Did you know that Hillary Clinton "was, is and likely always will be a social-justice-focused Methodist?"
Did you know that even as governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee "maintained his pastoral instincts, sometimes contacting members of his Southern Baptist church when he learned of a death in their families?"
Did you know that Ben Carson is "a twice-baptized Seventh-day Adventist?"
You knew all of those things — and much more — if you've been following Religion News Service's "5 faith facts" series on the declared candidates:
That's all the declared candidates except Ted Cruz. I couldn't find a "5 faith facts" on him. If I missed it, I'd be happy to add the link. In the meantime, here's a piece that Washington Post religion writer (and former GetReligionista) Sarah Pulliam Bailey wrote:
I really like RNS' "5 faith facts" format.
In this listicle age of journalism, it's an interesting and informative way to report on the candidates' faith. Plus, for a wire service such as RNS, it presents value-added content that news organizations can use either by itself or as a sidebar to other major coverage. I definitely intend to save the links for future reference.