Where is the mainstream press when you need serious coverage of pop religion? Apparently, once-Southern Baptist boy toy Britney Spears has walked another aisle, responding to the invitation hymn at the end of an emotional service at the Faithful Central Bible Church in Inglewood, Calif., near Los Angeles. Her mother joined her, in tears, at the altar.
There is no sign of this story in the Los Angeles Times, which has a long history of serious religion coverage. But it is news at LifeSite. Of course.
No reaction yet from executives at CBS or the NFL.
This just in! Ted Olsen of Christianity Today notes that MSNBC briefly covered this Britney scoop. BTW, a student of mine says the video of this event appears to be from the church itself, not a roving TV crew.