LAKE CHARLES -- The Second Annual Ruth Institute Awards Dinner and Summit for the Survivors of the Sexual Revolution will be held Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27, at Treasures of Marilyn’s.
The conference will speak to why the Church has been right all along about divorce and the gay lifestyle and will include “testimonials” from people who have suffered from the Sexual Revolution, as well as presentations by experts. Bishop Glen John Provost has endorsed the event and is inviting clergy and the lay faithful to attend, saying about it “… I know it will be an inspiring and educational event. I am particularly encouraged by the healing which takes place for many through Christ and His Mystical Body.”
The awards dinner on Friday begins at 6 p.m. at Treasures, 3510 Fifth Avenue, and will recognize the work of Moira Greyland, keynote speaker, with the Public Witness Award. Greyland is the author of the of "The Last Closet. New Testament scholar Dr. Robert Gagnon will receive the Scholarship Award and Jeff Morgan will be honored for work on Divorce Reform in Texas with the Activism Award.
On Saturday, there will be speakers, panels, presentations...and attendees will connect with others pursuing the same goals and hear perspectives that deepen there own understanding.
Speakers and topics from 9 a.m. to noon include Dr. Stephen Baskerville of Patrick Henry College, “How No-Fault Divorce Empowers the State’; Mrs. Leila Miller, the author of "Primal Loss, "The Lifelong Impact of Divorce on Children; Jeff Morgan & Chris Brennan J.D, leading a Divorce Reform Panel; and there will be a Survivor Panel of adult children of divorce and reluctantly divorced.
The Saturday afternoon program includes Dr. Robert Gagnon of Houston Baptist University, “What the Bible Really Teaches About Homosexual Activity”; Fr. D. Paul Sullins, Ph. D. of The Ruth Institute, "What it's Costing our Children: Clergy Sex Abuse & Gay Parenting by the Numbers"; a Survivor Panel of spouses and adult children of LGBTs and refugees from the gay lifestyle; and Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse of The Ruth Institute, “We Can Make a Difference!”
Tickets for the Awards Dinner and the Saturday Summit are $115 each while cost for the Summit only is $60 each. Register at ruthinstitute.org/survivors-summit.