“The Love of Many Shall Wax Cold”

Video of a hit-and-run accident in which an elderly pedestrian was struck by racing cars in Hartford. Many cars and trucks slow down to look, many people walk by, do nothing. The police chief was stunned. “At the end of the day we’ve got to look at ourselves and understand that our moral values have…

“Easter Is a Special Time”

“Easter is a special time,” says a Christian publisher, but since it can’t be told without the cross, they decided not to include it in their preschool curriculum. They think it better not to tell kids about Easter until they’re older. Via Dom and The Corner at NRO.

The Economy

Rod Dreher has a provocative piece about the Bear Stearns bailout, the banking industry, globalism, NAFTA, border hypocrisy, and conspiracies. My worry is that our leaders — political and financial — envision taking us the way of the European Union, which has stolen in plain sight popular sovereignty from European nations in exchange for greater…

Let’s Play Pretend

A man at MicroSoft dresses as a woman. He’s had surgeries to his face and chest (none below the waist). Why won’t someone call this for what it is–he’s playing pretend. He’s not a woman, regardless of what the law may say, regardless of what changes he’s done to his body. He’s a man pretending…

Signs of the End

Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before. Wherefore if they shall…

Abstinence

As a complete contrast to that last post, consider a couple posts by Rod Dreher. Austerity is hip is about simple living, referencing a USA Today article. The doleful carnival at Great Lent celebrates the Orthodox Lent, which is soon to begin. It includes “The Ballad of Meatfare Sunday,” sung to the tune of “Seasons…

Berkeley

Even in California the crazy city up north is called “Berzerkly.” For a sampling of attitudes in this city, check out The Cafeteria Is Closed, which has a couple of pictures illustrating hatred of America, and a link to a page that documents even more vile aspects of life in the San Francisco Bay Area.…

“A Global Juridic Culture”

The Vatican has accepted the credentials of the new US ambassador, Mary Ann Glendon (a conflict of interest, in my eyes, since she has represented the Vatican and been the head of a Vatican commission). Pope Benedict’s comments to her upon the presentation of her credentials affirm the common mission of the US and the…

Persecution in England?

This story would seem to demonstrate not only a lack of freedom of religion in the UK, but active persecution of a Christian leader for upholding fundamental Christian teaching: The Anglican bishop of Hereford has been ordered by a court to undergo “equal opportunities training” and pay a fine of £47,345.00, the equivalent of $92,106.00…

Man Arrested for Cleaning His Backyard

In Marin County, Sigward Moser was handcuffed, thrown face down in wet muck, and threatened with a taser. Why? Because he went out to clean up his backyard. His house is on Muir Beach, scene of last week’s oil spill. No one was doing anything about the big black globs, so he got a bunch…

Tasered for Being Sick

In Alabama, a man having a diabetic seizure was found slumped over the wheel of his car and tasered by police for not complying with their orders. In Waxahachie, TX, earlier this year, a man called 911 because he was having a diabetic seizure–cops broken down his door, forced their way into his bedroom, and…

Cheapening the “Right to Privacy”

Abortion advocates claimed that a “right to privacy” must guarantee their right to abortion. That’s all it may guarantee these days. Donald Kerr of the Office of National Intelligence said recently we should say good-bye to privacy. James Pinkerton comments. Seattle Post-Intelligencer editorial. New York Times. Big Brother is watching (and is at school).

The FBI and Torture

Steve Bergstein tells the horrific story of the ordeal suffered by Abdallah Higazy, who was coerced into a false “confession” after 9-11 by an FBI agent who threatened that he would have Egyptian security forces torture his family. The long and the short of it was that an Egpytian national, Abdallah Higazy, was staying in…

“Itching Ears”

2 Timothy 3:1-5–“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers…

Sodom Was a Nice City

In comparison to San Francisco. Mark Shea has some links about the recent Folsom Street Fair (which featured anti-Christian posters, along with public homosexual sex acts, which police did nothing to stop). Nancy Pelosi wouldn’t criticize it–but the San Francisco supervisors did criticize Michael Savage for a different kind of intolerance. Meanwhile, Whoopi Goldberg had…