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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. lol, the Bible thumpers already have an answer to Ann Fausto-Sterling’s research on those born differently sexed from your Biblical male-female. Some thumpers have started saying that disabilities in children are a punishment for sin, I believe abortion specifically. Now they can use the same logic against the differently sexed. Their love of a malicious God has no bounds.

  2. Sunny the Water Dog is a she.

  3. Lauren Markoe

    Lauren Markoe

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    I’m sorry, Sunny. If I ever get to write about you again, I’ll get it right.

  4. No one is questioning any of that, on the contrary we are proud of them, however now
    no longer they want to go back to their jobs but demand to be Bishops if not Pope,
    it is an utter turn around of their vows. Sad,

  5. John makes a good point. When I first lost my sight in “98 there were “Christians that suggested the following: 1. This possibly happened because of some undealt with sin in my life and 2. I could be healed if I just had the faith to be healed. How cruel is it when someone is going thru such a life changing event as losing one’s sight to say those things to him or her. Sadly, I’ve heard too many similar stories from others in the disability community. What happened to me as a result of those unintended cruel remarks is that I became much less a Christian and much more aware of the dislike of those different from the “norm” by those in the church. Oh, there are those who do minister to the different, disabled, poor, etc. but all too often those who claim the love of Christ don’t stop to think how their words will affect someone. I’m having trouble putting all my feelings and emotions on this into words so I’ll just leave it at what I’ve written, albeit a bit long winded. Thanks.

  1. […] Good morning. Here’s the latest from Egypt. Under arrest: Mohammed Badie, the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, by Egyptian police, who consider him “public enemy number one.” Political Islam is on the defensive outside of Egypt too, reports USA Today’s Oren Dorell, as secularists confront Islamists from Turkey to Tunisia. Coptic Christians rally in Nashville to support Coptic Christians in Egypt, our friend Bob Smietana reports. Nina Shea over at the Hudson Institute points us toward Rich Lowry’s piece, just posted in the National Review Online: Egypt’s Anti-Christian Pogrom.  […]