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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. So Austin Ruiz says it couldn’t happen here? It very well could! Take some right wing Christian extremism, give them some power and watch the fun! Seriously, though, he applauded Putin’s rounding up of the gays? One more reason I am hesitant to call myself Christian anymore. Don’t in any way want to be identified with these RW fascists wanna be’s!

  2. On the other hand I was impressed with the Pope’s comments and tweets. Seems honest enough andstrikes the right tone!

  3. Sylvia Stocker

    When MLK, Jr. said the arc or the moral universe is long but it bends towards justice, he was quoting 19th century Unitarian minister Theodore Parker. King usually gets credit for the quote, but Parker is the one who first said it.

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