Archives for April 16, 2009

The Episcopal Church has filed a lawsuit seeking to regain control of church property from the breakaway Diocese of Fort Worth. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Tarrant County district court. Defendants include Fort Worth Bishop Jack Iker, who led the theologically conservative diocese to split from the national church over issues including gay clergy…

Science Rock Stars

Lynn Fellman, the Ira Flatow of the Twin Cities, has a guest post at Quiche Moraine about her recent trip to the Origins Symposium. Rusty-red rocks against an electric blue sky were an exact color match for the mix of brilliant intellect I knew to be in Phoenix on Monday. I had just flown into…

I am so excited!!!

Texas is going to secede from the union! Seriously! The governor of Texas has laid down the gauntlet, and unless we get rid of that Black Guy as president and that Damn Woman as speaker of the house, it’s vamoose for Texas! And I couldn’t be happier. Texas should not be part of the Union.…

“Just in time for the bicentennial observance of Charles Darwin’s birth, a new survey of Louisiana residents shows 40 percent of the respondents believe evolution is not well-supported by evidence or generally accepted within the scientific community,” the Baton Rouge Advocate (April 14, 2009) reports. The Louisiana Survey, sponsored by the Manship School of Mass…

How I learned to be an anti-Semite

I am not an anti-Semite. But I did learn how to be one in school. Catholic school, that is, which I attended for first, second, and third grade, in that order.

My worst nightmare

…. well, ok, not really the worst. But pretty bad. Only read this if you don’t have any phobias related to cartoons, small pets, or zeppelins.