here, the liberal literati express indignation at a theme park that shows the flood and Ark as history.

Aside from eliciting snide questions and backhanded compliments from Barbara Walters, Governor Palin is not presently the focal point of liberal angst.

While the media coverage has been extensive and overall positive, see e.g.

When God sent his son to save mankind from sin, to show mankind our Lord, he sent the Christ child to be born in the backwater province of a pagan empire.

In the backwater province, the King was conceived in one of the poorest and most remote locations.

What utter shame and humiliation Mary and Joseph endured when Mary returned to Nazareth pregnant during her betrothal, and not with Joseph’s child. Bookman contends, that caused them to permanently move to Joseph’s familial home of Bethlehem where Mary stayed until the time for her to give birth. Was Mary rejected from a public inn as conventionally told? Bookman says “no.” He contends that translators misinterpret Luke 2:7 when they say there was no room in the “inn” for them.

He says, it should say that there was no upper room or guest room for them. Bookman, there was no such thing as an “inn” in the cities of first century Judea. Luke (the guest room where Jesus held the last supper).

More often than not that means being physically and mentally present.

Being on the computer or watching TV in the same room doesn’t qualify.

The event was known throughout the community and all were expected to express their support and enthusiasm.

The betrothal period was a time of anticipation as the families prepared for the celebration.

The Christ child was born under shameful circumstances and in squalor.