Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for April, 2007

Not Exactly Lincoln-Douglass

A reader left a link to this article about a televised debate between Kirk Cameron and Ray Comfort and the guys who originated the blasphemy challenge. On either side.I’ll listen to a debate between, say, William Lane Craig and Quentin Smith, or between Alvin Plantinga and Richard Dawkins. But this doesn’t strike me as a…

New Hampshire Passes Civil Unions

The New Hampshire senate passed a bill creating civil unions for gay couples, which the governor has already said he would sign. New Hampshire becomes the second state to pass civil unions purely through the legislative process without any court action, which is very important. The tide is turning and the anti-gay insurgency, to borrow…

New MrDeity Videos

There are now a total of 10 MrDeity videos. I’ll post 6 through 10 below the fold. They’re brilliant as usual.

India and Kissing Celebrities, Again

First it was Liz Hurley, now it’s Richard Gere with an arrest warrant in India for offending people by – gasp – kissing someone in public. A local court in northern India Thursday issued arrest warrants for actors Richard Gere and Shilpa Shetty in connection with their kissing at a public function in New Delhi,…

Here’s an absurd story. A judge in Ohio gave a man accused of using a stolen credit card a lower bond than he otherwise would have after quizzing him and making him recite a Bible verse. Details below the fold:

Satan Loves Immigration

I’ve long made fun of Chris Buttars as the looniest politico in the nation, but it seems he has a challenger in his own state in Don Larsen, the chairman of the Utah County Republican Party. Larsen says that immigration is a Satanic plot: Don Larsen, a district chairman, has submitted a resolution equating illegal…

My Take on Global Warming

Mark Drapeau, a Fellow at the Center for Technology and National Security Policy of the National Defense University, was kind enough to send me a link to an op-ed piece that he and another military analyst wrote recently about a new Pentagon report on global warming as it relates to national security. It’s certainly very…

The Inevitable Overreaction

One of the more annoying features of American culture is our constant overreaction to everything bad that happens. Anything the media deems to be a crisis or a tragedy is immediately met with overwrought hand-wringing and pleas for the government to do something – anything – to keep us all safe from the boogie man.…

Bloch to Investigate Rove

Scott Bloch, the astonishingly corrupt hack who runs the Office of Special Counsel, is going to launch an investigation of Karl Rove and his involvement in the firing of the 8 US attorneys. And in related news, the Big Bad Wolf has been hired as an in-home caregiver for Little Red Riding Hood’s grandmother. Bloch…

Greenburg on the Catholic Justices

Looks like I’m not the only one who thinks all this talk of the 5 Catholic justices voting together on the partial birth abortion case is a bunch of hot air. The indispensable Jan Crawford Greenburg says the same thing. She answers Geoffrey Stone’s commentary and also cites some truly idiotic statements from Rosie O’Donnell…