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David Barton says good Christians should not drink Starbucks. Teachers at Catholic schools are in trouble for fertility treatments. And is your Xbox keeping you from Mass?

Categories: Culture

Lauren Markoe

Lauren Markoe

Lauren Markoe covered government and features as a daily newspaper reporter for 15 years before joining the Religion News Service staff as a national correspondent in 2011. She previously was Washington correspondent for The State (Columbia, S.C.)


  1. Congratulations, new T. V & movie critic! Not a bad idea though. As well as book. You mean treating gays as equals, not discriminating against them is somehow evil? Wow, then Christ should have told the woman at the well she was not welcome there for she was of not only the wrong religion but wrong country. I guess that scene from the Bible can be ignored by Mr. Barton and friends. It’s 2013 not 1613, right? Oh yeah, we have TV, radio and internet now. Progress, right?

  2. As for the OSU President making his remarks, I, now having heard them for myself, choose to do one thing, ignore him! He has a history of saying dumb things like this and getting press for it. Ignoring him works because at least generally, whatever he said one knows just the opposite to be true. See those nice BCS rings several SEC schools got at OSU’s expense? They do have a shine to them, don’t they?

    • let’s lighten up on religion. Gee’s remarks at Ohio State were a small town “aw shucks” form of humor implying that catholics know how to have fun. Well, maybe they don’t after all.

  3. Obviously the Catholic Church needs to develop a game of Good vs Evil, with the Mass as one of the top weapons against evil and for good and love. But then many gamers would want to play the Evil one and win against the goodies.

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