Posts tagged "religion and crime"

NYT: “Seen By Some As A Cult”

Wisconsin police are focusing on the role of religion in Terry Ratzmann’s murderous attack on his own church, reports The New York Times. Let’s hope the police are doing a better job than the Times. “The Living Church of God,” writes Jodi Wilgoren, “an offshoot of a sect seen by some as a cult, the Worldwide Church of God, is...

Scalping

There’s an echo of faith — violent, scary faith — in this AP report on a scalping in Idaho. A 26-year-old woman scalped a 16-year-old girl because the girl had allegedly been disrespectful to women. Both belonged to what AP identifies as a “punk clique.” Sounds like a secular sect to The Revealer. AP seems puzzled by this...

14 July 2004 Daily Links

You can call Rick Santorum “‘a hater,’” but he’ll still argue that he’s “‘a lover… a lover of traditional families and children who deserve the right to have a mother and father.’” The New York Times’s Carl Hulse reports on the scramble among backers of the “Gay-Marriage Ban” to register a last soundbite before the proposed amendment–which is...

09 July 2004 Daily Links

“In April, Julee Lacey, 33, a Fort Worth, TX, mother of two, went to her local CVS drugstore for a last-minute Pill refill. She had been getting her prescription filled there for a year, so she was astonished when the pharmacist told her, ‘I personally don’t believe in birth control and therefore I’m not going...

07 July 2004 Daily Links

If you were busy celebrating the land of the free this past July 4th, you probably missed Elena Lappin‘s Kafkaesque report in the NYT on her attempt to practice journalism without an “information visa.” We used to be familiar with Lappin as editor of the excellent British magazine, Jewish Quarterly; now, she’s writing for the Guardian. Apparently, a resume like...