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February 11, 2014
United Methodists fighting over gay marriage — period?
Maybe it's because I covered religion in Colorado during the 1980s, but I find it...
February 03, 2014
Women and men and the Bible and the church
PARK ASKS: What are the major scriptural passages [and interpretations] relative to a complementarian and...
January 31, 2014
New bishop in Harrisburg: One story, one side, one problem
OK, gentle readers, once again I need to stress that the following post on a...
January 24, 2014
Hey NYTimes: Please study the timeline of abuse in Chicago
Back in my graduate-school days, I attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, after spending...
January 24, 2014
Does adultery = prostitution for the WPost?
Nothing optional—from homosexuality to adultery—is ever made punishable unless those who do the prohibiting (and...
January 23, 2014
Concerning that Milbank column and the WPost news report
First of all, to those who have written or tweeted on this: Yes, your GetReligionistas...
January 21, 2014
Religion ghosts in the politics of abortion? Obviously …
It happens at least once a year. A GetReligionista will write a post about media...
January 20, 2014
NYTimes offers labels-free look at key free-speech fight
Anyone who has read GetReligion for, oh, more than a week knows that we are...
January 14, 2014
Reuters editors read mind of Pope Francis on abortion
So, GetReligion readers, it is time for short religion-news quiz. Raise your hands (or click...
January 12, 2014
Concerning that strange, lost Sports Illustrated Tebow epic
We are running out of football Sundays in this National Football League season, so I...
January 09, 2014
No sex please, we’re Indian
Rape and religion returned to the front pages of India's newspapers this week after a...
January 03, 2014
Francis the homophile
With but a few exceptions, the "Francis is nicer than Benedict" meme continues to entrance...
January 03, 2014
Will Pope Francis embrace all the ‘progressive’ nuns?
Journalists are rarely true prophets, but they often try to look into the future and...
January 02, 2014
Are there any culture wars inside the Great Gray Lady?
Here's a safe prediction for 2014: Look for another year with tough culture wars cases...
December 30, 2013
Asking the nasty, logical question about that Utah judge
It's often like the force of gravity in American politics and it has been gaining...
December 27, 2013
Say what?!? Organ music at ‘Duck Dynasty’ church?
The White's Ferry Road Church of Christ in West Monroe, La., is making headlines these...
December 23, 2013
HHS ‘religious employer’ definition changed? (updated)
It would be hard to find a city in American that contains more historic Catholic...
December 21, 2013
That oh-so-predictable CNN article on ducks and doctrine
So color me confused. At the moment, CNN is hailing this article -- "Does Phil...
December 20, 2013
Duck czar: World-class sinner who has been there, done that
A long, long time ago -- pre-World Wide Web -- I wrote a column for...
December 19, 2013
Pondering duck doctrines and our bubble-bound media elite
Let's see. Where should we begin on this oh-so-bizarre morning? What will it be, Pope...
December 19, 2013
The Independent asks why report when you can reprint PR?
How do you respond to a smear? If you are the Independent you respond with...
December 17, 2013
Latest coverage from the church of The New York Times
Few news consumers would be surprised that the journalists at Baptist Press frame their coverage...
December 16, 2013
WPost hints at religious ghosts in India’s rape crisis
Several years ago, during a tour to promote The Media Project book called "Blind Spot:...
December 15, 2013
AP discerns what Vatican knew in Maciel scandal
While it's certainly the function of a reporter to puzzle out the essence of a...
December 13, 2013
Time takes sides in India’s sex wars
Time magazine reports India's Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the nation's colonial era...
December 12, 2013
LATimes asks some of the crucial Cardinal Mahony questions
If you were going to design a Catholic cardinal (as opposed to an Episcopal Church...
December 11, 2013
On Pope Francis: What matters most is, ‘Who am I to judge?’
Pope Francis has been warned. The powers that be at Time magazine have named him...
December 04, 2013
Did Father Donald Timone ever say, ‘Pray away the gay’?
Not that long ago, our own Mark Kellner took at look at the New York...
December 03, 2013
Joe Jonas unplugged begs for good reporter and editor
Purity rings, an Assembly of God church breakup, suit-wearing and pew-sitting. Mandatory attendance on Sunday...
November 28, 2013
Pod people: LA Times cheers for United Methodist ‘reform’
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