Debating the new Associated Press Stylebook, round two

At this point, I still do not have a copy of the new Associated Press Stylebook, the 2014 edition with the chapter dedicated to issues in mainstream religion-news coverage. I think I will hold out for the spiral edition, which makes it so much easier to work with when writing, because you can open it [Read More...]

NBA MVP Kevin Durant thanks God, but media fail to notice

I am not a big NBA fan, although I did attend Monday night’s Oklahoma City Thunder playoff game, thanks to my 16-year-old son Keaton, who bought me a ticket. I am becoming a big Kevin Durant fan. It’s hard to witness Durant’s rare combination of extreme talent and uncommon humility and not be impressed. The [Read More...]

Scouts pledge ‘duty to God;’ reporter draws a blank

The highly contentious issue of the Boy Scouts of America and gay scouts became a religion story because so many Scout troops and Cub Scout packs are sponsored by churches, synagogues and other houses of worship (click here for previous GetReligion links). Indeed, members of the Religion Newswriters Association voted it the ninth-most important religion [Read More...]

O ye gods! WPost blazes trail in AP heresy (updated)

A reading, according to the Stylebook of the Associated Press. Let us attend. gods and goddesses Capitalize God in references to the deity of all monotheistic religions. Capitalize all noun references to the deity: God the Father, Holy Ghost, Holy Spirit, etc. … Lowercase gods and goddesses in reference to the deities of polytheistic religions. [Read More...]


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