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July 10, 2014
Surprise! Same-sex couples produce happier kids, media say
Ordinarily, quality journalism benefits from solid information, concrete evidence and a healthy dose of skepticism....
July 02, 2014
Yo WPost: Tim Howard saves, but he says with God’s help
I have decided to yield to the inevitable. This morning's digital Religion News Service newsletter...
July 02, 2014
WPost writer wears too many hats at men’s conference
Remember Dr. Seuss' story, The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins? Whenever Bartholomew took off one...
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 16, 2014
The Godbeat: Cry for a renewed emphasis on the liberal arts
Let's flash back for a moment to the press coverage of the dramatic fall of...
June 11, 2014
In Irish children’s deaths, clarity doesn’t thrive in a septic tank
The accounts of cruelty, neglect and other abuse of children under Catholic Church care in...
June 08, 2014
United (for now) Methodists and the same-sex debate
Amid talk of a possible schism over homosexuality, the United Methodist Church is back in the news....
June 06, 2014
American suicide bomber: WPost flounders on his beliefs
Yet another horrific facet was added to the civil war in Syria with the recent...
June 05, 2014
Church to boycott Redskins? Not enough to fill a stadium
The Washington Redskins are changing their name because of its negative connotations, a friend posted...
May 30, 2014
WPost: Avoiding Maya Angelou’s soul, if at all possible
In the world of political, cultural and social studies theory there is a term --...
May 18, 2014
WPost profiles ‘evangelical Catholic’ Bobby Jindal
I know this will shock -- SHOCK! -- you, but your friendly GetReligionistas don't agree...
May 14, 2014
Nuanced portrait of a rising Catholic star: Cardinal Wuerl
Well, darn. Someone in the media remembers that there are other Catholic leaders besides Pope...
May 07, 2014
Boko Haram leader’s profile: chilling but incomplete
"His name is Abubakar Shekau. He is the leader of Boko Haram. And he has...
May 05, 2014
Little argument, and little religion, after botched execution
This is the headline on a Washington Post follow-up on the recent big story in...
May 01, 2014
Did Washington Post offer reporting or cheerleading?
The religious left gets sympathetic treatment, not only from a new report by the Brookings...
April 30, 2014
Falwell’s 2014 Liberty: ‘Fundamentalist Baptist’ university?
Here at GetReligion, the "F-word" always catches our attention. I'm referring, of course, to fundamentalist. It's...
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 24, 2014
More on politics, sin and Louisiana’s kissing congressman
For anyone unfamiliar with Rep. Vance McAllister, he's a Louisiana congressman who ran on a...
April 23, 2014
Easter season, check … Chip away at basic beliefs, check
You know all of those news articles you see published every year at Ramadan that...
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...
March 31, 2014
Another vague WPost story on Stephen Strasburg’s soul
Once again, spring has arrived here in the land of the two Beltways -- after...
March 31, 2014
When you wish upon a trend … it’s no longer news
Sometimes, anecdotes are a wellspring for indepth reporting. Other times, it just leads to wishful...
March 25, 2014
On Hobby Lobby, how does the Supreme Court measure up?
Aaaaiiieeeee! More "devout Catholics!" No, wait. The Washington Post seems here to be using 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...
February 12, 2014
Newsflash! Not all Catholics think alike!
Hey! Did you know that a lot of Catholics actually disagree with church teachings? To...
January 24, 2014
Shocking! Baptist says wives should ‘submit’ to husbands
Courtesy of The Washington Post, let's all prepare to hyperventilate. This news will shock you...
January 24, 2014
Does adultery = prostitution for the WPost?
Nothing optional—from homosexuality to adultery—is ever made punishable unless those who do the prohibiting (and...
January 23, 2014
Concerning that Milbank column and the WPost news report
First of all, to those who have written or tweeted on this: Yes, your GetReligionistas...
January 16, 2014
Where’s the religion at Washington’s National Cathedral?
The financial difficulties facing the Washington National Cathedral were the subject of a local news...
January 14, 2014
WPost whoppers about the Muslim Brotherhood
Claims of bias and inaccurate reporting have dogged the Western press's coverage of Egypt since...
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