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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.


CNN Marches to Beat of Transgender Drummer

April 7, 2021

For Immediate Release

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CNN Marches to Beat of Transgender Drummer

“CNN parrots the most absurd positions of the transgender movement,” said Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., president of the Ruth Institute. “We should start calling it the PCNN, Politically Correct News Network. And they can’t even keep their own PC terminology straight.”

In a March 30 broadcast on South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s executive order on transgender males in women’s sports, the politically correct network editorialized: “The order also references ‘biological sex,’ a disputed term that refers to the sex as listed on students’ original birth certificates.” In the same broadcast, the network claimed, “It’s not possible to know a person’s identity at birth, and there is no consensus criteria for assigning sex at birth.”

Following substantial backlash, the Politically Correct News Network updated the story to “provide additional explanation as to the distinctions between gender and sex.” Their story now states, “It's not possible to know a person's gender identity at birth, and for some people, the sex listed on their original birth certificate is a misleading way of describing the body they have.”


Morse countered, “The Gender Theorists have inflicted this new terminology on all of us. The least they can do is to apply it consistently.”

Morse explained, “The term ‘sex’ refers to the body. The Sexual Revolutionaries invented the distinction between ‘sex’ and ‘gender’ to undermine the stability of male roles and females roles. ‘Gender’ is the term they use to describe the complex of social roles, personal preferences, feelings and identity. The Revolutionaries maintain that sex roles are socially constructed and can be reconstructed. This distinction allowed them to pursue their agenda of eliminating everything based on male-female differences, without having to maintain that the body is completely irrelevant. They’re saying: ‘All we want to do is provide more flexibility in gender roles. We accept that male and female bodies are different.’

“But now the mask is slipping,” Morse said. “They can’t keep their story straight. There absolutely is a criterion for ‘assigning sex at birth’: DNA, which is almost always immediately obvious from secondary sex characteristics. Of course, we can’t know a person’s ‘identity’ at birth, if that term includes everything they are ever going to think or feel. But that complex of feelings is not relevant to which sports teams a person should play on. The body is the only relevant consideration for that purpose.”

CNN’s attempt at clarification did not help. “CNN’s statement that ‘the sex listed on their original birth certificate is a misleading way of describing the body they have,’ is absurd,” Morse said. “The sex of the body has not changed. The individual has changed their ‘gender identity,’ not the sex of their bodies.

“This is CNN being CNN,” Morse said. “In a story last August on screenings for cervical cancer, instead of ‘women,’ it used the expression ‘individuals with a cervix.’ Increasingly, doctrinaire outlets like CNN, try to avoid saying ‘men’ and ‘women’ which are thought to exclude so-called transsexuals.

“CNN’s newscasts should come with a warning label: ‘No News Ahead. Propaganda Only. Some viewers may find the following broadcast upsetting.’”

Morse added, “Bias like this is one reason the Ruth Institute recently launched our Transgender Resource Center with research, media and other resources to fight the transgender ideology which permeates our society.”

 

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. 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.


Ruth Inst. Files “S*xual Orientation and Gender Identity” Submission to United Nations

March 11, 2021

For Immediate Release

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Ruth Inst. Files “S*xual Orientation and Gender Identity” Submission to United Nations

The Ruth Institute submitted a memorandum to the United Nation’s expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI). However, “We have no illusions of having an impact on the UN’s expert,” Ruth Inst. president Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., said. “His mandate is based on the theory that sexual orientation and gender identity are innate, which we emphatically reject. But it’s equally clear that we and groups like us must oppose the gender ideology being pushed by UN bureaucracy.”

The Ruth Institute submission makes the following points:


1. SOGI-based policies are themselves a form of violence and discrimination against women and girls who wish to maintain their privacy, modesty, and physical safety.

2. Gender Identity laws would eliminate all sex-based protections for women and girls, which required decades to achieve. Among other things, it would require female athletes to compete against biological males who say they’re female, with the latter’s superior strength, endurance, speed, and agility.

3 SOGI laws would require Catholic physicians and hospitals to provide “trans-gender” drugs and surgery in violation of their conscience.

4. Such laws would criminalize speech by labeling criticism a form of bias.

5. Gender Identity is anti-science. A man or woman can’t change their sex, because they can’t alter their DNA, regardless of what they do to their bodies with drugs and surgery.

6. SOGI polices are an attack on the family. Activists often push for indoctrination in schools and media, and “transitioning” for minors, often without parental knowledge or consent.

7. SOGI policies are an assault on Christianity and Judaism, which acknowledge that God created us male and female, and that sex is inherent to our nature. Gender Identity ideologues believe such ideas are bigoted and encourage violence against the “transgendered.”

8. A gender regime would force people to lie about the physical reality of male and female and thus corrupt themselves.

Other groups opposing the UN’s SOGI push include Family Watch International, the UN Human Rights Caucus, the Compassion Coalition, Partners for Ethical Care, and the Women’s Liberation Front.

Morse mused: “I’m sure the countries which ratified the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 never imagined the day would come when the concept of man and woman would be under attack at the United Nations. SOGI is the most far-reaching attempt to rewrite the laws of nature and force adherence to a totalitarian gender ideology.”

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.


Removal of Healthy Breasts from Adolescents is Unconscionable, Says Ruth Inst.

January 11, 2021

For Immediate Release

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Removal of Healthy Breasts from Adolescents is Unconscionable, Says Ruth Inst.

“Removing healthy breasts is irrevocable and unconscionable,” said Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., in response to the California Department of Insurance stating insurance companies must pay for the breast removal of teenaged girls “transitioning” to boys.

Further, these operations are no longer to be considered cosmetic but required “reconstructive” surgery to remove “abnormal structures of the body caused by congenital defects.” Morse responded, “How’s that for a string of euphemisms?


“Is anyone telling these children that this move is irrevocable?” Morse asked. “Is anyone telling them that regardless of how they feel in the future, they are giving up their ability to breastfeed a child forever?”

Morse also noted: “Late last year, a high court in the United Kingdom ruled that minors suffering from gender dysphoria are unable to give informed consent to hormone-blocking drugs. But in California, minors can consent to double mastectomies.

“The California Department of Insurance has become a rubber stamp for the gay lobby,” Morse said. “Its decision isn’t medical but ideological. It’s based on the dogma that if a teenaged girl decides she’s a boy and wants to have her body surgically altered to resemble that of a boy, her decision must be celebrated and facilitated.

“What insanity, for someone in authority to tell impressionable teenaged girls that if they think they might want to be a boy, their breasts are just getting in the way and they should go under the surgeon’s knife.”

Dr. Michelle Cretella, MD, FCP, President of the American College of Pediatricians flatly stated: “This active promotion of transgenderism has resulted in massive uncontrolled and unconsented experimentation on children and adolescents. This is child abuse.”

Dr. Cretella spoke at the Ruth Institute’s 2020 Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution on “Medical Tragedies of the Sexual Revolution.”

On January 5, Morse was interviewed on the California Insurance Department’s decision on the One America News Network.

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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