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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 03, 2014
Attention editors: Is there a ‘Little Sisters’ case in your area?
While the post-Hobby Lobby meltdown continues on the cultural and journalistic left -- this New...
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 18, 2014
Nuns, strippers and the never-boring Godbeat
Sister Mary Clarence could totally fix this: Nuns file suit over noisy strip club next...
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...
May 28, 2014
Whoa! Religion chapter added to AP Stylebook
The 2014 Stylebook launches today, featuring a new religion chapter. pic.twitter.com/wGjOXjdiPK— AP Stylebook (@APStylebook)...
May 23, 2014
The pope and the Palestinians: AP tries balanced reporting
As Pope Francis prepares to visit the Holy Land this weekend, the Associated Press takes...
May 10, 2014
Getting a feel for the whole elephant in that Mississippi law
You know that ancient story about the blind men groping their way around an elephant?...
April 25, 2014
AP sticks it to Mississippi religious freedom law
Earlier this month, I wrote a post titled "Via AP, a tasty piece on a same-sex...
April 14, 2014
Bizarre AP wording in update on Overland Park shootings
If you are of a certain age, as I am, and you grew up deep...
April 14, 2014
For the Times, Ayaan Hirsi Ali controversy has only one side
Brandeis University offered an honorary degree to a controversial speaker, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, then withdrew...
April 10, 2014
Via AP, a tasty piece on a same-sex wedding cake
Sometimes, the best journalism relies on a really simple recipe. That's the case with a...
March 30, 2014
Is Christopher Senyonjo a gay martyr or gay icon?
The Associated Press has a story out today on a former bishop of the Church...
March 22, 2014
Do skewed churches deserve skewed coverage?
Funny, isn't it? So many people recoiled in horror at the judgmentalism of the Rev....
March 15, 2014
AP sees the Catholic abuse scandal everywhere
The news of the election of Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki of Poznan as president of the...
March 06, 2014
AP finally spikes infamous Nazi Christian Youth (not) photo
It took a while, but the final shoe dropped the other day in the mysterious...
March 05, 2014
Silence about terrorism and Islam in the Kunming attack
What was it about the murder of 29 men, women and children on Saturday at...
March 04, 2014
So, AP does its part to pin Nazi salute on Trail Life boys?
I doubt that many news consumers who do a quick read of the recent Associated...
February 21, 2014
Religious freedom vs. gay discrimination in Arizona
Here we go again. In Arizona, a religious freedom bill has riled gay rights supporters, as The...
December 16, 2013
Isn’t that special? Satan pays a visit to the Bible Belt (updated)
When the devil issues a press release, the media pay attention. Satan has stirred a...
December 10, 2013
AP reports he did have sexual relations with that woman
"Can a bad person be a good theologian," asked Mark Oppenheimer in the lede...
December 06, 2013
The Methodist roots of Nelson Mandela
Comrade. Leader. Prisoner. Negotiator. Statesman. A giant banner outside the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg —...
December 04, 2013
A same-sex marriage story that makes you go hmmmmm …
Here at GetReligion, we've repeatedly highlighted the apparent new normal on mainstream media coverage of same-sex...
December 01, 2013
AP’s not-too-religious airport chaplain story
The entire long Thanksgiving weekend, it's widely reported, is the busiest air-travel season in the...
November 22, 2013
Pass the popcorn! This movie preview gets faith theme right
Movie junkets, and the stories that result from them, share a certain predictability — and...
November 14, 2013
The Boys from Buenos Aires?
What is an ultra-conservative Catholic? A member of the Society of St Pius X? A...
November 11, 2013
How many atheists does it take to form a ‘megachurch?’
In pitching a trend story for a national audience, a headline-friendly catchphrase goes a long...
November 05, 2013
Missing Catholic voices in Belgium’s euthanasia debate
Let me commend to you an excellent article on a horrible subject. The Associated Press...
October 27, 2013
Communion cup and infectious disease
How did he do it? How did the Bishop of Fargo infect (possibly) hundreds of...
October 23, 2013
Yet another one-sided AP same-sex marriage story
Over the weekend, I did a post titled "Another one-sided AP same-sex marriage story." I...
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