Ron Ribiat

About Ron Ribiat

Ron joined the RNS staff in 2012 as the editorial assistant, taking over story and press release distribution, comment moderation and other behind-the-scenes Web tasks. He's also a hero of the Columbia office, having successfully once captured and released a mouse that had taken up residence uninvited.

Stories

Quote of the Day: Actor George Clooney

“The irresponsibility, in this day and age, to exploit religious differences where none exist, is at the very least negligent and more appropriately dangerous. We have family members all over the world, and the idea that someone would inflame any part of that world for the sole reason of selling papers should be criminal.” – Actor […]

Quote of the Day: Suspected terrorist Shannon Conley

“If they think I’m a terrorist, I’ll give them something to think I am.” – Shannon Conley, 18, who was arrested in Denver last April trying to board a one-way flight to the Middle East. FBI agents say Conley first drew attention when she began loitering around Faith Bible Chapel in Arvada, Colo., the site […]

Quote of the Day: Gregory Angelo of Log Cabin Republicans

“It seems the dam has finally broken: from local legislators to United States Senators, Republicans around the country are coming to the common-sense conservative conclusion that marriage equality strengthens society and is no threat to religious liberty.”  – Gregory Angelo, executive director of the pro-gay group Log Cabin Republicans, after Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, became the fourth Senate […]

Quote of the Day: Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore

(RNS) “Those of us who are pro-life have constitutional guarantees embedded in the First Amendment, along with everyone else.” – Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, reacting to Supreme Court decision striking down a Massachusetts law creating buffer zones around abortion clinics.

Quote of the Day: Actor Gary Oldman

“I would like to sign off with “Shalom Aleichem”—but under the circumstances, perhaps today I lose the right to use that phrase, so I will wish you all peace–Gary Oldman.” – Actor Gary Oldman, apologizing to the Anti-defamation League after an interview with Playboy magazine in which he said Hollywood is a “town that’s run by […]

Quote of the Day: Mormon activist Kate Kelly

“I have been asking tough, sincere questions and speaking my mind since I was knee-high. I couldn’t stop asking them then, and I can’t stop asking them now.” – Kate Kelly, who is facing possible excommunication for her activism surrounding ordination for Mormon women, in a letter to her bishops who are considering her punishment. She […]