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“Oh very amusing… very amusing,” he said amidst high-pitched chucklings. “You see, what happened was that the pastor announced that next Sunday he would be conducting the baptism of a new born baby. And then he said: ‘Would the father of the baby please stand up?’”
For some reason, this story of the three-fathered baby in the Vietnamese village church never made it into the columns of the Washington Post.
Jonathan Aitken, The American Spectator’s High Spirits columnist, is author of the new book Charles W. Colson: A Life Redeemed (Doubleday).This article appears in the July/August issue of The American Spectator. To subscribe, please click here.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online