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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.

 


Getting Your Child Out of the Gender Cult--The Book Amazon Couldn’t Kill

April 22, 2021

For Immediate Release

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Getting Your Child Out of the Gender Cult--The Book Amazon Couldn’t Kill

Last week, Amazon blocked both the digital and print versions of Desist, Detrans, & Detox: Getting Your Child Out of the Gender Cult, but then relisted the Kindle version within 24 hours, possibly due to pushback from its initial decision.

Author Maria Keffler is the co-founder of Partners for Ethical Care, whose mission states: No child is born in the wrong body.

Ruth Institute president Dr. Roback Morse, Ph.D., said, “This book is an invaluable tool for saving children from the clutches of the transgender movement. For too long, the trans movement has recruited vulnerable and confused adolescents, convincing them that ‘this is the way you are, so get used to it,’ and talking them into life-altering, possibly irreversible, surgery and dangerous hormone therapy.


Desist, Detrans, & Detox shows there is another way. It uses communication and relationship-building skills to help children escape the gender trap once and for all,” Morse said. “The billion-dollar industry that sells mutilation and medication to those suffering from gender confusion hating and fearing a book like this is understandable. That’s why the Ruth Institute is pleased to recommend it to parents and other caregivers looking for compassionate answers.”

The Ruth Institute is at the forefront of the fight to expose and oppose the transgender movement. More information can be found at the Transgender Resource Center, including the pamphlet, “Your Pain is Real.”

 

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.


Ruth Inst. Promotes Reality, Opens Transgender Resource Center

March 30, 2021

For Immediate Release

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Ruth Inst. Promotes Reality, Opens Transgender Resource Center

“Our Transgender Resource Center is an invaluable tool for those opposed to the transgender ideology,” said Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D.

“Transgenderism is a fraud. An individual can no more change his sex than his species. It’s imprinted in his DNA. A man born a man, and a woman born a woman, will remain such until the end of his or her life. Neither surgery nor hormone therapy will change that,” Morse said.

The opening of the Transgender Resource Center comes on the eve of the “Transgender Day of Visibility,” March 31.


“I’m not sure ‘Resource Center’ adequately describes what’s available here,” Morse said. “There are stories such as Maritza’s, who lived as a female to male transsexual for 17 years before detransitioning, as well as links to outspoken detransitioner, Walt Heyer, author of Trans Life Survivors.

“There are important interviews with doctors on the front lines, such as Dr. Michelle Cretella, who has analyzed gender dysphoria in depth, and Dr. Andre Von Mol, who successfully challenged the claim that surgery improved the mental health of gender dysphoric patients.

Dr. Erin Brewer tells her story of being sexually assaulted as a child, deciding that being a boy would keep her safe, and ultimately being protected from a lifetime of transgenderism by a sensitive therapist.

“We have resources for teachers and school administrators, such as the School Resource Guide from the Child and Parental Rights Campaign, and resources for parents, such as the Parent Resource Guide from the Minnesota Family Council.”

Morse added: “They’ll say we’re hateful for sharing these stories and providing these resources. But the transgender movement is doing irreparable harm, especially to impressionable adolescents, and that’s the ultimate form of hate. The truth may be unpleasant – even painful – but it’s never hateful. Denying reality is what causes the greatest harm in the long run.

“The significance of the transgender movement goes far beyond one piece of legislation, one nomination, or one day designated to celebrate transgenderism. It’s a movement that seeks to upend reality. That’s why the Ruth Institute’s Transgender Resource Center is so timely and so crucial for those fighting gender dystopia.”

Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse is the author of The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies Are Destroying Lives

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

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


In Pushing the Trans Agenda, Biden will Make Obama Look Like Phyllis Schlafly

“In three actions in his first week in office, President Biden has demonstrated his blind adherence to ‘transgendered’ dogma,” said Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Founder and President of the Ruth Institute.

Morse reported: “First, he appointed a man who says he’s a woman, Dr. Richard Levine, as Assistant Secretary of Health. This was widely heralded among progressives as a landmark appointment.”

In 2013, Dr. Levine, a father of two who was Pennsylvania’s Health Secretary, divorced his wife of 30 years, began wearing a dress and wig, and announced that he was now a “woman” named Rachel.

“If he called himself Daffy, that wouldn’t make him a duck,” Morse replied.


“Regardless of how he dresses or what he calls himself, Dr. Levine will remain what he was at birth, and what he will be for the rest of his life – a man.”

Morse added, “Democrats are forever demanding that we listen to ‘science’ on issues like global warming and COVID. Does science tell them that a man can become a woman with a change of name and wardrobe?”

The President also signed an executive order repealing President Trump’s order prohibiting “transgenders” from serving in the military and requiring the armed forces to pay for so-called gender reassignment surgery.

“And how exactly will this enhance military readiness?” Morse asked. “Does he honestly believe that members of our armed forces are just aching to go into combat with men in panty hose? Can our military, which needs everything from new weapon systems to better health care, really afford to pay to have body parts removed from healthy men and women?”

Finally, President Biden issued yet another executive order repealing one of Trump’s orders returning gender-sanity to schools.

“Once more, boys will be able to use girl’s bathrooms, showers and changing rooms -- considerations of modesty and safety notwithstanding,” Morse said.

“He also effectively ended women’s sports. Women now will be forced to compete against men who say they’re women. The latter will have an often insurmountable advantage due to greater muscle mass and other physical differences between the sexes,” Morse explained. “For years, proponents of the Sexual Revolution held themselves up as champions of women’s sports. Now, they’re demonstrating their commitment to women’s sports by destroying women’s sports.”

“In pushing the LGBTQ agenda without question or compromise, President Biden will make Barack Obama look like Phyllis Schlafly,” Morse predicted.

 

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.


Ruth Inst. Applauds Diocese of Lansing, Slams State of Virginia, for Stands on Gender Ideology

January 20, 2021

For Immediate Release

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Ruth Inst. Applauds Diocese of Lansing, Slams State of Virginia, for Stands on Gender Ideology

“The Ruth Institute congratulates the Catholic Diocese of Lansing, Michigan, for siding with nature and science against ideology,” said Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., founder and president of the Ruth Institute.

On January 15, the Lansing diocese launched a policy on gender identity based on the Congregation for Catholic Education’s 2019 document, “Male and Female He Created Them.” The document rejects “any ‘gender theory’ that denies the difference and reciprocity in nature of a man and a woman.”

“Finally, an institution is willing to stand up to the gender ideology, which is sweeping government and our schools,” said Morse. “The diocese’s policy provides that students and parents be addressed with pronouns in accordance with their biological sex. Students will participate in sports and use bathrooms, showers, and changing rooms on the same basis.


“This is consistent with respect for the biological reality of male and female. The diocesan policy also reflects Catholic teaching that the differences between male and female are part of God’s design and gifts to be accepted and cherished,” Morse explained.

The diocesan policy recognizes that gender dysphoria “is a real psychological condition which causes real human suffering that has to be met with genuine compassion, rooted in truth and love, and accompanied by the highest standards of pastoral care.”

Morse noted that studies have shown that the vast majority of young people with gender dysphoria diagnoses who are supported in their biological sex, eventually become comfortable with their bodies.

“No one is ‘born in the wrong body.’ The diocesan policy is authentic compassion,” Morse said.

She contrasted the Lansing Diocese with the Virginia Department of Education, which claims that male and female are merely “labels” that are “typically assigned at birth.”

Virginia’s policies require that students be allowed to use the bathroom, etc. of their choice. Teachers and administrators are not allowed to question the action. Not using a student’s preferred pronoun is considered a form of harassment to be met with disciplinary action.

Morse charged, “For the Commonwealth of Virginia, modesty is irrelevant. Girls will not be allowed to object to the presence of boys in places where their bodies are exposed. Virginia’s policies encourage voyeurism and punish those who protest this gross invasion of privacy. Under Virginia’s policies, to refuse to endorse a student’s fantasy is an offense to be equated with racial or religious discrimination.”

There’s nothing compassionate about subscribing to an individual’s fantasy world and punishing those who refuse to endorse their delusions,” Morse said. “Men who say they are women are the legal equivalent of humans with women’s bodies. There is certainly nothing ‘pro-woman’ about saying that women’s bodies are irrelevant,” Morse declared. “The State of Virginia is erasing womanhood. Those of us who believe in eternal truth must oppose the folly of our times.”

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.


Actress’s Name Change Doesn’t Alter Reality, Ruth Inst. Says

December 4, 2020

For Immediate Release

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Actress’s Name Change Doesn’t Alter Reality, Ruth Inst. Says

“The most depressing thing about actress Ellen Page’s announcement that she has ‘come out as transgender’ is the way the media fawns over her,” said Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., founder and president of the Ruth Institute.

“Since Page’s announcement that she is now a man named ‘Elliot,’ media outlets have been scrupulous about changing feminine pronouns to masculine pronouns. Page has a problem, and instead of trying to help her, the culture is eager to accommodate her,” Morse observed.


She added: “The ‘X-Men’ actress announced that she ‘finally feels free to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self.’ But wherein does that authenticity lie? Page was born a woman and will remain a woman until the day she dies, regardless of what she chooses to call herself or do with her body.

“People are born men or women, not gay or transgendered or one of the myriad genders created by activists,” Morse said. “Reality can’t be altered by changing pronouns.

“Going along with a fantasy isn’t helpful or healing – in fact, quite the opposite. Page has certain notions which are, quite frankly, opposed to reality. Who knows what trauma led her to embrace this illusion – that she is a he called Elliott. But enabling her only keeps her from getting the help she needs.

“It’s the Emperor’s New Clothes with a gender twist. It’s also the latest milestone in the Sexual Revolution, which started with the lie that you can have sex without consequences. It then evolved into the lie that you can change your gender with a simple declaration, and that those who refuse to go along with the fantasy are hateful bigots ruining the lives of those who want what they can never have.”

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.


Brits Ban Puberty Blockers: Ruth Inst. Cheers

December 5, 2020

For Immediate Release

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A High Court in the United Kingdom ruled it unlikely that minors suffering from gender dysphoria are able to give informed consent for hormone-blocking drugs. Ruth Institute Founder and President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., was greatly encouraged by this ruling.

“Keira Bell, one of the plaintiffs in the case, was given the drugs at age 16 after only three one-hour appointments. At 20, she had a double mastectomy. Now at 23, she’s in the process of de-transitioning,” Morse said.


Bell said that, at the time, she believed the treatment would help her “achieve happiness.” When she began trying to reverse the process last year, she confessed, “It was heartbreaking to realize I’d gone down the wrong path.” Bell said the drugs “irreparably damaged” her body and likely left her sterile.

“Often those who experience gender dysphoria as children have other psychological issues,” Morse noted. “These children are pushed into life-altering decisions by activists intent on promoting a cause.”

In a story for The Christian Post, Brandon Showalter reported that the court asked the Tavistock clinic to provide statistics on the percentage of patients on the autism spectrum. However, the clinic did not provide this data. The high court called this lack of data analysis and apparent lack of record keeping of children with autism, "surprising."

A trans-critical group based in the UK, Transgender Trend, also applauded the ruling, saying, “The government needs to take action to remove all transgender guidance and resources from schools and social service departments to safeguard children and prevent any further teaching of the ideology to children as fact.”

Morse concluded: “The British ruling will help bring reason into a debate often clouded by emotion and the rhetoric of victimhood.”

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

Brandon Showalter spoke on “Reporting on the Transgender Movement” at the Ruth Institute’s 2020 Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution.

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. Applauds Court Ruling on Reparative Therapy Bans

November 24, 2020

For Immediate Release

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Ruth Inst. Applauds Court Ruling on Reparative Therapy Bans

“In striking down bans on Sexual Orientation Change Efforts to lessen same-sex attraction, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals sided with First Amendment free speech against LGBT dogma,” said Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., Founder and President of the Ruth Institute.

The court overturned local ordinances of the City of Boca Raton and the county of Palm Beach, Florida. These ordinances prohibited licensed counselors from offering counseling to minors who voluntarily seek their help to “reduce same-sex behavior and attraction and eliminate what they term confusion over gender identity.” (pg. 4)


Morse noted, “Sexual Revolutionary activists, and the professional associations they control, have successfully persuaded local governments to adopt these bans. The activists argue that this type of therapy, based solely on conversation between therapist and client, are psychologically harmful. I am especially pleased that the Court’s majority considered the evidence on this point.”

The Court stated: “[The Defendants] present a series of reports and studies setting out harms of SOCE. But when examined closely, these documents offer assertions rather than evidence, at least regarding the effects of purely speech-based SOCE. Indeed, a report from the American Psychological Association, relied on by the defendants, concedes that ‘nonaversive and recent approaches to SOCE have not been rigorously evaluated.’” (pg. 21)

“Without conclusive evidence, LGBT organizations insist that homosexuality is innate, and that individuals with same-sex attraction must accept their fate -- that they are condemned to be ‘gay,’ whether they like it or not,” Morse explained.

In fact, the majority decision pointed out that the ordinances contain an exception for “counseling that provides support and assistance to a person undergoing gender transition.” But the Court goes on to observe, “No such carveout exists for sexual orientation. The ordinances thus codify a particular viewpoint—sexual orientation is immutable, but gender is not—and prohibit the therapists from advancing any other perspective when counseling clients. That viewpoint may be widely shared in the communities that passed the ordinances, but widespread agreement is beside the point; the question is whether a speaker’s viewpoint determines his license to speak.” (pg. 12)

Morse congratulated Liberty Counsel, which provided representation to the therapists in this case. “I agree with Liberty Counsel President Mat Staver when he said that ‘This is a huge victory for counselors and their clients to choose the counsel of their choice free of political censorship from government ideologues.’”

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

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

 



American Journal of Psychiatry Corrects Pro-Transgender Surgery Study

“We’re pleased that the American Journal of Psychiatry has issued a rare public correction of serious errors in a study promoting so-called gender-reassignment surgery it published last October,” said Rev. Paul Sullins, Ph.D., Ruth Institute Senior Research Associate.

“The Journal now acknowledges that, contrary to what was reported earlier, the study does not show that those undergoing such surgery had improved mental health. Specifically, it does not show that these patients were less likely to suffer from mood-anxiety disorders, based on reports of fewer hospitalizations or less use of prescription drugs,” Dr. Sullins explained.

“The authors of the study sought to generate (in their words) support for policies that ensure coverage of gender-affirming treatments,” ignoring many elements of the data that invalidated this conclusion. In fact, an earlier, more rigorous, study of the same data had shown that the risk of suicide following sex reassignment surgery was over 10 times that of the general population. Seven groups of scholars noticed the discrepancy and wrote critical letters to the journal pointing out the bias and weaknesses of the newer study. The corrected conclusion of the study was the opposite of what was initially reported.”


For what’s called the Transgender movement, science is frequently distorted in the service of ideology. The results can be catastrophic for individuals and their families.

Pre-teen patients are often subjected to treatment to get them to assume the physical characteristics of the opposite sex. Dr. Sullins charged: “Instead of helping them to feel comfortable with the bodies they have, those suffering from gender dystopia are treated with hormones and surgery to get them to resemble the bodies they do not have.”

“Based on multiple scholarly complaints, the Journal had the integrity to reexamine the study and issue a correction,” Sullins remarked. “We wish everyone dealing with these studies showed the same willingness to view the matter objectively and admit mistakes.”

Fr. Paul Sullins, Ph.D., retired Professor of Sociology at Catholic University of America, is Senior Research Associate of the Ruth Institute and the author of two Ruth Institute reports on the relationship of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church and homosexual priests. Find the first report here and the second one here.

Sullins spoke at the Institute’s 2020 Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution (July 17-18) on “Social Science Evidence About the Sexual Revolution.”

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Ruth Inst: Big Tech at it Again, Amazon Bans Book on Health Hazards of Homosexuality

August 28, 2020

For Immediate Release

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Ruth Inst: Big Tech at it Again, Amazon Bans Book on Health Hazards of Homosexuality

Incredibly, Amazon just banned a book on the dangers of homosexual sex that it has been carrying for the past 3 ½ years – a book published by Amazon Kindle Direct. Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., called the development “a flagrant example of high-tech censorship.”

The 600-page volume, The Health Hazards of Homosexuality: What the Medical and Psychological Research Reveals, was compiled by Mass Resistance. The book is meticulously researched and includes 1,800 end notes with current links.


Amazon Kindle Direct has stopped printing it. “Unless another publisher and distributor can be found, The Health Hazards of Homosexuality will no longer be available to the public, which is exactly what the LGBTQ lobby wants,” Morse said. “Its goal has always been to suppress science on the very substantial risks involved in the homosexual lifestyle.”

In response to queries, Amazon says The Health Hazards of Homosexuality contains “content that is considered offensive.”

“Offensive to whom?” Morse asked. “How can medical science be offensive? Aren’t so-called progressives always telling us that they believe in ‘science,’ but, apparently, only when it’s convenient to do so.”

Among the titles Amazon carries that it does not consider offensive are:

The Joy of Gay Sex

Tie Me Up (about sadomasochism and bondage)

Punish me! and

Fist Me! Guide to Anal Fisting  

“You can see this bias right across the board,” Morse said. “Twitter, Facebook and Google also ban conservative thought whenever there’s an opportunity. More – much more -- must be done to hold institutions like Amazon accountable.”

The Ruth Institute urges concerned citizens to contact U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Anti-Trust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, to demand legislation to address this neo-book burning.

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

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

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