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Perverse Inequality Between Rules for the HIV+ and Vaccine Negative

August 5, 2021

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Perverse Inequality Between Rules for the HIV+ and Vaccine Negative

“The public health establishment is evidently run by sex addicts for sex addicts,” said Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., President of the Ruth Institute. “In a truly perverse move, Illinois decriminalized knowingly putting others at risk of contracting HIV. Meanwhile, New York City will soon mandate COVID vaccination to enter certain public places.”

In repealing a law criminalizing a knowingly HIV-positive person from engaging in high-risk activities, like unprotected sex, donating blood, and sharing needles, Gov. JB Pritzker said the measure will make Illinois a “safer, more inclusive state,” and will advance residents’ “ability to live their lives to the fullest,” as well as remove the “stigma” from the condition.

At the same time, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that beginning September 13, New Yorkers must prove COVID vaccination to participate in indoor activities, like dining in and attending performances. Several states, including New York and California have mandated vaccination for state employees.


Morse responded: "Great. The public health establishment transfers medical stigmatization from HIV+ citizens to unvaccinated but completely healthy citizens.”

Life Site News noted in a story about Pritzker’s move, “HIV continues to be a debilitating, life-threatening illness, with nearly 40,000 diagnoses in the U.S. in 2018.” The lifespan of HIV positive people is nine years shorter on average than their virus-free peers.

Morse explained, “In Illinois, you can knowingly spread this deadly STD without being penalized, while in New York you can be kept out of restaurants and denied employment for refusing to get vaccinated.

“This shows, once again, that advocates of the Sexual Revolution allow nothing to stand in the way of high-risk activity, as long as it’s sexual activity. Shopping, eating, and going to the movies, not so much.”

In a 2020 interview with Vanity Fair, Dr. Anthony Fauci said he saw nothing wrong with meeting potential partners through an app like Tinder or Grindr. “If you’re looking for a friend, sit in a room and put a mask on, and you know, chat a bit. If you want to go a bit more intimate, well, then that’s your choice regarding a risk,” the chief COVID advisor recommended.

“Last year, Fauci was telling us that engaging in intimate activities with someone you just met on a hook-up app was ‘your choice regarding the risk,’” Morse said. “But now De Blasio is telling New Yorkers that for the un-vaccinated to enter a restaurant poses too great a risk. The public health establishment is either intellectually bankrupt or morally incoherent, or both.”

 

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.

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Gay Propagandists Attack Journalists Over Grindr Priest

August 3, 2021

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Gay Propagandists Attack Journalists Over Grindr Priest

“Critics of The Pillar, a Catholic investigative website, are using deflective propaganda,” said Ruth Institute President, Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D.

Two investigative reporters for The Pillar found evidence that Msgr. Jeffrey Burrill, General Secretary of the U.S. Catholic Bishops Conference before his recent resignation, was using the gay hook-up app Grindr almost daily.

Bishop William Callahan, Burrill’s bishop, came to his defense, arguing, “The media reports establish no facts in truth about Jeff’s behavior.”


Morse responded, “Such sophistry is unworthy of a bishop of the Catholic Church. While admittedly we don’t know exactly what Burrill was doing, the circumstantial evidence is persuasive. What was he doing with the men he met on an anonymous gay sex app, discussing interior decorating or their favorite show tunes?” Morse asked. “It is perfectly reasonable to assume that he was engaging in what the Catechism describes as ‘acts of grave depravity,’ which can ‘under no circumstances … be approved.’”

Msgr. Burrill resigned in advance of the publication of The Pillar’s story. No one, including Burrill, has denied that he was using the app for gay sex.

“Having sex with strangers on what The Pillar describes as ‘a near daily basis,’ is not a ‘normal variation of healthy human sexuality,’” Morse charged. “The man is almost certainly a sex addict. He is evidently not in command of himself.”

In her July 30 National Catholic Register article,Msgr. Jeffrey Burrill’s Resignation: Reflections on Deflections,” Morse responded to Jesuit Fr. James Martin’s charge that The Pillar was on a gay priest witch hunt. “This charge is a masterful instance of deflective propaganda. Since there really are no such thing as witches (all enlightened people agree on that), anyone who ‘hunts’ for witches is searching for a mythical creature. The phrase suggests, without explicitly saying so, that raising questions about the conduct of homosexual men in the clergy is unjustified and irrational. Witch hunters can be safely dismissed as deranged, unhinged and certainly more dangerous than the ‘witches’ they are hunting.

“Unfortunately for the Grand Gay Narrative, there actually are homosexual men in the clergy. Some of them are compulsive and narcissistic. Some are predatory. Each causes problems for the Church. But the label ‘witch hunt’ deflects attention away from these problems and offenses and focuses attention instead on the people who try to stop them.”

In the case of Msgr. Burrill, claiming he’s the victim of a witch hunt distracts from the significance of the charges against him.

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 info@ruthinstitute.org.

 


Ruth Inst. Survivors Summit Ruled “A Transcendent Fundamental Experience”

July 29, 2021

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Ruth Inst. Survivors Summit Ruled “A Transcendent Fundamental Experience”

The Ruth Institute’s 2021 Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution, “Reclaiming the Professions for Life and Family,” came in the midst of advances by the “transgender” ideology in law, education, and government.

While the Summit covered a broad range of topics, including the medical costs of the Sexual Revolution, the worldwide decline of fertility, abortion and the black community, and resisting the corruption of education, there was a special emphasis on the role the professions play in all of these.

Ruth Institute President, Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., observed: "The Sexual Revolutionaries cannot carry out their remake of society without the cooperation of numerous well-educated, highly-placed professionals. This year's Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution equipped those professionals with the tools they need to say, 'Enough! No more!' The on-line participants, the in-person participants, and those who will watch the Summit videos, will be ready to fight back."


Of the Summit, writer, teacher and victim-advocate Christa Stamper said, “Being at the Ruth Institute’s Survivors Summit felt like coming home! I left invigorated, encouraged, inspired, and better informed. I’m ready to further my work to strengthen families and advocate for those harmed by the Sexual Revolution.”

Denise Shick, author of When Hope Seems Lost: Understanding Gender Confusion, remarked, “The Survivors Summit provided a wealth of information. The speakers were compassionate and knowledgeable on the sensitive topics presented.”

Rev. Walter Hoye, Founder of Issues4Life and California Civil Rights Foundation said, “The Ruth Institute’s Summit was a transcendent, fundamental experience in accord with the all-powerful reality of truth.”

The Summit gave special attention to the transgender juggernaut, providing professionals and parents with the tools to resist. For instance, Erin Brewer, who describes herself as having been a “trans-child,” said, “So-called ‘transition’ is an experimental and harmful medical intervention. The best treatment for children suffering from gender dysphoria is puberty. Puberty is natural, no-cost, and shown to be effective in the vast majority of cases.”

Attorney Mary McAlister, Senior Litigation Counsel with Child and Parental Rights Campaign, helped parents fight back by providing participants with their School Resource Guide. She stated: “Parents and school administrators have gone from being partners in educating children, to arch enemies, as sexual revolutionaries have transformed classrooms into indoctrination centers aimed at replacing the Judeo-Christian worldview of the parents with the anti-Christian, sexually exploitative worldview of the elites.”

Morse affirmed: “This is our most important Summit to date, as we helped train those fighting the toxic gender ideology. The personal relationships forged at the Summit will unite professionals opposed to the influence of the Sexual Revolution in such organizations as the American Medical Association, American Bar Association and National Education Association.”

The Ruth Institute’s Survivors’ Summit took place in Lake Charles, LA, July 16-17. Raw footage of the event can be seen with purchase of a Virtual Conference Pass.

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.


Last Chance for In-person Sign-ups!

July 12, 2021

For Immediate Release

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Last Chance for In-person Sign-ups!

The hard cut-off to attend this weekend’s Survivors’ Summit, “Reclaiming the Professions for Life and Family,” is this Wednesday, noon CT. Register now for in-person attendance in Lake Charles, LA, or for a Virtual Conference Pass.

Ruth Institute President, Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., said, “This will be our most important Summit to date. If you want to help reclaim the professions and gain valuable insights into the issues family activists deal with most often, this will be the place to be Friday and Saturday.”


Morse, who will give the opening address on “Confronting the Corruption of the Professions,” noted: “Once-respected professions have become megaphones for the Sexual Revolution. When it comes to issues like transgenderism, their positions are based on ideology, not science.”

The Summit will include a Friday, application-only, Ambassador’s Training Program for members of the pro-life and pro-family movements, followed by an Awards Banquet with guest speaker Rev. Walter Hoye, Founder and President of both the Issues4Life Foundation and the California Civil Rights Foundation.

The day-long Saturday conference will include:

Reclaiming the Therapeutic Professions with Fr. Paul Sullins on “Correcting the Data,” Laura Haynes of the International Federation for Therapeutic and Counseling Choice, and Susan Constantine, Uncovering Deception author and founder of the Human Behavior Lab.

Resisting the Corruption of Education with Sharon Slater, president of Family Watch International, followed by a panel on Legal Strategies for Reclaiming Education.

A Panel of Medical Professionals including Dr. Michael Parker of the Catholic Medical Association; Dr. Donna Harrison, Executive Director of the American Association of Pro-Life Ob-Gyns; and Dr. Quentin Van Meter, President of the American College of Pediatricians.

Defending the Body with Erin Brewer of Partners for Ethical Care, Fr. Sebastian Walshe of Catholic Answers, and Jackie Aguilar on“Natural Womanhood.”

Putting the Pieces Together: Equipping the Pro-life Movement to Confront Trans-Minded Clients with radio show host Jim Havens moderating, de-transitioner Walt Heyer on defending the body and helping the vulnerable, therapist Erin Brewer on the psychology of the trans-minded client, and attorney Jane Robbins on the trans suicide issue.

Surviving the Sexual Revolution with Katy Faust of Them Before Us, Rev. Walter Hoye on what the sexual revolution has done to the Black community, and Denise Shick on being the daughter of a trans father.

“I’m very proud of the team we have assembled for this year’s Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution,” Morse said. “The Sexual Revolutionaries count on people being isolated in their fields, but the same problems are common across many professions, including law, medicine, therapy, and education.”

Pro-Family/Pro-Life leaders and activists still have an opportunity to participate in the Summit and benefit from the wealth of expert input by registering for a Virtual Conference Pass, if not in person by signing up before this Wednesday at noon CT.

 

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.


Reclaiming Therapeutic Professions a Key Topic at Ruth Inst. Summit

July 9, 2021

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Reclaiming Therapeutic Professions a Key Topic at Ruth Inst. Summit

How the therapeutic professions have become a handmaiden for the Sexual Revolution will highlight the Ruth Institute 2021 Summit, “Reclaiming the Professions for Life and Family,” July 16-17 in Lake Charles, LA.

“Therapy has become politicized. Therapists have turned from science to dogma,” said Ruth Institute President, Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D. “Is it really out of the question for a person who once identified as ‘gay’ or ‘lesbian’ to choose a different identity or way of life?"

The session on “Reclaiming the Therapeutic Professions” will feature these experts:


Dr. Laura Haynes retired from psychological clinical practice after more than 40 years. She now speaks and writes about same-sex attraction and discordant gender-sex identity change. She served on the board of the International Federation for Therapeutic and Counseling Choice and chaired a committee of the National Task Force for Therapy Equality. Dr. Haynes worked on research for the Alliance for Therapeutic Choice and Scientific Integrity and was a consultant for the American College of Pediatricians. She also served as president the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Western Region. She is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and the American Psychological Association.

Susan Constantine, MPsy, has more than 17 years’ experience analyzing jurors, witnesses, and suspects. She has consulted as the human behavior expert for some of the world’s most noteworthy trials, including George Floyd, Michael Jackson, Bill Cosby, and Jerry Sandusky. She has appeared in over 1,000 national and international television programs such as CNN, Fox, Dateline 20/20, Dr. Phil, Dr. Drew, Discovery Channel, Good Morning America, and The Today Show. She has published in the Washington Post, Capitol Hill, New York Times, and the New York Post. She has trained FBI and Homeland Security agents, The Department of Defense Inspector General, Federal Court Judicial Law Judges and attorneys in hundreds of private law firms on how to read facial expressions, emotions, and body language, and how to detect deception and emotional/cognitive processing. Her masterclass, “How to Spot a Liar in 7 Seconds or Less,” releases this month.

Fr. Paul Sullins, Ph.D., is a Senior Research Associate of the Ruth Institute. He recently retired as a Professor of Sociology at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. Dr. Sullins is a leader in the field of research on same-sex parenting and its implications for child development. He has written four books and over 100 journal articles, research reports, and essays on issues of family, faith, and culture. His reports on clerical sexual abuse from the Pennsylvania Grand Jury data, John Jay data, LA Times, and other sources have garnered international acclaim.

“Is it impossible to believe a person who experiences same-sex attraction might not want to act on those feelings?” Morse asked. “Yet, to the guardians of the therapeutic professions, this is the new taboo. If the Sexual Revolutionaries have their way, therapists will be legally forbidden to assist clients who want to change. At the Summit, we will discuss the growing body of evidence that people can change their patterns of attractions and behaviors.”

Attendance at the “Reclaiming the Professions for Life and Family” Summit can be in person or on-line with a Virtual Conference Pass.

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

Dr. 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. Summit to Reclaim Medical Professions

July 6, 2021

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Ruth Inst. Summit to Reclaim Medical Professions

Of all of the professions captured by the Sexual Revolution, the medical profession can do the most harm. At the Ruth Institute’s Survivors’ Summit, “Reclaiming the Professions for Life and Family,” July 16-17 in Lake Charles, LA,the Medical Professionals Panel is of vital importance.

Ruth Inst. President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., explained, “Untold damage is being done by groups like the American Medical Association in advancing the agenda of the Sexual Revolution.”


In June, the AMA said sex should be removed from birth certificates: “Designating sex on birth certificates as male or female… perpetuates the view that sex designation is permanent and fails to recognize the medical spectrum of gender identity.” It also “risks stifling an individual’s self-expression and self-identification and contributes to marginalization and minoritization.”

Morse responded: “The AMA is following non-science by endorsing the notion that sex is fluid and can change based on an individual’s whims. In reality, the sex you were born with is the sex you’ll have for the rest of your life, regardless of what you choose to do to your body.”

The panel at the Survivors Summit consists of three distinguished physicians:

  • Dr. Michael S. Parker, MD, KM, is the System Medical Director for OB/GYN at Hospitalists Mount Carmel in Columbus, Ohio. He is also President of the Catholic Medical Association. He has spoken nationally and internationally on a variety of topics, including family planning, infertility, and the side effects of contraception.
  • Dr. Quentin Van Meter, MD, FCP, President of the American College of Pediatricians, has a long history of advocating for children in the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is continually frustrated by the political bent of the National AAP, which is why he switched his affiliation to the ACPeds. Now he continues to work for children and families without being hampered by political correctness.

“These physicians are eminently well-qualified to discuss the dangers of politically correct advocacy by medical associations on issues such as transgenderism,” Morse said. “It’s high time for caring professionals grounded in the Hippocratic tradition to reclaim organizations such as the AMA and AAP.”

Attendance at the “Reclaiming the Professions for Life and Family” Summit can be in person or on-line with a Virtual Conference Pass. Early Bird registration pricing ends today, July 6.


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.


Fighting School Corruption a Part of Ruth Inst. Summit

July 1, 2021

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Fighting School Corruption a Part of Ruth Inst. Summit

The Ruth Institute’s Fourth Annual Survivors’ Summit, “Reclaiming the Professions for Life and Family,” July 16-17 in Lake Charles, LA, will include panels on the corruption of education through sexual indoctrination and the transgender ideology.

Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., said, “Each week seems to bring a new revelation about public and private schools indoctrinating children in the Sexual Revolution. In June, the prestigious Dalton School in New York City showed 6-year-olds a cartoon of children discussing masturbation.”


It’s a tenet if the Sexual Revolution that children can’t be sexualized too early,” Morse said. “They’re grooming these kids for exploitation later in life.”

The Ruth Institute Summit will include a talk on “Resisting the Corruption of Education” by Family Watch International President Sharon Slater, and a session on “Legal Strategies for Reclaiming Education” with Maria Keffler, co-founder of Partners for Ethical Care, and Mary McAlister, Esq., Senior Litigation Counsel with the Child & Parental Rights Campaign.

Slater is also the chair of the UN Family Rights Caucus. She has directed multiple widely-acclaimed documentaries, including The War on Children: The Comprehensive Sexuality Education Agenda.

Keffler is also co-founder of the Arlington Parent Coalition and the author of Desist, Detrans & Detox: Getting Your Child Out of the Gender Cult. Keffler writes: “Blindsided when a child suddenly announces a transgender identity, a growing cadre of parents have found themselves under assault by an insidious predator: the billion-dollar gender industry.”

McAlister has advocated for parental rights at all levels of federal and state courts for nearly three decades. She has a passion for protecting the innocence of children and has been an advocate for children’s rights, particularly protection from the harms of early sexualization and sexual exploitation.

Morse said, “American schools have become indoctrination cells. Schools belong to parents and taxpayers, not the teachers’ unions, and certainly not Planned Parenthood and various LGBTQ groups. It’s time we reclaimed what’s rightfully ours and moved to protect the innocence of our children.”

Attendance to the “Reclaiming the Professions for Life and Family” Summit can be in person or on-line with a Virtual Conference Pass. Early Bird registration pricing ends July 6.

 

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.


Facebook May Be Liable for Trafficking, Court Says

June 29, 2021

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Facebook May Be Liable for Trafficking, Court Says

On Friday, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that Facebook may be held liable for sex traffickers who use its platform to prey on minors.

The social media giant denies responsibility and claims it has no way to police such postings.


Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D, responded, “Facebook is showing its true colors. It has no trouble censoring conservatives and shutting down groups whose speech offends its politically-correct sensibilities. They could certainly shut down child exploitation if they wanted to. But Facebook is part of the Global Ruling Class and the Sexual Deep State.”

Morse noted that in May, Facebook permanently deplatformed Life Site News, supposedly for spreading “COVID-19 disinformation.” The real reason, Morse said, was that, “The site is a powerful voice against the abortion lobby and radical LGBTQ agenda that had to be silenced. This could be seen in the fact that a number of groups like the National Abortion Rights Action League and the Human Rights Campaign took credit for the move.

“You must appreciate the irony here,” Morse observed. “Facebook claims it can’t monitor sites that promote the sexual exploitation of children, but it can scour its platform for sites that promote what it calls ‘disinformation’ on COVID-19.”

Facebook isn’t the only tech giant with a double standard. In August 2020, Amazon stopped selling The Health Hazards of Homosexuality: What Medical and Psychological Research Reveals, claiming the book contains “content that is considered offensive,” despite having sold it for several years.

Morse asked, “Offensive to whom? How can medical science be offensive? Apparently when it runs contrary to Big Tech’s political agenda.” To counter this Tech tyranny, the Ruth Institute developed a Censorship and Propaganda Resource Center.

“Amazon says a book of medical and scientific research on the health hazards of homosexuality is ‘offensive,’ but offers books like The Joy of Gay Sex and Fist Me! A Guide to Anal Fisting.”

Morse concluded: “Apparently, the sexual exploitation of minors does not offend Facebook’s nebulous community standards.”

The Ruth Institute’s 2021 Survivors’ Summit, “Reclaiming the Professions for Life and Family,” July 16-17 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, will be the premiere event for leaders, activists and professionals fighting the Sexual Revolution.

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.

 


Why We Must Reclaim the Professions for Life and Family

June 24, 2021

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Why We Must Reclaim the Professions for Life and Family

“Doctors say they don’t know when life begins. Therapists’ associations try to prohibit talk therapy. The education establishment uses schools to promote Sexual Revolutionary propaganda,” said Ruth institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D. “This is why our Summit, Reclaiming the Professions for Life and Family, is so essential.”

The Ruth Institute’s 4th Annual Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution will take place July 16-17 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Registration for the Ambassadors Program, the Awards Dinner, and the all-day Summit, including a Virtual Conference Pass, can be found here.


Morse observed, “Whether it’s the American Medical Association, the American Bar Association, the National Education Association or the American Library Association, the story is always the same: leave no stone unturned in advancing the agenda of sexual radicals.”

For example:

  • In June, the American Medical Association said sex should be removed from birth certificates. “Designating sex on birth certificates as male or female… perpetuates the view that sex designation is permanent and fails to recognize the medical spectrum of gender identity.” It also “risks stifling an individual’s self-expression and self-identification and contributes to marginalization and minoritization.”
  • In March, the American Bar Association announced, “Transgender youth are under attack” when “trans females” aren’t allowed to compete in women’s sports, stating, “Exclusionary laws and policies not only impact the ability of transgender students to participate in sports, but also to experience the solidarity and inclusion that participation affords.”
  • In its 2016 “Legal Guidance on Transgender Students’ Rights,” the National Education Association said, “Denying equal access to gender-appropriate facilities (such as locker rooms and restrooms) for students who are transgender violates Title IX. It is essential for them to be able to live in accordance with their internal gender identity in all aspects of life, and restroom usage is a necessary part of that experience.”
  • The American Library Association maintains that Drag Queen Story Hour creates “a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive society… This includes a commitment to combating marginalization and under-representation within the communities served by libraries… by sponsoring a program or event featuring drag queens reading stories to children.”

Morse responded: “If these esteemed professional associations have their way, women athletes will be compelled to compete against biological males, women and girls will be forced to share restrooms, showers and changing rooms with males who say they’re women, parents will no longer be able to designate their child’s sex on birth certificates, and those who object to having men in drag read stories to their children will be pilloried as hateful and bigoted.

"Christian professionals are under enormous pressure to conform to ideas directly at odds with their faith and the evidence of their own eyes. We planned this Summit for people of faith who need ammunition and encouragement in this daily battle for sanity."

The Ruth Institute’s Summit will include sessions on Confronting the Corruption of the Professions, Reclaiming the Therapeutic Professions, and Legal Strategies for Reclaiming Education, as well as a Panel of Medical Professionals.

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.


No One is Entitled to a Child, but Every Child Deserves Two Parents

June 22, 2021

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No One is Entitled to a Child, but Every Child Deserves Two Parents

In the June 15 New York Times article, “I Did I.V.F. Without a Partner. It Shouldn’t Have Been So Hard,” author Alicia Lombardini described the emotional burden and expense of getting pregnant alone at age 42 after having had two abortions.

Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., responded, “Having a child is not an entitlement. Nor is it a right like freedom of speech or religion. Every child does, however, have a right to know his or her genetic identity and cultural heritage. All children have a right to a relationship with their natural mother and father, except for an unavoidable tragedy. Donor conception violates these rights of children.


“This is an avoidable tragedy that would not be possible without the collusion of medical professionals, insurance companies and most of all, the law. The law of parenthood says that the gamete donor is a legal stranger to the child. Without this legally enforceable promise of anonymity, no woman would purchase sperm from a sperm bank, and no man would make a deposit.

“The emotional costs for children growing up in a fatherless family are great,” Morse said. “They won’t have a male role model at home. They won’t experience a father’s love or learn the proper ways in which a husband and wife relate to each other. A child in a single-parent family is more likely to have emotional problems than their counterparts in two-parent homes.”

Morse continued: “Sometimes, single parenting is unavoidable. But for a woman to intentionally bring a child into the world with this burden is unconscionable.”

When the Ruth Institute launched its Fatherhood Resource Center earlier this month, Morse said, “From before birth, through the rest of the child’s life, fathers are essential to the well-being of their children.”

Katy Faust, Founder and Director of Them Before Us, added: “In stories like these, adult desire is conveniently framed as a ‘right.’ In this story, it’s Lombardini’s ‘right to be a mother.’ But, as is always the case, framing adult desires as ‘rights’ results in children losing their actual rights. In this case, it’s Lombardini’s son who is denied his right to be known, loved, and raised by his own father. No one has a right to parenthood, and no one owes you a child. Rather, all children have a right to their own mother and father.”

Faust’s book, Them Before Us, will receive the Book of the Year award at the Ruth Institute’s 4th Annual Survivors’ Summit, “Reclaiming the Professions for Life and Family,” July 16-17 in Lake Charles, LA.

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 info@ruthinstitute.org.

 

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