Tag Archives: Michael Farris

Metro Will Bring Sinful Democrats to Loudoun!

Chancellor “Dr.” The Rev. Michael Farris of Patrick Henry Bible “College” in Purcellville, a major force within the Loudoun GOP machine, has offered another explanation for the far-right opposition to Metro that nearly sunk the project in last week’s cliff-hanging 5–4 vote by our unusually non-unanimous Board of Supervisors.

Metro made for some strange political problems for our normally very unanimous supervisors. Continue reading

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Outsourcing principles, morality, etc.

An alert reader calls attention to the fact that not only has the Courthouse Grounds Facilities Committee outsourced work on the design of Loudoun County’s new completely religion-neutral holiday display to the local Bible college (as noted here the other day): Committee Chairman Clint Good further reports that he had the honor of having lunch with said Patrick Henry College’s “Chancellor” (and “preeminent constitutional lawyer”) Michael Farris, who personally assured him that the display would pass constitutional muster. Continue reading

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Strictly secular promotion of religion

To insure that the new committee-designed holiday display for the courthouse lawn strictly adheres to the constitutional requirement that government may not favor one religion over another, the Courthouse Grounds Facility Committee has wisely enlisted the help of Ayatollah Farris’s local Christian bible college, according to Leesburg Today: Continue reading

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More Lyme hysteria from the board (better-living-through-chemistry department)

As it has become increasingly and embarrassingly evident that our intrepid Loudoun Board of Supervisors permitted itself to be used by a group of fringe fear-mongers to spread misinformation and pseudoscientific alarmism about Lyme disease, the supervisors have reacted by  . . . digging a deeper hole for themselves.

“Did Loudoun overreact on Lyme disease?” the Washington Post asks in a post on in its local politics blog highlighting realloudoun’s first account of the matter. Continue reading

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Forget it, Ken—You’re going to hell anyway

Our leading local political ambulance chaser, “Ken” Reid, the very proud (and, it turns out, very vain, but that’s another story) new Republican supervisor from Leesburg, has been trying very hard to ingratiate himself with the Christian fundamentalist wing of the local GOP.

In addition to sprinkling off-key pieties into his official utterances  (“I truly believe we’re doing God’s work”) Reid has been playing to this crowd for some time by modestly extolling himself as “The Jew Who Saved Christmas.”

This self-designation is based on Reid’s efforts while on the Leesburg Town Council to have a Christmas tree put up on public property, and more recently on his small but extremely noisy part in opposing the county policy that opened the courthouse lawn to any citizen group that wants to put up a display—as opposed to the flagrantly unconstitutional endorsement of a single religion that prevailed in the past, when a very tasteful display of the brightly colored Holy Family reigned in solitary splendor each Christmas season on the courthouse grounds. Continue reading

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