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August 01, 2014
Same as it ever was: It’s time for a new, old GetReligion
You know that whole Christmas in July thing, when stores and other groups have fun...
July 30, 2014
Members mourn Atlanta church; why don’t they talk?
When a congregation has to leave its church building, it's like moving away from home....
July 29, 2014
Portland, part II: Saving kids from ‘fundamentalist sect’
My colleague Bobby Ross Jr. picked the better article. As much fault as he found...
July 25, 2014
UCLA study literally tries to sell gay marriage in Texas
Help gays marry and boost the economy: That's one of the newest pitches in gay...
July 23, 2014
Study: Religious kids believe the Bible and other ‘fiction’
Is this Clutching at Straws Month? Because I don't know how to dress or what...
July 22, 2014
The Mosul purge: How good is the media coverage?
The purge of Christians from Mosul in northern Iraq -- home to thriving Christian communities...
July 18, 2014
Changing climate — of church views on the environment
USA Today has been eroding its standard of short, shallow stories. And for a complex...
July 16, 2014
Should Louisiana priest say what he heard in confession?
Dead men file no lawsuits. They also don’t defend themselves to TV reporters. And live...
July 15, 2014
For Cologne archbishop, Reuters emits a scent of bias
The new archbishop of Cologne, Germany, is all about gays. At least it is, according...
July 12, 2014
Pod people: Grading the grades on Supreme Court coverage
After two recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings, I tried a different approach to analyzing some...
July 11, 2014
In NYTimes piece, bias against AA is a hard habit to break
Sometimes our readers are sharper than us professional word pushers. One of them just dismantled...
July 09, 2014
Pope’s abuse apology: Media did a fair job, surprisingly
Mainstream media didn't pile onto Pope Francis. I know that sounds cynical -- something like...
July 08, 2014
Back in Boston with abortion protesters and fair reporting!
I wasn’t expecting gifts for July 4 weekend, but I feel like I got one...
July 02, 2014
WPost writer wears too many hats at men’s conference
Remember Dr. Seuss' story, The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins? Whenever Bartholomew took off one...
July 01, 2014
Middle East stories: The territory includes religion
Terrorists may have declared a new Islamic state in Iraq and Syria, but coverage of...
June 30, 2014
Roadmaps should guide us, including through Sudan
Sudan may be hard for geography-challenged Americans to find on a map, but Reuters --...
June 27, 2014
Two views of SCOTUS abortion decision — both on NBC
Is NBC News going schizoid? The way the network reported the U.S. Supreme Court's decision...
June 25, 2014
Mormon reformin’: Putting the antics in semantics
Welcome to the Latter-day Saints Trivia Game! Here is today's question: When did the Mormon...
June 24, 2014
Torture lost to Mafia coverage, at least in news on pope talks
If the coverage of Pope Francis this weekend was any indication, the Mafia is more...
June 20, 2014
Irish children’s deaths: Media may be returning to sanity
Are cooler heads finally prevailing in that story of the children who died at a...
June 18, 2014
Christians attacked in Iraq: Media finally paying attention
Finally, someone notices that Christians are suffering and dying in the Middle East. With few...
June 17, 2014
Jihadists in Iraq: NYTimes reporting gets it right
After calling out the New York Times for misreporting several stories, I'm tempted to say...
June 13, 2014
Axing the wrong questions after Brat-Cantor stunner
There's analysis, and there's hack 'n' slash. When blindsided by the come-from-behind election of David...
June 09, 2014
Writing on houses of worship? Ignore the religious
Pop quiz: When you write about baseball or surgery, whom should you quote? That's right....
June 06, 2014
American suicide bomber: WPost flounders on his beliefs
Yet another horrific facet was added to the civil war in Syria with the recent...
June 04, 2014
Bratwurst fest in Wisconsin: You never sausage intolerance
(Rubbing eyes) This is the New York Times, isn’t it? They’re being nice to conservatives...
June 02, 2014
Let them eat cake and — in Colorado — make others bake it
I'm no expert on baking, but I suspect that a layer cake should stand straight,...
May 28, 2014
And the Godbeat goes on: Yet another veteran is forced out
Insult + injury? It could look that way, but it was probably just a blunder...
May 21, 2014
The Atlantic finds new sect: Southern Baptist Convention
Maybe someone at The Atlantic was trying to be clever or just writing too fast....
May 16, 2014
Horny dads at a prom: Too juicy to get the whole story
Let's talk about Clare, the homeschooled teenager in Richmond, Va., who was thrown out of...
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