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  • Surname swap: Homosexual for Gay

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 30, 2008 | 3:18 pm

    Here is a real gem of a flub from the ultra-conservative American Family Association’s news site. It deals with the news of Tyson Gay sprinting into the Olympic Games. Here’s the screen grab:

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    This story has been corrected, but the Friendly Atheist points out that a story mentioning Rudy Gay of the Memphis Grizzlies has not.

  • Barack and the Bible

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 30, 2008 | 1:39 pm

    Understanding the Word of God is a difficult, dangerous endeavor, which is why politicians usually steer clear of citing chapter and verse in support of public policy. In light of James Dobson attacking Barack Obama’s “fruitcake interpretation” of the Bible, Christianity Today takes a look at the perils of political theologizing. The article and a bit of explanation after the jump:

  • Yes, Virginia, there is a Jewish media conspiracy

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 30, 2008 | 10:49 am

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    Those words did not appear in a New York Sun editorial, unlike these. But someone could get the impression of a Jewish media conspiracy after reading about Barack Obama’s effort to reach out to prominent Hollywood Jews in Ted Johnson’s column in today’s Variety (or by watching TV and... read on

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  • Israel’s ill-conceived prisoner trade

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 30, 2008 | 10:10 am

    I never expect Commentary to push concessions for peace, but when I read yesterday about Israel’s plan to trade with Hezbollah four prisoners, one a venomous murderer, for two likely dead soldiers, I shared these sentiments:

    one might expect Israel’s political leadership–which... read on

  • Schism grows in Anglican Communion

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 29, 2008 | 1:03 pm

    A long time coming, Anglican conservatives—we call them Episcopalians in the States—voted today for a mini-split from the Anglican Communion. Technically, they will remain within the church, but will not submit to the authority of a council of African bishops and not the Archbishop... read on

  • Israel’s sugar daddy, Sheldon Adelson

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 27, 2008 | 4:10 pm

    “He gives more money to Israel than the U.S. government.”

    A friend, who has worked for Sheldon Adelson, the third-richest man in the United States, behind Buffett and Gates, offered that analysis recently. It’s not quite accurate—no one provides more aide to Israel than the United... read on

  • Ha’aretz calls Israel an ‘apartheid state’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 27, 2008 | 3:00 pm

    Last fall, the liberal Israeli daily Ha’aretz likened the situation in the occupied territories to political apartheid. But roll out the red carpet for Jimmy Carter, but today Ha’aretz took the indictment several steps further in an editorial from Publisher Amos Schocken about the Citizenship Law:

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