WashPost Religion Reporter Miller Lectures Christians to be Anti-Gun R

January 28th, 2013 1:10 PM
The Washington Post's religion writers have been hard at work of late to boost the religious left's push for more stringent gun control legislation. On Thursday, for example, Post religion writer Michelle Boorstein treated readers of the paper's Metro section with a puffy front-page item celebrating the pulpit-pounding for gun control from the likes of the dean of the Episcopal…

WashPost Religion Reporter Notes National Cathedral to Allow Same-sex

January 9th, 2013 11:52 AM
She had 12 paragraphs to play with, but in none of them did Washington Post religion reporter Michelle Boorstein find any space for a conservative Episcopalian or Anglican to voice objection to the decision by Episcopal authorities to permit same-sex wedding ceremonies in the historic Washington National Cathedral in Northwest Washington, D.C. "In some ways, the announcement that is…

WashPost Plays Up a Heil-Hitler Reference In Story on Virginia Catholi

July 12th, 2012 2:42 PM
Now here’s a stretch: what began on the front page of Thursday’s Washington Post as a story on the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia asking volunteer religion teachers to sign a fidelity oath to church teachings concluded with an image of German Catholic bishops doing a Heil Hitler salute. This loaded Nazi reference – in a church now led by someone conscripted into Hitler…

WaPo: Dissenting Lefty Nun ‘Part Zen Master, Part Political Tacticia

June 28th, 2012 1:42 PM
Liberal media outlets have never met a dissenting Catholic they didn’t like. The flavor of this month – a liberal nun and her publicity tour group for “social justice” – got the requisite puff piece in The Washington Post to complete the adoration heaped on them by CNN, Time, and MSNBC. In her June 27 article “The Nuns on the Bus…

Priest Denying Communion to Active Lesbian Somehow Front Page News for

February 29th, 2012 12:00 PM
Just days after Maryland's state legislature passed same-sex "marriage," the Washington Post trumpeted on its front page how a "deep in grief" woman in a long-term lesbian relationship had been denied Communion by a Catholic priest during her mother's funeral in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The woman accused the cleric of playing "politics...and you will pay dearly…

WaPo Heralds How 'Democrats Aim to Reconnect with Religious Voters

October 21st, 2011 12:24 PM
A Baptist minister from Washington, D.C., who in a sermon once indirectly compared President Obama to Queen Esther -- the biblical figure whose intercession saved Jews from extermination -- has been tapped by the president to "bolster support for President Obama among black and religious voters." Washington Post religion reporter Michelle Boorstein gave readers of the October 21…

WaPo Declares 'Lots of Drama, Less Substance' at Yesterday's Islamic R

March 11th, 2011 12:33 PM
Two men testified yesterday before a U.S. House of Representatives panel about how their loved ones were radicalized by Islamist extremists and how local mosque leaders did nothing to help alert U.S. authorities of the potential danger. Yet accounts of their testimony were buried in the Washington Post's front page March 11 story about the Homeland Security Committee's March 10…

WaPo Honors Social Liberal Chris Matthews on Page One as 'Devoutly Cat

November 16th, 2010 8:15 AM
MSNBC's Chris Matthews is a devout liberal, including on contentious social issues like abortion and homosexuality. But on the front page of Tuesday's Washington Post, religion reporter Michelle Boorstein began a story on Archbishop Donald Wuerl's elevation to Cardinal at the Vatican like this: The archbishop's two brothers will be there. So will a rabbi he knows from…

WaPo Implies U.S. 'Islamophobia' Emerges in a 'Vacuum' of Ignorance, L

September 13th, 2010 8:46 AM
Washington Post religion reporter Michelle Boorstein is generally a careful reporter, not prone to outbursts of liberal bias. But the general liberal-media bias that ignorance breeds "Islamophobia" came through between the lines in a Monday story on the aftermath of the Koran-burning publicity stunt week in Florida:  In fact, like much of the country, Gainesville's racial and religious…

Washington Post: Ground Zero Mosque Protesters 'Use "Sharia" as a Slur

August 27th, 2010 3:28 PM
"Protesters use 'sharia' as a slur and rallying cry against Islam," reads the dismissive print edition headline for Michelle Boorstein's page A5 August 27 story. The Washington Post's online edition used different wording: "For critics of Islam, 'sharia' a loaded word." Boorstein cited "controversial" conservative scholar Daniel Pipes warning that pro-sharia Muslims…

Newsweek Could Have Just Asked Colleagues at WaPo About Young Pro-Life

January 23rd, 2010 5:17 PM
Krista Gesaman of Newsweek.com's Gaggle blog could have saved herself from the indignity of making the absurd claim that young women were "missing" from protests marking the anniversary of Roe v. Wade by merely searching through the past coverage of the March for Life by the Washington Post, Newsweek's sister publication. In past years, the Post has highlighted the "youthful throng…

WaPo's Milbank Notes Rev. Wright's 'Menage a Trois' Remark at Howard U

January 19th, 2009 2:08 PM

WaPo Sloppy Reporting on Conservative Episcopalians

October 17th, 2008 11:20 AM
Frank Lockwood of Bible Belt Blogger spotted a "glaring error" on the front page of the Washington Post the other day. File this in the "media don't get religion" department (emphasis mine):Can you spot the mistake? It's in this story about parishes and dioceses that have split from the Episcopal Church since the ordination of a practicing homosexual as bishop of New Hampshire…

Stephanopoulos Hosts Democrat's Book Party

June 26th, 2008 9:01 AM
George Stephanopoulos might be Chief Washington Correspondent of ABC News, but that apparently doesn’t stop him from hosting partisan book parties at his Georgetown home for Democratic authors trying to help the Democrats "get religion" and nab some more voters of faith. In Thursday’s Washington Post, religion reporter Michelle Boorstein wrote a story boosting the new book by Michael…