The Guardian, ACLU sue for greater media access to executions - The Washington Post
This lawsuit specifically cites Oklahoma’s botched execution of inmate Clayton Lockett in April. Witnesses were not able to see the entirety of what happened, as they were unable to watch Lockett’s final minutes. The media, and therefore the public, “received only government-edited access to an important government proceeding,” says the lawsuit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma.
US-based 'Pope TV' to zero in on papal selection
While other media explained the basics of the smoke signals used at the Vatican to signal the vote outcome, EWTN analysts discussed the pontiff's influence on the use of candles and crucifixes during worship (Associated Press)
Jesus's 'wife' found dead!
It is worth reflecting on the progress here. Evangelicals now make up a significant proportion of those with the technical expertise to tackle a subject like this .... The rapid and informed response by Christians probably went a considerable way to deflating the story. (e-n.org)
Where Are the Cults?
For many years, conservative religious leaders have bemoaned the popularity of cults, which reputedly deceive so many innocent people. The time may come, though, when those same pastors and priests look back nostalgically to the days when they still had cults to fight. (RCR)
The 10 Best Stories About the ‘Mormon Moment’
The 2012 presidential campaign put Mormons and their Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints under an intense media spotlight. Mormonism was analyzed, criticized, praised, appreciated, and misunderstood in a deluge of articles, blogs, television shows and opinion pieces. (RNS)