The Sexual Revolution: Pedophilia Was Baked in its Birthday Cake

And other dispatches from the front lines of the Sexual Revolution

By The Ruth Institute Published on February 3, 2022

Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse delivered a blockbuster talk called “Baked in From the Beginning: Pedophilia and the Sexual Revolution.” Dr. Morse noted that several of the early leading theorists of the Sexual Revolution, such as Wilhelm Reich and Shulamith Firestone, advocated for children to have active sex lives. While these people did not explicitly advocate for adult-child sex, Morse argued that they laid the groundwork for a culture which tacitly encourages such activity.

Dr. Morse succinctly summarized the core belief of the Sexual Revolution as “people can have sex with anyone they want, any time they want, and no one will get hurt.” She argued that the only way this could possibly be true is if sex is both completely sterilized, so no children ever appear, and if children do not really need a lifelong relationship with both parents. If either of these is false, sex outside of marriage will be harmful to at least some children.

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Therefore, she argued, the Sexual Revolutionaries had to redefine childhood. Instead of children being helpless beings who are naturally dependent on their parents, children are sexual beings whose sexual expression should be encouraged by society, whether their parents agree or not.

“Baked in from the Beginning” was the second of two talks that Dr. Morse delivered at the Eighth Day Institute Symposium, January 13-15, in Wichita, Kansas. In her first talk, Morse explained why traditional Christian sexual morality protect the interests of children, better than the “modern” and “progressive” alternatives proposed by the Sexual Revolution. Dr. Morse, Founder and President of the Ruth Institute, is an expert on marriage and family issues, and a stalwart defender of the rights of children. She noted that “when we talk about children’s rights, we mean their rights to a relationship with their parents. When the Sexual Revolutionaries talk about children’s rights, they mean kids have a right to have sex without their parents knowing about it.”

Click here to download and follow along with the PowerPoint slides for both of Dr. Morse’s talks.

Counting the Casualties of the Sexual Revolution

At the Ruth Institute’s Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution Fr. Paul Sullins delivered a talk called “Counting the Casualties of the Sexual Revolution.” Fr. Sullins, Senior Research Associate at the Ruth Institute, delivered the talk as part of the Ambassador’s Training Program, a by-application-only event for those in the pro-marriage, pro-life movement.



Fr. Sullins lists among the casualties:

  • The cheated who eventually learn that “free” love is never free.
  • The abandoned for whom the means of a fulfilling life have been taken from them.
  • The diminished who, after being abandoned or cheated on, have given up hope.

Fr. Sullins breaks down the staggering numbers of abortions and resulting mental health issues for post-abortive women, the number of the divorced, children of divorce(s), the cohabiting who are “sliding, not deciding,” children born to unmarried mothers, and the poor outcomes incumbent on these children as well as children of same sex couples.

Fr. Sullins also speaks on those who regret their divorce, the struggles of the formerly gay, and the regret of childless career women who bought into the lie of having it all. Also, find out what the highest casualty of the Sexual Revolution is today. “Many don’t consider it a serious casualty, which shows how serious it really is,” Sullins says. Find out what he calls “the gateway drug of the Sexual Revolution.” Watch it here.

Help & Healing for Clergy Sexual Abuse Victims

The latest Dr. J Show guest is Faith Hakesley, clerical sexual abuse victim and author of Glimmers of Grace: Moments of Peace and Healing Following Sexual Abuse. Faith shares her personal story to offer hope, healing, and peace to those who are suffering. She strives to break the stigmas associated with trauma and encourages others to find hope.



Faith talks about what happened to her, and how she overcame the trauma. She is now passionate about helping fellow survivors. She has joined the Ruth Institute with a feature called “Ask a Survivor,” where she answers questions from fellow victims and/or their loved ones looking for advice on how to heal or how to help. If you’d like to ask Faith a question, you can write to her at [email protected].

There are multiple posts on the Ask a Survivor blog that answer common queries:

  • What are some of the signs of abuse?
  • What is the healing process like?
  • What can I do to help a loved one heal?
  • How do I get married after what happened to me?
  • How do I get through a trigger or a bad day?
  • What should I do if I’m struggling with the news of a loved one’s abuse? 
  • How am I supposed to forgive?

Faith has had years of study and of working with other survivors and their families. “Feeling like you’re alone in that trauma is very overwhelming,” Faith says. For loved ones of trauma victims, Faith recommends saying, “’I’m sorry that happened to you. That should never have happened.’ Just saying that can go a long way.”

“We can be the hands and feet of Christ,” Faith said. “We’re all called to do something different. There’s always hope. God gives each of us a certain role to play in this battle … .  Ask God for the grace to see where He wants you … to use your experiences to help other people.”

Find the Ask a Survivor blog here. Submit a question to Faith at [email protected].


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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