Island News — June 5, 2006

Would you like a free Bible?
The Vail Daily News

“If the Rotarians are allowed to distribute dictionaries and college recruiters are allowed to hand out materials, then the Gideons have the right to distribute Bibles.”

Some Things The American Bible Society Won’t Publish
The Conservative Voice

“According to the Associated Press and UPI, the American Bible Society has refused to print an order of Bibles with ‘Jesus Loves Porn Stars’ emblazoned across the cover to be handed out to adult film stars by XXXchurch.com at locations across the country.”

Senate Tackles Gay Marriage Ban
The Guardian Unlimited

“In our free society, people have the right to choose how they live their lives,” Bush said. “And in a free society, decisions about such a fundamental social institution as marriage should be made by the people, not by the courts.”

Economists question Blackwell plan to privatize Ohio Turnpike
The Mercury News

“Blackwell, the Republican secretary of state, announced his idea to raise $4 billion to $6 billion by leasing out the 241-mile toll road in January, but detailed the plan and how to spend the money in his new book, “Rebuilding America.” He points to states such as Illinois and Indiana that made money by taking their toll roads private.”

Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisconsin)
The Washington Post

In an interview with potential 2008 presidential candidate, liberal democrat Feingold admitted “I’ve been to about 14 different states across the country, including the deep southern states like Alabama and Florida…. There is one central theme. People said the same thing. They said when are you guys going to start standing up? There is this deep sense, especially in the base of the party, that we don’t have firm principles or that if we have firm principles, we’re not stating them firmly. And it is amazing to hear people, almost as if they’ve had the same script, saying we are tired of Democrats looking weak.”

Huge meteor spawns Australia
News24 .com

Even Ohio State can’t be right every time: “A meteor’s roaring crash into Antarctica—larger and earlier than the impact that killed the dinosaurs—caused the biggest mass extinction in Earth’s history and more than likely spawned the Australian continent. Ohio State University scientists said the 483km wide crater is now hidden more than 1.6km beneath the East Antarctic Ice Sheet.”