Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for July, 2008

The “Satanic Ten Commandments”

The Worldnutdaily has an amusing article about a Christian group trying to get a rather odd monument removed in Georgia. A Christian organization is pressuring the community of Elberton, Ga., to tear down a massive, granite monument that lists an alternative set of Ten Commandments that the organization labels satanic. The monument, known as the…

Blinded by the Light

Of the Virgin Mary. At least 50 people have lost their sight after staring at the sun hoping to see an image of the Virgin Mary, according to reports… Forty-eight cases of sight-loss, allegedly caused by photochemical burns on the retina, have been recorded at St Joseph’s ENT and Eye hospital in the region since…

So says John Ferguson, a constitutional law scholar and Baptist minister who offered to help the school board put together guidelines for the Bible courses that would help local school districts avoid violating the constitution and being dragged into court, in the Houston Chronicle. So as a constitutional scholar who has worked with numerous school…

The Best PZ Defense I’ve Seen

I don’t know who wrote it, but it was an email sent to Andrew Sullivan or one of his guest bloggers. I think it’s pretty much dead on. I’ve been a critic of PZ for his anti-religious fervor in some cases, but not in this one. I think he went a tad bit too far,…

Rush Limbaugh: Super Patriot

You simply must read this fawning, sycophantic column by Pat Boone about Rush Limbaugh. It begins: Rush Limbaugh is a patriot. Pure and simple, a patriot. I see him in the select company of other patriots like Paul Revere, Thomas Paine and Ben Franklin. Thankfully, he hasn’t been asked to make a dying proclamation like…

Vox Day Doesn’t Like Me

Which is okay, the feeling is mutual. Actually, he doesn’t like someone named “Ed Drayton.” It seems our friend mroberts has been tattling on me. He ran over to Vox Day’s website to post a link and says, “Vox, looks like they’re trying to bash you over on scienceblogs.” Gee, I can’t imagine why I…

You may remember a few months ago I posted about a lawsuit against Ponce de Leon High School in Florida, where the principal had suspended several students and declared that no one could have any message on anything in the school that was pro-gay rights – even a rainbow sticker. As predicted, the principal lost…

Expand the Boycott!

If the anti-gay crowd is really serious about going after any company that supports the “gay agenda” by supporting the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, they’re gonna have to boycott pretty much every major business in the country. Below the fold, I’ll show the companies who support the NGLCC:

PFOX Lies About Teens with HIV

Regina Griggs of PFOX (Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays) continues to tell whoppers. In this article at OneNewsNow she tells a huge lie: “Why are we allowing people to tell them, ‘Try it — you might like it?’ Over 70 percent of young kids 13- to 24-years-old, men having sex with men, are now HIV-positive,”…

I laughed out loud at the television while watching John McCain interviewed by Wolf Blitzer and asked about his vow to catch Osama Bin Laden. The question: BLITZER: Let’s talk a little bit about some national security issues. You’re president of the United States, you’ve vowed that you will capture Osama bin Laden and bring…