AP: Accused corpse-stealer is ‘religious’

So here’s a weird story, out on the Associated Press wire: A man accused of stealing his father’s body from a Detroit cemetery with the hope of bringing him back to life has pleaded guilty in exchange for avoiding prison. His name is Vincent Bright and he pleaded guilty to one charge of disinterring a [Read More...]

Got news? Mother Jones on ghosts in FBI’s Hasan probe

Your GetReligionistas normally do not spend much time looking at ideological media outlets, such as National Review or Mother Jones. But rules are made to be broken. The progressive outlet Mother Jones has a great straight news story right now that many other outlets seem to have downplayed or missed. And it has an important [Read More...]

Hurrah: Learning more about Antoinette Tuff’s religion

The other day I was reading an obituary of Tom Christian, descendent of the Bounty mutineer. It was in the New York Times and written by my very favorite obituary writer, Margalit Fox. So, right up top the obit included this line: Mr. Christian, who for his services to Pitcairn was named a Member of [Read More...]

Religion and the 1963 March on Washington

August 28 is the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. There’s a huge rally down at the Lincoln Memorial today and media coverage has been ramping up in preparation. One of the complaints we’ve gotten about that coverage is that it has oddly avoided mention of the religious component of the original march [Read More...]

The heroism of Antoinette Tuff

A reader sent along a link to a story about an amazing woman who talked down a gunman at an Atlanta-area elementary school. Her name is Antoinette Tuff and the full 9-1-1 call she made — which includes her conversation with the gunman — is gripping. You can hear it from CNN here. Her courage [Read More...]

God works through means: a story

I’m not sure if we looked at the media coverage of the “miracle priest” in Missouri. If you’re unfamiliar with the story, here’s an early Associated Press account of how a “mysterious priest” “suddenly appeared” and prayed over and anointed a badly injured car accident victim with oil. That piece is headlined “Priest comes out [Read More...]

AP badly flubs Catholic teaching

The media’s obsession with sexualityism is somehow getting even more pronounced. We have a backlog of stories to look at. But here’s a quick example of how shoddy the coverage is, this time from the Associated Press: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie plans to sign a bill Monday barring licensed therapists from trying to make [Read More...]

Hey, you put your opinion in my news!

One of the many products offered by Religion News Service is its daily round-up of news items, a chatty summary that is almost always infused with opinion. Here’s an example from earlier this month: The Texas Freedom Network, a nonprofit civil liberties group, posted on its website last week that it had discovered that six [Read More...]


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