Religion

Ross Douthat Takes on Underplayed 'South Park' Censorship Story

Ross Douthat: "But there's still a sense in which the 'South Park' case is particularly illuminating. Not because it tells us anything new about the lines that writers and entertainers suddenly ...

'South Park,' Muhammad, and Double Standards

The creators of the Comedy Central cartoon South Park had their lives threatened by a Muslim group for insulting the prophet Muhammad, but two Times headlines said they were merely being warned." ...

ABC Self-Generates 'Controversy' Over Palin's Innocuous 'Christian Nation' Remark

Horror of horrors, at least to ABC, last week Sarah Palin suggested the U.S. is a "Christian nation," hardly an unusual presumption, but the network discovered "controversy" as anchor Diane Sawyer ...

'Senegal Urged to Rein In Religious Schools' - But What Religion Are We Talking About?

Adam Nossiter manages to write a story about children in Islamic religious schools in Senegal forced to beg in the streets without describing the religion in question: Islam.

Vatican Responds to NYT Accusations Against Pope Benedict XVI

Cardinal William Levada, a top Vatican official, issues a rare plea in response to Times coverage of how the Church handled several cases of alleged sexual abuse by priests, and what Joseph ...

NBC Nightly News Showcases Devotional Obama as Lauer Cracks: 'Spirituality Meets High-Tech!'

Out of the lengthy interview sessions Matt Lauer conducted with President Barack Obama, Brian Williams decided to highlight on Nightly News only Obama's explanation for "why his family hasn't ...

The Religion Blog That Hates Religion

Huffington Post's new effort lists 'crusader-jihadist mentality,' 'rejection of science' as 'dangerous side-effects' of faith.

Is Obama's Health-Care Resurrection Nigh?

Some see religious iconography in a puzzling photo of Obama on the front of the Times Week in Review.

Maher Suggests Mormon Racism Behind Romney Airplane Scuffle, Incorrectly Dates 1963 Race Quote

On Friday's Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, during a discussion of Mitt Romney's recent altercation with rapper Sky Blu on an airplane, host Maher suggested that Romney might have been motivated ...

Double Standards: Glenn Beck's 'Ignorant,' 'Insulting' Remarks on Churches, But Silence on Olbermann's Nazi Attack on Jew

While Glenn Beck "managed to insult just about every mainline" Christian church in the country with controversial remarks about social justice, left-wing host Keith Olbermann makes Nazi ...
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