It's been my intention to not post on the Terri Shiavo case because it'd be nice to focus on issues which are not being drummed up by the right..something which is becoming increasingly rare in the mainstream media. But looking at evangelical sites this story is the central one. I even came across a "save Terri blogroll" that must include some 100 plus sites.
In other news a recent government report indicates that 26 prisoners held by the US with the war on terror have died and are "being investigated as criminal homicides, involving prisoner abuse." Yet I've seen no press conferences or cable news coverage for the family of Abdul Wahid who died during interogation while being shakled and gagged. No blogrolls for the family of Dilar Dababa who was killed from a head injury during interogation.
Is Muslim life valued in this country? Are there prayer vigils for the families who have lost their loves ones in US prisons? The religious right is able to get congress to have a special session for one person. Yet there doesn't seem to be any effort to get congress to investigate these deaths. No special session to pass legislation which would ban sending prisoners to known torture states. Until that day comes our faith and country has been shamed.
Other items: My Irony is up and going again. I've also added Body and Soul to the blogroll. I still haven't posted on the Episcopal House of Bishop's meeting, but some of the best thoughts on the subject can be found at Father Jake's site including this piece and this one. And a catholic diocese refuses to lead a gay man's funeral in CA. I didn't realize that funerals, not just communion can be used as a weapon these days.