It's not easy to expose radical sex ed in America, but it can be rewarding. As a mom, FRC's Cathy Ruse has a personal stake in making classrooms safe for kids -- and, after years of work, she's managed to convince other parents they do too. It's that hard work and dedication that earned Cathy a special honor over the weekend as the Ruth Institute's 2020 Activist of the Year.
A few years ago, the news that Planned Parenthood would be expanding its tentacles into some of America's biggest public school districts sent Cathy on a mission: uncover the extreme, pro-LGBT curriculum that's passing as "sex ed." In Fairfax County, she fought with other parents to try to stop schools from becoming "laboratories" for their radical policies on gender identity, abortion, and sexual orientation. Ultimately, that led her to author a publication that's giving parents all across the country the courage to stand up and speak out on what's going on in their child's classrooms: "Sex Education in Public Schools: Sexualization of Children and LGBT Indoctrination."
To honor her contribution to this important debate, the Ruth Institute celebrated Cathy as one of their heroes at the Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution this past weekend in Louisiana. Asked what advice she has for parents, Cathy said it's simple: get involved. "It's time to get into the arena! Justice demands it, but wisdom too. Because the vast majority of our governors, teachers, sheriffs, doctors, and lawyers will come from our nation's public schools. We cannot let the sexual nihilists shape them in their own image."
Congratulations, Cathy! And thank you, on behalf of parents everywhere who can celebrate better accountability, transparency, and sex ed alternatives because of your work!