Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for August, 2007

Pivar Withdraws Lawsuit

My friend Peter Irons has informed me that Stuart Pivar has withdrawn his libel suit against PZ Myers, which finally frees me up to say what I have been dying to say since the first moment this complaint was filed. Stuart Pivar is not only a crackpot, he’s a fraud and a bully. There are…

Keyes and Obama on Gay Marriage

This is a classic clip that I found at Pam’s House Blend. It’s from a Senate debate between Alan Keyes and Barack Obama in 2004 and they’re asked about gay marriage. Obama’s answer is bad. It’s a bunch of babble about marriage being sworn before God that I regard as utter nonsense. But Keyes’ answer…

Another Outrageous Seizure Case

This time the ACLU is involved and has filed suit, which one can only hope leads to the complete overturning of the drug seizure laws. A trucker has sued the Drug Enforcement Administration, seeking to get back nearly $24,000 seized by DEA agents earlier this month at a weigh station on U.S. 54 in New…

More Cordova Distortions

Man, this guy just does not know when to quit. In this comment he builds up a ridiculous straw man version of my position, creating it out of thin air: My intent was to show how shallow Brayton’s perception of the movement is. Brayton seems to be under the impression a court case here and…

Sali Digs the Hole Deeper

A reader sent along an op-ed piece written by Rep. Bill Sali of Idaho, the Congressman who made the absurd comments about how horrible it is that Congress now has a Muslim member and the Senate let a Hindu chaplain offer an opening prayer. That op-ed was in an Idaho newspaper that does not have…

I’m surprised I hadn’t heard about this case before it reached the appeals court level. The case is Truth v Kent School District and it involves a high school’s refusal to recognize a student Bible club based on the club’s requirement that members be Christians. The district court ruled against the Bible club and the…

En Banc Review Denied in Summum Cases

Remember the Summum cases, where a small religious group wanted to place monuments to the Seven Aphorisms in public parks in two cities in Utah? In both cases, the district court ruled for the plaintiffs and against the cities and the 10th Circuit Appeals Court upheld both rulings. The cities then asked for en banc…

How the UN Becomes a Joke

When they do things like appointing Libya and Iran to head commissions to combat racism: The first preparatory meeting leading to the 2009 UN World Conference against Racism will take place at the UN’s offices in Geneva next week… The preparatory meeting, which runs from August 27-31, will be chaired by Libya and include representatives…

Again? Really?

The Republican mayor of Ft. Lauderdale continues to obsess about gay sex in public restrooms and it appears that other Republican politicians seem intent on proving him right. The latest is Idaho Sen. Larry Craig, who plead guilty to “misdemeanor disorderly conduct” for apparently attempting to solicit sex from an undercover officer in a Minneapolis…

Someone was complaining that Michael Vick’s guilty plea got more media attention than the Alberto Gonzales resignation. I said that this is why Michael Vick should have bankrolled an Attorney General fighting league. Who wouldn’t pay money to see Ed Meese and John Ashcroft fight to the death? Truth be told, Janet Reno could beat…