Unnecessary words and the Vatican’s ‘gay lobby’

Yesterday a reader tweeted that The Guardian was clearly trying to insinuate that Pope Benedict XVI is compromised in some way, resigning in disgrace. The headline: Papal resignation linked to inquiry into ‘Vatican gay officials’, says paper  Pope’s staff decline to confirm or deny La Repubblica claims linking ‘Vatileaks’ affair and discovery of ‘blackmailed gay [Read More...]

Day 2: Pope still extremely Catholic

I hope everyone is having a blast with Day 2 of Papalpalooza. I’ve actually enjoyed some of the media coverage I’ve come across but we all know what happens when I post on good stuff. <crickets> Right. So let’s look at other approaches taken. I know it’s The Guardian but I did like the transparency [Read More...]

At Obama inauguration, not all religion is biblical

Yesterday was a big day for the country, with the second inauguration of President Barack H. Obama. The president gave a very important speech and the media are, excitedly, poring over it. But how were the day’s religion angles covered? One of the more interesting angles deals with homosexuality. Not only was a pastor dismissed [Read More...]

Affirm homosexuality now … or else

Washington Post Book World fiction editor Ron Charles tweeted out this morning: Changing times: Gay inaugural poet hailed; anti-gay inaugural preacher dismissed: ow.ly/gJopc, ow.ly/gJotK And the links go to just that — stories about the hailing of a gay poet and about a Christian pastor who taught traditional Christian doctrine on homosexuality twenty years ago [Read More...]

New York Times on gay Pakistan

Altogether now, let’s chant: World Ends Tomorrow: Women and Minorities Hit Hardest! Mort Sahl is usually credited with coining this “fake but accurate” New York Times headline. Though offered as sarcasm, Sahl’s joke has survived for 25 years because it encapsulates the world view many critics see in the Gray Lady’s reporting. The Time‘s intellectual outlook, [Read More...]


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