Monthly Archives: July 2006

Our Christian Nation

It has been “Christian Nation Week” in the Baraboo News-Republic this week. Ruth Dawson, of North Freedom wrote: “America was founded by Godly men. … America is a Christian nation. Religion has everything to do with public policy. … In … Continue reading

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Sodom comes to Baraboo

The Baraboo News-Republic has been filled with letters recently from the Christian right, and I am fascinated by them. A number of the letters, like the letter “God is Still Watching Us” published yesterday from the Reverend Tim Duncan of … Continue reading

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A Triumph

The Baraboo News-Republic has published several recent letters asserting that sexual orientation is a “lifestyle choice” or “learned behavior”. Common sense suggests that none of us make a choice concerning our sexual orientation. I do not remember making a conscious … Continue reading

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Cows and Circuses

It is a quiet week in Lake Delton, so the focus is on Baraboo. Baraboo National Bank sponsored its annual “Customer Appreciation Day” at Circus World Museum on Saturday, and Michael and I went down and spent a few hours … Continue reading

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Roger, I’m one of those people …

I’ve been reading “Civil Wars: A Battle for Gay Marriage” over the last few days. David Moats, the editorial page editor of the Rutland Herald, a Vermont newspaper, chronicles the battle over gay marriage in Vermont, which culminated in 2000 … Continue reading

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Watch Out, Wisconsin

The religious conservatives who are driving the amendment push in Wisconsin may be the soul of honesty and moral uprightness, for all I know, and might even be telling the honest-Injun truth when they claim that they would never, never, … Continue reading

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Independence Day

Parade Michael and I went down to Witwen, a Sauk County hamlet boasting a population of 38, I believe, for the 4th of July parade yesterday. Witwen has been hosting a 4th of July parade since the early 1900’s, and … Continue reading

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If you want the news …

Ben Bromley, a local columnist, wrote a very funny column in the Baraboo News-Republic this morning about his habit of snapping open the paper and reading the police report. Michael brings the News-Republic home every night, and I shamelessly ignore … Continue reading

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Oh, Pul-ease, Julaine

Julaine Appling, who heads the Family Research Institute of Wisconsin and has become the Vanna White of the Christian Right in Wisconsin, opined the other day that the four former Governors of Wisconsin signed a statement in opposition to the … Continue reading

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Dogs, Deer and Daylilies

Dogs Buddy is a city dog. Buddy firmly believes that fifty acres of land to run around on all day, thank you very much, is no substitute for an official walk every morning, on the road, with a leash. So … Continue reading

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