The Ruth Institute, of which I am the President and Founder, issued this statement on Friday, August 31: The Ruth Institute learned at 2 PM Thursday that Vanco, our on-line donation processing service, was cancelling our service immediately. Their letter stated: Vanco has elected to discontinue our processing relationship with The Ruth Institute. The organization… Continue reading Ruth Institute Statement on being cut off by Vanco
For immediate release, August 23, 2017. The Ruth Institute’s primary focus is family breakdown and its impact on children: understanding it, healing it, ending it. If this makes us a “hate group,” so be it. Once again, the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “Hate Map” is in the news, this time due to CNN publishing it… Continue reading The Ruth Institute’s Statement on the SPLC “Hate Map”
I categorically condemn the Alt-Right, white supremacy, racism, Nazism and all violent totalitarian political movements. But I am a bit confused. I thought I was supposed to be a member of the Alt-Right, or a racist, or a Nazi, since I voted for Donald Trump. I guess I am even supposed to be in sympathy with the… Continue reading Crying Wolf at the SPLC
My son and I saw the new Beauty and the Beast. It was lovely. Magical. Almost perfect. This is the story everyone wants to hear: darkness and evil and selfishness transformed by love into light and good and self-surrender. Life and love conquer death and fear. This just happens to be the Christian story. That… Continue reading Beauty and the Beast
Dreher’s chapter on the Sexual Revolution neglects both John Paul II and contraception. That struck me as odd. St. John Paul wrote volumes, literally, on the human sexuality. Michael Waldstein, the editor of the second edition of Male and Female He Created Them: A Theology of the Body, goes so far as to say that… Continue reading A Friendly Amendment to “The Benedict Option”
“By any Marxian pattern of how classes behave, the upper class should be for you and the lower classes should be against you. But it is the upper class that is most violent against you. How do you explain that?” Henry Luce, the founding publisher of Time magazine, asked this question of Whittaker Chambers at… Continue reading “The Upper Class is Communist”
Representative Matt Krause of Texas has introduced a bill to limit no-fault divorce in that state. Ruth Readers: it is time to put up or shut up about family breakdown. We have a petition that anyone can sign. It just says we support Rep Krause’s effort to limit no-fault divorce. You do not have to… Continue reading Divorce Reform: Take your stand.