Doctors oppose Gov. Perry’s vaccine plan

American Academy of Pediatrics and Texas Medical Association say Gov. Rick Perry has jumped the gun. Both associations make arguments like I have made. The AAP in particular notes that this isn’t why we require school vaccines. Among the statement’s points is that mandating a vaccine for a disease not spread by casual or occupational…

Initiative 957

Washington initiative  would require married couples to have children. Proponents of gay marriage are pushing the matter, saying, in effect, “If you say marriage must be for procreation, well we’ll give heterosexual couples three years to have them, after which, their marriage will be annulled.”

Religious liberty in Euless, TX

Euless, TX (suburb of Dallas) claims that you can have religious freedom, unless local law says you can’t. City claims that to give religious exemptions to civil law would mean placing that religion’s teachings above the civil law, and thus establishing that religion. In this case, the religion in question is Santeria, but this argument…

If Paul Revere lived today …

He would have been thrown in jail for those lights in the Old North Church–and would never have made it out of Charles Town. Boston’s reaction to a recent publicity stunt is scary. Sounds like the judge and the courtroom observers have some common sense, however.

Our Protest

To whom it may concern: Please be advised that were our daughter to be of the appropriate age in Sept. 2008, she would NOT be receiving the recently mandated vaccine for a sexually transmitted disease. She’ll be a junior, then, not a sixth grader, so I guess it is a moot point as far as…

Poetic justice

PETA, the fanatical animal rights organization recently in the news for threatening to disrupt living nativity scenes at Christian churches, now finds some of its employees on trial for … cruelty to animals.

Religious liberty under fire

Catholic League reports on Nebraska legislation that would remove religious exemptions for underage drinking of wine. Christian communion and Jewish Passover practice would be illegal. State Senator Lowen Kruse introduced the bill–and he’s a Methodist minister. Another account says, Kruse said churches have alternatives to serving wine, including substituting grape juice for alcohol. Many churches,…

“American Airlines … Something Special in the Air”

Something special, all right. You might end up on the ground for nine hours, with no food, water, or toilets. Or they might throw you from the plane because you look too much like folks next to you, who got themselves thrown off for speaking a foreign language. Doesn’t matter that they were Israelis and…

Cross Controversy at College of William & Mary

Dom links to a (biased) report and a webpage about a controversy surrounding the removal of a cross from the altar at Wren Chapel at College of William & Mary. President’s statement. After the pressure, he said it could stay in the chapel all day on Sunday’s, and he’d put up a plaque commemorating the…

Are Bishops Employees of the Vatican?

Judge John G. Heyburn II says Vatican can be sued as part of sex abuse cases. [But he] … said he is open to reconsidering his decision if the church can provide facts to challenge the idea that its bishops aren’t Holy See employees for purposes of the class- action suit.

Plagiarism on the Bench?

Judge copied ACLU in anti-intelligent design ruling. WND argues U.S. District Judge John E. Jones just cut and pasted from the ACLU brief to create his “opinion.”