Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for September, 2007

When he’s not busy having trysts with prostitutes, David Vitter apparently spends his time making sure creationist groups get Federal tax dollars. The New Orleans Times Picayune reports that he recently placed an earmark in a spending bill that gave $100,000 to a creationist group in Louisiana to push creationism in public schools: Sen. David…

It’s the same old story. Priest molests children in his parish. Priest’s boss finds out about the molestation. Rather than turning the priest over to the police so he can be prosecuted for one of the most heinous crimes imaginable, the church hierarchy instead puts the priest into their own private, intra-church counseling while merely…

The Blackwater Scandal

This is starting to get very, very ugly. The Iraqi government says they have evidence that a bunch of Blackwater mercenaries (let’s just call them what they are, for crying out loud) opened fire on a crowd of Iraqis unprovoked: Iraqi investigators have a videotape that shows Blackwater USA guards opened fire against civilians without…

Noah’s Flood Caused Global Warming!

So declares this staggeringly stupid article at the Worldnutdaily. Yes, global temperatures are rising, says a new video documentary, but it’s not because of manmade carbon dioxide gases as former Vice President Al Gore insists. It’s because Earth has been warming slowly but surely ever since Noah’s Flood 5,000 years ago, says a retired geophysicist…

Follow Up on San Diego Mayor

The loony right (read: Freepers) is reacting furiously to San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders actually standing up for his daughter’s equality and human dignity. After all, we can’t have that, can we? Pam Spaulding has collected the comments left by the idiots at Free Republic and they are just what you’d expect. She also points…

Sandefur Reviews New Book on 9th Amendment

Tim Sandefur has a review of a new book by Dan Farber called Retained by the People: The “Silent” Ninth Amendment and the Constitutional Rights Americans Don’t Know They Have. Long story short: he eviscerates the book and its author: Daniel Farber’s new book on the Ninth Amendment is a grave disappointment and will do…

The West Adrian United Church of Christ already had insurance when they were approached by a local independent agent representing Brotherhood Mutual, a company based in Ft. Wayne, Indiana that specializes in insuring churches and already insures more than 30,000 of them around the country. The agent told Rev. John Kottke that they might be…

Soldiers Masturbate. Film at 11.

Here’s the ADF’s latest ridiculous protest: they’re upset that some military exchanges sell Playboy and Penthouse. Trueman says the Alliance Defense Fund is encouraging citizens to get involved in this fight over this pornography policy. “What we’re going to do is try to get more and more complaints into the military about this policy. Because…

Barber Blathers About ENDA

Matt Barber, professional anti-gay for pay huckster, is busy spreading lies about the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) as fast as he can. All the bill would do is add sexual orientation and gender identity to already existing anti-discrimination laws – laws that already protect Christians from discrimination – but that isn’t stopping the anti-gay crowd…

I’m on the Thomas More Law Center mailing list, which often brings interesting claims from them. On Tuesday, I got an email from them celebrating the fact that a Federal judge in California had quashed a subpoena that would have required Charles LiMandri, the director of their West Coast office, in the Mt. Soledad cross…