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May 20, 2014
Baptists ‘unofficially’ changing doctrine on homosexuality?
Southern Baptist leaders are seeking a "softer approach on homosexuality," reports National Public Radio's "All Things Considered."...
February 11, 2014
United Methodists fighting over gay marriage — period?
Maybe it's because I covered religion in Colorado during the 1980s, but I find it...
January 16, 2014
Journalists editing Pope Francis: Who are we to judge?
Sometimes, in this tricky world of media criticism, it's hard to pay attention to what...
January 03, 2014
Francis the homophile
With but a few exceptions, the "Francis is nicer than Benedict" meme continues to entrance...
December 23, 2013
Pod people: Time’s betrayal of liberalism
Time magazine's exercise in gay agitprop was the focus of Thursday's Get Religion's Crossroads podcast....
December 21, 2013
That oh-so-predictable CNN article on ducks and doctrine
So color me confused. At the moment, CNN is hailing this article -- "Does Phil...
December 20, 2013
Duck czar: World-class sinner who has been there, done that
A long, long time ago -- pre-World Wide Web -- I wrote a column for...
December 11, 2013
On Pope Francis: What matters most is, ‘Who am I to judge?’
Pope Francis has been warned. The powers that be at Time magazine have named him...
December 04, 2013
Did Father Donald Timone ever say, ‘Pray away the gay’?
Not that long ago, our own Mark Kellner took at look at the New York...
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 20, 2013
WPost listens to half of the great United Methodist debate
After years of covering the sexuality wars in America's oldline denominations, I am well aware...
August 19, 2013
AP badly flubs Catholic teaching
The media's obsession with sexualityism is somehow getting even more pronounced. We have a backlog...
July 30, 2013
Pope Francis’ 1st miracle: media coverage of mercy
A day after Popocalypse 2013 happened, we have the actual transcript of the remarks that...
July 29, 2013
Media obsession dangers: Pope and gay priests edition
Ermagerd, everybody! The Pope has renounced all church teaching on everything! Stop the presses! Start...
July 17, 2013
Boy Scouts: Hollywood vs. some vague army of Americans
On one level, the recent Reuters "special report" on the financial issues haunting the 10,600-acre...
July 03, 2013
Painful silences in CBS chat on same-sex marriage rulings
OK, follow me carefully here, because it is especially interesting who passed the following item...
July 01, 2013
A tune on gay evangelicals that evangelicals won’t recognize
While working on a recording together, Johnny Cash asked Bob Dylan if he knew "Ring...
June 20, 2013
Pod people: Vatican gay lobby or a gay Lobby?
Where should the stress be placed in Pope Francis' phrase the "gay lobby"? Upon the...
June 18, 2013
Put not your trust in Huffington Post headlines
I know a maiden fair to see, Take care! She can both false and friendly...
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...
June 01, 2013
Churches dumping Boy Scouts over gay policy … or not?
Godbeat pro Bob Smietana wrote a story this week exploring whether churches will keep sponsoring Boy...
May 30, 2013
The big questions facing that out gay Catholic priest
It is my experience, through my decades on the religion beat, that liberal Catholics genuinely...
March 01, 2013
Bishop enforces Catholic doctrine; press goes, ‘Wha …?’
A regular reader who is an active Catholic recently sent us a URL to an...
February 24, 2013
Where’s the faith content in these sex scandals?
On one level, that New York Times feature story on the fall of Msgr. Kevn...
February 22, 2013
Unnecessary words and the Vatican’s ‘gay lobby’
Yesterday a reader tweeted that The Guardian was clearly trying to insinuate that Pope Benedict...
February 12, 2013
Day 2: Pope still extremely Catholic
I hope everyone is having a blast with Day 2 of Papalpalooza. I've actually enjoyed...
January 22, 2013
At Obama inauguration, not all religion is biblical
Yesterday was a big day for the country, with the second inauguration of President Barack...
January 11, 2013
Affirm homosexuality now … or else
Washington Post Book World fiction editor Ron Charles tweeted out this morning: Changing times: Gay...
November 14, 2012
New York Times on gay Pakistan
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