Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for January, 2007

Evolution Sunday

Feb. 12, 2007 would be Charles Darwin’s 198th birthday (it would also be Abe Lincoln’s 198th birthday, coincidentally). On Feb. 11th, the organizers of the Clergy Letter Project, a pro-evolution campaign that now involves over 10,000 clergy in the United States, are sponsoring Evolution Sunday. On that Sunday, more than 400 churches in all 50…

Gribbit’s Response

Aww, we got Gribbit’s panties all bunched up. It seems that I’m getting a lot of hits today from Fatso Eddie’s website. Looks like he wants to bring it to people’s attention that I’ve posted that Wide Awakes Radio is looking for sponsors. Well, duh. We’re capitalists you effin moron. We aren’t in this for…

More “Special Rights” Nonsense

OneNewsNow, formerly Agape Press, has a report about “pro-family” groups in Ohio being upset at the new governor there giving “special rights” to gays and lesbians. True to form, those “special rights” are the rights that Christians already have; the only thing “special” about them is that they want them only for themselves and not…

Arenas and Coach K

Gilbert Arenas, who is having a spectacular year playing for the Washington Wizards, is mad at Coach K for cutting him from the USA team that will play in the olympics. He told ESPN that he’s driven to get back at anyone connected to the decision, which is why he dropped 54 points on Phoenix…

Sponsoring Gribbit Live

My buddy Dan emailed me with a link to this post by Gribbit, where he notes that his online radio show is looking for advertisers and sponsors. He suggested that I pass the hat among my readers and we sponsor the show for Dispatches. It does have an appealing irony to it: “Gribbit Live is…

Greenburg’s New Book

Jan Crawford Greenburg has a new book out called Supreme Conflict, which is a rare look inside the Supreme Court. Nine justices consented to be interviewed for the book, which is very rare, perhaps unprecedented; the justices, with few exceptions, have been notoriously averse to discussing what goes on in their chambers. ABC News has…

Cheney Gets Prickly

This is rather interesting (hat tip to Pam Spaulding). Wolf Blitzer had an interview with Dick Cheney and he asked him about the nasty things being said about his daughter Mary’s decision to have a child with her partner, Heather Poe. And ol’ Dick got a mite testy over the question. Transcript below the fold:

Poway Case Gets Complicated

I’ve written before about the case of Harper v Poway Unified School District, which involves the question of whether a student has a right to wear a t-shirt that says “homosexuality is shameful.” I believe he clearly does. The case is actually going on two different levels now. Harper’s lawyers asked for a preliminary injunction…

More Frosty Hardiman

Remember that parent who objected to having Gore’s film about global warming shown in school? I don’t care how you feel about the issue and whether that film should be shown, but this guy is a real piece of work. Even if you think the film should not be shown (and I think there are…

New Anti-Evolution Bill

A bill introduced in the Mississippi state house: The school board of a school district may allow the teaching of creationism or intelligent design in the schools within the district. However, if the theory of evolution is required to be taught as part of the school district’s science curriculum, in order to provide students with…