Giuliani in Houston

Giuliani wants Texas Republicans to ignore his support for abortion. He said this at Houston Baptist University, of all places, all the while saying he had “profound respect” for Baptist teachings.

Speyer and Religious Liberty

The term “Protestant” was coined at the Reichstag (or Diet) of Speyer in 1529. The Lutheran princes demanded the right of conscience. Yet those Lutheran princes sided with the Catholic princes in condemning the Anabaptists, and agreeing they should be put to death. And yet the seeds of religious freedom were sown in Luther’s teaching…

Removed from Command

CDR Thomas A. Graves has been relieved of command of his ship by the U.S. Navy because they had lost “trust and confidence” in him. His term was to be up in two months. One wonders why they removed him at this point. It can’t be because of concerns about war-time effectiveness, because his ship…

“You’ve got to be carefully taught.”

Hamas is teaching its children to hate, using evil clones of Mickey Mouse and “Chutes and Ladders” on TV and on-line at Lt. Cable was right (in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific”): You’ve got to be taught before it’s too late, Before you are six or seven or eight, To hate all the people…


A conference on Zoroastrianism is taking place at University of Chicago today. It’s focusing on historical aspects of the faith, but let’s not forget Zoroastrianism remains a living religion. See, for example, the webpage of the Zoroastrian Association of Houston.

University of Maryland

A Jewish student was refused service at the University of Maryland Food Collective because she wore a pro-Israel t-shirt. The Co-op has apologized. Via Campus J. The First Abstinence Website for Jewish Teens, from the Orthodox Union. Steven Weiss is not impressed.  I am. Sorry, Steven! 🙂