Everybody loves a sequel, right?
I hope so because this is my third post of the week on the same topic.
But I really believe the information I'm going to share is relevant. Even better, it's at the heart of GetReligion's mission to promote quality news coverage of religion.
Before I get to that, though, please hang with me for just a moment. I need to help everybody who might have missed the first two posts catch up.
1. I began the week with a, shall we say, negative critique of NPR's coverage of the religion freedom issue.
2. But overnight, NPR suddenly "got religion" in a big way, which is to say that Godbeat pro Tom Gjelten tackled the same subject matter in a much better fashion.
My follow-up post gushed all over Gjelten's piece on the religious freedom debate:
This latest piece is absolutely fantastic: 1. No scare quotes. 2. No biased language such as "so-called." 3. No favoritism — it clearly explains both sides and fairly represents each side's arguments and concerns.
So why do a third post? Because of the excellent discussion generated by a reader's question about Gjelten's story.