John Harrison, who is a senior at Druid Hills High School in DeKalb County, a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia, was miffed when he was rebuffed by parents at a private school when they refused to purchase a discount coupon for Domino’s Pizza.
A German zoo was planning to introduce male penguins into a group of female penguins because the female penguins seem to be attracted to one another. Homosexual rights groups are angry with the plan because they believe the zoo’s actions are trying to turn the penguins straight.
I was born in 1950 in an Army hospital in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, the same city where Jim Thorpe attended the famous Indian school. The Carlisle-Thorpe connection would come to mean a great deal to me as I grew up. The hospital stay cost my parents $7.15. Quite a bargain, even in 1950. I was a big baby . . . ten pounds, eleven ounces. The doctor told my mother I could walk home. My mother never had another child.
State representative Alvin Holmes (D-Montgomery, Ala.) is putting his money where his worldview is. He is offering $5000 to anyone who can prove the Bible actually condemns homosexual marriage. Of course, it’s quite easy to prove the Bible does not support homosexual marriage, so why would a man make such a preposterous wager?
One of the difficulties in answering Brooke Allen’s “Our Godless Constitution,” which appeared on The Nation’s website on February 3rd, is that her sources are not footnoted. There’s no way of identifying the context. Any piece of literature can be made to say anything if it’s taken out of context.
“The lesson the President has learned best – and certainly the one that has been the most useful to him – is the axiom that if you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it. One of his Administration’s current favorites is the whopper about America having been founded on Christian principles.
Bible studies thrive in every neighborhood across the United States. Washington, D.C., abounds with prayer breakfasts. The president of the United States goes to church and carries a Bible. The Bible remains the nation’s top seller.
I’ve been watching the debate over privatizing some parts of Social Security and have been amazed at the reaction of liberals. The head of NOW does not support any type of privatization. When she was asked to explain her position in light of her pro-abortion stance of "choice," she offered a smile and said the government is needed to protect citizens in their retirement years. But what of "choice"? Why not give people a choice to do what they want with their own money?
In response to one of my articles, I received the following email:
I am 46 years old and I was raised as a Christian and never doubted that the Bible was the true word of God. . . . Please read the following passage and tell me how the statement could possibly be true if the writers of the Bible knew the Earth was round:
Death penalty opponents are protesting the use of doctors in executing criminals convicted of capital crimes. Because of the medicinal way executions are carried out in our more civilized day, doctors are needed to assist the administration of the deadly chemical cocktail that sends the condemned on his way to His Maker.
In the 1925 “Scope’s Trial,” the defendant, John Scopes taught from “an approved school text called A Civic Biology by George Hunter.” The book is not so much a scientific defense of Darwinism but a rehearsal of “Darwinism’s social implications.
Humphrey Bogart, playing the hard-boiled detective Philip Marlow, had some great lines in the film adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s novel The Big Sleep. This is one of my favorites: “He’ll kick my teeth out, and then punch me in the stomach for mumbling.”
Writing a daily column for this website is a perilous enterprise. While most of the emails I get in response are complimentary, there are always a few spoilers. One letter writer was stridently opposed to my article on “Why We Need Rich People”.
Leftist pundit Bill Press, a political commentator for MSNBC, has weighed in on the Cobb County, Georgia, evolution controversy. Press begins by assailing the 1925 Scopes Trial: “The debate over evolution in public schools should have ended right then and there – or, if not, in 1968, when the Supreme Court finally ruled that banning evolution and teaching creationism violated the First Amendment by endorsing one religion over another.”
You’ve got to hand it to liberals. They can speak out of both sides of their mouth at the same time and express shock when people notice. The most recent display of double talk comes from Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich who signed the latest “sexual orientation” provision into law.
Germany is using Gestapo tactics against Christian families who want to educate their children at home. If talks with German officials break down, there’s a good chance that the children will be taken from their parents and turned over to the State. All of this sounds frightenly familiar. We’ve seen this before.
Michael Newdow and other anti-Christian crazies want every reference to Christianity removed from the sight line of all Americans. It’s time that we forced their hand. Their creeping incrementalism has kept us off guard, bleeding us to death with a million small cuts.
Belief in evolution is not a harmless enterprise. Pro-active evolutionary propagandists claim that the debate over origins is purely about science: They have the science, and creationists don’t; it’s that simple. But it’s not. There are specific ethical implications that follow from believing and applying the major tenets of the evolutionary religion to life. The late Stephen Jay Gould (1941-2002), who served as a popular spokesman for the evolutionary worldview, stated the following: