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July 20, 2014
LATimes shreds old-school language in religious liberty story
The following information cannot be examined too many times during the media storm that has...
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...
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 16, 2014
Faith and fitness: LATimes explores God’s role in weight loss
There's a healthy dose of religion news on the front page of today's Los Angeles...
April 26, 2014
Was Kabul shooting over religion? Shouldn’t someone ask?
Q: What question has no answer? A: The one you don’t ask. In Thursday's shooting...
April 07, 2014
Codewords are much easier to find than Waldo
Before dissecting this MSNBC story, let's pause for a round of Spot the Codewords. Start...
April 06, 2014
Pentecostal gap in that LATimes immigration reform story
There was an important interfaith gathering the other day in Los Angeles that allowed some...
April 03, 2014
How not to cover a Bible Belt sex-education debate
Let's assume that many if not most professionals in an elite newsroom in Southern California...
March 03, 2014
Time: McConaughey’s ‘confounding’ speech at Oscars
Did you hear that awkward sound at the Oscars last night, the one right after...
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...
January 20, 2014
Breaking news (again): Bible Belt divorce rates high
News travels fast. Sometimes. In 1999, The Associated Press reported on Bible Belt states battling...
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...
December 20, 2013
Paparazzi snap model in church, model snaps back
Can't a Victoria's Secret angel slip into a pew without being photographed from the altar?...
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 07, 2013
Is the media missing out on African-American church news?
Hell hath no fury like a reporter scorned, is my version of the traditional proverb....
December 06, 2013
Mandela the sinner? Mandela the prophet? Yes, cover both
One of the greatest mysteries in life is the moral complexity that is often found...
November 28, 2013
Pod people: LA Times cheers for United Methodist ‘reform’
If readers want to know where The Los Angeles Times stands on the issues the...
November 27, 2013
Hey WPost: What did Pope Francis say about abortion?
It is a serious understatement to note that Pope Francis has made more than his...
October 30, 2013
LATimes skips obvious ‘ghost’ in pet cemetery story
Losing a pet is often -- if not always -- a sad and traumatic experience....
October 28, 2013
LA Times offers a gentle, shallow Catholic health-care story
I was encouraged, and a bit surprised, that the editorial team at The Los Angeles...
August 25, 2013
After Hasan trial: Spot big religion ghost in this story
The military trial of Maj. Nidal Hasan was never -- as a journalism story --...
August 22, 2013
The heroism of Antoinette Tuff
A reader sent along a link to a story about an amazing woman who talked...
August 20, 2013
LATimes sees the layers of threats against Copts in Egypt
The dominant story coming out of Egypt right now continues, and with good cause, to...
August 08, 2013
Not that there’s anything wrong with that …
Not that there's anything wrong with that ... A front-page Los Angeles Times headline this...
August 07, 2013
The curious incident of the Catholic school in the L.A. Times
In one of the most famous Sherlock Holmes mysteries, Silver Blaze, the clue that led...
July 31, 2013
Time out for all California sexual-abuse cases?
It's time for a quick dip into tmatt's massive file of GetReligion guilt, the cyber-place...
July 30, 2013
Results vary as media follow Rick Warren’s return
Over the weekend, Rick Warren returned to the pulpit for the first time since his...
July 02, 2013
Zeleny’s questions: 3 on shoes, 3 on catheters, 0 on abortion
Earlier this week, we discussed the six questions that ABC News' reporter Jeff Zeleny asked...
June 28, 2013
Media: Remember your filibuster? That was awesome.
The media gushing over Texas filibusterer Sen. Wendy Davis continues in such a way as...
June 13, 2013
Holy Scouts! Southern Baptists didn’t do what we expected!
So, when push came to shove, what did the Southern Baptist Convention decide to do...
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