Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for March, 2008

An Unholy Alliance

I can’t be the only one who cringes while reading this article about the king of Saudi Arabia proposing that the three major Abrahamic faiths work together to combat things they mutually dislike. That can’t end well. “If God wills it, we will then meet with our brothers from other religions, including those of the…

The American Family Association’s news outlet reports: The New York Times reports that the statistics represent a major trend slowdown between 2004 and a previous survey in 1990 versus a dramatic loss in two-parent homes and an increase in single-female parent homes between 1970 and 1990. Mike McManus, co-founder of Marriage Savers, says the traditional…

The Power of Rationalization

As the body count for American soldiers hits 4000 (not to mention tens of thousands of Iraqis, but for some reason most Americans don’t seem to think they count on the balance sheet, and not to mention the tens of thousands of wounded Americans, many of whom have had their entire life shattered), some on…

Great Report on Scientology Protests

Radar Online has an interesting look at the recent protests against Scientology by the group Anonymous. I hadn’t heard about all the high level defections from Scientology lately, but that should be explosive. Hope those folks have good attorneys. Doug Stanhope has a line on his latest DVD where he talks about all the material…

Darwin Mit Uns!

A poster at After the Bar Closes named midwifetoad has posted the most brilliant parody of the promotional picture for Expelled. Must be seen to be appreciated. Here’s the original link. And the picture is below the fold.

Doug Kmiec Endorses Obama

I did a double take when I saw that Doug Kmiec, a well respected and prominent conservative legal scholar who headed the Office of Legal Counsel in both the Reagan and first Bush administrations, has endorsed Barack Obama. It’s all the more surprising given that he recently was Co-Chairman of the Romney Campaign’s Committee for…

Balko is right

He says it’s time to stop paying the White House press secretary: Yet we pay this person well into six figures of taxpayer money . . . for what, exactly? This person is supposed to be the liaison between the White House and the press. And we’re now to the point where stonewalling, obfuscating, spinning,…

Anti-ACLU Quote of the Week

This was so perfect that I had to edit my speech for Wednesday night to include it. From anti-gay whacko James Hartline and quoted, naturally, in the Worldnutdaily: “The American Civil Liberties Union has done everything possible to destroy Christianity in the American culture and government. From tearing down crosses on public property to removing…

Skepticism Wins Again

Via Balko, Rationalist International has an amusing report of a challenge that took place on television in India. A politician accused her enemies of using “Tantrik black magic” to damage her and a practitioner of such magic went on a TV show along with a skeptic to debate the subject. Much hilarity ensued. Long excerpt…

My Take on Kwame Kilpatrick

I was asked to write a commentary on the situation with Kwame Kilpatrick, the mayor of Detroit, for the Michigan Messenger. You can read it here.