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In the News: #blacklivesmatter, #Illridewithyou, TL;DR Bible Stories, and more!

In the News: #blacklivesmatter, #Illridewithyou, TL;DR Bible Stories, and more!

A round-up of recent religion and media stories in the news.

A Very Perry Christmas

Ashley Baxstrom:  It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Christmas tree lots sprouting up like weeds, Christmas lights hung on trees in every wannabe-hip-neighborhood in the five boroughs, a whole new set of Christmas displays in the Macy’s windows. And of course, the turtledove on top:  pundits and politicians decrying the "War on Christmas." There...

Stop the War on Easter Now!

12 January 2006 Do you feel more or less persecuted than last year? Georgia Republican state representativesplay to their constituencies, with some after-the-fact Christmas- (and possibly Easter) saving legislation, on behalf of “persecuted Christians.”

The War on Christmas is Always Now

The ACLU didn’t steal Christmas, but don’t think that’s about to stop Jerry Falwell in his remarkably unoriginal new drive, “Friend or Foe Christmas Campaign,” which will enlist 8,000 members of the Christian Educators Association International to monitor public schools for “misinformation about how Christmas can be celebrated in schools and public spaces.” While conservative...

Mel Gibson, Meet Will Farrell

Christiany Today‘s Ted Olson provides a fascinating array of responses to Elf, the controversial new film adaptation of the Christmas story critics fear will set off a wave of anti-Elven violence. Oops — wrong Christian holiday on film. But Elf, the new Will Farrell family comedy, is mildly controversial. One Christian critic gripes that the film contains “a wink at inebriation.” But if the laffs are loud,...