The Truth Behind Child Sex Trafficking

By The Ruth Institute Published on October 10, 2023

“Globally, trafficking is a $150 billion industry,” according to Heritage Foundation scholar Emma Waters. “This is a massive problem that besets every country in the world, but particularly the United States. In recent years the U.S. has become a top destination spot where many of the victims of sex trafficking are either taken from or brought to the U.S.”

Emma Waters is a Research Associate for the Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Life, Religion and Family at The Heritage Foundation. Her work may be found in Fox News, Newsweek, The Federalist, The American Conservative, The American Mind, Washington Examiner, Washington Times, and more.

In this episode of the Dr. J Show, Waters shares her knowledge of child sex trafficking and gives her assessment of the accuracy of The Sound of Freedom movie on this topic.

Our southern border being so easy to get across, is one contributing factor, Waters said. Another is broken families. In fact, 86% of trafficked kids were at one time in foster care. A large problem is children not having their father to protect them, Waters notes.

“One of the things I really liked about The Sound of Freedom is that they managed through a beautiful movie to warn people of many of the common signs of child sex trafficking, especially on the global scale.”

“The pushback that was so disingenuous across the board really reinforced how good and impactful The Sound of Freedom was because obviously people who want to keep this industry alive and active and out of the sight of normal Americans, they were feeling the threat of people really getting serious and a lot of attention going to this where it hadn’t been in the past. I take all the negative reactions as a sign that we’re winning and we’re making good progress.”

Learn more about the signs of grooming and other tactics used by traffickers to entrap children, as well as the different forms child exploitation takes, by watching this episode with our Locals community, on YouTube, Rumble, or Bitchute.

Honoring the Longest Married Couple

Dr. Morse of the Ruth Institute recorded this special video to celebrate Cleovis and Arwilda Whiteside, the oldest married couple in Arkansas, and probably in the United States. They’ve been married 84 years! What can we learn from their example about the times we live in now compared to when they got married? Dr. Morse explains in this four-minute video. 

Stripping Conservatives and Christians of Their Bank Accounts

Family Council will be hosting an online discussion with former Ambassador Sam Brownback and Dr. Jennifer Morse from the Ruth Institute. This will be an informative discussion about the increasing number of Christian and conservative organizations that have been de-banked, canceled, or blacklisted.

Family Council was canceled by JPMorgan Chase in 2021. Chase Bank canceled the National Committee for Religious Freedom’s account without warning. The Ruth Institute lost its payment processor after being targeted as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

This will be an informative time to learn more about what is going on and how you can get involved in pushing back.

Please join us on October 25 at 11:00 AM CT on Facebook Live.

Anthropologists Embrace Transgender Superstition

“The settled science? Scientific evidence?” said Ruth Institute president Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., in response to a recent statement by the American Anthropological Association (AAA). “Where is this evidence?” she asked.

The board of the AAA released a statement titled: “No Place for Transphobia in Anthropology: Session pulled from Annual Meeting program.” The statement explained their reasons for removing a session called, “Let’s Talk about Sex Baby: Why biological sex remains a necessary analytic category in anthropology.”

The AAA stated: “The session was rejected because it relied on assumptions that run contrary to the settled science in our discipline.” Those contrary ideas are, “namely, that sex and gender are simplistically binary … . Such efforts contradict scientific evidence.”

Morse stated, “Anthropology is the study of humans throughout history. Did earlier generations of anthropologists find evidence that Lucy was transgender or nonbinary? No. For as long as life has been studied, there have been two and only two sexes — in all mammal species.”

“The idea of there being more than two, or that the sex of the body isn’t obvious at birth, except in very rare cases, is only a recent fad. Yet the powers that be at the AAA call this new, non-binary approach ‘settled science.’”

“So, the beliefs of anthropologists over the past several hundred years were possibly wrong?” Morse asks. “Since many anthropologists study skeletons, can these current anthropologists picture their forebears rolling over in their graves?”

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The AAA states: “Around the world and throughout human history, there have always been people whose gender roles do not align neatly with their reproductive anatomy. There is no single biological standard by which all humans can be reliably sorted into a binary male/female sex classification.”

“Sure,” said Morse, “just as some girls are tomboys, and some boys like playing with dolls. But tomboys are still girls, and those boys are still boys. There’s nothing wrong with girls who aren’t classically feminine or boys who aren’t the standard ‘masculine’ male.”

“We don’t need to invent new terms to describe people who don’t fit rigid sex stereotypes. Nor do we need to inflict intrusive medical procedures on people to make them appear to be the opposite of the sex they were born.”

A growing number of people who attempted to live as the opposite sex are coming forward to say they were irreparably harmed. These detransitioners are telling their stories and are suing their health care providers.

“Eventually the world will come back to its senses once the voices of these poor damaged people become too loud to ignore, telling us: ‘Changing the sex of the body is impossible.’”

“When future generations of anthropologists dig up skeletons, they will know whether the person was male or female. The fad of people claiming other identities will be long gone.”

The Ruth Institute has a growing playlist of interviews with detransitioners, as well as a Transgender Resource Center with other videos and resources on this issue.


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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