David Barton’s bad media day

No TGIF for David Barton last week. First, the Wall Street Journal published a book review of The Jefferson Lies by Alan Pell Crawford which briefly takes apart the book. Crawford begins by agreeing with Barton that Jefferson's connection to his slave Sally Hemming's children has not been established. However, from there on, the review identifies problem after problem with The Jefferson Lies. … [Read more...]

CNN: A Christian’s response to anti-gay bullying

Dan Gilgoff's CNN Belief Blog published my article on anti-gay bias involved in recent bullying related suicides. I am allowed to print a little bit and then link to the rest. I hope you'll read, recommend, and discuss it at both places... This week marks the beginning of the 5th annual National Bullying Prevention Month. Tragically, this comes just at the time when the nation is mourning the recent suicides of three young teens, Billy Lucas, Asher Brown and Seth Walsh. Although each … [Read more...]

When women leave men for women: Sexual fluidity

CNN reproduces an Oprah article on sexual fluidity that is of interest. Here is the money: Over the past several decades, scientists have struggled in fits and starts to get a handle on sexual orientation. Born or bred? Can it change during one's lifetime? A handful of studies in the 1990s, most of them focused on men, suggested that homosexuality is hardwired. In one study, researchers linked DNA markers in the Xq28 region of the X chromosome to gay males. But a subsequent larger … [Read more...]

Trooper at heart of Alaska investigation says Palin "wonderful" choice

A couple of hours ago,CNN posted an interview with Mike Wooten, Sarah Palin's ex-brother-in-law where he said McCain's choice of Palin as running mate was "absolutely wonderful for the state of Alaska." The crux of the interview was that Wooten denies drinking in a patrol car and says he is sorry for the mistakes he admits he did make. According to CNN, In 2006, state investigators found Wooten guilty of "a significant pattern of judgment failures," including using a Taser on his … [Read more...]