Mar 152014


Here is the forty-first article in our Republicans on Parade series, featuring individuals who personify what the Republican Party has become. Today’s honoree is Austin Ruse from the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute. He is so honored for blaming an individual choice on a whole class of educators, and then suggesting to deal with those people the way only Republican Supply-side Jesus would: killing them.

0315RuseIf it were possible for American Family Radio to go too far, it did today.  This morning, regular morning drive-time host Sandy Rios was off, so Austin Ruse of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute served as guest host.  Ruse’s organization is rabidly opposed to the United Nations.  For instance, when the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities came up for ratification by the Senate, Ruse blasted out an email claiming that the UN would use it as an excuse to take kids from their parents.  In part due to hysteria stirred up by Ruse and other wingers, the treaty came up six votes short of the 67 needed for ratification.  That should tell you all you need to know about Ruse and his outfit.

But today, Ruse went several miles off the deep end.  As many of you know, a freshman at Duke University recently revealed she’s helping to pay her tuition by acting in porn films.  As degrading as that is, Ruse’s reaction was even worse.  He claimed that this is evidence liberal academics should just be "taken out and shot."  No, this isn’t snark–People for the American Way got a clip.

That is the nonsense that they teach in women’s studies at Duke University, this is where she learned this. The toxic stew of the modern university is gender studies, it’s “Sex Week,” they all have “Sex Week” and teaching people how to be sex-positive and overcome the patriarchy. My daughters go to a little private religious school and we pay an arm and a leg for it precisely to keep them away from all of this kind of nonsense. I do hope that they go to a Christian college or university and to keep them so far away from the hard left, human-hating people that run modern universities, who should all be taken out and shot.

This is unacceptable.  Period, full stop.  There is no way, no how that this sort of talk is protected speech.

Inserted from <Daily Kos>

I not even going to touch the ramifications of a student paying for college with porn, except to say that, no matter how much I disagree with it, it remains her choice to make.  However, I trust I’m safe in believing that the Women’s Studies Department at Duke had nothing to do with her decision.  For Austin Ruse to propose murdering secular college administrators is hate speech, completely Antichristian, and obviously Republican.


  12 Responses to “Republicans on Parade–3/15/2014”

  1. I don't agree with her mothod either but she sdesn't deserve to die for it.

    I wonder what Pope Francis thinks of this supply side christian being a spokesman for the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute.

  2. I think Pope Francis has already made it clear what he thinks when he told people to shut up already about sex (he specified abortion and gay rights I believe, but he was clearly referring to the misconception that anything to do with sex is more sinful than anything not sex related) and start talking about the poor and compassion.

    Groups like this – and unfortunately he is not alone – give the Catholic church a bad name (something with which it needs no help, thank you very much).  So I feel compelled to mention Catholics United as a counterweight, along with Faithful America, Sojourners, and Interfaith Alliance.  It's easy to forget that there are people in groups who do understand Christianity and are trying to live it.

  3. It's always amazing to me that self-professed "Christians" like this are so comfortable with words of hate. Do they have any idea how little their beliefs are in line with what Jesus actually said? Do they care? 

  4. I wonder how Pope Francis feels about this idiot and his theology of hate?  I think he would like to excommunicate him right after suing him to cease using the word "Catholic" in the name of his organisation which has nothing to do with human rights.  I know what Jesus would do . . . he'd clear the temple again, and first out the door would be this pariah!

    Amazing how there are so many of these "Christians" that know nothing of the teachings of Jesus, only the teachings of greed and hate.

  5. I had read the Daily Kos earlier today, this is astounding that such hatred can be spewed and stil be considered free speech. 

  6. Thanks everyone. 

    I imagine that Pope Francis whould consider it heresy.

    Republican Supply-side pseudo-Christians and authentic Christians are polar opposites.

  7. Oh dear – did Rush Limbaugh make so much money that Ruse is trying to emulate him?  How revolting!

  8. I came back because I just received an email from Faithful America, which has started a petition, not to Mr. Ruse, but to Monsignor Anthony Frontiero, who sits on the group board.  "Monsignor Frontiero's involvement is helping this hate group masquerade as a legitimately Catholic organization — and undermining Pope Francis' efforts to focus the Church on Christ's radical message of love."  Therefore, the petition requests Monsignor Frontiero to resign immediately from the board.  Here's the petition link:

  9.  That should tell you all you need to know about Ruse and his outfit.

    In part due to hysteria stirred up by Ruse and other wingers, the treaty came up six votes short of the 67 needed for ratification.



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  11. Woo hoo!  15,000 signatures and Msgr Frontiero is resigning !!!  Good news!  Thanks Rixar!

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