FBI to Target Muslims

Juan Cole in Salon wonders why the FBI hasn’t learned that broad fishing expeditions are illegal. CAIR is also alarmed: Under the new guidelines, which are expected to be implemented later this summer, the FBI would be permitted to consider race and ethnicity when opening an investigation. Agents would also be allowed to ask open-ended…

Gay Man Sues Bible Publisher

In Michigan, Bradley LaShawn Fowler is suing Zondervan and Thomas Nelson because the Bible is against homosexuality. The judge refused to appoint him an attorney, saying, “The Court has some very genuine concerns about the nature and efficacy of these claims”–there’s the matter of the First Amendment, after all.

A Jesuit Advocates Vegetarianism

Over at NCR (National Catholic Reporter), Fr. John Dear, SJ, argues that “The only diet for a peacemaker is a vegetarian diet.” I became a vegetarian with a few other Jesuit novices shortly after I entered the Jesuits in 1982 and later wrote a pamphlet for PETA, “Christianity and Vegetarianism.” I based my decision solely…

Home Again

We got home at 2:00 this morning, thanks to delays flying into and out of Baltimore. I wish I could have slept in, but my lawn was calling to me (and waving gracefully), so I was out mowing at 8:00. Our last couple of days in New England included a trip with my kids to…