• Ruth Inst: ‘Cuties’ Proves Need for Presidential Debate on Family Issues

    Surge Summary: It appears key questions involving family-related policies will not be addressed in the planned, upcoming presidential debates. This is a grievous oversight and a prominent pro-family organization is trying to do something about that.

    by The Ruth Institute

    Commenting on the outrage provoked by the child pornography of Netflix’s “Cuties,” Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., said: “With this highly eroticized portrayal of 11-year-old girls, the global ruling class is once again pushing the envelope on pedophilia. This latest example of the pornification of our culture shows the need for a 4th presidential debate, exclusively on issues impacting the family.”

    Partnering with LifeSite, the Ruth Institute has an online petition calling for a debate focusing on what the candidates would do to strengthen the family and counter the various threats to the family.

    The petition currently has more than 5,700 signers.

    “‘Cuties’ is just the latest example of a growing anti-family culture,” Morse said. “Others include the two egregious Supreme Court rulings at the end of June, one striking down the mildest restrictions imaginable on abortion, and the other which would allow so-called transgenders to participate in women’s sports – thus effectively ending women’s sports.”

    Such a debate might include the following questions for the candidates:

    • Would you have your Attorney General investigate the possibility of bringing up Netflix on child pornography charges?


    • Should pornography be declared a public health crisis on the federal level, as it has in 16 states?


    • Do you support a born-alive law to protect abortion survivors?


    • Should foreign aid be conditioned on recipients accepting Western sexual norms, including legalizing abortion and normalizing homosexual relations?


    • What is your opinion of medically unnecessary surgeries and drugs for minors trying to change the sex of their bodies?

    “Questions such as these will not be asked in the three scheduled debates September 29 and October 15 and 22, but for families, they are just as relevant as energy policy, trade, and public health concerns. That’s why we’re pushing so hard for a fourth debate on family issues,” Morse explained.

    Sign the petition here.

    The Ruth Institute is a global non-profit organization leading an international interfaith coalition to defend the family and build a civilization of love.

    Pornography and sexual exploitation were topics included in the Ruth Institute’s recent Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution.

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