Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for May, 2007

The Catholic League, led by the contemptible Bill Donohue, has a burr up its behind over Bill Maher’s new rule commentary about Jerry Falwell. Kiera McCaffrey with the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights notes, “The absolute hate that Bill Maher shows is just unbelievable. I mean, it’s not surprising that just a couple…

At the 25th anniversary of Rev. Moon’s purchase of the Washington Times, Rev. Moon gave this speech (that is the text from a previous event, but he gave the same speech at the 25th anniversary celebration), in which he used his coronation by US Congressman in the Senate office building as propaganda: In Jerusalem ,…

The International Herald Tribune reports that three more Arab linguists have been discharged from the military for being gay, at a time when the Pentagon is desperate for Arab-speaking specialists and says the lack of such specialists is putting our troops at risk. The Congressman who is sponsoring a bill to repeal the DADT policy…

Kaminer on the ACLU

The Wall Street Journal article that I asked to have sent to me was a column about the ACLU written by Wendy Kaminer. Before I get in to the substance, a little background on Kaminer. She is a lawyer and writer who was on the national board of the ACLU until June 2006. She is…

Phelps Pickets Falwell Funeral

Here’s a report on the Phelps gang of ghouls’ protest at Falwell’s funeral. It looks to me like even they are getting tired of their schtick: Police set aside a small area across from Thomas Road Baptist Church, Falwell’s church where the funeral was being conducted, for the protestors. A spokesperson for the Lynchburg Police…

Someone Get Mitt a Seating Chart

Gotta love this story: At the fund-raiser for Mitt Romney at the posh 1818 Club on Friday, the candidate was making the introductions to the room. Romney gestured to Ralph Reed and said, “Why it’s good to see Gary Bauer here.” (For the detached, Bauer is a former presidential candidate with ties, like Reed, to…

I reported the other day about Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland issuing an order protecting gays from discrimination in state employment there. Predictably, the religious right in Ohio has their frilly panties in a bunch over it. Also predictably, the reasoning is absurd: The order addresses discrimination based on “gender identity” and “actual or perceived” homosexuality.…

Mary Cheney Gives Birth

And it’s a bouncing baby boy, Samuel David Cheney. Unfortunately, though the child will be raised by both Mary and her partner, Heather Poe, her partner will have no legal relationship at all with the child. Why? Because those aligned with the child’s grandfather have used children like him as a bludgeon with which to…

Anyone with a WSJ Subscription?

If any of my readers have a Wall Street Journal online subscription, can you please email me the full text of this article? Thanks. Update: Got it now, thanks.

Here’s an idea that occurred to me today: by making such a huge deal out of his denial of tenure, the DI and their apologists are actually hurting Gonzalez’ chances of landing another tenure track appointment at another university. The DI went so far as to encourage their followers to call and email the ISU…