Santorum might not be Mitt Romney’s only problem in Michigan

Dave Murray |

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 […]

COMMENTARY: Abortion as a cover war

Tom Ehrich |

(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.

10 Commandments judge seeks his old job back

Brendan Kirby |

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.

TuesdayâÂ?Â?s Religion Roundup: âÂ?Â?Mullah RickâÂ?; Jewish hoops; the popeâÂ?Â?s teddy bears

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.

Louis Farrakhan blasts Jews, Obama

Omar Sacirbey |

(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

Church of England installs alarms to stop copper thefts

Al Webb |

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.

Verizon plans to drop Muslim TV network

Omar Sacirbey |

(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.