Religion

Woody Allen: Religions Are 'Delusions to Keep Us Going'

Director equates organized religion to fortune cookies.

Laurie Goodstein on Clergy Fighting 'Outright Bigotry' of Anti-Mosque Sentiment

Don't call it a mosque: "Proposed Islamic community center" leading to anti-Muslim bigotry, says Laurie Goodstein: "The clergy members said that those responsible for a poisoned climate included ...

Laurie Goodstein Translates Mosque Opposition Into Anti-Islamic Bigotry, Hate Crimes

Religion reporter Laurie Goodstein is not taking public opposition to the Ground Zero mosque very well, labeling it straight-up red state bigotry: "[Muslims] said they were scared not as much for ...

Times Again Blames Cab Driver Stabbing on Protesters Against Ground Zero Mosque

A Muslim cab driver is stabbed by a volunteer for a pro-mosque interfaith group, so the Times editorial page naturally blames the anti-mosque mob: "Already New Yorkers have seen a troubled young ...

NBC Re-Runs Obama's Retort on Religion and Citizenship, Williams Touts It 'Has Already Ricocheted Around the World'

On Sunday night, Brian Williams despaired "you're an American-born Christian. And yet, significant numbers of Americans...are claiming you are neither." Barack Obama responded: "I can't spend all ...

Times Holds 'Fringe' Florida Preacher Responsible for Hypothetical Islamic Terrorist Attack

Reporter Damien Cave finds someone besides the terrorists to blame for a hypothetical act of future Islamic terrorism: "An Islamic group in England has also incorporated his efforts into a YouTube ...

The Times Rushes to Defend Ground Zero Imam

Reporter Anne Barnard (with reporting help from a former CAIR lobbyist) runs interference for imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, sponsor of the secretive mosque project near Ground Zero: "...a host of ...

Times Faults Rick Lazio for Mosque Opposition, Downplays Firefighter Protests

The Times suggested Republican Rick Lazio was doing something unseemly in his popular opposition to the mosque at Ground Zero, and downplayed firefighter opposition to the mosque at a Ground Zero ...

NPR's Michel Martin Links Timothy McVeigh to Catholicism: 'Did Anybody Move a Catholic Church?'

On Sunday's Reliable Sources on CNN, during a discussion of the Ground Zero mosque controversy, after Bloomberg's Margaret Carlson recommended that the mosque be moved as a compromise, NPR's ...

NBC's Todd Frets Obama's Effort to 'Tackle' Nation's Problems Allowed Enemies to Defame Him as Muslim

Chuck Todd despaired that Obama's focus on his job had left him vulnerable to abuse: "During the campaign, Team Obama repeatedly refuted these charges with a special Web site they created called ...
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