According to its website, here’s how Rutherford Institute wants to be known by the public:

Founded in 1982 by constitutional attorney and author John W. Whitehead, The Rutherford Institute is a civil liberties organization that provides free legal services to people whose constitutional and human rights have been threatened or violated.

The Rutherford Institute has emerged as one of the nation’s leading advocates of civil liberties and human rights, litigating in the courts and educating the public on a wide spectrum of issues affecting individual freedom in the United States and around the world.

No surprise–I’d certainly heard of them before.  Imagine my surprise when a reader (thanks Tom W.!) sent me the PDF file of the October 1996 issue of their newsletter, Rutherford.  The issue was devoted entirely to the subject of aliens and UFOs!  Check out the issue at the link above–it has some good sections dealing with religious responses and cultural acclimation (via major media) to UFOs and ETs.