By Trudy Ring
Originally published on Advocate.com November 24 2012 2:46 PM ET
The National Organization for Marriage’s Ruth Institute, which focuses on reaching young people with the group’s antigay message, has identified a new bête noire — gay resident advisers in college dorms.
In a Thanksgiving video posted on the Ruth Institute’s website, institute founder and president Jennifer Roback Morse relates the story of a “good Catholic girl,” an RA at a large university, who says she was pressured by her dormitory’s head RA, a gay man, to join in a drag party, “where everybody dresses up in clothing of the opposite sex.”
“I think a lot of our students are encountering this type of situation in their dorms and on their college campuses,” Morse says. While social conservatives have been focusing on the need to get their message out in the media in the wake of their losses in the election, she says, “The other side has RAs in the dorm where your young people are going to school. There is no TV message that is going to do the job of countering that type of influence. Somebody’s got to be there, talking to the young people, one at a time.”
Watch the video below.