Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for May, 2007

Another Ignorant School Official

And it’s right here in Michigan this time, at Farmington High School. The school refuses to give official recognition to a Christian student club. What makes this case more ridiculous than most is that that the school actually tries to cite legal precedent, completely distorting it in the process, to justify their position. Policy 6141.1…

Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers is often called the biggest unsigned band in America and there’s a good reason for that. Without a label, they’ve managed to build a big following around the country – big enough to be the only band to have 5 consecutive albums debut in the top on Billboard’s internet sales…

And Hector Avalos is in the middle of it again. The football coach at Iowa State wants to hire a chaplain for the team, paid for out of private funds, but a group of 100 faculty opposes the idea: Coach Gene Chizik, hired last November, wants to hire a chaplain who would be paid by…

Martha Heil from the American Institute of Physics took a trip to the new young earth creationism museum in Kentucky and files this report.

I am moving a comment thread up here to its own post because it’s sliding down the front page and because I think it’s becoming both interesting and amusing. The commenter is now using the name The Other David, due to some confusion between two Davids in the thread. The discussion was originally about the…

The diaries of Ronald Reagan have just been published and some interesting things are coming out. The Salt Lake Tribune has an article about what the diaries say about Orrin Hatch, including this tidbit: Hatch made another appearance in Reagan’s diary over the senator’s efforts to get a pardon for the Rev. Sun Yung Moon,…

The Washington Post reports on an employee refusing to wait on a customer because she had a pro-zionist t-shirt on. The cashier refused to ring up her order, but they ended up getting another cashier to do it. Now, by law that cashier could be fired from her job for refusing to serve a customer.…

Youtube Gems: Iron Maiden

For my money, Iron Maiden is the ultimate heavy metal band. They’ve got the total package of brilliant musicianship – two great guitarists and a fantastic rhythm section – and Bruce Dickinson’s soaring vocals. Unlike a lot of heavy metal bands, their songs are actually literate as well, many of them drawing on literary and…

NC Okays Oaths on Quran

AP reports that a judge in North Carolina has ruled the right way in a suit filed by the ACLU, saying that witnesses and jurors may be sworn in on the Quran rather than the Bible, or whatever book they consider to be sacred: Judge Paul Ridgeway said both common law and state Supreme Court…

SIU Settles CLS Lawsuit

I’ve written previously about CLS v Southern Illinois, a case involving SIU’s refusal to recognize a Christian Legal Society chapter at their law school. After the 7th circuit appeals court ruled against them, Southern Illinois has decided to grant the chapter recognition rather than appeal the case to the Supreme Court. That is the right…