Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for March, 2011

A deputy attorney general in Indiana has already lost his job after tweeting that the police should open fire on protesters in Wisconsin. Now an assistant DA from Johnson County, Indiana has resigned after it came out that he sent an email to Gov. Walker of Wisconsin suggesting that they fake a violent attack on…

This is great news. The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution endorsing individual religious freedom and abandoning the “defamation of religion” language it has supported for many years. And the vote was unanimous. The U.N.’s top human rights body has replaced its traditional condemnation of religious ‘defamation’ with a resolution underlining the right…

Public Policy Polling provides all the data necessary to answer that question: -A majority of voters in 26 of the 27 states have a negative opinion of Palin- the only exception is West Virginia where just 47% rate her unfavorably to 41% with a position opinion. -Palin’s favorability spread is -20 or worse in 19…

Irrationality Abounds in America

Yes, I know the headline statement will hardly come as a shock to you. Nor will these results: But a recent poll from the Public Religion Research Institute and Religion News Survey shows some support for his original sentiment: 16 percent of Americans agree that natural disasters are a sign from God, while 22 percent…

Fischer, Interrupted

This blog has a brilliant and thorough takedown of Bryan Fischer’s ridiculous theory that the First Amendment doesn’t protect the religious freedom of Muslims, only Christians. He includes lots and lots of quotes from the founding fathers that say the exact opposite, which I would have done myself if I’d had more time. Nice work.

If you believe this quote from the Republican Grand Diva, I’ve got a bridge to sell you: I’m through whining about a liberal press that holds conservative women to a different standard, because it doesn’t do any good to whine about it. When a shot is taken at me, it is water off a duck’s…

Chris Rodda, research director for the Military Religious Freedom Foundation and an occasional contributor here at Dispatches, writes that a lawsuit filed by Mikey Weinstein against Jim Ammerman and Gordon Klingenschmitt in Texas will go to trial. The suit was filed by Mikey and his wife personally, not by MRFF. The issue is imprecatory prayer.…

I was dying to see what the Worldnutdaily would do with the Florida “Sharia” case that has nothing at all to do with imposing Sharia. There was little room for doubt, of course — they would exaggerate it wildly like all the other wingnuts. But even for them, this article is audacious in its mendacity.…

Remember Cindy Jacobs, the wingnut who claims that God is going to remove judicial activism from our courts and says that God killed all those birds because we repealed Don’t Ask Don’t Tell? Well she was recently preaching at Sarah Palin’s church in Wasila, calling for half a million prayer warriors to change the 2012…

MRFF Gets More Email

This one is particularly interesting because it isn’t violent, it doesn’t condemn Mikey as a “dirty Jew,” but it does say that as a Jew he is only a guest in this country and will be tolerated — as long as he recognizes that Christianity is in charge. But nearly every word of it is…