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

March 11, 2021

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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.

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Barrett Didn’t Have to Apologize. Homosexuality is not Innate, Says Ruth Institute

October 16, 2020

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Barrett Didn’t Have to Apologize. Homosexuality is not Innate, Says Ruth Institute

“Judge Barrett did not have to apologize at all for using the expression ‘sexual preference,’” said Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., “Homosexuality is not innate.”

Morse was commenting on an exchange in the course of Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearing. Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) objected to Barrett’s use of the expression (in regard to Obergefell v. Hodges) which she said was “offensive to the LGBT community,” whereupon Barrett apologized.

Morse remarked: “The LGBT community, so-called, can take offense at anything they want. We certainly can’t stop them. However, science has now proven beyond doubt that there is no ‘gay gene.’ Whatever combination of nature and nurture, choice and chance, may be at work for any particular person’s situation, hard genetic determinism is certainly not correct.”

She added: “Self-identifying as ‘gay’ or ‘lesbian’ or ‘transgender’ is certainly a choice. Living a sexually active life with partners of the same sex is a choice, in fact, a whole series of choices.

“Unfortunately, we now have science by interest-group intimidation,” Morse charged.

In a commentary on a study in the August 30, 2019 issue of the publication Science, Fr. D. Paul Sullins, Ph.D., the Ruth Institute’s Senior Research Associate, remarked that the study “explodes the false narrative that being gay is an innate condition that is controlled or largely compelled by one’s genetic makeup.”

Sullins explains: “Rebutting decades of search by LGBT scientists for a ‘gay gene,’ the study’s first author flatly concludes ‘it will be basically impossible to predict one’s sexual activity or orientation from genetics.’”

Morse added: “But this false narrative of gay at birth, or homosexuality as an innate condition, was the basis for the Supreme Court’s decision mandating same-sex marriage in Obergefell. That’s why the LGBT movement and its apologists become hysterical at the suggestion that homosexual behavior is a choice, implied in the expression ‘sexual preference.’ For the Sexual State, there’s so much at stake here.

“Ironically, the same politicians who say ‘listen to the scientists’ when it comes to COVID, are saying ‘Don’t listen to the scientists; listen to us,’ when it comes to homosexuality,” Morse remarked.

On June 5, 2020, Morse interviewed Dr. Walter Schumm of Kansas State University on efforts to silence research on gay issues.

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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