William Miller was a freemason

The progressive adventism blog has an interesting post documenting William Miller’s membership in the lodge. It is remarked that another religious founder, Joseph Smith, was also a freemason. Smith’s masonry clearly influenced his religious views–did Miller’s? I don’t think so.

The remodeling of St. Theresa’s

Fr. Bart Reynolds is remodeling the sanctuary of St. Theresa’s Church in Sugar Land, Texas. Duncan Stroik is the architect. Duncan’s portfolio shows the plan, and what it looked like before and during the initial construction. Here’s how it looks now (pillars still need faux marble painting). See also the before and after pictures of…

Gay adoption in UK

Tony Blair and Ruth Kelly at odds over gay adoption. COMMUNITIES Secretary Ruth Kelly was cut adrift by Tony Blair last night in the row over gay adoptions. The Prime Minister issued a statement saying he backed adoptions by same-sex couples. Ministers backed him, saying the Catholic Church should not be allowed to opt out…

Jimmy Carter: “Too many Jews” on Holocaust Council

Jimmy Carter has some explaining to do: Former President Jimmy Carter once complained there were “too many Jews” on the government’s Holocaust Memorial Council, Monroe Freedman, the council’s former executive director, told WND in an exclusive interview. Freedman, who served on the council during Carter’s term as president, also revealed a noted Holocaust scholar who…