Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for November, 2007

New Blog on the Religious Right

Joe Murray, former staff attorney for the American Family Association, has started a blog that will undoubtedly provide great commentary on the religious right. I’ll be adding Paleo Place to my regular reading list.

Sometimes when the stars align just perfectly, you get a confluence of events that changes human history forever; this, of course is what began the Age of Aquarius (it was either that or someone wasn’t listening when they were told not to take the brown acid at Woodstock). Today is such a day. The seventh…

Scott Bloch in Trouble Again

Scott Bloch, head of the Office of Special Counsel, is in trouble yet again. The OSC is the office that is charged with investigating claims of discrimination or retaliation for whistleblowing in the Federal government, yet Bloch himself has been the target of numerous investigations over the years for his own misconduct. I find it…

God Made Roberts Resign

Richard Roberts says God told him to resign from ORU: God told him on Thanksgiving that he should resign the next day, Roberts told students in the university’s chapel. “Every ounce of my flesh said ‘no’” to the idea, Roberts said, but he prayed over the decision with his wife and his father, Oral Roberts,…

DI Ducking Into the Punch?

My buddy Wes Elsberry has a post at his blog about the DI possibly suing Iowa State over the tenure denial of Guillermo Gonzalez. They claim to have proof that the administration considered Gonzalez’ advocacy of ID in their decision to deny tenure. Wes is absolutely right when he says: Essentially, they will be walking…

Buh Bye Isiah

As I write this, the Celtics are beating the Knicks 100-51. No, that’s not a typo. In the last two weeks, Isiah benched Marbury, who immediately left the team and flew home to pout. Then he rejoined the team and Isiah had the team vote on whether he should play that night. The vote was…

Part 2 of the Crucifix Sweatshop Story

And it involves perfect non-denial denials from the Archdiocese of New York and the Association for Christian Retail. The Archdiocese says that there’s no “conclusive evidence” for the allegations (never mind the photographs, the testimonials, the smuggled production orders and invoices with their supplier’s name on them, the matching serial numbers between the product and…

Your Tax Dollars At Work

Well, if you’re Scottish. Saw this at Balko’s blog and just had to laugh. The Scottish government spent more than a quarter million dollars to come up with a new slogan to bring in the tourists. And the winner is: “Welcome to Scotland” Good thinking.

Hypocrite Henry Hyde Dies

Here’s the AP report, which does not bother to mention that Hyde, while pursuing impeachment of Bill Clinton and being one of the most sanctimonious moralists in politics, was busted for having an affair. He amusingly called the affair, which began when he was 41 years old, a “youthful indiscretion.” Today we’d call that a…

Florida School to Be Dover 2?

The state of Florida is considering new science standards that actually discuss evolution openly rather than the euphemistic “biological change over time” (welcome to the 19th century, folks), but some schools are unhappy about it. The Polk County School Board in Lakeland, apparently ignorant of what happened in Dover, is making noises about requiring the…