Wednesday, February 09, 2005

This 'n' That

  • Paul Shanley was convicted of all counts in his molestation trial Monday.  More links here.

  • Kathleen Parker is such a tool.  The problem with the National Prayer Breakfast is not that people get together to nosh & pray, but that it is in fact a multi-day conference run by an obscure group with a fairly scary agenda.  See here for more information.

  • Speaking of obscure groups with fairly scary agendas, the Bush administration wants offload government-provided social service programs to faith-based groups.

  • Speaking of blah blah blah, a proposal in the Virginia legislature to meddle in the affairs of Christian denominations has been defeated.

  • There's a new academic outfit being formed at St. Andrew's University in Scotland: the Center for the Study of Religion and Politics. pastordan might apply.

  • Last up, Celebrity News You Can Use: Jack White wanted to be a priest.  So did John Kerry.  Does that mean Jack will run for president someday?  Sharon Osbourne got herself canned for asking a New Zealand-born actor if he was a "sheep shagger," or so she says. (Say that six times fast!) It's television censorship we can get behind.  Newt Gingrich is a hypocritical tool, and a former legislator who apparently has no problem with ignoring the function of the courts in American politics.


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