Actual USA Today Column: ‘Who Would Jesus Vote for? Bernie'

February 17th, 2016 5:27 PM
A column in Wednesday’s USA Today trumpeted, “Who Would Jesus Vote For? Bernie.” The sub-headline touted: “Sanders, a secular Jew, is the most Christian candidate in this race.” The piece was authored by liberal author and professor Stephen Prothero. Attacking conservatives, Prothero lectured: “If the Bible is your guide, Jesus said nothing, ever, about abortion.” 

Argument of Reza Aslan's 'Zealot' So Absurd, Even Liberal Scholar Prot

August 5th, 2013 3:09 PM
In Sunday's edition, the Washington Post perhaps unintentionally did conservative critics of Reza Aslan a favor by printing liberal religion scholar Stephen Prothero's review of the UC Riverside creative writing professor's new book, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. "Aslan is more a storyteller here than a historian" who doesn't bring "much new here other than [his] slick…

Liberal Religion Blogger Carps That New Congress, Especially Congressi

November 16th, 2012 3:43 PM
Democrats picked up seven new House seats and expanded their caucus in the Senate by two seats, electing along the way the House's first Hindu member and the Senate's first Buddhist. But for liberal religion scholar Stephen Prothero, that's not good enough, because both chambers are still disproportionately too Protestant, with Republicans in particular looking too much like an "old-fashioned…

CNN Religion Blogger Attacks Christian Conservatives for Supporting Mo

November 2nd, 2012 3:44 PM
Remember the good ol' days when folks in the media were fond of telling us that conservative evangelical Christians would exhibit anti-Mormon bigotry and fail to vote for Mitt Romney simply because of his religion? Well now that conservative evangelical Christians seem by-and-large on board with the Romney/Ryan ticket liberal CNN Belief Blog contributor Stephen Prothero has turned the tables…

Anti-Catholic Media Claim Paul Ryan is Not Catholic Enough

September 3rd, 2012 11:04 AM
Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan is a Catholic – but not a good enough Catholic in the eyes of the media. Writers, bloggers, and talking heads have hammered Ryan for his supposed “dissent” from Catholic teaching. Journalists have falsely claimed that the bishops “rebuked” Ryan and called his budget “un-Christian.” Writers who usually scorn the Church and its hierarchy fretted…

CNN Contributor Smacks Catholic Church for...Defending Church Teaching

June 5th, 2012 5:55 PM
When the news pertains to issues in the Catholic church, CNN loves to promote liberal theologians and religious, especially ones that are defying Catholic teaching. In contrast, orthodox priests and bishops might receive vastly different treatment – if they even get on CNN, that is. So when an American nun's book on sexual ethics was found by the Vatican to be "not in conformity" with the…

CNN Belief Blog Contributor Damns GOP Taking Political Pledges As 'Unb

July 21st, 2011 5:40 PM
The CNN Belief Blog's latest hit-job on Republicans involved Boston University religion scholar Stephen Prothero pronouncing that Republican politicians taking conservative pledges is "unbiblical" and "unchristian." Republicans have made news recently for taking pledges that are anti-tax, pro-life, and opposing same-sex marriage. According to Prothero, the Bible argues that the "recent orgy…

CNN Contributor: Catholics Don't Think Abortion is 'Much of a Sin

July 7th, 2011 7:21 PM
Stephen Prothero, a regular contributor to's Belief Blog, bizarrely read the hearts of American Catholics, based on a recent poll which found that the majority of them believe abortion should stay legal. Prothero, writing in a Thursday item about 20th century leftist Catholic activist Dorothy Day and her self-admitted abortion, concluded that U.S. Catholics "will forgive Day's sin...…