Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for August, 2007

An 8th Circuit Court of Appeals panel has upheld a preliminary injunction granted by a lower court preventing the Gideons from being allowed to hand out Bibles to elementary school students during class time: A federal appeals court today upheld a lower court ruling that prohibited the distribution of Bibles to grade school students in…

Away We Go

I’m headed out of town until Saturday night, so everyone behave themselves while I’m gone. Ciao.

Sunday Radio Show

I will be filling in as guest host for Jim Babka on the Downsize DC Conference Call this Sunday from 4-5pm EST. The subject of the show will be the government’s attempts to impede our right to gamble online and my guest will likely be Greg Raymer, 2004 World Series of Poker champion. Greg is…

Add One More to the List

Yet another pastor and leader of a Christian group that liked to lecture people about morality is caught cheating on his wife and paying hookers. Coy C. Privette, 74, of Kannapolis, was placed on probation for one year after pleading guilty to six counts of aiding and abetting prostitution. He also was ordered to perform…

Giuliani at Ground Zero, Take Two

Salon.com decided to find out exactly how much time Rudy Giuliani actually spent at Ground Zero and do some comparing. Here’s what they found: On Friday, a New York Times story examined Rudy Giuliani’s schedule in the months after 9/11 to verify his controversial claim that, like rescue workers, he’d spent long hours at ground…

Naugle Ratchets Up Anti-Gay Rhetoric

Ft. Lauderdale Mayor Jim Naugle is turning up the volume no his anti-gay message, holding a press conference with several virulently anti-gay religious right leaders. That includes Janet Folger, head of Faith2Action and a Worldnetdaily columnist with a history of telling brazen lies about gays in general and about this situation in particularly. Here’s some…

MIkey Weinstein and Reza Aslan have an op-ed in the LA Times about the recent brouhaha with the Pentagon and Operation Straight Up, a religious right group that planned to send copies of the Left Behind game to soldiers and go on what they called a “crusade” to Iraq to entertain soldiers. They point to…

I’ve mentioned before the documentary Expelled, an ID propaganda film claiming rampant persecution of ID advocates. It will recount the entirely made up tales of martyrdom for Richard Sternberg, Guillermo Gonzalez and a couple others. PZ Myers and Genie Scott, it turns out, were interviewed for the film under highly dishonest circumstances. The producers lied…

Benny Hinn Knocks Em Dead

I found this via Pam Spaulding and, like her, I laughed my butt off. If you’ve never seen Benny Hinn’s “slain in the spirit” act, it’s just hysterical. He touches someone and they fall down, and sometimes the people they touch on the way down fall down too, like a row of dominoes. And he…

Cordova Continues to Spin

At this point, Sal has reached hurricane velocity, he’s spinning so fast. I’ll leave to Chris Mooney to determine whether the intensity of his spinning has been increased as a result of global warming. In this comment, he makes a particularly lame attempt to find a distinction between Dembski’s statement and Matzke’s. So let’s compare…