Friday, January 28, 2005


More news on a number of stories we've covered recently: ID is still alive and kicking, this time in Kansas. A Seventh-Day Adventist church has objected after discovering that "the ashes of miscarried and stillborn fetuses" were buried in the same Catholic cemetary used to inter the ashes of aborted fetuses.

Serial killer David Ross appears headed for execution once again. The Connecticut Conference of the UCC--among other religous groups--had objected to Ross' execution, and the matter seemed to be headed for the US Supreme Court, but the justices refused to hear the case.

Props to Kosmonkeys Frederick Clarkson for his diary Attack of the Faith-Based Rovians, and we're not just saying that because we're namechecked there, and also to MFL for noticing that Sponge Bob has been banned from Mardi Gras.

Zondervan's New International Version of the Bible, which was originally denied ad space in Rolling Stone magazine, has been rejected by a Southern-Baptist bookstore chain "because of the version's gender-neutral translations." We'd better not hear the SBC bitching about persecution of the word anytime soon.

At 9:06 PM, Blogger gordbrown48 said...

Was interested in the take of this community on the Rolling Stone story. Not because I have an great love for the TNIV (although Harper Collins has been very, very good to me and HarperSanFrancisco has many excellent books). But because it reminds me of a "moment of grace from last spring." Rolling Stone profile Tim LaHaye. In addition to his crappy books, I didn't know about his pivotal role in establishing the Christian Right as an organized movement. What was significant however was the next issue of Rolling Stone, which featured five letters (including the letter of the month) from Christian readers saying "Please don't judge all Christians based on Tim LaHaye." Somehow, I found that very comforting (and not expected from Rolling Stone).

At 9:51 AM, Blogger pastordan said...

gord--thanks for the comment. One of the purposes of this community (fledgling though it is) is to help put out the word: not all Christians are like "that".

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