Posts tagged "new york times"

Ads for Secular (Liberal) Catholics

Amy Levin: The New York Times committed a liberal faux pas last month. As if they'd forgotten just how controversial ads can be, they accepted $39,000 from the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) to run a full-page. . .well I’ll just say it, “anti-Catholic” advertisement. The ad features a political cartoon--with a grumpily...

Evangelicals, Not Invited to the 9/11 Party

The best and most prominent reminder of the diversity of American Christian thought arrived on the New York City mayor's desk this week, in the form of a petition with 62,000 signatures.  It was written by that epicenter of hate speech, The Family Research Council (and City Councilman Fernando Cabrera, a Bronx pastor).  FRC's...

NYT: This is What Religion Should Look Like

Noah Feldman‘s carefully-reasoned essay on the church/state dilemma of American politics, excerpted from his new book, Divided by God: America’s Church-State Problem — and What We Should Do About It, in today’s New York Times Magazine reveals a distillation of the Times‘ sensibility when it comes to religious conflict. That attitude is not, as conservatives...

How to Handicap the Lord

By Jeff Sharlet: Religion in politics: David Brooks “gets it” as usual, and once he’s got it — the political usefulness of faith, that is, not faith itself — he sprints away with it, remarkably agile for a stubby little man in control of a ball passed to him by superstar point guard Karl Rove....

“Europe is No Longer Christian”

Today’s New York Times features a front-pager on the decline of institutional religion in Europe by Frank Bruni. Running for a full page on the inside, it sheds as much light on the changing nature of “church” in America as in Europe — a perspective especially welcome in view of what may be the disintegration of American Episcopalianism...