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: 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 […]