by Tamara Rajakariar
Video: Today.com via NY Daily News
Every so often, we need a little bit of proof that the nice way is always the best way. Remember that news story from a month or two ago, about the homeless man who safely kept an engagement ring until it was reclaimed by the woman that accidentally dropped it into his cup? As a result, the woman and her husband set up a fund to raise money for him, which has now reached over $183,000. And to top it all off, the media coverage enabled his long-lost family to reconnect with him.
It’s so lovely to be reminded that the smallest of good deeds can bring so much unexpected joy into our lives!
Tuesday March 26
11:30am to 12:30pm
New Federal Courthouse Building
303 West Broadway, San Diego, 92010
(between State and Union)
Get more information here.
Don’t miss this opportunity to join Dr. J and an excellent team of dynamic speakers in D. C. next week to show your support for traditional marriage! Find more information, including a schedule of events, here.
“I would be happy to meet with Tyler Clementi’s mom and dad to try to move forward and go beyond the highly charged rhetoric that doesn’t help anyone.” — Dr. Morse, Ruth Institute —
San Diego, CA — Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, President of the Ruth Institute issued the following statement today: “The media and activists groups are mischaracterizing my remarks, in which I urged students to befriend gay students, and also urged them all to adhere to the traditional standards of sexual morality. I believe that engaging in uncommitted sex hurts people of both genders and all sexual orientations. I would be happy to meet with Tyler Clementi’s mom and dad to try to move forward and go beyond the highly charged rhetoric that doesn’t help anyone. I don’t think the Clementis know me or what I believe or think or said. Reaching out across lines of moral difference in a spirit of love is my mission. In the meantime, I would invite anyone to come to the Ruth Institute website and listen to the entire podcast for themselves.”
The entire audio of Dr. Morse’s remarks and the subsequent Q & A can be heard here.
If you listen to Dr. Kuehne’s interview, you will hear him say that the are having debates in Germany over bestiality, and in Switzerland over incest. I asked him, on camera, for the links.
Well, here are the links:
on animal brothels in Germany:
on consensual incest in Switzerland.
No, I’m not putting up any images on this post…
For anyone who is looking for the original of the Mark Regnerus study, here it is again.
Reblogged from A Heroic Moment
Christ, have mercy.
I keep hearing the Newtown shooting described as “a parent’s worst nightmare,” and I disagree. What happened in Newtown is not a parent’s worst nightmare. Not even close. Read more…
Like the rest of the country, we at the Ruth Institute mourn the loss of innocent human life at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, CT. At this time, no one really knows very much about the killer, his motives, or the stability of his mind. We do know that his own mother is among the dead. We don’t really know what might have been done differently, either at the personal level or the policy level, to have avoided this ghastly event.
For the time being, we intend to maintain a respectful silence about policy proposals. We encourage all decent people to do likewise. As our country lurches from one disaster to another, one tragedy to another, we would like to avoid the unnecessary blaming of one another.
For now, we would like to say that we believe that every human life is sacred. We deplore the deliberate taking of innocent human life. We weep with the families of all the deceased, the families of the innocent victims as well as the family of the killer himself. We pray that all the families will be surrounded by the deepest kind of Christian charity, and will be comforted by Christian hope. I am sure I speak for all the members of the Ruth Institute extended family in saying that we hold the families of the dead in our prayers.
There will be time enough later for analysis, policy-making and accountability.