How Did You Survive the Sexual Revolution? These Experts Explain Its Costs

Rev. Dr. Paul Sullins spoke on sexual orientation, while Katy Faust received the Book of the Year Award for her book Them Before Us, a call for children's social justice rights.

Rev. Dr. Paul Sullins and a panel discussion at the 4th Annual Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution, 2021.

By The Ruth Institute Published on January 6, 2022

Ruth Institute Senior Research Associate and former professor of sociology Rev. Dr. Paul Sullins spoke at the 4th Annual Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution on “Correcting the Impact of Sexual Orientation Change Therapy.”

Fr. Sullins begins by explaining new woke terminology. For instance, it’s not “opposite sex,” it’s now “different sex,” because “opposite” implies there are only two sexes. Another term is so-called conversion therapy.

Fr. Sullins breaks down a prominent study which “proved” that “conversion therapy” or Sexual Orientation Change Efforts, cause suicide. By analyzing the same data used to come to this conclusion, which shaped both medical literature and legislation, Fr. Sullins proves the opposite of this study’s results.

Watch as Fr. Sullins demonstrates the critical errors made in the study and exposes the truth that Sexual Orientation Change Efforts actually help prevent suicide. “If they ban this therapy, they’re going to be doing the very harm that they’re trying to prevent,” he said.

Them Before Us

Katy Faust is the Founder of Them Before Us, the only organization solely devoted to defending children’s rights in the family structure. At the Ruth Institute Survivor’s Summit, Katy received the Book of the Year award for Them Before Us: Why We Need a Global Children’s Rights Movement.

In 2012 Katy began writing about why marriage is a matter of social justice for children. Her articles and interviews have appeared in USA Today, Public Discourse, LifeSite News, The Federalist, The Daily Signal, The Eric Metaxas Show, Breakpoint, and ABC Australia. She has filed three amicus briefs supporting children’s rights and advocated on behalf of children with lawmakers in the U.S. and abroad as well as at the United Nations.

Watch as Katy explains how and why she embraced the irrational title of “bigot” and the work she did with her blog “Ask the Bigot.” After hearing lies about children not needing a mom and dad, Katy realized that having the truth from studies and data wasn’t enough. The stories of children who live in “modern families” were needed to get the real story. She runs anonymous group chats for children being raised in lesbian or gay homes who feel they can’t safely speak to anyone else about their struggles.

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Katy realized that in all marriage-related matters: “We are asking kids to sacrifice their fundamental right to be known and loved by their mom and dad for the sake of adult desires.” In other words, parents can be in whatever relationships they want (including divorce, remarriage, cohabiting), and their children just have to deal with it.

Is this fair? Of course not. Watch as Katy explains why we must love LGBT people but also stand firmly on marriage, in all forms, as a social justice issue for children.


The Ruth Institute is a global non-profit organization, leading an international interfaith coalition to defend the family and build a civilization of love. The Ruth Institute’s Founder and President, 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. Subscribe to our newsletter and YouTube channel to get all our latest news.

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