The Funeral Message I Did Not Deliver

Recently at my church we had an event take place that was so horrific it's hard to write about.  One of our more esteemed members, with an active lay ministry, shot and killed himself in front on his wife on Christmas Eve after losing his job.  For a long list of reasons (not the least …

Henry Louttit: Not a Chip off the Old Block

The letter from the Bishop of Georgia, Henry Louttit, to his oldest parish trying to force them to pay up to an Episcopal Church they have no confidence in shows in vivid terms how far the Episcopal Church has gone in the last forty years. As we reminisce in a piece from our "Palm Beach …

Pardoning Richard Nixon was the Right Thing To Do

The death of Gerald Ford has revived one of the great guessing games of the 1970's: was it right to pardon Richard Nixon after all he had done? We think it was.  To drag out Nixon's trial in the liberal-controlled media of the time would have furthered the left's agenda by running down people's respect …

A Country Needs to be Defended by its Own

Although we are unenthusiastic about bringing back the draft, we aren't any more enthusiastic about our military actively recuriting foreigners to defend our country. This is not based on some vague, moralistic patriotic urge.  It is based on a knowledge of late Roman history, and specifically the disaster that the British leader Vortigern induced when …

The Christmas Story, from the Positive Infinity New Testament

About that time an edict was issued by the Emperor Augustus that a census should be taken of the whole Empire. (This was the first census taken while Quirinius was Governor of Syria). And every one went to his own town to be registered. Among others Joseph went up from the town of Nazareth in …

Ann Coulter’s Voting Problems Continue

Back before the election, we noted a piece in the Shiny Sheet about Ann Coulter's problems with voting in Palm Beach.  At the time, we felt that this was a prosecutorial fishing expedition, politically motivated. Things keep moving somewhere with this.  Now the Town of Palm Beach has thrown the investigation back to the Palm …

Leaving the Episcopal Church: Doing What Has to be Done

The in-process exodus from the Episcopal church by various parishes in Northern Virginia has been greeted with glee by many in the Anglican community. The reality is, however, that what they are doing is more of a necessity than a joy.  When a denomination or other church organisation decides to abandon the basics of Christianity, …

What Episcopalians Used to Expect from Themselves

On the back of an Episcopal baptismal certificate, 1863. The only similarity between then and now is the authoritarian command of the church. And these days the Episcopal Church is getting its authority from somewhere other than above. After Jesus had come into the Temple Courts, the Chief Priests and the Councillors of the Nation …

Is This Redneck or What?

It's bad enough that Jimmy Carter has uncritically accepted the idea that Israel is solely responsible for all of the Middle East's problems. But the fact that he won't even debate Alan Dershowitz--a card-carrying liberal if there ever was one--only shows that his hopeless pseudosophistication has gone beyond human repair. Carter has forgotten that Jews …

Me and My Big Mouth

We're sure that this is what Rabbi Elazar Bogomilsky is saying to himself after the fiasco (which SEA-TAC is finally reversing) in which the Rabbi threatened to sue the airport for not including a menorah with the Christmas trees at the airport. The airport, of course, responded by ordering the removal of the trees, which …

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