Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for April, 2008

I’ve got an article at the Michigan Messenger about a new potential church/state lawsuit in Michigan.

Principal Outs Gay Student Couple

Here’s one of the more outrageous stories you’ll hear today. A high school principal in Memphis heard that two students were a gay couple and she posted their names where everyone could see it: In September of 2007, the principal at Hollis F. Price Middle College High told teachers she wanted the names of all…

Fox News: Fair, Balanced, Ignorant

This is an amusing bit of video from the Fox News morning show, where they don’t seem to know the difference between Stephen Douglas and Frederick Douglass. Video below the fold.

Praying to End Crime

While the folks in San Francisco are praying for lower gas prices, the mayor of Birmingham, Alabama just held a “sackcloth and ashes” prayer meeting to try and solve crime and other problems facing the city. More than 1,000 people gathered at Boutwell Auditorium Friday night, wearing burlap sacks, their foreheads dabbed with ashes, to…

Derbyshire on Expelled

John Derbyshire, the National Review writer who can be so absurd on other subjects but tends to be dead on when it comes to evolution and creationism, has a post at NRO about Expelled. He argues that the many deceptions and falsehoods in the film flow from one central deceit at the core of the…

Here’s a fascinating case. A high school in Washington refused to allow a GSA club to get official school recognition because the charter of the group, which had to be submitted to the school during the application process, required that members sign a piece of paper saying that they supported equal rights for the entire…

The Discovery Institute has announced that Michigan state Rep. John Moolenaar (they misspelled his name) has submitted an “academic freedom” bill similar to the ones being debated in Florida, Oklahoma and other states. Interestingly enough, the bill isn’t even on the Michigan legislative website yet and they’ve already got quotes from him, which suggests that…

Listen to an Interview with Me

The good chaps at Reasonable Doubts have posted an interview they did with me after my speech about the religious right’s demonization of the ACLU last month. It was a fun interview. We just kept talking so long that we annoyed the folks who wanted to close down the building. Enjoy.

Okay, I’m laughing. Alan Keyes can’t even win the vote to become the presidential nominee from the Constitution Party. They voted Chuck Baldwin to be the nominee instead. In fact, Keyes couldn’t even top his previous best of 29% in an election. As far as I can tell, Keyes has never won any election for…

Pray for Lower Gas Prices

The San Francisco newspaper reports: Rocky Twyman has a radical solution for surging gasoline prices: prayer. Twyman – a community organizer, church choir director and public relations consultant from the Washington, D.C., suburbs – staged a pray-in at a San Francisco Chevron station on Friday, asking God for cheaper gas. He did the same thing…