“The Greatest Show on Earth”

We watched “The Greatest Show on Earth” last night–I hadn’t seen it since I was a kid. It’s fashionable to pick on this DeMille epic, and there are indeed things to laugh at, notably DeMille’s narration as Charlton Heston prepares the circus to leave its winter grounds in Sarasota–it’s too easy to parallel it with…

Ugandan Primate: Canterbury Has Betrayed Anglicanism

Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi of Uganda says the Archbishop of Canterbury has betrayed the Anglican communion. The peculiar thing is that this one man, who is at the centre of the communion’s structures, is not even elected by his peers. Even the Pope is elected by his peers, but what Anglicans have is a man…

IOC Bows to Tyranny

The International Olympic Committee is cooperating with the Chinese government in all things–and agreed to the internet censorship the Chinese have imposed on journalists. “IOC officials negotiated with the Chinese that some sensitive sites would be blocked on the basis they were not considered Games┬árelated.” In other words, journalists in China for the games won’t…

Religious Freedom in Health Care

Bush administration wants to ensure religious freedom of health care workers—lots of people are opposed. The regulation would require that medical schools accept students who are opposed to abortion; that hospitals must agree to hire doctors, nurses, and other professionals who may be opposed to it, or they won’t receive federal money. And state and…