Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for July, 2008

Bruce Fein on the Next President

Bruce Fein, interviewed by Jane Hamsher of Firedoglake, answers the question of what the next president should do. I agree with pretty much everything he says.

As this Worldnutdaily article notes, the folks behind the organized Boycott of McDonald’s over a $20,000 donation to the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce are now using Youtube videos to make their case – and dishonestly using Martin Luther King to make their argument. Here’s the video below the fold:

Looks Like I was Right

In my initial judgment about the nut who shot up the UU church in Tennessee. AP reports that a letter was found in the shooter’s car saying he did it because he was mad at liberals and gays: An out-of-work truck driver accused of opening fire at a Unitarian church, killing two people, left behind…

Gays in Iraq

CNN has a powerful article about the plight of gay Iraqis, often targeted by Islamic radicals. And what do those gay-hating Muslims do when they get their hands on a gay man? They rape them: “They told me to take off my clothes to rape me or they would kill me immediately. This moment was…

Wayne State Sued Over Student Fees

An interesting new lawsuit has been filed against Wayne State University, a public university in Detroit. The suit was filed by Students for Life, a recognized student group at Wayne State, over the refusal to allow the group to receive student activity fee funding for a week of activities they call Pro-Life Week. The school…

The Wingnut Index

DevilsTower, with whom I had the pleasure of being on a science blogger’s panel at Netroots Nation, has a post at DailyKos that plays off the speech I gave there. My speech compared the rhetoric of the ID movement to John Baez’ crackpot index, showing that ID advocates behave just like scientific cranks when espousing…

Asking For Your Help

It’s been a year and a half since I’ve asked for help for a dear friend of mine, so here’s an update. We did manage to get the CGMS (Continuous Glucose Monitoring System) she needs to regulate her blood sugar and it has been an enormous help. She no longer has the huge swings in…

Support Webster Cook

Let me gladly join PZ in encouraging people to write to the University of Central Florida in support of Webster Cook, the student who committed the horrible crime of not eating his communion wafer. For that great crime, 33 of 35 fellow student senators present voted to impeach Cook, who still faces possible charges by…

National Review on DADT

Here’s a shock: Deroy Murdock, a contributing editor to the National Review Online, has come out strongly in favor of allowing gays to serve openly in the military. It’s quite a powerful essay, in fact. He contrasts the fact that the Pentagon is continually lowering standards and granting exceptions to get people with violent felony…

The news media is full of reports about a church shooting in Tennessee, but it should be noted it took place in a Unitarian Universalist church which, like most UU churches, was really just a place for religious humanists. MSNBC reports on the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church: The gunman’s motive is not yet known.…