The American Family Association may have cut ties with Austin Ruse after he declared that liberal academics should be “taken out and shot” while guest hosting for Sandy Rios last week, but Rios seems to think it’s much ado about nothing. He was just using “words of life” to tell people that they’re going to burn in hell.
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And she says it was merely an “probably an intemperate remark” but that she would have said the same thing herself.
Austin Ruse sat in for me last week, and Austin brings to this microphone such experience and intellect and passion and I love that about him. Toward the middle of the week, he made a statement that was picked up by one of the left-wing posts and it was taken and run with. It was probably an intemperate remark, it reminded me of something I would’ve said, I could’ve easily said what Austin said, I think any of us could. In conversation sometimes we’ll be saying something—I might not say this on the mic—but I would say this to my friends, ‘Just kill me, just put me out of my misery.’ Or I would say something, ‘They should all — they all ought to be all — whatever.’ I think we’ve all in intemperate, uncareful moments of passion said things like that, but you can’t say that at a radio microphone without their being some sort of response to it, so that’s what Austin got, a big wave of negative response.
Yes, of course. Ruse is the victim of such terrible persecution.