Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for January, 2007

Pat Boone, Amway and Rev. Moon

Holy crap. Reader jpf found this song called “I was Amway” by Pat Boone, praising the company that I consider to be a cult. He’s also emceed events for the Rev. Moon. Is there any limit to what Pat Boone will whore himself out for as long as there’s money in it?

Top Chef Finale

Most of my readers know that I love to cook, so it probably won’t come as a surprise that one of the few “reality” shows I’ve ever gotten in to is Top Chef on Bravo. I don’t know if anyone else is watching it, but tonight is the finale and Anthony Bourdain, the brilliant host…

Scoobie Davis has an interesting essay about how the Rev. Moon’s money has bought politicians and people in the media, including Chris Matthews and Bob Dole, both of whom were previously hostile to Moon and his henchmen. He begins with this statement: Sometimes I wonder which is worse: someone who never had principles (e.g., Karl…

Youtube Gems: Demitri Martin

Demitri Martin is a very funny and unusual stand up comic in the Mitch Hedberg/Steven Wright vein. Really strange observational humor. Below the fold I’ll post 5 Youtube videos, his most recent Comedy Central special in order.

Gays Use the Internet; Film at 11

Peter LaBarbera, head of the pompously (and ridiculously) named Americans for Truth, has made a staggering discovery: gay people know how to use the internet. I know, I know, this will come as a major shock to you, as it apparently did to him. He was so surprised that he marched right out and made…

Pat Robertson is the Mayor of Moscow?

It sure sounds like it: Moscow’s mayor vowed Monday never to allow a gay rights parade, calling such events “satanic,” but activists said they would defy a city ban to hold what would be the Russian capital’s first gay rights parade. Yury Luzhkov and city authorities had barred activists from staging a parade last year,…

Pat Boone on Evolution

I offer, without much comment and for your amusement only, Pat Boone’s attempt to disprove evolution. Funny stuff, with some of the tried and false arguments from yesteryear. Why aren’t apes evolving into humans now? Yep, it’s in there. Out of context quotes from Darwin? Check. The sad thing is that there are people who…

John McCain’s Doubletalk

This is classic, a Youtube video showing John McCain contradicting himself left and right, saying one thing to one audience and the opposite to another audience. Of course, one could make an identical video about virtually every major politician in the country. And I think they should. I’ll be glad to post similar videos about…

Focus on the Family’s New Target

Focus on the Anal Sex Family apparently has so much time on their hands that, according to this article on a Christian news service, they’re now targeting the epidemic of pressure on parents to throw elaborate birthday parties for kids. Seriously. They must have heard about some party where a gay person was invited.

A Taste of Vinx

I’ve been encouraging my friend Vinx, the amazingly talented singer I’ve been fortunate enough to get to know over the last 15 years, to put some video footage of himself on Youtube for a while now, but he’s in the midst of changing management. I may just go ahead and see if I can put…