Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for September, 2006

The Immeasurable Idiocy of James Inhofe

Bruce Wilson has a report at Talk to Action about a speech by Sen (!) James Inhofe of Oklahoma at last weekend’s Values Voter Summit. This speech will be enough to make you think that “values” is synonymous with “braindead”. His speech said that global warming is a hoax cooked up by the UN. And…

Queenan Does Eszterhas

Joe Queenan has a review in the New York Times of a new book by Joe Eszterhas, the guy responsible for a whole boatload of bad movies including Basic Instinct, Flashdance and Showgirls. The review is positively dripping with sarcasm. My favorite part: Ruthlessly honest, uncompromisingly ethical, Eszterhas comes across as an enormously likable, homespun…

Contraception the Next Big Target?

The Chicago Tribune had an article this weekend by Judith Graham that indicates that the religious right is now broadening their focus on abortion to include opposition to contraception itself. Emboldened by the anti-abortion movement’s success in restricting access to abortion, an increasingly vocal group of Christian conservatives is arguing that it’s time to mount…

Ohio and Michigan Newspapers on ID

With the ongoing campaigns in Ohio and Michigan, more and more newspapers are weighing in on the issue of ID in public schools. In Ohio, the Cincinatti Enquirer has an op-ed piece urging readers to vote for “fair-minded, pragmatic members” so that the school board can leave creationism behind and deal with more substantive issues.…

First Substantive Post at Talk to Action

My first real post at Talk to Action has been published. It’s a thorough review of the history of ID activity in Ohio and Michigan as well as information on how that issue is influencing ongoing campaigns for the November elections in each state.

Brutal Attacks on Gays in San Diego

For those ADF and AFA types who think that Gay/Straight Alliance clubs are horrible and shouldn’t be allowed, look at this article that details the testimony of a man at a pretrial hearing for 4 thugs, one of them 15 years old, who beat several men nearly to death after a gay pride event in…

Beckwith Tenure Denial Reversed

Baylor President John Lilley has overruled the tenure committee that voted not to give tenure to Francis Beckwith. He was denied tenure several months ago but appealed that denial. The committee reconsidered and took a second vote, which was apparently 6-5 against giving him tenure, much closer than the first vote. And now Lilley has…

Another Fake Deathbed Conversion

This time it’s the crocodile hunter, Steve Irwin. Within days of his death, emails began to circulate claiming that he had converted to Christianity just before he died. And guess what? It was spread by creationists. There’s a shock. Creation Ministries International broadcast this alleged conversion, which they then had to retract when it turned…

Gone to Visit Family

I’m off to Lansing for the day to visit family. My brother, who lives in Colorado, is in the state and we’re heading down there to visit with him. Have a great day everyone.

Les Kinsolving: The World’s Nanny

Every once in a while you come across something so ridiculous that it makes you laugh out loud. For me, it usually happens while reading the Worldnutdaily. And this column by Les Kinsolving provides more than a few chuckles. He’s got gays on the brain, you see, and it appears to be making him a…