GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (RNS) Mitt Romney’s position on the Detroit auto bailout and health care plan have been blasted, but a pollster suggests one issue not often discussed on the campaign trail this year could end up costing him Tuesday's Michigan primary victory: his Mormon faith. EPIC-MRA pollster Bernie Porn said the former Massachusetts governor’s […]
Archives: February 2012
(RNS) Anti-abortion zealots are behaving like radical Islamists: trying to balance society's moral ledger by scapegoating women and taking away their freedom. The abortion debate isn't about the unborn, it's about insecure men demanding the right to control women's lives.
MOBILE, Ala. (RNS) Republican Roy Moore's forced exit, almost a decade ago, as Alabama's chief justice position over a Ten Commandments monument is barely mentioned as he seeks to reclaim the job. Voters don't ask about it, and the two men running against him never mention it.
Rick Santorum takes and gives criticism on religious issues ahead of today's Michigan primary, but pulls even with Mitt Romney. The “ad-libbing” Catholic priest rescinds his resignation, Cuba gets ready for the pope, the pope's brother writes a “tell-all” of sorts, and the Episcopal Diocese of Washington has too many seminarians and not enough churches. A Jewish hoops team has to forfeit a playoff game because it's on the Sabbath.
(RNS) Saying “I'm not anti-Semitic, I'm just telling the truth,” Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan told followers that Jews control the media and entertainment industries, and said President Obama could be assassinated in an inside plot that could be blamed on Muslims. By Omar Sacirbey
LONDON (RNS) The Church of England is spearheading a campaign to install high-tech movement sensors on scores of churches in a bid to stop a rash of lead and copper thieves who have targeted the roofs of religious buildings. By Al Webb.
Not much religion at the Oscars last night (unless you count celebrity worship). The documentary about the woman who kissed Elvis and then became a nun did not take home the golden idol. She did have a cute line, though. “Believe me, this is much different than being in a monastery,” Mother Dolores said in […]
(RNS) The question now is whether these breakaway Anglican, Lutheran and Presbyterian groups signal a seismic shift in American Protestantism, or just a few fissures in the theological terrain. By Daniel Burke.
(RNS) Verizon FIOS, the national cable television operator, has decided to drop Bridges TV, a pioneering television network that seeks to challenge stereotypes of Muslims and create understanding between Muslims and non-Muslims. By Omar Sacirbey.
(RNS) Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum's claim that U.S. colleges drive young adult Christians out of church, was disputed by Protestant and Catholic experts. By Cathy Lynn Grossman.