven years. But the problems he was trying to resolve only became worse. At this point Billy called out to God; he gave both his life and all of his problems to God. Now, Billy is married to a beautiful lady, has two daughters, a son-in-law, and is living for God.

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This is an audio podcast of The Dr J Show. Full video episode is available here. Readings and resources below cut.


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A Warning from a Former-Trans Child

Erin Brewer developed a trans identity in first grade. She did everything she could to be a boy. Her teacher sent her to the school psychologist for assessment because her behavior was concerning. Thankfully the school psychologist did not affirm her, instead she came up with a plan for her mother and teacher to help Erin manage her difficult feelings. It took years for Erin’s trans identity to resolve but she is thankful that she got the help she needed to address the underlying cause of her trans identity rather than being told she was born in the wrong body and inherently flawed.

Erin grew up in Salt Lake City and earned a B.S. from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. She has a Doctorate in Instructional Technology and Learning Science from Utah State University.

Erin shares her deeply personal story to help others understand the damage that is being done to our children by the transgender movement.

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This is an audio podcast of The Dr J Show. Full video episode is available here.


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Who's Actually Invisible?

(March 31, 2021) Dr J is once again a guest of Fr. Rob Jack on Sacred Heart Radio's Driving Home the Faith. They're discussing women's empowerment, the transgender movement, the day of invisibility, and the Ruth Institute's new resource center on the topic.

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AUDIO: Make 2021 the Year of T-RUTH!

In this special New Year's edition of the Dr J Show, we talk with our president, Dr Jennifer Roback Morse, and give you an invitation to make 2021 the year of T-Ruth. Dr. Morse is the founder of The Ruth Institute, an interfaith international coalition to defend the family and build a Civilization of love. Dr. Morse was a campaign spokeswoman for California’s winning Proposition 8 campaign, defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman. She has authored or co-authored six books and spoken around the globe. Her latest book is The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies are Destroying Lives and Why the Church was Right Along.

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Dr J earned her Ph.D. at the University of Rochester and taught economics at Yale and George Mason Universities. Dr. Morse was named one of the “Catholic Stars of 2013,” on a list that included Pope Francis and Pope Benedict XVI. Dr. Morse and her husband are parents of an adopted child, a birth child, a goddaughter and were foster parents for San Diego County to eight foster children. In 2015, Dr. Morse and her husband relocated to Lake Charles, Louisiana, where the work of the Ruth Institute continues.

Dr. Morse’s books include:

  • Love and Economics: It Takes a Family to Raise a Village (2001)
  • Smart Sex: Finding Lifelong Love in a Hookup World (2005)
  • 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage (2013), coauthored with Betsy Kerekes
  • The Sexual Revolution and Its Victims (2015)
  • 101 Tips for Marrying the Right Person (2016), coauthored with Betsy Kerekes
  • The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies are Destroying Lives and Why the Church was Right Along (2018)

MAKE 2021 THE YEAR OF T-RUTH! Be not afraid! Be encouraged by Dr J in this special episode. And be active! Dr J is calling on you! Topics include:

  • The world as we once knew it is gone, and it's not coming back
  • We are deciding what and who we are going to be for the next 500 years
  • We must not submit to fear
  • The issue behind all the other issues is the issue of Truth
  • Defeating demoralization
  • Using military concepts, strategy and tactics in the fight against the culture of death
  • Thinking in terms of psychological warfare
  • Christians have compassion on all people, loving their enemies
  • Do something small -- every little bit has a ripple effect!
  • Weapons of spiritual warfare: Wielding the power of the Church Triumphant
  • Calling on the angels
  • "Offering Up" our sufferings
  • Making 2021 the year of T-RUTH!

Action Items

  1. First and foremost, you must form small groups for prayer and study.
  2. Share one of our stories or podcasts on social media.
  3. Post a review of the Ruth Institute on Google. 
  4. Post a review of The Sexual State on its Amazon page.
  5. Write a note of encouragement to someone who may need it.
  6. Share a Survivor story with someone who needs to hear it. (see our Cloud of Witnesses project, among others.)
  7. Send us Survivor stories that you come across.
  8. Share your own Survivor Stories.
  9. Do your part to reclaim your profession, especially if you are now retired. They can’t fire you!
  10. Educate yourself to become a more effective advocate. I have heard it said that if you study something for 30 minutes a day, you will be an expert in 5 years. We need more experts! Pick a topic and dive into it. We’ll get you started!

Dr J Shows: ruthinstitute.org/dr-j-show

Archbishop Vigano’s Year End Reflection: "We are not alone: a 2020 recap" at LifeSite News


The powerful testimony of changed FORMER-LGBTQIA+ Paul Darrow

This week we offer the powerful testimony of Paul Darrow, a victim of the Sexual Revolution whose transformed life has given hope to many entangled in same-sex attraction.

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This is an audio podcast of The Dr J Show. Full video episode is available here.

Paul moved to Manhattan immediately after graduating college and became an international fashion model, a pleasure-seeker, and an atheist. His former hedonistic life, glamorous career, and ties to high society have provided him with invaluable insight into today’s alternative lifestyles. But Jesus changed his life forever. Shortly after converting to Catholicism, Paul was surprised to find himself being filmed as a subject for the award-winning movie Desire of the Everlasting Hills, which won the JP2 Film Festival Award. Paul's conversion story is so powerful that he was invited to speak at the Angelicum in Rome, where he pleaded with Cardinals and other clergy to defend and propagate the teachings of the Catholic Church on homosexuality. That is where Dr J met him!

Paul has appeared on EWTN and is a frequent guest on talk radio from coast to coast. Whether giving presentations to high school and college students, priests, seminarians, penitentiary inmates or Catholic groups across the U.S. and in Europe, Paul shares his unusual testimony in order to be a living example that God’s grace is more powerful than even the greatest of human temptations.

Resources

  • Desire of the Everlasting Hills movie, everlastinghills.org
  • Courage International, couragerc.org
  • One Minute Apologist (videos, testimonies, and answers), oneminuteapologist.com
  • quote from psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Capron: "Homosexuality by definition is not healthy and wholesome. The homosexual person, at best, will be unhappier and more unfulfilled than the sexually normal person."

Action Items

  • Keep the lines of communication open with loved ones struggling with same-sex attraction. Do not close those doors. Stay friends, and let them know you love them unconditionally.
  • Check out the movie Desire of the Everlasting Hills at everlastinghills.org
  • Read and share (post!) the stories at changedmovement.com/
  • If you struggle with same-sex attraction, visit Courage International: couragerc.org

The LGBTQ says they don't exist...

These witnesses' lives prove that being "gay" is NOT immutable. Each of them has found a way out, and testifies that there is a better way to live. The Ruth Institute has collected many of these "former LGBTQIA+" and we want YOU to share their truths! It's as simple as copying a link from the Ruth Institute's Cloud of Witnesses and pasting it on your Facebook, or Twitter, or Instagram timeline!

Commitment 2020 form: will you Support, Educate, or Advocate this year? Find out how.
Cloud of Witnesses: stories and testimonies from people who've left the "gay" lifestyle

We have the numbers and the truth that the Sexual Revolution has not made people happy. Hundreds of millions of people have been irreparably harmed by the Sexual Revolution. If you've been harmed by the Sexual Revolution, whether a child (or spouse) of divorce, a single mother, a post-abortive man or woman, a gender dysphoric, or a former LGBTQIA+, PEOPLE NEED TO HEAR YOUR STORY!

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This is an audio podcast of The Dr J Show. Full video episode is available here.


Leaving a Lifetime of Homosexuality: Rev. Charlene Cothran on the Dr J Show

After 29 years of lesbian life, Ms. Cothran experienced a radical transformation in 2006 months after an encounter with Jesus Christ during Chicago Black Gay Pride event.

By her new life and work, Charlene offers evidence that God is still in the business of changing lives! She is now a pro-family activist, an international evangelist, and conference speaker. She offers expert testimony for legislators fighting for religious freedom in the U.S. and abroad.

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This is an audio podcast of The Dr J Show. Full video episode is available here


Reverend Charlene E. Cothran is President of The Evidence Ministry, Inc., a ministry of the Zion Baptist Church of Palm Coast, Florida. Charlene is a former advocate for gay rights and former active member of: the Human Rights Campaign, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the National Lesbian Conference, the National Black Gay and Lesbian Leadership Forum, recruited by the VICTORY Fund, and was the co-founder of In The Life Atlanta (Black gay pride), and founder of Hospitality Atlanta. She was also the publisher of an internationally distributed gay and lesbian lifestyles magazine, VENUS.

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