Austin Ruse

There are things I like about Austin Ruse. Believe it or not, he is a very caring and decent man who is well read, respectful of others and worldly. Ruse seems willing to judge LGBT people as individuals who happen to be LGBT. However, he has an existential fear over a perceived nefarious agenda — to the boundless extremes of dread.

It is that extreme irrational fear that comes across in an interview with Church Militant.

In a recent letter to supporters, C-Fam President Austin Ruse described 2017 as “a brutal year.” Even so, he said, it was “successful … in fighting the homosexual establishment.”

In 2017, C-Fam “blocked ‘sexual orientation and gender identity’ from becoming a new category of nondiscrimination in international law,” Ruse wrote. “If such a thing passed, you could say farewell to all you hold dear. But we stopped them this year.”

But in 2018, “The fight begins again,” he said, adding “They have billions of dollars to fight us.”

The block at the United Nations required an uneasy alliance with African and Arab nations dominated by Islamic extremism. They are only marginally more tolerant of Christians than gays. As for those billions — and before we make the inevitable visit to Soros-world — who, or what, has more money than the Catholic Church? In addition to assets, the Church has a determined workforce including more than 400 thousand priests, 45 thousand deacons and more than 5,000 bishops. During 2016 the Human Rights Campaign employed 310 people which puts the average workforce at around 250.

On Wednesday, Church Militant spoke with Ruse about the challenges looming in the year ahead.

“The spring brings up what I call ‘Commission Season’,” he said, “where the various commissions meet to negotiate documents later approved by the General Assembly,” including the Commission on the Status of Women, the Commission on Population and Development, the Commission on Social Development and others.

“U.N. radicals are busy throughout the year,” Ruse explained. “It is nonstop. And each meeting is a threat to life, faith and family.”

There is nothing radical about reproductive rights. There is nothing radical about LGBT rights. LGBT relationships are illegal in about 74 countries. Some of those even have the possibility of the death penalty for gays. “Radical” would seem to describe the coalition that routinely blocks LGBT rights including simply the right to exist. The “threat to life” is all too real for LGBT people around the world.

Well-funded non-governmental organizations (NGOs) like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and George Soros’ Open Society Foundations “spend boatloads of money at the U.N. to bend the bureaucracy to their will, which is easy and to force governments to accept radical social policy.”

“Their biggest threat, however, is on the ground around the world where they spend most of their money targeting poor countries,” added Ruse.

Told ya we would get there — plus Gates. These foundations probably do spend disproportionately in poor countries. There is no way to know how much of that money goes to causes that Ruse does not like (in contrast to things like nutrition, agriculture and medical care). What I really do not understand is how treating LGBT people fairly constitutes a threat.

Comparing developments at the U.N. under the Trump Administration with what he saw under Obama, Ruse observed, “Obama was fully on board with the most radical ideas at the U.N. including abortion as a global human right and the imposition of the homosexual agenda. Trump is exponentially better on the life issues but not much better on questions of LGBT, sadly.

Trump is easy to understand. He will do exclusively what is best for Trump. I wish that Ruse would have defined what he thinks constitutes the dreaded Homosexual Agenda©. Obama saw reproductive rights as important to the economic realities of poor people in developing nations. I agree. Obama did what he thinks is best for the world without considering any personal benefit. Even if you disagree with him you have to admire President Obama’s inherent integrity.

Monitoring and impacting the social policy debate at the United Nations and other international institutions since 1997, Ruse and his team have dedicated themselves to reestablishing a proper understanding of international law, protecting national sovereignty and the dignity of the human person.

To achieve this aim, they work to discredit socially radical policies by publishing and promoting scholarship, showing such policies harm a true understanding of international law and in the process undermine the family and other institutions man requires for a just, free and happy life.

That “just, free and happy life” doesn’t seem to apply to LGBT people. Moreover, their “scholarship” is generally ass-backwards. They start with a conclusion which is not open to discovery and the conclusion is not subject to preexisting evidence which is reverse engineered through selective observation.

Emphasis added to the following quote:

C-Fam operates on a shoestring annual budget of $1.5 million. Ironically, just steps from its Washington office looms the headquarters of gay advocacy group the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), where activists lavish $50 million per year on radical initiatives to overthrow Christian morality.

Bankrolled by billionaires, HRC works “to utterly upend Western Civilization in the name of sexual freedom,” Ruse warns.

Why must Ruse use the pejorative? HRC works to afford LGBT people equal protection and due process. That’s it. None of that threatens to upend Western Civilization. Take marriage for example. There remains no evidence that marriage equality has any effect on so-called traditional marriage. Is it evil for LBGT people to live free of discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations?

Wednesday, Ruse told Church Militant, “C-Fam has played a central role for 20 years in blocking a global right to abortion, stopping a redefinition of the family, even creating a decent definition of gender in international law.”

And I am doing my part to see to it that C-Fam’s agenda comes to an end. Sooner rather than later.

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By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.