Via the fantastic Red State Rabble blog is a great piece on the evolution vs. ID wars here in Kansas. Donna Viola, one of the candidates for Kansas state school board, was talking with a voter about why ID should be taught in schools. The conversation moved towards religion and Viola commented that religion was the domain of churches and not of the schools. The voter responded with
But, the kids are not going to church and they need to get it somewhere.
Nice to finally see some honesty from the ID crowd.
Via Google Video: an interesting roundtable discussion on religion, including Steve Allen and Tim C. Leedom, editor of The Book Your Church Doesn’t Want You to Read. Only had time to watch part of it, but what I watched seems decent. Worth a look.
Forum member jmassi has put together an audio documentary about the alleged abuse perpetrated by Charles Shifflett of Culpeper Virginia. The Lambs of Culpeper is an exploration of former members of Shifflett’s church and the alleged verbal, mental, physical, and sexual abuse they experienced at Calvary Baptist Church of Culpeper Virginia. Give it a listen, but be prepared: It’s pretty disturbing stuff and can be hard to listen to without getting upset. I offer my sympathies to everyone featured in the documentary.
Also interesting are some letters of support and letters of criticism regarding Shifflett from the Star-Exponent, including the comments underneath the letters. Of note are supporters’ comments chiding others that Shifflett is “innocent until proven guilty.” To that I would remind the writers that “innocent until proven guilty” only applies to courts of law. Those who know Charles Shifflett and believe the allegations because of their familiarity with him are free to do so.