“The moment you see orgasm as a transcendent experience and one that can lead to mystical union, it’s truly transformative. We don’t know how to deal with orgasm in American sexuality. For us, it’s just something that proves that the sexual encounter is over. The whole experience of sex is a means to an end. It […]
Author Archives: 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.
“I read the words of Jesus Christ, and I realized that they were true. I used to think that I had found God, but I believe it is more accurate to say that He found me.” – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a convert to Christianity from Hinduism, addressing the graduates of Liberty University in Lynchburg, […]
“If – for example – tomorrow an expedition of Martians came, and some of them came to us, here… Martians, right? Green, with that long nose and big ears, just like children paint them… And one says, ‘But I want to be baptized!’ What would happen?” – Pope Francis, in a homily about how the […]
“The NFL, like most of the rest of American business, is about to learn that when you trample the Christian community and Christian values there will be a terrible financial price to pay.” – Washington lobbyist Jack Burkman, promising a boycott of whatever NFL team signs the University of Missouri’s Michael Sam, who recently came […]
“With all of the grotesque things that can be seen and heard on television today you would think there would be room for two twin brothers who are faithful to our families, committed to biblical principles, and dedicated professionals. If our faith costs us a television show then so be it.” – David and Jason […]
“The freedom of religion doesn’t mean that every religion has to be heard. If we allow everything … where do you draw the line?” – Al Bedrosian, a member of the Roanoke County (Va.) Board of Supervisors, in an interview with the Roanoke Times about his plans to have a Christians-only prayer policy at county meetings after […]
“There’s something very attractive about seeing nuns walking down the street. It’s not a sexual thing for me; I know it is for some guys.” – 80s pop icon Rick Springfield, in an interview with USA Today about his new novel, “Magnificent Vibration,” that features a nun named Alice.
“Buddha didn’t create us, Muhammad didn’t create us, it was the God of the Holy Scriptures … They didn’t bring the Quran over on the pilgrim ship, Mayflower. Let’s get real, let’s go back and learn our history. Let’s stop playing games.” – Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, speaking at a Pastor for Life luncheon in […]
“The spacious apartment like many residences in the old palaces of the Vatican is being dutifully restored (at my expense). It has been given to me to use temporarily and after me it will benefit someone else. As Pope St. John XXIII used to say, ‘I do not stop to pick up the stones that are thrown […]
“The miracle of loaves and fish was the first great potluck supper. It is what women do every day: we feed the multitudes.” – Hillary Rodham Clinton, a lifelong United Methodist, speaking to the convention of United Methodist Women in Louisville. She was quoted by United Methodist News Service