Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for March, 2005

Alan Keyes Loses His Mind

One of my readers left a comment on my post about Alan Keyes with links to two articles on Keyes’ Renew America website. Holy cow, you gotta see these. The first is from David Quackenbush about the Schiavo case and the second is an interview with Alan Keyes, wherein we see that the religious right…

Boy Scout Exec. and Child Porn

The national director of programs for the Boy Scouts of America has been charged with receiving and distributing child pornography, the U.S. Attorney’s office here told NBC News on Tuesday. Douglas S. Smith Jr. was charged with one felony count of having photos that show “minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.” Sources in the U.S.…

Welcome Back, Alan Keyes

You knew it had to happen, didn’t you? You knew that Alan Keyes, the undisputed champion of self-righteous moralizing, couldn’t keep his mouth shut about Terri Schiavo. You also knew that when he did see fit to fire up that heavily emotionalizing cannon that constitutes his brain, the output would be published in the Worldnutdaily.…

One of the stories that Terri’s family has been busily trying to push is that Michael may have abused Terri the night of her collapse, leading to her current problems. Bobby Schindler has been on TV repeatedly saying that they have “uncovered evidence” that “seems to suggest” that he may have abused her. But as…

Kinda Says It All…

Pastor Ray Mummert, in a report on the Dover, PA “intelligent design” lawsuit: “Christians are a lot more bold under Bush’s leadership, he speaks what a lot of us believe,” said Mummert. “We’ve been attacked by the intelligent, educated segment of the culture,” he said, adding that the school board’s declaration is just a first…

Which Side is “Saving Terri”?

In reading the full report from Jay Wolfson, the Guardian Ad Litem appointed by Jeb Bush to review the entire history of the case and make recommendations, I came across this very disturbing passage. It concerns testimony from Terri’s family in 2000 in one of the many appeals they’ve filed to reverse the court’s decision:…

Roger Ebert on Creationism

Yes, that Roger Ebert. In the wake of the recent controversy over IMAX theaters, including museums, around the country deciding not to show movies that discuss evolution because of potential controversy among moviegoers, Ebert has written a column taking them to task for it. Along the way, he shows a surprising knowledge of the subject:…

Elsberry Gets the JoMo Challenge

My friend Wesley Elsberry has received the always amusing Jomo challenge. Joseph Mastrapaolo is a cantankerous and endlessly ridiculous old academic associated with the Institute for Creation Research who plays Batman to Karl Priest’s Robin. Priest sends out emails challenging evolution advocates to put up $10,000 and take their case before a judge. You can…

No Concern for Truth or Consistency

The state trial judge in the Terry Schiavo case, George Greer, has shown incredible fortitude in the face of villification and even death threats. The FBI has arrested a man for putting out a $250,000 bounty on the head of Michael Schiavo and a $50,000 bounty on the head of Judge Greer. It’s not the…

Over the last few months, the state of Florida and the Schindlers have grown increasingly desperate to find anyone – anyone – with a medical degree who would say that Terri Schiavo is not in a persistent vegitative state (PVS). So far they’ve found two, the hilariously self-aggrandizing and deceitful Dr. Hammesfahr (complete with his…