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You Gotta Fight… for Your Right… to Study the Rocks

Published on May 14, 2017 By sirrahc

“[W]hen the government starts refusing access to even collect the information because it dislikes one scientist’s views, it undercuts science and violates the law.”  — Gary McCaleb, ADF Senior Counsel If the name “Andrew Snelling” is familiar to you, you probably have an interest in the creation/evolution/ID debates. Snelling has been a stalwart on the […]

Cop Ordered to Attend Mosque

Published on June 15, 2014 By sirrahc

Lately, it seems like every week we read about another Christian in America being told by his (or her) employer and/or the courts that he either has to do something that goes against his religious convictions (e.g., photograph a same-sex wedding ceremony) or must stop doing something that he *thought* was protected under religious freedoms […]

Three for the Road: Healthcare Mandates, Same-Sex Marriage, and Santorum’s 3-fer

Published on February 10, 2012 By sirrahc

I wanted to post something before I go out of town for a few days. Not having time or desire to delve deeply into any one thing, I was hoping to still come up with something timely & interesting. (Note: I’ve got a couple more installments of “The Pro-Life Position” in the queue, but they […]

Romney’s Not A Christian: So What?

Published on October 17, 2011 By sirrahc

“I would rather be governed by a competent Turk than an incompetent Christian.”  — Martin Luther Last week, I discussed one aspect of the controversy over Rick Perry-supporter Pastor Robert Jeffress’s comments at the Values Voter Summit — namely, whether or not his characterization of Mitt Romney’s Mormonism as a “cult” was accurate and appropriate. […]

Mother Teresa Gets Dissed Again

Published on June 12, 2010 By sirrahc

If you’ve been reading AVftR for awhile, you may recall a post I did back in February about a controversy over whether it was legal to put Mother Teresa on the face of a U.S. postage stamp. Sounded reasonable, given the decades of humanitarian work and self-sacrifice given by the woman. But, those who objected […]

NASA's JPL vs. Intelligent Design

Published on April 25, 2010 By sirrahc

You remember that documentary called “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed“? That was the one that came out a year or two ago, hosted/narrated by Ben Stein, that looked at incidents where educators and scientists were ridiculed, denied tenure, and sometimes fired simply for believing that there might be evidence of design in nature. Well, here’s another […]

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