Belief Bytes: Friday’s Religion News Roundup

Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury. RNS archives.

Here is your Religion News Roundup for today:

By Kevin Eckstrom

c. Religion News Services 2012

Reprinted with permission

“Remember Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown woman dubbed a ‘slut’ and a “prostitute” for trying to testify in favor of contraception coverage in Congress? Now she’s getting flack for dating a nice Jewish boy.

Newt Gingrich is citing the Bible for continuing his uphill presidential campaign, and Rick Santorum — in a bid to tick off young voters, apparently — wants to ban hard-core pornography.

NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly is pushing back against efforts to create an inspector general to keep tabs on his department’s surveillance of Muslims. ‘I think there’s plenty of oversight,’ Kelly said. ‘I don’t know what more you would want.’

The NYT is facing criticism for running an ad from atheists encouraging Catholics to leave their church while turning down a similar ad that asked the same of Muslims.

The Kentucky Supreme Court is wrestling with whether requiring Amish buggies to display orange safety triangles violates the Amish right to religious freedom.”

Read the rest of the article here:

-Samantha Freda, Wilmington Faith and Values, news intern

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One response to “Belief Bytes: Friday’s Religion News Roundup

  1. Gingrich and Santorum, in their self-righteous and pompous religiosity, ironically enough, are making Christians doubt their faith instead of encouraging it. They both need to purchase a cheap tent, hire a two-bit keyboard player, and hit the revival circuit, leaving politics to those who believe in the separation of church and state.

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