Monday, May 22, 2006

Point, Counterpoint

DaveScot writes about some praying Marines:
This incident took place at a recent ceremony honoring the Birthday of the Corps, and it has the ACLU up in arms. “These are federal employees,” says Lucius Traveler, a spokesman for the ACLU, “on federal property and on federal time. For them to pray is clearly an establishment of religion, and we must nip this in the bud immediately.”
On the other hand:
The ACLU has no knowledge about the photograph of Marines praying that has circulated on the Internet. The ACLU has also never had a spokesperson -- quoted by news organizations as "Lucius Traveler" -- by this name.
Somehow, TBogg's recent aphorism seems appropriate:
Remember: you're a blogger. Pretense is your co-pilot.
The corollary is: "Remember, you're an intelligent design blogger. Dishonesty is your co-pilot."