Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for April, 2010

The Holy Ghost Hokey Pokey

Last week, one of the techs at the radio station was wearing a t-shirt that said “What if the hokey pokey really IS what it’s all about?” This group of evangelical nuts apparently believes it to be so. They’ve actually turned the hokey pokey into a hymn and claim it brings healing. Seriously. You can’t…

MRFF Gets Threats — From Michigan

Mikey Weinstein of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation forwarded me an email he got from one of my fellow Michiganders, a jaunty fellow named Darren Naath. Last Wednesday, while MRFF was successfully lobbying the Pentagon to get an invitation to speak rescinded for Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham, Naath sent an email to Mikey…

The Moonie Times reports: Barely 6 1/2 months before the midterm elections, an internal investigation by the Republican National Committee has revealed that the organization is beset with questionable financial management and oversight and is spending more money courting top-dollar donors than it raises. The investigation found that the Republican Party’s national governing body is…

Obama Appeals Day of Prayer Ruling

The Obama administration has, predictably, decided to appeal the ruling striking down the National Day of Prayer. If this surprises you, you haven’t been paying attention.

Cornyn v DeMint

Just how far to the right has the Republican Party gone? So far that John Cornyn is seen as too liberal, for crying out loud. The Wall Street Journal reports that Sen. Jim DeMint is leading his own fight to endorse more conservative candidates than those backed by Cornyn, who leads the National Republican Senatorial…

Restore Stephen Baldwin

At first I couldn’t tell if this was a joke or not, but now I think it’s real. Someone has started a website to “restore Stephen Baldwin,” asking for donations from Christians to help the dumbest Baldwin brother (and that’s saying something) out of bankruptcy. The site compares Baldwin to Job. The reason I think…

Jon Stewart on Bernie Goldberg

This is a very funny clip from the Daily Show, with Jon Stewart ripping the shit out of Bernie Goldberg of Fox News. Goldberg actually called Stewart a “safe Jay Leno” — and them’s fighting words. When will these guys learn not to tangle with a comedian? It’s like hecklers in a comedy club, you’re…

Dumbass Quote of the Day

From Sue Lowden, the leading Republican challenger to Sen. Harry Reid in this fall’s election, suggesting that barter is a better health care plan than insurance: “I’m telling you that this works,” the Republican candidate explained. “You know, before we all started having health care, in the olden days, our grandparents, they would bring a…

Biblical Astrology

The Worldnutdaily has an amusing article — okay, an advertisement for something they’re selling — about Biblical astrology…err, astronomy. A Christian minister who uses NASA tracking of solar and lunar eclipses in his teaching of the great event is now explaining how at least one constellation is an outright declaration of the “Second Coming.” In…

No Pork? No Foster Child

A private agency that contracts with the state of Maryland to place kids in foster homes and adoptions has refused the application of one woman solely because she’s Muslim and therefore doesn’t allow pork in her home. Here’s the rejection letter the woman received: