Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Chris Rodda

This is the second episode of my “No, Mr. Beck” video series, debunking the American history lies promoted by Glenn Beck on his “Founders’ Fridays” episodes and other shows. This one is about another mainstay of pseudo-historian David Barton’s presentations: an 1809 letter from John Adams to Benjamin Rush that Barton butchers to make it…

Since it’s that time of year where TV shows are all in reruns, I’ve decided to rerun this year’s episodes of my “No, Mr. Beck” series here, an episode a day for the rest of the week. (Several exciting new episodes are in the works for “season 2,” which I’ll be working on after the…

(I didn’t write this one — I only helped with the editing — but since one of Ed’s frequent topics here is miscarriages of justice, I thought it would be a good piece to post while I’m filling in. It was written by my friend Preston Randolph, the founder of Cactus Productions, and Dan Battaglia,…

(I posted this elsewhere the other day, before yesterday’s historic vote to repeal DADT, but decided to post it again today after reading Lt. Dan Choi’s post on Huffington Post last night. We’ve scored a major victory for civil rights, but, as Lt. Choi wrote, “The mission is not finished; it has only just begun.”…

The government-funded targeting of the children of our servicemen and servicewomen by Christian religious organizations is an issue that the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) has been gathering information on for some time now. The countless complaints and reports from members of our armed services that we receive about this completely unconstitutional practice include everything…

In his latest WorldNutDaily commentary, the uber-insightful Chuck Norris proposes that the “politically purpose-driven use” of Rick Warren’s presence at Barack Obama’s inauguration might be a diversionary tactic to take the attention off a covert plan to reintroduce the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) on January 22, the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision on…

Here we go again — the new session of Congress has just begun and another bill about military chaplains praying in Jesus’ name has already been introduced. On January 7, Rep. Walter B. Jones (R-NC) introduced H.R. 268, a bill “To amend title 10, United States Code, to ensure that every military chaplain has the…