Thursday, March 13, 2014

Anti-gay group president Austin Ruse makes sad attempt to explain away his call to violence against university leaders

Austin Ruse

Yesterday Austin Ruse, president of the Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute  - one of the newest additions to SPLC's list of anti-gay hate groups -  made the following shocking statement as he raged against a Duke University student who just revealed herself to be a porn actress:

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.

In a later twitter conversation (initiated by me), Ruse attempted to explain away his comments in between insulting another blogger and myself:

Strangely enough, Ruse ended the conversation after that (just when it was getting good). Now in all honesty, judge for yourself by listening below. Can what Ruse said be considered as a "figure of speech?"

By the way, my comments about Russia had to do with Ruse's organization expressing support for that country's anti-gay laws as well as expressing regret that the United States wouldn't have such a law:

The World Congress of Families serves as a vessel to bring worldwide hate groups together, as one can see from perusing the sponsors for their international events. The Religious Right has lost the culture war in the United States, and they realized over the past decade that they would have to expand internationally in order to keep their pocketbooks solvent and their ideology relevant. They prey on nations mired in institutional poverty, and they aid foreign governments who find scapegoats that distract their citizens from turning a keen eye on their leaders’ role in their plights quite handy. Both the World Congress of Families and C-Fam have been vocally supportive of Russia’s anti-gay laws, with the WCF expressing support in a press release not long after the Duma’s final vote on the “propaganda” law. The World Congress also held a roundtable in US House of Representatives office space recently in order to teach American “pro-family” activists how to export their hate around the world. Austin Ruse, president of C-Fam, expressed regret that the United States wouldn’t be able to start the sort of pogrom against LGBT people that Russia has, as he praised Russia in their efforts. It’s likely that the international activities of these groups contributed heavily to the SPLC’s decision to label them hate groups.

Hat tip to Tim Peacock of Peacock Panache for "having my back" in last night's twitter conversation.


Anonymous said...

Not a very clever Ruse, eh?

BJohnM said...

I just went to follow our friend, and it appears the coward has taken down his twitter account.

They do so hate getting held accountable for what they say, don't they?

BlackTsunami said...

I saw that earlier. LOL. I'm writing on it now.

Anonymous said...

In view of liberals calling for the assassination of Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin, I find this post incredibly hypocritical. But perhaps you never before heard the expression Austin Ruse used and are unaware of the literary convention of hyperbole to make a point. You're pretending that he meant college professors should literally be shot is pathetic, but so typical of liberal lefties. I don't generally post as Anonymous, but I don't have time to respond to the hate-filled tripe I get when I defend a pro-life conservative.

BlackTsunami said...

oh stop with the false equivalency crap. While I am sure some folks - it's interesting how you brand them as liberals - went over the line to voices their disagreements with Limbaugh and Palin, in the case of Ruse, we are talking about man who leads a high profile - how over nauseating - organization and broadcasting his comments on a radio show reaching millions. In the words of Tim Peacock, show where he meant that professors should be shot in a "figurative" sense. You and I both know Ruse's explanation/excuse was crap.

Anonymous said...

Are you serious? Chris Matthews and Bill Maher don't reach millions? Get real!

BlackTsunami said...

And they are liberals? My friend, stop trying to defend Ruse by attempting to pull down others via false equivalencies. Ruse is getting EVERYTHING he deserves. Deal with it.