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May 13, 2014
NYTimes leans to the right in Christian legal profile?
No, the "socially liberal" New York Times didn't lean all the way to the right....
March 21, 2014
DPA reports on the return of the Eternal Jew to Württemberg
What is legal is not always moral, a German court observed this past week, holding...
December 02, 2013
CNN puts religious liberty in scare quotes, but corrects it
It was one of the most famous First Amendment cases in American history. As the...
November 12, 2013
The New York Times shilling for Obamacare, in news copy
Religious liberty claims advanced in opposition to the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) are a cloak...
November 11, 2013
All together now: Archbishop Lori leads WHAT committee?
It's that time, again. The U.S. Catholic bishops are back in Baltimore and the agenda...
November 06, 2013
Grossman’s blog is back: Faith & Reason 2.0 at RNS
One of the first signs that the religion beat was in trouble at USA Today...
September 26, 2013
Praying Jews flock to the Temple Mount; world notices
If there is a "Ground Zero" for the world's three Abrahamic religions -- Judaism, Christianity...
August 21, 2013
Interesting Rowan Williams apology: And important, too
Let us return, for a moment, to that interesting quote the other day from the...
August 21, 2013
Should CNN editor accept religious liberty award?
A Religion Dispatches blog post this week noted that CNN Godbeat pro Eric Marrapodi will receive the first...
August 02, 2013
WPost: Virginia law highlights stupidity of home-schooling
This is the headline that ran on a 2,500-word Washington Post story Sunday: Student's home-schooling highlights...
July 05, 2013
Watching for ghosts in the news flashes from Egypt
A few journalistic thoughts while I continue to watch the waves of news coverage rolling...
June 29, 2013
Same-sex marriage and a conscience clash, via CNN
In light of the U.S. Supreme Court decisions on same-sex marriage, CNN's "Belief Blog" features an...
June 27, 2013
Wait, Baltimore’s archbishop is a national voice on WHAT?
As one would imagine, the editorial team that produces the newspaper that lands in my...
June 10, 2013
Southern Baptists on the downhill slide?
This just in from The Associated Press: Southern Baptists are having a tough time. But...
May 21, 2013
How To Be A Lousy Journalist
Over at Intercollegiate Review, I have a piece with some helpful journalism tips. Here's how...
May 16, 2013
Protip: Religious liberty is a civil liberty
Let's begin this post with a quick definition from Burton's Legal Thesaurus, 4th edition: civil...
May 13, 2013
Should pro-choice activists be asked Gosnell questions?
The New York Times Sunday Magazine ran a Mother's Day interview with, who else, the...
May 12, 2013
Pod people: Proselytization, blasphemy and Gosnell
On this week's Crossroads podcast with host Todd Wilken, we talked media coverage of the...
May 09, 2013
Let’s revisit Benghazi and the 1st Amendment
If you didn't get a chance to watch the Benghazi whistleblowers testify before Congress yesterday,...
March 26, 2013
Polyamory, pessimism and other same-sex marriage ink
After years of pointing out how unbelievably unprofessional the journalism of same-sex marriage coverage was,...
March 05, 2013
Covering Cal Baptist, MTV, the law and gender identity
Here we go again, once more into the legal thicket that surrounds private colleges and...
February 18, 2013
Got news? Freeing Saeed Abedini
I'm frequently pondering what makes news and what doesn't. Take a gander at this Google...
February 04, 2013
Running the White House spin on HHS regulations
If news is ever going to break on your beat, it will break on Friday...
January 30, 2013
How PR attempt against Life Marchers played out at MSNBC
Earlier this week, I looked at how a PR push from a progressive group called...
January 09, 2013
Foggy beliefs lead to church-state crisis in hospital
One of my graduate-school professors had a saying that summed up one of the central...
January 04, 2013
Symbolic defeat for a Christian business in Maryland
After spending more than a week on the road, I returned home -- as always...
January 02, 2013
Got news? That other 2012 Supreme Court case
Does anyone out there in GetReligion reader land remember that narrow U.S. Supreme Court decision...
December 14, 2012
Got news? Judge ‘mocks’ Obama’s religious-liberty move
The most control the media have in the news process is determining what stories get...
December 08, 2012
On same-sex marriage: What is the chief justice thinking?
People who study the dynamics of this U.S. Supreme Court have, from the get-go, assumed...
December 03, 2012
Pod people: Can the MSM find centrists in gay-rights wars?
As a journalist, there are few things that I find more interesting than listening to...
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