Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for January, 2008

Another Gideons Case Brewing

And it’s in the hometown of Bill Clinton and Mike Huckabee – Hope, Arkansas. In the wake of lawsuits on this issue, the school board there decided not to let the Gideons go into 5th grade classrooms and hand out Bibles this year. The rabble, needless to say, are highly agitated over this: A group…

Cheney’s Missing Emails

Scott Horton has an article at Harper’s that notes that White House emails were not archived, as required by law, for hundreds of days. Specifically, emails sent to and from the Vice President’s office. And lo and behold, many of the days that are missing just happen to correspond to days in which they might…

Roy Moore’s Constitutional Ignorance

Judge Roy Moore has yet another absurd column at the Worldnutdaily, wherein he declares the limits of “God’s jurisdiction.” I’m sure you’ll be shocked to hear that “God’s jurisdiction” has no limits at all, which really just means that Moore thinks his religious beliefs should be forced on everyone else through the law. And only…

Christian Exodus to Idaho?

I’ve written before about Christian Exodus, a group of serious theocratic nutballs who have for years been encouraging their followers to move to South Carolina to take over the local political apparatus and, eventually, secede and form a Christian Republic (aka a theocratic nightmare). Now it appears that they’re also targeting Idaho, according to this…

Padilla vs Yoo

An interesting lawsuit has been filed by attorneys for Jose Padilla, the American citizen accused of being an Al Qaeda operative and traitor who was held for several years in a military prison without any rights whatsoever. The government said they had to do this because he was a terrorist who tried to build a…

The Madness of Tom Cruise

Jim Lippard sent me along a link to this video of Tom Cruise talking about scientology. It’s really fascinating to watch a man with a full-blown messiah complex babble on and on about how he has the secret to all the world’s problems. I was waiting for him to say, “I give….I’m a giver.” The…

The Return of Gary Hurd

It’s a bit strange to look at incoming links to my blog and find the headline “I don’t like Ed” coming from someone I respect a lot and had no idea didn’t like me. In this case it’s Ms. Smith (I don’t know if her first name is widely known, so I won’t use it…

LaBarbera’s Latest Whine

Peter LaBarbera’s entire career is built on whining about how unfair it is that everyone doesn’t hate gays as much as he does and then telling people to send him money to cure that, but his latest complaint is really quite amusing: On Christmas Eve, C-SPAN — which is funded by the cable television industry…

Christians Persecuted in the Military

So says retired Air Force Lt. Col. “Buzz” Patterson, the same guy, you will recall, who claimed with no evidence whatsoever that there is no bias toward Christianity in the military. In this article at the AFA’s OneNewsNow, Patterson claims that it’s those evil atheists, agnostics and wiccans who are violating the rights of Christians…

Prosperity Gospel Victims

Eric Gorski has an article for the Associated Press about Sen. Grassley’s inquiry into the finances of a half dozen TV evangelists whose particular con is the prosperity gospel. These are the folks you see on TV constantly telling their credulous followers that if they’ll just send them money, their “gift of faith” will be…