‘Gospel of Jesus’ Wife’ Comes Under Suspicion of Forgery, Media

October 9th, 2012 11:47 AM
Remember that scrap of papyrus the media were screaming about that claimed that Jesus had a wife? Scholars are lining up to dismiss it as a forgery. The Smithsonian Institute canceled its planned documentary on the subject after scholars expressed doubts about its authenticity. But the media, so quick to report on a scrap that CBS reporter Allen Pizzey argued “challenges the…

Media Hypes Scrap of Papyrus Claiming Jesus Had a Wife

September 20th, 2012 9:59 AM
Does one fragment of papyrus “about the size of a small cellphone” contradict centuries of Christian tradition that hold that Jesus was not married? The credulous news media seem to think so – they are publishing stories with titles: “The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife,’ “New Early Christian Text, Indicates Jesus May Have Been Married.…

Networks Jump at Opportunity to Offend Christians with ‘Da-Vinci Cod

September 19th, 2012 5:20 PM
While the Innocence of Muslims is still being blamed for the riots and murders in the Middle East, the national news media has no problem running a speculative story that disrespects the teachings of the Christian faith. New "evidence" now suggests that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene after all, but the artifact in question dates back to the 4th century A.…

The Da Vinci Speech Code? WaPo’s 'On Faith' Invokes Mary Magdalene t

March 8th, 2012 3:00 PM
Things are getting pretty surreal around the Washington Post’s “On Faith” blog when a supposedly credentialed cleric turns to the loopy fiction of “The Da Vinci Code” for ammunition to attack Rush Limbaugh.  Rev. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, a minister in the United Church of Christ and a senior fellow at the George Soros-funded Center for American Progress…