Posts tagged "Waco"

Reporting Waco’s Ghosts

Dallas Morning News reporter Karen Brooks discusses armchair moral relatavism and the surprisingly progressive legacy of the Waco tragedy. When Warren Jeffs, spiritual leader and “prophet” of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, caught the media’s attention, again, for buying land in Eldorado, Texas, more than one paper responded with UFO analogies: aliens invade a sleepy, back-water...

When Will God Carry the Torch?

“‘Our hopes are that God will intervene prior to the rest of us dying,’ said Clive Doyle, caretaker of the Mt. Carmel site and the keeper of the flickering Branch Davidian flame. ‘But we do have to face facts: Eventually everyone gets old and dies. We worry that we will go the way of the...