Austin Ruse

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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A girl scout kisses Pope Francis at the end of an audience to the Italian Catholics Scouts (Agesci) at St Peter's square on June 13, 2015 at the Vatican.

Pope Smacks Down Girl Scout Leaders Over Gender Issues

The optics were clear. The group, which has staked out positions in opposition to Christian teaching on abortion and human sexuality, met with Francis hoping the thousands of daughters and moms exiting Scouting would have a second thought.

AP Photo/Craig Fritz

Slate Flummoxed by New Trans Paper from Family Research Council

O’Leary and Sprigg describe the assault on sex as having come in three waves; modern feminism, the homosexual movement, and transgender activism. What flummoxes Brogan about this is their use of the word “wave.” Apparently “wave” belongs to the left because three “waves” of feminism are described in the literature. Who knew “wave” belongs to the left?

David Goldman/AP Photo

Social Cons Stiffed at Romney’s Rich Guy Yoga Session

Failed presidential candidate and putative GOP kingmaker Mitt Romney hosted a weekend getaway for his approved list of GOP hopefuls where they could rub shoulders with GOP moneymen. Perhaps the highlight of the event was a dawn yoga session led by Romney’s wife Ann and political reporter Mark Halperin.


Naval Chaplain Files Formal Complaint over Christian Persecution

Chaplain Wes Modder spends his days basically alone in the base chapel. He is no longer allowed into his office. By order of his commanding officer, he is not allowed even to speak to the sailors in his unit. If anyone from his unit comes into the chapel, he may not speak with them.

Chaim Levin in 2012

Science on Trial in New Jersey Gay Therapy Case

The Southern Poverty Law Center, the group that brought the suit for the young men, is campaigning in courts and state legislatures to ban anyone with such unwanted sexual attractions from getting help. The Jersey City trial is largely about that.

Charles LiMandri in court.

Death Threats Rock Defendants in Gay Counseling Trial

Lead attorney Charles Limandri and defendant Arthur Goldberg received identical death threats today. An anonymous emailer said God supports gay marriage and that “the people running JONAH do not deserve to live on planet earth any longer.”

Arthur Goldberg, director of JONAH, testifies in the trial Ferguson vs. JONAH (Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing), Monday, June 8, 2015 in Jersey City, N.J. In a first-of-its-kind trial, four former clients are suing the gay conversion therapy organization, JONAH for consumer fraud. (

Medical Choice at Stake in Gay Counseling Trial

When they founded JONAH, neither Goldberg or Berk knew that choice in sexual orientation or choice in psychological counseling would become a third rail in progressive politics. Now they are the target of one of the richest and most powerful left-wing groups in America.

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