Austin Ruse

Austin Ruse is president of C-Fam (Center for Family & Human Rights), a New York and Washington DC-based research institute in Special Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council. He is also a bi-weekliy columnist with Crisis Magazine.

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Was Angie’s List Chief Forced Out?

The long-time CEO of Indiana-based Angie's List is out of a job. USA Today called the resignation "unexpected" and it raises the immediate question of whether Bill Oesterle got too far out front in denouncing the civil rights laws of the state of Indiana.
REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Sens. Rubio and Paul Skip Signing Congressional Supreme Court Marriage Brief

Two presidential contenders declined to sign a friend-of-the-court brief asking the Supreme Court to allow the question of marriage to be decided by the states. The Rand Paul camp has not been willing to go on the record and the Marco Rubio campaign claims his views are well known and offered a handful of his public statements.
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Cities Start Rolling Back LGBT Agenda

Despite the intervention of the powerful LGBT Human Rights Campaign and donations from at least one billionaire, an LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance passed in October by the City Council of Springfield, MO, has fallen at the hands of Springfield voters.
AP Photo/Doug McSchooler

Next Frontier: Gays Use Law to Silence Christians at Work

18 states have explicit protection of LGBTs under so-called employment non-discrimination laws. According to legal experts, such laws have been used to punish or otherwise clamp down on Christians expressing their religious views in work settings.
AP Photo/Michael Conroy

Pence Buckles Under Powerful Gay/Media Blitzkrieg

Governor Mike Pence of Indiana seems to have caved into enormous pressure and will ask the state legislature for new legislation to make it clear that Christian florists and bakers could be forced to participate in weddings that violate their religious beliefs.
Tim Cook, Apple Watch (Associated Press)

Apple CEO’s Hysteria About New Indiana Law

Rather than open season on gays, as one headline writer said about the Indiana law, there is a shrinking public space for holding a view on marriage that was held by President Obama and Hillary Clinton only a few years ago. Christians are merely asking for protection in holding and practicing those same beliefs. Tim Cook says no.
AP Photo/J Pat Carter

UN to Vote on Spousal Benefits for LGBTs

A razor-thin vote is expected Tuesday at the UN that pits the power of the UN secretary general against the UN member states over marital status benefits for LGBT employees. The question is: what is the basis for allowing spousal benefits to UN-employed couples who may be of the same-sex?
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From Hero to Hater: Navy Beats Down Chaplain’s Appeal for Religious Freedom in Homophobia Complaint

In a sharply-worded memo, Navy Chaplain Wesley Modder’s commander denied his request for a “religious accommodation” in a disciplinary process that has relieved him of his command and could kick him out of the Navy forever. Modder stands accused of homophobia and insensitivity--though, in the official documents, the term is "substandard performance"--which could trump all the accolades he has received in almost 20 years of military service and throw his professional life into ruin.
Reuters

Marxists Celebrate Pope Francis

A largely overlooked column by human rights advocate Armando Valadares raises questions about the initiative of Pope Francis toward the “island-prison” of Cuba.

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