FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 6, 2013
Contact: Elizabeth Ray or Jen Campbell (703-683-5004)
"I would be happy to meet with Tyler Clementi's mom and dad to try to move forward and go beyond the highly charged rhetoric that doesn't help anyone." — Dr. Morse, Ruth Institute —
San Diego, CA — Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, President of the Ruth Institute issued the following statement today: "The media and activists groups are mischaracterizing my remarks, in which I urged students to befriend gay students, and also urged them all to adhere to the traditional standards of sexual morality. I believe that engaging in uncommitted sex hurts people of both genders and all sexual orientations. I would be happy to meet with Tyler Clementi's mom and dad to try to move forward and go beyond the highly charged rhetoric that doesn't help anyone. I don't think the Clementis know me or what I believe or think or said. Reaching out across lines of moral difference in a spirit of love is my mission. In the meantime, I would invite anyone to come to the Ruth Institute website and listen to the entire podcast for themselves."
The entire audio of Dr. Morse's remarks and the subsequent Q & A can be heard here.
To schedule an interview with Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, contact please contact Elizabeth Ray (x130), firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jen Campbell (x145), email@example.com, at 703-683-5004.