R. Cort Kirkwood
That, at least, is what police believe about the murder of 20-year-old Jessica Mokdad. Police allege her stepfather, Rahim Alfetlawi, shot her in the head because she had jettisoned the religion of Mohammed. He is charged with first-degree murder. He shot Jessica, police allege, at her grandmother's in Warren, Michigan, just outside Detroit.
In what may be the apogee of oxymoronic ideas, a gaggle of military atheists is pushing the armed forces to create atheist chaplains. That's right, the people who deny God exists apparently believe they need a "chaplain" to help guide them and reinforce their values, such as they are.
The effort to defund Planned Parenthood has failed on the national level, but pro-lifers in the states have taken up the battle to cut off taxpayer funds to the organization, which has cornered a third of the abortion business in the United States.
The Virginia Board of Health has approved tough new regulations governing the operation of abortuaries in the Old Dominion. The regulations now permit the state to closely monitor these businesses to ensure that women who seek to end the lives of their unborn children do so in a safe, sterile environment.
The homosexual lobby vigorously opposes any sort of discrimination against its members. And it has persuaded politicians across the country, most recently in New York, that homosexuals must be permitted to “marry.” But if you aren’t homosexual and want to play poofter softball, forget about it.
Kobe Bryant, the superstar shooting guard for the Los Angeles Lakers, has apologized to homosexuals everywhere for calling a referee a "f*****g faggot" during a game against the San Antonio Spurs. The NBA fined him $100,000.
Bryant, once arrested on a rape charge that was dropped, made the comment about referee Bennie Adams after Adams called Bryant for a technical foul that put him on the bench.
A researcher at the UCLA School of Law reports that 9 million American adults, about 3.5 percent of the population, are homosexual, lesbian, or bisexual.
Gary Gates of the school's Williams Institute puts that figure in perspective by noting that 3.5 percent of the population is about the same number of people who live in New Jersey.