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Actresses Traumatized by Nude Scenes are Both Victims and Perpetrators

June 1, 2021

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Actresses Traumatized by Nude Scenes are Both Victims and Perpetrators

“A spate of high-profile Hollywood actresses have recently revealed that appearing nude on screen traumatized them. But the Sexual Revolution promised that such anxiety could be eliminated if we were just ‘sex-positive’ enough. We were told that everyone would be happier if we would just overturn our antiquated taboos. The heartfelt cry of these actresses shows that this is simply not true,” said Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D.

These vocal actresses include Selma Hayek, Kate Winslet, Nicole Kidman, and Reese Witherspoon.

  • Of her nude love scene in “Desperado,” Selma Hayek said, “I started to sob and kept saying, ‘I don’t know that I can do it.’”
  • Kate Winslet disclosed: “I hate it… It’s a profoundly bizarre thing to do… really sort of unethical if you think about it.”
  • Nicole Kidman admitted: “I felt very exposed and vulnerable and deeply humiliated… I was just lying there sort of broken and crying.”
  • Of the sex scenes in the movie “Wild,” Reese Witherspoon confessed: “I started to panic... I was just terrified.”

Morse responded: “These aren’t vulnerable starlets but seasoned professionals. They wrongly thought their fame could insulate them from this sort of exploitation. Instead, the studios saw it as an opportunity to improve their profits by catering to base appetites.

“Often the nude scenes weren’t in the script but were sprung on the actresses while on set. Could they have refused? Of course. Could they have made these revelations sooner? I wish they had. But people are not at their most reasonable when they have been traumatized,” Morse said.

The Ruth Institute has been a consistent and outstanding voice for the protection of sexual abuse victims, with interviews with several therapists specializing in their care, and providing platforms, such as The Dr. J Show, and the Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution, for the victims themselves.

“The ideology of the Sexual Revolution insists that feeling shame over nudity is one of those outdated taboos we should all strive to get over. This view is very convenient for persuading victims to silence themselves,” Morse explained. “Harvey Weinstein, a convicted Hollywood predator, is the tip of the iceberg.

“Hollywood is a classic example of the corruption of the professions in a sex-saturated culture – partly for profit and in part because they’ve bought into the ideology of the Sexual Revolution, like so many other professions. At the Ruth Institute’s Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution, we’ll be talking about how education, medicine and law have been corrupted.”

The Ruth Institute’s 2021 Summit, “Reclaiming the Professions for Life and Family” will take place July 16-17 in Lake Charles, LA.

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 and Love and Economics: It Takes a Family to Raise a Village.

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


On Demographic Winter, New York Times Finally Getting It

May 26, 2021

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On Demographic Winter, New York Times Finally Getting It

Regarding the May 24 New York Times article, “Long Slide Looms for World Population,” Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., said, “The mainstream media is finally starting to get that Demographic Winter is a reality.”

The Times reports: “All over the world, countries are confronting population stagnation and a fertility bust, a dizzying reversal unmatched in human history that will make first birthday parties a rarer sight than funerals, and empty homes a common eyesore.

“Like an avalanche, the demographic forces – pushing toward more deaths than births – seem to be expanding and accelerating.”

The article also notes:


  • The combination of longer lives and lower fertility is leading to fewer workers and more retirees, putting a severe strain on pension systems.
  • Because China will begin experiencing population decline, and Nigeria will continue growing due to larger family size, by the end of the century, Nigeria could have more people than China.
  • Once worldwide population decline begins, it could lead to a population freefall.
  • Countries like the U.S., Australia and Canada, with birthrates between 1.5 and 2 (with 2.1 needed to replace current population), have lessened the impact with immigration.
  • In 1992, South Korea had 900,000 18-year-olds. Today the number is 500,000.
  • An article in The Lancet speculates that by 2100, 183 out of 195 countries and territories will have fertility rates below replacement.
  • In Europe, incentives like baby bonuses and subsidized child care have had only a temporary impact on declining fertility.

“But there’s still a lot the media misses,” said Ruth Inst. Coalitions Director Don Feder. “The biggest factors driving falling fertility are the decline of marriage and religious observance. In the United States, the fertility rate has dropped from 3.5 in the 1950s to 1.9 today. Among adults in the prime childbearing years of 18 to 24, 45% were married in 1960, but only 9% were in 2016.”

Feder will speak on Demographic Winter at the Ruth Institute’s Survivors’ Summit, “Reclaiming the Professions for Life and Family,” July 16-17 in Lake Charles, LA.

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 and Love and Economics: It Takes a Family to Raise a Village.

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

 


Ruth Inst. Awards Banquet to Celebrate Courageous Pro-Life/ Pro-Family Leaders

May 24, 2021

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Ruth Inst. Awards Banquet to Celebrate Courageous Pro-Life/ Pro-Family Leaders

The Ruth Institute’s 4th Annual Summit, “Reclaiming the Professions for Life and Family,” July 16-17 in Lake Charles, LA, kicks off with an Awards Banquet.

“This banquet honors heroic leaders and authors who shine the light of truth on the Sexual Revolution,” said Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D.

The Book of the Year Award will be received by Katy Faust, co-author of Them Before Us. Published in February 2021, Them Before Us dispels prevalent, harmful myths concerning children’s rights, including:


  • Kids only need love and safety – moms and dads are optional.
  • Love makes a family – biology is irrelevant.
  • Children are resilient and will “get over” divorce.

Faust was a recent guest on the Ruth Inst’s weekly Dr. J Show, discussing why children shouldn’t be forced to sacrifice their happiness for their parents.

Sharon Slater, president of Family Watch International, will receive the Activist of the Year Award. Slater also chairs the UN Family Rights Caucus and is the author of Stand for the Family: A Call to Responsible Citizenship, which contains research on many sensitive topics, including human sexuality.

Slater was also a recent guest on the Dr. J. Show, discussing the UN’s insane sex-ed program.

The night’s keynote speaker, Rev. Walter Hoye, will receive the Witness of the Year Award. In 2009, Rev. Hoye was convicted of protesting at an abortion clinic in Oakland, CA, in violation of the city’s “bubble law.” He was offered a lesser sentence of community service if he agreed to never return to the clinic, but he refused and spent 30 days in jail until his conviction was overturned.

This experience is the subject of his book, Black and Pro-life in America, The Incarceration and Exoneration of Walter B. Hoye.

Hoye is the Founder and President of both the Issues4Life Foundation and the California Civil Rights Foundation. He is the founder of the Frederick Douglass Foundation of California, an Executive Member of the National Black Pro-life Coalition, and a member of the Ruth Institute Board of Directors. In a Dr. J Show interview, he discussed why abortion is the most difficult conversation to have with African Americans.

Following the July 16 Awards Banquet is the Survivors’ Summit on July 17. Find more information and register for these events here.

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 and Love and Economics: It Takes a Family to Raise a Village.

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


Ruth Inst. Calls Out Kellogg’s for GLAAD Support

May 20, 2021

For Immediate Release

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Ruth Inst. Calls Out Kellogg’s for GLAAD Support

“Kellogg’s isn’t endorsing ‘pride,’ but a radical agenda that targets children and families,” said Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D.

The breakfast food company is working with the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) to promote its new purple-boxed “Together with Pride” cereal, which will hit supermarket shelves in June, just in time for pride month.

“Not only are they pushing the LGBTQ agenda,” said Morse, “they’re directly subsidizing it.” For every $4 box sold of the rainbow-colored cereal, GLAAD get $3.

 


 

“Supposedly, GLAAD exists to counter defamation. In reality, it lobbies relentlessly for its agenda. Its Commentator Accountability Project targets journalists, guests and pundits who disseminate unpopular, albeit accurate, information about subjects GLAAD has declared off-limits for discussion,” Morse explained.

“For example, if a commentator observes that you can’t change your sex through surgery or drugs, that the sex you were born with will be the sex you die with – which is scientifically sound – GLAAD will call you ‘anti-trans.’ If someone on a talk show observes that children need both a mother and a father, they’ll be labeled ‘hateful.’”

Morse charged: “It’s not just Kellogg’s. An array of corporate giants – including Delta Airlines, Wells Fargo, Netflix, Google and Target contribute to GLAAD’s coffers.

As if direct subsidies weren’t enough, the side of each box of “Together with Pride” urges kids to choose their own pronouns, with options like he/him, she/her, and they/them--the “non-binary” option. There are even blank spaces for children to make up their own. What fun!


“These companies are virtue-signaling to the cultural elite and everyone who buys in to its agenda,” Morse said. “They’re saying ‘We’re nice guys. We love everyone. Buy our product.’

“But to support the LGBTQ agenda is not to love children, families or churches – all of which are ground zero in the culture war,” Morse declared. “Apologies to Tony the Tiger, but grrrreat! it’s not.”

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

The Institute’s 2021 Summit, “Reclaiming the Professions for Life and Family” will take place July 16-17 in Lake Charles, LA.

Jennifer Roback Morse is the author of The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies Are Destroying Lives and Love and Economics: It Takes a Family to Raise a Village.

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

 


Pro-Abortion/LGBTQ Groups Boast of Getting LifeSite News Banned by Facebook

May 19, 2021

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Pro-Abortion/LGBTQ Groups Boast of Getting LifeSite News Banned by Facebook

Commenting on the news that Sexual Revolutionaries are bragging about getting LifeSiteNews banned by Facebook, Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., said, “Now we know who decides on Facebook’s ‘community standards’: the National Abortion Rights Action League, GLAAD, the Human Rights Campaign and Media Matters. Big Tech has become a willing servant of the Sexual Revolution.”

On May 4th, LifeSite was permanently deplatfomed. Three days later, Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL, took credit for the move on Twitter, claiming LSN spread “COVID-19 disinformation.”


“Is FaceBook now the final arbiter on which scientific opinions are valid and which are not?” Morse asked. “They’re engineers, not scientists. And when it comes to the scientific community, there’s no consensus. The CDC, WHO and Dr. Anthony Fauci are frequently at odds. How can a difference of opinion justify censorship?

“But ‘COVID disinformation’ had nothing do with what happened to LifeSite,” Morse said. “The site is a powerful voice against the abortion lobby and radical LGBTQ agenda that had to be silenced.

“Since they can’t make the case for their cause, their first and last response is to scream ‘hate’ at the top of their lungs and censor their opponents whenever possible,” Morse charged. “The only surprise here is their audacity in bragging about their success in silencing the opposition Stalin-style.

“Big Tech operates as an adjunct of groups like GLAAD and NARAL,” Morse said. “In February, LifeSite was permanently banned from YouTube, even though its channel had more than 300,000 subscribers and averaged over 50,000 views on its main show.

“For Big Tech, it’s not about business or communications, but enforcing a rigid intellectual orthodoxy which will brook no dissent,” Mores explained. “Family advocates must unite to end these abuses while we still have a voice.”

The Ruth Institute’s Censorship and Propaganda Resource Center documents how social media are riding roughshod over freedom of speech. This will also be discussed at the Institute’s 2021 Summit, “Reclaiming the Professions for Life and Family” July 16-17 in Lake Charles, LA.

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 and Love and Economics: It Takes a Family to Raise a Village.

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


Ruth Inst. Summit Stresses Reclaiming Professions from the S*xual Revolution

May 17, 2021

For Immediate Release

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Ruth Inst. Summit Stresses Reclaiming Professions from the S*xual Revolution

The theme of the Ruth Institute’s Fourth Annual Summit (July 16-17 in Lake Charles, LA) is Reclaiming the Professions for Life and Family.

Ruth Institute President Dr. Jenifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., explained: “In recent years, the professions most intimately involved with the health and education of youth have been corrupted by the Sexual Revolution. Doctors follow the myth that people can be born in the wrong body and are willing to surgically remove healthy body parts. Schools are indoctrinating children in the anti-science notion that individuals aren’t the sex they are born with but the one they choose.

“Professionals who dare to speak out are often ostracized, stigmatized and punished,” Morse added.


Summit speakers and panelists include physicians, therapists and teachers, as well as researchers and activists. “These professionals have devoted their lives to education and medicine, and now lament how the Sexual Revolution has come to dominate their professions,” Morse said.

Sessions will include: “Resisting the Corruption of Education,” “Legal Strategies for Reclaiming Education,” “Organizing Therapists,” and “Surviving the Sexual Revolution.”

Morse remarked, “Parents, activists, and professionals will receive the tools they need to reclaim these professions and prevent the mistreatment and miseducation of generations of youth.”

The first day of the Summit will be devoted to the Ruth Institute’s Ambassadors Training Program for leaders and activists. An awards banquet will follow.

A full list of speakers and a complete schedule is forthcoming.

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 and Love and Economics: It Takes a Family to Raise a Village.

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

 


Ruth Inst. Commends Archbp. Cordileone for Upholding Sanctity of Life

May 14, 2021

For Immediate Release

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Ruth Inst. Commends Archbp. Cordileone for Upholding Sanctity of Life

On May 13, the Ruth Institute presented a dozen white roses to his Excellency Salvatore Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco, for upholding the Church’s teaching on the sanctity of life and for his defense of the Eucharist in his Pastoral Letter, “Before I Formed You in the Womb, I Knew You.”

Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., observed: “Archbishop Cordileone explained the Church’s teaching on the matter of abortion to the public in a dignified and thoughtful manner. His teaching is clear, accurate and uplifting, all of which are necessary at the present time. The Archbishop stands firmly for the ancient teachings of the Catholic Church on the sanctity of life and the Eucharist.”


Morse continued: “The Ruth Institute is encouraged by the strong leadership demonstrated by Archbishop Cordileone. We hope more Church leaders will follow his example. In this time of confusion and scandal, clarity of teaching is more important than ever.”

At their meeting in June, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will reportedly take up the matter of Catholic politicians who support abortion and other social policies which clearly contradict Church teaching.

“The bishops need to decide whether these politicians, including President Biden – whose press secretary regularly refers to as a ‘devout Catholic’ – can be allowed to continue receiving communion in light of their open and flagrant flouting of Church teaching, thereby creating the impression that their advocacy is somehow compatible with Catholic doctrine,” Morse explained.

Past recipients of Roses from Ruth, which was started in 2016, have included Kansas City Archbishop Joseph Naumann, Bishop David Walkowiak of Grand Rapids, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia, Archbishop Alexander Sample of Portland, and Archbishop Charles Thompson of Indianapolis.

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 info@ruthinstitute.org.


 


Ruth Inst. to speak at Kenya Family Symposium

May 12, 2012

For Immediate Release

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Ruth Inst. to speak at Kenya Family Symposium

Ruth Institute Coalitions Director, Don Feder, will speak on “The Fate of Nations Hinges on the Future of Marriage” at the Kenya Christian Professionals Forum (KCPF) symposium, “Families in Crisis; Hope for Restoration,” on May 14, 2 am to 5 am EST, 9 to noon East Africa Time.

Other speakers include:


Robert Colquhoun from 40 Days for Life on “Digital Families; the new normal of family life under Covid-19.”

Evarlyne Mboya from the Office of Director of Kenya’s Criminal Investigation, Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Protection Unit on “Traps and Dangers of the Internet; How safe is your family online?”

Caroline Maingi from the Program for Family Development at Strathmore Business School in Nairobi on “Navigating Parenting through and post-pandemic.”

Patience Mutie Muthenya, KCPF Programs Manager, said, “Since the COVID pandemic began in Kenya, there has been a steep increase in family crises: domestic violence, divorce, suicides, spousal murders, teenage pregnancies, pedophiles going after children online, etc.”

Feder observed: “Marriage is central to everything that we, as family advocates, care about: procreation, childrearing, social cohesion, and curing existential loneliness. Civilization will rise or fall based on whether marriage as an institution is renewed or continues on its current course of decline and eventually fades to oblivion. “

On March 23, Feder spoke at a KCPF Virtual Life Symposium, on “The View from Sinai: a Jewish Perspective on Abortion.”

Besides his work with the Ruth Institute, Feder was a syndicated columnist for 19 years. He also helped to 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.

The Kenya Christian Professional Forum has members from various denominations who share values on family, life, religious freedom and social justice.

To join the Families in Crisis Symposium, use the link https://zoom.us/j/92083258334

Meeting ID: 920 8325 8334

 

 

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

Ruth Institute founder and president, Jennifer Roback Morse, is the author of The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies Are Destroying Lives and Love and Economics: It Takes a Family to Raise a Village.

To schedule an interview with Don Feder, contact media@ruthinstitute.org.

 

 


Ruth Inst. Summit – Reclaiming the Professions for Life and Family

May 10, 2021

For Immediate Release

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Ruth Inst. Summit – Reclaiming the Professions for Life and Family

The Ruth Institute will hold its Fourth Annual Summit, “Reclaiming the Professions for Life and Family,” July 16-17, in Lake Charles, LA, for a live event.

Ruth Institute President, Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., explained: “In recent times, the professions – including law, medicine and education – have been corrupted by the Sexual Revolution. Many have betrayed their founding principles to advance the revolution’s agenda. It’s time to reclaim them for civilization and sanity.”

Topics to be covered include:


  • Resisting the corruption of education
  • Reclaiming the therapeutic professions
  • Equipping the pro-life movement to confront transgenderism
  • Defending the body
  • Understanding the Sexual Revolution and the Sexual State
  • Demographic Winter and the future of freedom and family
  • Surviving the Sexual Revolution

The first day of the Summit will be the Ambassadors Training Program for leaders and activists, followed by an Awards Banquet. The second day will include expert speakers, panels, and testimonies.

Morse noted: “Our 2021 Summit be another milestone. Participants will have an opportunity to encounter the very best research and analysis on how the professions have been turned against us and how to take them back!”

Save the date. A full list of speakers and a complete schedule will be forthcoming.

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 and Love and Economics: It Takes a Family to Raise a Village.

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


Post-Divorce Gates Foundation Still Pushing Population Control in Africa

May 6, 2021

For Immediate Release

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Post-Divorce Gates Foundation Still Pushing Population Control in Africa

Following the announcement of Bill and Melinda Gates’ divorce, Ruth Institute President, Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., said, “Divorce is always tragic for children, even older children such as the three Gates children. The Ruth Institute offers sympathy and condolences to the Gates children for the loss of their parents’ union.

“The metaphorical child of the Gates’ marriage, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will evidently continue to have the involvement of both its parents. The Foundation will keep promoting population control, including abortion, in Africa and other developing parts of the world.


“With net assets of $43.3 billion, larger than 70% of the world’s countries, the Gates Foundation is based on the premise that fewer people is the key to economic development and the best way to combat carbon emissions.”

The Foundation supported a series of International Conferences on Family Planning in conjunction with the United Nations Population Fund. One in Addis Ababa in 2013 focused on “universal access to reproductive health, especially [for] young people and other vulnerable groups,” according to UNFPA.

Morse explained: “Reproductive health is a euphemism for abortion. The goal is to get African nations to make abortion readily available and to encourage Western governments and do-gooders to pour in billions to combat ‘overpopulation.’”

Many Africans beg to differ, such as Nigerian biomedical scientist Obianuju Ekeocha, who said, “We are thirsty and they give us condoms! We are hungry and they offer us contraceptive pills! We are sick and they offer us the most modern techniques of abortion! We are naked and they lead us into the arms of sexual hedonism! We are imprisoned by poverty and they offer us sexual liberation!”

Morse added: “The billions spent by the Gates Foundation on abortion and contraception could go toward providing Africans with clean water, medicine and maternal health care. But instead of promoting life, it is used to buy death.

“And Gates’ premise, which is based on the discredited work of population control false prophet Paul Ehrlich, is all wrong. Population growth is a way out of poverty. Some of the world’s most prosperous nations have the largest populations, like the U.S., China and India. In many developing nations, the problem is lower population density than the developed world. The answer for Africa isn’t fewer children, but more,” Morse said.

Morse spoke in Uganda in 2019 on “The New Colonialism of the Sexual Revolution: An Authentic Catholic Response.”

Don Feder, the Ruth Institute’s Communications Director, will speak at a Family Symposium of the Kenya Christian Professionals Forum on May 14.

 

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.

 

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