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June 03, 2013
Pod people: Concerning the IRS and the God squads
It's a basic fact of life in American politics that nothing fires up the non-profit...
May 31, 2013
Pod people: Presby-speak again
The meaningless drivel that passes for public language these days was the major theme of my...
May 30, 2013
The big questions facing that out gay Catholic priest
It is my experience, through my decades on the religion beat, that liberal Catholics genuinely...
May 23, 2013
Scotland the confused: Did Presbyterians back gay clergy?
Something happened on Monday at the General Assembly the Church of Scotland -- they appear...
May 10, 2013
Asking the Boy Scout questions that matter the most
If you know anything about the politics of gay rights, you know that there is...
May 07, 2013
So, what do Southern Baptists have to do to get some ink?
A couple of years ago the Southern Baptist Convention explored the option of changing their...
April 30, 2013
From Reuters: Another by-the-book Womenpriests story
At this point, it seems that mainstream journalists have decided that the Womenpriests movement deserves...
April 22, 2013
Womenpriests again: The people vs. paper scenario
Anyone who has ever worked on the religion beat knows the drill. You are writing...
April 18, 2013
Is Ephesians 6 really about Thatcher’s strength?
Whenever my Washington Journalism Center students start covering speeches and major public events, always I...
April 05, 2013
Washington Post tries to define ‘liberal’ in Maryland
There is much to applaud in today's Washington Post story that ran under the headline,...
April 03, 2013
Was the New York Times Easter error no big deal?
The New York Times has been taking quite a bit of heat for its shockingly...
April 01, 2013
Christians wary on Easter (sort of) in Syria
Every religion writer has experienced those awkward moments each year when an editor walks over...
March 26, 2013
Winners and losers in our do-it-yourself religion era
No one on the national religion-news scenes writes with more vigor and enthusiasm about America's...
March 23, 2013
One-sided look at controversial Baptist flock in Charlotte
It has been quite some time since I have used an old GetReligion term (Cheers!),...
March 11, 2013
Womenpriests: Press coverage in a familiar, strange mold
To be honest with you, I feel like taking a short break from the Vatican...
February 25, 2013
Podcast: English Anti-Catholicism & Ethiopian Lutheranism
Anti-Catholic bias is alive and well in Britain -- however the animus to the "Italian...
February 22, 2013
Got news? A fishy hole in all those Lent stories
So it's a Friday in Lent (only in Western churches, at this point), so what...
February 22, 2013
More vague evangelicals jump on immigration bandwagon
Last week, I complained about a front-page Tampa Bay Times story filled with broad generalizations...
February 14, 2013
Are ashes to go a Protestant no-no?
This week's celebration of Ash Wednesday has prompted several stories built around the theme of...
February 09, 2013
Lo! A better-than-average Womenpriests story
Your GetReligionistas, as the divine Mrs. MZ once stressed, are way, way, way past the...
January 30, 2013
WWROD: Why do Episcopalians get so much ink?
That "religion guy" -- Richard Ostling, formerly of Time and AP -- has a post...
January 11, 2013
Affirm homosexuality now … or else
Washington Post Book World fiction editor Ron Charles tweeted out this morning: Changing times: Gay...
January 10, 2013
Missing voices in coverage of the National Cathedral rites
For some reason or another, quite a few folks who read this here weblog want...
December 24, 2012
Shocker! Liberal clergy back gay rites! (updated)
What we have here is a totally predictable story, to an almost stunning degree. It's...
December 22, 2012
WWROD: Which denominations do what well?
So, GetReligion readers, have you submitted a religion-rooted question yet to veteran scribe Richard Ostling,...
December 19, 2012
The late Rev. Fred Rogers fills his pastoral role, once again
During the past few days, how many of you have either (a) seen this picture...
December 17, 2012
So a rabbi and a priest and 20 parents walk into hell
So, how many GetReligion readers will be able to forget watching the Robbie Parker press...
December 14, 2012
WWROD: What the heck is a ‘denomination’ anyway?
As I mentioned the other day, one of the best religion-beat professionals ever -- that...
December 14, 2012
How to bury a link to the Catholic scandal of this age
Anyone who has followed the mainstream media's coverage of the Catholic Church over the past...
December 07, 2012
Should churches, left or right, serve as polling places?
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