by Betsy Kerekes
Clash Daily Guest Contributor
“Your grandma told you ‘He won’t buy the cow when he can get the milk for free.’ Dr. Regnerus’ book, Cheap Sex, shows that your grandma was right.” -Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse
The Ruth Institute will honor Dr. Mark Regnerus at the First Annual Awards Dinner on June 15 in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Regnerus has been at the forefront of documenting inconvenient truths. In Cheap Sex: The Transformation of Men, Marriage, and Monogamy, he shows that the Sexual Revolution has hurt women. “Before The Pill and the Sexual Revolution, men had to give time, attention, and ultimately marriage before they could have sex. Now, very little is required of them. Sex is cheap — because of The Pill, pornography and the internet,” Regnerus said. His book traces the impact of this new norm throughout society.
“At the Ruth Institute, we help Christians explain why they believe what they believe about marriage, family, and sex,” Dr. Morse said.
Christian sexual morality protects the interests of children, women, and even men at their best. The regime of “Cheap Sex”, as described by Dr. Regnerus, has harmed millions of people whose voices are seldom heard. We appreciate Dr. Regnerus’ work and will honor him at our awards dinner.
Regnerus became well-known in the debate over same-sex parenting. His work showed that children of same-sex parents had higher risks of a variety of unfortunate outcomes. This work called into question the claim that “the kids will be fine,” regardless of parentage.
He faced a well-orchestrated campaign of criticism, including a demand that he be censured by his university for academic misconduct. He was found innocent of any wrongdoing. In fact, the University of Texas at Austin promoted him to full professor this past academic year.
“Dr. Regnerus has probably faced more scrutiny than any other academic in America today,” Morse said. “He has survived it all. We are pleased to honor him. His book, Cheap Sex: The Transformation of Men, Marriage, and Monogamy, helps people who feel hurt or cheated by the reigning hook-up culture. We want to give his message a wider audience.”
The First Annual Ruth Institute Awards Dinner will also include awards for pro-family activism and public witness.
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Betsy Kerekes is an author and editor at the Ruth Institute, a global non-profit organization, dedicated to creating a Christ-like solution to family breakdown. Visit at www.ruthinstitute.org or facebook.com/TheRuthInstitute/