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June 7, 2021 10:22 am
This week on Family Policy Matters, host Traci DeVette Griggs welcomes back Jennifer Roback Morse, founder and president of the Ruth Institute, to discuss how Christians in the workplace can protect their professions from being corrupted by the fallout of the sexual revolution.
Family policy matters in engaging and informative weekly radio show and podcast produced by the North Carolina family policy Council hi this is John Ralston, presidency, family, and were grateful to have you with us for this week's program is our prayer that you will be informed, encouraged and inspired by what you hear on family policy matters and that you will fold better equipped to be a voice of persuasion for family values in your community, state and nation, and now here's our house to family policy matters. Tracy Devitt Griggs thanks for joining us this week for family policy matters. From librarians to doctors, teachers, to lawyers, many Christian professionals are second-guessing their jobs and even their occupation.
In light of increasing hostility to Christian principles and the difficulty of living out what they believe. Can anything be done to reclaim these professions.
Will Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse is founder and president of the Ruth Institute and she's thought a lot about this question and its consequences. She joins us today to share some of her thoughts on why and how we should move forward boldly with confidence to reclaim these important professions.
Dr. Morse, welcome back to family policy matters. Thanks so much for having me. Why do you say that so many important professions like medicine, law, journalism education have been corrupted today.
The fictional revolution has been going on for my entire adult lifetime, and over the course of that period of time one profession after another has compromised in some way with the tenets of the sexual revolution, and in some cases that compromised very very profoundly. So we have the specter of doctors who pretend they don't know when life begins, we have the specter of lawyers and judges who say they don't really believe the law you know what you are rewriting the Constitution from the bench and all of all of these other things.
So there's an enormous amount of corruption in the various professions and it has come largely, not exclusively, but largely through the sexual issues and so is somebody who's concerned about the sexual revolution as we are at the Ruth Institute, we figure it's time to take direct aim at this problem of corrupted professions and see what we can do to reclaim those professions for Christ. So which professions do you consider to be the most important to reclaim which do we go after first you think well in question any of your listeners who are part of the professions will say so I think there are some important symbols that unite all of the all of the profession so it is certainly the law and medicine and journalism are at the top of the heat, but so is education amended promotion of the sexual revolution to the education system is profound and deep and deeply deeply entrenched and known. It's been going on for long time show all of those things are very important and need to be addressed, but what I want. Your listener should be aware of is whatever profession you're involved in.
You are probably seeing it in your own profession and we want to talk to you because the problems that the people in law or medicine, or headache are similar to the problems that you're facing in library science, or social worker. Whatever the other issue might be and so were trying to work on common solutions to some of those problems by people talking to each other and collaborating it out. That's where were headed with this Tracy.
We can't afford to be in our little silos of the more we gotta go further for the root of the problem, which is the underlying corruption of so many professions so you mention I can escaped over little bit that you mentioned that you think the crux of this issue is sexual issues sit a little bit more about why you think that is the sexual revolution is something that has been very sneaky from the very beginning, the attempt to overturn traditional sexual morality and replace it with the legal structure that supports something other than traditional sexual morality been very sneaky.
They've always claimed that it's just this one little thing that we want all gosh this is the only thing were asking for O how can you stop all my goodness, how could you possibly object and in the minute you admit the approachable you got abortion on demand for anybody who wants it right up to the moment of birth canal beyond. So it's always been very sneaky bad sign right there that the reason the sexual revolution is so insidious is that it has been from the beginning. An attack on the human body is basically a statement that we don't like the human body we don't like it that we have this strong urge to be sexually active, and that this urge to be sexually active, will result in a baby sometimes, and that that baby that will make demands on us that every civilized society expects to parents to live up to get a we don't like it that and so were going to undo that step-by-step piece by piece and no one is really completely trash. The fact that the underlying issue is a revolt against the body, which is a rebel against creation right and trying to implement that throughout society has amounted to a full-scale attempt to undermine human nature, human nature itself is in the crosshairs of the reasons that I think it's so important to see the sexual revolution that is central to this whole issue.
So you mentioned that everybody needs to work together in all these different professions need to work together to reclaim them. What are some ways that people who are in these professions can do that if you're actively working in the professions. There are couple of ways that you can operate in a constructive manner. One is to call out your conscience rights wherever they're being violated and to not simply not go along quietly with what's going on now. Sometimes that would put you in a position where your jobs is at stake and people will then go will GI do I really want to put my whole job at stake for the sake of this principle and people are back and forth all the time with that question another way you can operate this to say him to get myself on the board that makes decisions for my local Bar Association Princeton sure on my college campus. My particular University. I'm going to make sure I go to the faculty Senate meetings To Get Myself Appointed to the Appointments Committee Is the Very Thing so That You Are Active inside Your Profession, but That's Not Always a Realistic Option for People. Another Option That Some People Take Is to Form Alternative Professional Associations, so There Are Now up Alternatives to the American Medical Association Alternatives to the American Bar Association and so on. And These Are Groups of Professionals Were Trying to Do the Things of a Professional Society Should Do but at the Same Time Do Them with.
In the Scope of Christian Values and to Be a Force for Resisting Some of the Corruption That's Going on Now.
If You Are a Retired Member of the Profession You Actually Have Many More Options Than a Person Who's Actively Employed Because after All They Fire You If You're Already Retired. You Can Use Your Connections and Your Knowledge of Your Profession to Be a Positive Force within Your Professions. Depending on Your Personal Situation. Those Are Some of the Ways That People Can Resist the Takeover of the Professions by the Corruption of the Sexual Revolution a Little More about Retirees.
So What Are Some Seeking Some Great Suggestions on What People Who Are Working Should Do. What Are Some Things That Retirees Might Be Doing You Know It Was a Very Interesting Case in Australia of All Places That Not All of Your Listeners Will Be Familiar with, but It Because It Was a Catholic Situation, but Was Very, Very High Profile Seems to Lead a Part of the Highest-Ranking Cardinal in Australia, Cardinal George Kelp Was Accused of Sexual Abuse in the It Was Pretty Clear from the Beginning That the Charges Couldn't Be True Because It Was Sort of Self-Contradictory and It Was Impossible for the Timeline to Work in Soils Report, but There Was so Much Media Hype over the Case of the Heat He Got Convicted He Got Sent to Prison. He Was in Solitary Confinement Was Finally Overturned When You Look at How It Was Overturned. The Next-To-Last Case Was a Case Where They Brought in, among Other People to Be on the Panel at the Appellate Level Retired Judge Retired Judges like You Can't Do Anything to Make This Case Is and He Laid out the Arguments That Then Form the Basis for the Appeal, Which Finally Got Cardinal Pell Ghetto Which Was Ultimately Finally Justice Joke That Was an Instance in Lots Professions Do That They'll Have a Little Work, You Know, Let's Bring in the Retired Investigator Because We're Shorthanded Modes Request a Report from a Retired Physician, Things like That. So There Are Often Opportunities of That Kind. The Other Place That Retired People Can Be Involved. Is It Being Involved in the Alternative Associations. The Alternative Professional Associations That I Mentioned Sometimes Retired Professionals Can Take a Role in Very Very Local Things Such As Going after Local School Board When They're Out Of Control Because of Your Retired Lawyer Ella Retired Schoolteacher or Retired Doctor and You're Looking around in Your School Board Is Doing Some Crazy Thing in an Insect Shedding Tears Local School You As Retired Professional May Have a Very Important Role to Play in the Public Resistance to That Because You Got More Time Than the Typical Parent Who Should Who's Dealing with Their Child in Dealing with Making a Living and All That Kind of Stuff near the Parents of the Most Concern, but Also the Low Strap so Those Are Some Ways That Retired Professionals Can Really Really Make a Difference and I Would Really Encourage People to Consider How They Might Be Involved.
I Think That's a Great Point. We Have A Lot Of Retirees across the State That We Know Here at the Family Policy Council That Are Doing Just That. They Are There Working and Being Great Advocate.
So That's a Great Point about the Opposite Side of the Spectrum When Young People Are Trying to Figure out Their Vocation or Profession.
What Are Some Things They Need to Be Aware of When They're Considering Some of These Careers. I Think Most Young People Most Christian Young People Who Take Their Faith Seriously. There Will No Doubt Already Aware of the Pitfalls That Were That Were Talking about.
And so They're Going to Need Very Early on, to Get Connected and Network with People Who Are Further along in the in the Professions Can Help Them.
Who Can Guide Them. Who Could Offer the Protection If They Needed so That's of Extremely Important That You Find Yourself a Good Mentor As You Go through Your Profession. I Don't Want to Say Give It up Your Dream to Be a Doctor Because You're Going to Be under so Much Pressure to Perform Abortions and Trend Surgeries and All These Kind of Things That Don't Give up, but You're Going to Have To Go into It with Your Eyes Wide Open and Seeking Some Very Serious Mentor Ship from Adults. Why Is It Important That These Professions Don't Give up.
What's the Threat Posed by the Absence of True Christian Believers in Some of These Professions Oh Remedy. What Is What People Have a Tendency to Do Is to Say Okay I Will Leave the Profession and I'm to Go over Here in My Private Niche Where I Can Function in Working Devotion. According to My Principles and I Get It. I Get Why People Do That. It's Important That Some People Do It Much Watch When You've Done That You Left the Institution to the Enemies of Christ, No Edge of the Enemies of Reason in a Way That the Institution and so It's Not Everybody's Vocation to Be in the Middle of the Fight. I Get That but so That He Needs to Stand and Fight, Because Otherwise There's No Resistance at All to Corrupting Medicine with the Idea That the Body Is All Social and We Can Renegotiate What It Means to Be a Man. What Made to the We Simply Can't Turn Your Backs on These Things.
Even Though We Sometimes Do Have To Make Strategic Retreats. Any Signs of Hope.
The Latest Round of Issues That Have Come from the Sexual Revolution Are so Outrageous, so Contrary to Reason so Harmful to Very Vulnerable Young People That People Are Finally Waking up and I Consider That a Side of Hope, of the People Are Waking up That They Are Upset That Their Moved Act. I'm Seeing People Who Are Not Christian.
Being Upset and Activated and Willing to Talk to Us. People Who Talk to Us. Five Years Ago Are Talking to Us Now Because Were the One Saying You Know If You Feel like You're Born in the Wrong Body That's a Problem, Not with Your Body.
That's a Problem with Your Feelings Nobody's Poured in the Wrong Body. There Are No Radical Feminist Court Talking to Us Because They Respect the Body That You Know That They Have Other Areas Where We Don't Agree Course, but That's Okay. Were Talking with People That When You Give Us the Time of Day before so That I See Is a Great Sign of Hope for Just about Out Of Time for This Week.
But before We Go.
Jennifer Roback Morse Working Our Listeners Go to Learn More about the Ruth Institute. We Have a Very Active Website Ruth Institute.org and You Should Be Aware That Were Having a Conference on This Very Set of Things Called the Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution Will Be July 16 and 17th Lake Charles, Louisiana, and We Are Going to Have Professionals from All These Walks of Life That We Been Talking about and People Get Together in the Same Room Networking with Each Other, Learning from Each Other Going to Be a Great Experience and You Can Learn All about That It Ruth Institute.org or on Our Facebook Page. Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, President of the Ruth Institute, Thank You so Much for Being with Us Today on Family Policy Matters. You Been Listening to Family Policy Matters. We Hope You Enjoyed the Program and Plaintiff to Do It Again Next Week to Listen to the Show Online Insulin More about NC Families Work to Inform, Encourage and Inspire Families across Carolina Go to Our Website It NC Family.Award That's NC Family.org. Thanks Again for Listening and May God Bless You and Your Family