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David Gibson

David Gibson

David Gibson is a national reporter for RNS and an award-winning religion journalist, author and filmmaker. He has written several books on Catholic topics. His latest book is on biblical artifacts: "Finding Jesus: Faith. Fact. Forgery," which was also the basis of a popular CNN series.


  1. oops. Malkin’s comments were about former leftist attorney Lynne Stewart. Lynne Abraham was the Philadephia district attorney for 20 years and prosecuted leftist cop-killer Mumia Abu Jamal.

  2. David Gibson

    David Gibson

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    Whoa, Garson, thank you! What a brain lock. Too much time covering Lynne Abraham and the Philly sex abuse story. DG

  3. Your whole round up today is a good explanation of why I consider myself a Progressive and not a so called “Conservative” Christian. It should not be WWPFD it should always be WWJD for he is the teacher of the Pope as well. Malchin’s comments disgust me but they always do. Faux Christianity, I hate it! What Jesus taught and what these “Conservative” Christians preach are two entirely different things. “Starve!” by John Hagee immediately comes to mind. No, I’ll take Jesus love and compassion over these conservative teachings any day! But, I’m just one of those disabled Christians who is on SSDI who John Hagee is so eager to see starve. Those are earned benefits not something just given to me and I just love living on about a $1000 a month. Makes life really easy Mr. Hagee!

    • Donald Kosloff

      SSDI charity payments to disabled folk are not earned, they are dollars that are forcibly taken from others. The current social security taxes cannot even cover the retirement benefits that are to be paid out. Those who are disabled should be on the dole, I have no problem with my money being given to such folk. But charity is not earned, it is given.

  4. Donald Kosloff

    The HHS mandate is illegal interference in individual liberty. It is a precursor to a totalitarian government. The frog is in the pot, and the heat is on.