Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for February, 2004

Religious Right Lowers Its Goals

Interesting article in this morning’s San Francisco Chronicle titled Culture war being reshaped; Conservatives lower expectations. It points out that in the debate over gay marriage, the religious right seems to have pretty much given up on stopping the trend toward civil unions for homosexual couples: Conservative activist William Donohue, the president of the Catholic…

My Better Half

Judge Moore’s Contradictions

On Wednesday, Judge Moore’s attorneys tried to convince a special session of the Alabama State Supreme Court to overturn his removal from office and return him to his position as Chief Justice. He was removed for malfeasance after refusing to follow a federal court order that he remove the 5000 pound monument that he had…

About Me

Ed Brayton has had an interesting 37 years on the planet Earth. During college, he coached high school debate for 3 years, followed by more than 4 years on the road as a stand up comic. Today he is a freelance writer and a partner in a mortgage company and a political consulting firm. Okay…

Wedding Tales

Just discovered a great blog through someone who left a comment on this site. This blog is done by Sheila O’Malley. Reading some of her entries had me laughing out loud in my office. There was one on being a bridesmaid that reminded me of my own experience as a best man. I’ve only been…

Tim Sandefur has a “guest blogger” making entries on his blog by the name of Matt Dunn. Dunn is a dentist and no doubt a very bright guy, but he has been making comments about evolution that I can’t help but respond to. It began with this post about a dentist’s convention he attended and…

Fixed?

Well, it seems that mblog has managed to fix at least part of the problem. I can now post new entries here, but the comments are still not working correctly. Hopefully that will be fixed soon as well.

Why I Support Gay Marriage

John Scalzi has written an incredibly eloquent essay on why he, as a married man, supports gay marriage. He asks the same question I’ve been asking of every person I speak to who is against gay marriage, which is usually answered by nothing but empty rhetoric: I keep hearing how allowing gays to marry threatens…

The Supreme Court issued a ruling today that caught me very much by surprise. The case is Locke v Davey, and it involved a Washington state program that gives scholarships to students based on academic excellence. Joshua Davey was awarded a Promise Scholarship, but when the state found out he was planning to attend divinity…

Someone needs to remind the good folks in Texas that they lost at the Alamo.