Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for February, 2008

Gays Want Political Influence; Film at 11

I just laugh at breathless articles like this one from OneNewsNow, the AFA’s news outlet. The religious right is shocked – shocked! – to find out that those they oppose politically are seeking political influence just like they are themselves. Here’s the facts: The Gay and Lesbian Leadership Institute is teaming up with homosexual groups…

Religious Harassment Case Settled

Remember the situation in Indian River, Delaware, where a Jewish family were the victims of multiple instances of intimidation in the schools? That case has now been settled. The facts were truly stunning. When the family went to the school board to ask that their children stop being harassed over being Jewish, one community member…

Take This Pledge, Candidates

Nat Hentoff has a column urging all of the candidates for president to pledge to reveal all of the things the Bush administration has illegitimately hid from us over the last 7 years. He quotes Steven Aftergood of the Federation of American Scientists’ Project on Government Secrecy: “By now no one expects the Bush administration…

You Are Who You Sleep With

More evidence that the anti-gay crowd is absolutely obsessed with gay sex. Look at this brilliant statement from Texas Gov. Rick Perry that homosexuals are all about sex because the very word contains the word “sex.” Excerpt from this interview below the fold:

War Profiteering Exposed

The Chicago Tribune has a remarkable article on war profiteering over the last few years, especially on the part of KBR and Haliburton. Prostitutes, bribes in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, the story has it all. Anyone shocked? Me neither. The Pentagon over the last few years has quadrupled its private contracts while cutting…

Gribbit: Even Too Stupid for STACLU?

By now you all know about John McCain disavowing the crude gutter politics of a radio talk show host in Ohio, who introduced him at a rally by repeatedly referring to Barack HUSSEIN Obama in a shoddy and pathetic attempt to feed into anti-Muslim fears and prejudice. I’ll give Jay from STACLU credit for this…

William F. Buckley, RIP

William F. Buckley, founder of the National Review, died at the age of 82 on Wednesday. Mixed feelings would seem to be the order of the day. His verbal tics and odd manner of speaking made him an often-lampooned character and I certainly disagreed with most of what he had to say. But in an…

Worldnutdaily Readers Worse than Writers

If you think some of the writers for the Worldnutdaily are scary, wait till you see the readers. Pam Spaulding copies part of a comment thread in the WND reader’s forum that is absolutely frightening. It goes from rants against interracial and intercultural dating to wanting gays put to death. Long excerpt below the fold:

Selling Lies on Ebay

Jon Rowe found this item on Ebay, a picture of James Madison selling for nearly $500 by the Christian Heritage Museum. It includes the now-infamous fake quote from James Madison: “We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future of all…

AU Protests Unconstitutional Earmarks

Americans United has sent a letter to the Attorney General and several cabinet officers detailing a series of earmarks passed by Congress and signed into law by the president as part of larger appropriations bills that may violate the establishment clause. Among the earmarks they are challenging: A $47,000 Justice Department grant to several Teen…