If you can't write anything about the Democratic National Convention, don't write anything at all
New York University's religion blog, The Revealer, has a series examining what presidential campaign reporting would look like if it were covered by religion reporters. Well, it's not that the Revealer's dreams have come true, it's just that convention news seems to have squeezed religion reporting out of the rest of the newspapers today. We've talked about Boston Tuesday and Wednesday, and we'll probably hit Kerry's speech in tomorrow's posting. So ideally today we should turn our attention to other matters today.

But there are few matters to note. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports on Thomas and Babette Hankin's lawsuit against the Bristol Township School District. The couple say the state has no right to monitor the home education of their seven children. The Inquirer says it's "a test case watched by homeschoolers nationwide," but then suggests that Pennsylvania's statute, "which require parents to register their child with the local school district, submit detailed course objectives, keep a log and portfolio for each child, and have a third party evaluate the child's progress at the end of the year," is far more stringent than those elsewhere in the country. Better late than never for the Inquirer, but the case was filed back in April, and so far no trial date has been set.

Other than that, um … The Orlando Sentinel has a nice profile of Campus Crusade for Christ's Vonette Bright, one year after the death of her husband. But there's not much news in it.

Okay. So, reluctantly, let's go back to Boston. Yesterday marked the Democratic Party's first convention caucus for "people of faith. It was scheduled concurrently with ...

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