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More support for Ruth!

Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Here's another letter of support for Ruth sent to Vanco:

Dear Sir or Madam,

It has come to my attention that you have cut off services from a Louisiana-based Christian ministry, the Ruth Institute, because you mistakenly follow the Southern Poverty Law Center's "Hate Map," which accuses the Ruth Institute of promoting "hate, violence, harassment and/or abuse.” In doing so, you are actually trafficking in hate yourselves, although perhaps inadvertently so, since the SPLC is a notorious purveyor of hate against conservative and Christian groups especially by labelling them “hate groups” for no other reason than for espousing philosophies congruent with American values and Christian ideals. SPLC claims hate so as to engender hate against those with which it disagrees. The Ruth Institute's primary focus is family breakdown and its impact on children. This has absolutely nothing to do with hate. To the contrary, the institute deals in love—love of children and of families.

At any rate, I understand the Ruth Institute received a message this last Thursday that your company had opted to discontinue your relationship with it because of this fabricated “hate” issue erroneously claimed by the SPLC. I want to inform you that this is a mistake and I for one will be quite vocal in opposition to this move and any similar pressures on the Ruth Institute by your company and any other, and I implore you to rethink your stance here. Being influenced by the SPLC is not a good business practice, nor is it a good idea in terms of ethics, good citizenship and general humanity.

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