Ever since my mom discovered my dog-eared copy of Brave New World tucked under my mattress, I've been a First Amendment activist. This is the week that bibliophiles like me celebrate the little acts of treason that keep us free by offering a list of the dangerous books that somebody doesn't want you to read.The … Continue reading It’s Banned Books Week
IRS original letter informing the parish of the investigationAll Saints’ objections to the IRS investigationIRS summons and demandsAll Saints’ Press releaseYesterday’s sermon from All Saints’ Rector Rev. Ed Bacon
If you needed any more evidence that the U.S. is slipping into tyranny, try this: All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena California is under investigation by the IRS because its former rector preached this sermon the Sunday before the 2004 election. Please help spread the word about this outrageous violation of the First Amendment by … Continue reading Civil Disobedience: The Complete Text of the Sermon George Bush Hates
I love irony. Except when people get killed.When his election as Pope was announced, critics of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (myself among them), felt that the window of Vatican II had finally been slammed shut. For here was the Grand Inquistor himself, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, nemesis of such noted … Continue reading Papal Fallibility: Benedict says he’s sorry.
Whether or not you’re watching The Path to 9-11, ABC’s controversial dramatization of the day that changed everything, you have to ask: are we safer today than we were five years ago? Who’s winning the Long War? (Full disclosure: I’m not watching it, but it’s not for partisan reasons. I just don’t have a television. … Continue reading On the Fifth Anniversary of 9-11: The Caliphate Cometh