Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for June, 2005

Sports Break: NBA Draft

Okay, I gotta take a break from the seriousness once in a while and talk about sports. I am, as you all should know, a major college basketball nut and Tuesday was the NBA Draft. The first thing you must do if you care about this subject at all is go read the Sports Guy’s…

Spain Legalizes Gay Marriage

Fast on the heels of Canada, Spain has given final approval to the legalization of gay marriage: “Today, Spanish society is responding to a group of people who have been humiliated, whose rights have been ignored, their dignity offended, their identity denied and their freedom restricted,” Prime Minister José Luis Rodíguez Zapatero told Parliament. There…

Judge Roy Moore Rides Again?

Howard Friedman has a post on his excellent Religion Clause blog about Roy Moore’s address to the Southern Baptist Convention’s Pastor’s Conference recently. He cites the Florida Baptist Witness’ report on Moore’s speech, which contains this bizarre statement: “There are consequences to what is happening in America today,” he said. The separation of church and…

John West, associate director of the Center for the Renewal of Science and Culture at the Discovery Institute, has replied to my “fulminating” essay, posted to Dispatches, In the Agora and the Panda’s Thumb, on ID and “divine design”. You’ll recall that Mr. West had claimed that he and his fellow ID advocates get “very…

One of my readers passed on this link to the speech given by Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin in support of legislation that legalizes gay marriage. It makes one almost sad that we have no such leaders in American government. Who in American government would ever dare to speak this way: For gays and lesbians,…

Jon Rowe has yet another excellent post on the subject of the founders and religion. This one looks at how at least two of them, Jefferson and Adams, felt about the Ten Commandments.

Jennifer Tilly: Poker Champion

Jennifer Tilly, an actress I’ve always really liked despite her ditzy demeanor, just won the World Series of Poker Women’s No Limit Hold Em tournament. She’s the girlfriend of Phil (the Unibomber) Laak, a World Poker Tour champion, and obviously he’s taught her a thing or two about the game. Just the day before, Laak…

Canada Passes Gay Marriage Bill

Canada’s House of Commons passed landmark legislation Tuesday to legalize gay marriage, granting same-sex couples legal rights equal to those in traditional unions between a man and a woman. The bill passed as expected, despite opposition from Conservatives and religious leaders. The legislation drafted by Prime Minister Paul Martin’s minority Liberal Party government was also…

Poetic Justice

Randy Meyer sent me this and I haven’t stopped laughing since: Weare, New Hampshire (PRWEB) Could a hotel be built on the land owned by Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter? A new ruling by the Supreme Court which was supported by Justice Souter himself itself might allow it. A private developer is seeking to…

Adam Packer on Court Watchers

This is hilarious. I posted my essay on whether the Ten Commandments decisions are overblown on In The Agora and Adam Packer, one of the other contributors there, diagnosed people like us perfectly: We’re just dorks. We can’t resist getting all hot and bothered about every con law case that comes down the pike. Now…