The Nashville ‘Trans’ Massacre of Christians: It’s Not About the Guns

By The Ruth Institute Published on April 19, 2023

In Nashville School Shooting, Don’t Say Trans

“You can tell where power lies in a society by who you are not allowed to criticize,” said Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D. “Take the recent Nashville school shooting. You could get dizzy following the media and activists’ spin.”

The killer was a woman who sometimes “identified” as a man. The media try to bury that part, instead focusing on her apparently resenting having attended the Christian school.

“Here was a young woman who was sexually confused and looking for someone to blame,” Morse said. “Supporters of the Sexual Revolution blame Christians for failure to reach their goals on abortion and the gender ideology. And yet no one is speculating on anti-Christian animus motivating the massacre.”

“After two weeks, authorities have yet to release the shooter’s manifesto for fear it will show that Audrey, sometimes ‘Aiden,’ Hale, wanted to kill Christians, a logical assumption given the circumstances,” Morse said.

Instead, activists have spun it as another tragedy caused by ‘lax gun laws.’ In fact, a mob demanding more gun control briefly took over the Tennessee legislature. When Vice President Harris visited Nashville, she met not with families of the shooting victims, but two ex-legislators who were expelled for egging on the mob.

Besides demanding that the manifesto not be released, spokesmen for the LGBTQ community have cast themselves as victims, warning of the potential for violence against them, even though there’s no sign that any has materialized.

So you have the imagined potential for violence on the one hand, against six nearly-ignored shooting victims on the other. As long as activists, politicians, and the media drive coverage, we will never have an honest discussion of the nature of transgenderism and the way Christians are scapegoated for adhering to a biblical worldview.

Check out more from the Ruth Institute on the transgender craze at our Resource Center.

Standing Against Medical Corruption

The latest guest on the Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse Show is Dr. Christina Francis, Ob/Gyn. She is CEO of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG), an associate scholar with the Charlotte Lozier Institute, a board member of Indiana Right to Life, and a physician member of the Abortion Pill Reversal Network.

Most medical organizations aggressively support abortion, without concern for or consulting with their members who do not share their views. AAPLOG, on the other hand, represents pro-life Ob/Gyns, as well as several other groups including anesthesiologists, sonogram technicians, and therapists, who are pressured not to talk to patients about the ill effects they’re suffering as a result of past abortions.

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Dr. Francis speaks of the scientific evidence that shows abortion harms the life and the health of the mother, in addition to killing the child.

That’s one of the big reasons we exist, to put that medical evidence in the hands of those who need it, so members have the evidence to back up their beliefs, but also so we can get that information into the hands of the general public, of the media, and policy-makers, especially now after the Dobbs decision. Our job intensified now that lawmakers in all 50 states need this information.

Hear about the medical students who join AAPLOG because they aren’t offered anything other than the pro-choice stance in their classes, as well as “emergency room physicians who see women come in with complications from their abortion who have been abandoned by their abortionists.”

“We’re trying to return medicine to a time when you knew you could trust that your physician wasn’t trying to harm you or your child.”

Learn more by watching the full interview at our Ruth Institute Locals community, or on YouTube, or Rumble.

Midweek Motivation: Dancing for Joy

By clergy abuse victim, Faith Hakesley at “Advice from a Survivor”

Sometimes we need to be reminded to reclaim childlike joy. Last weekend I was reminded of this as a result of a breakthrough “aha” moment. In a spontaneous moment of carefree fun with my family, I found myself dancing for joy for the first time in a long time.

I have never been much of a dancer. As a musician, I love music and I do have rhythm. However, I’m not well-coordinated. That being said, I loved to dance as a little girl.

That changed when I was 15 years old. Predators have a way of taking as much control as they can from their victims. As if enough hadn’t been taken from me already, my rapist even took the simple pleasures I had once enjoyed and made them feel shameful and dirty. At times, he used dance and music as part of the abuse. This was crushing for me as I loved both.

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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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