Correction of errors on this website
Errors found & corrected during 2013
At the start of 2013, our web site contained over 6,300 essays and menus.
During 2013, to date, we ran across the following errors, which we have fixed:
- Our essay describing the Loving v. Virginia lawsuit that legalized inter-racial
marriage throughout the United States contained a reference to the Virginia's Racial Integrity Act. We had originally listed the wrong date that the law was passed; the correct date is 1924. The law was declared unconstitutional in 1967 by the U.S. Supreme Court, along with similar laws in 15 contiguous states in the American south-east.
- We don't know when it happened or why it happened, but the menu that links to yearly news about environmental/climate change replaced the menu that links to news of the teaching of evolution in schools. As a result, the evolution news was not available for a while. Sorry about that.
- Our essay on LGBT developments during the 1980s misquoted a statement by the Roman Catholic Church concerning lesbians gays. We correctly quoted the Church as holding the beliefs -- long abandoned by essentially all mental health professionals -- that a homosexual orientation is a disordered state. But we quoted the word "evil" out of context. It is only same-gender sexual behavior and legislation that expands the institution of marriage to include loving, committed same-sex couples that the Church considers to be evil.
Many other conservative religious groups link homosexual orientation and same-gender sexual behavior together and condemn both. But the Catholic Church has always kept the two separate, accepting the former as unchosen and thus not sinful, while condemning the latter as a major sin.
- Our essay about a ritual abuse case in Olympia, WA identified Mark Fuhrman as a "well known defense attorney." In reality he is a retired police detective who is also the host of a local radio show.
Latest update: 2013-NOV-14
Author: B.A. Robinson