Whew! Controversial news and views this week.

1. The James Dobson v. Barak Obama controversy continues with a new Web site sponsored by a pastor and Obama supporter called James Dobson Doesn’t Speak for Me.

2. The Supreme Court ruled against capital punishment for child rapists sparking controversy yesterday. Today, the Court struck down the District of Columbia’s 32-year-old ban on handguns as incompatible with gun rights under the Second Amendment. (Click for my controversial thoughts on the death penalty and gun control.)

3. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) continued its 30-year-old controversy over allowing practicing gay clergy to serve. The Committee on Church Orders and Ministry recommended to the General Assembly that ordination standards that require “fidelity within the covenant of marriage between a man and a woman or chastity in singleness” be dropped. (I earlier addressed the Anglican/Episcopal controversy over allowing gay priests.)

One controversy was resoved this week. Democratic presidential contenders Barak Obama and Hillary Clinton will campain together in Unity, New Hampshire. A much better choice than Slaughter, Louisiana!

I trust you’re having a peaceful week!