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Don't neglect Mainline Protestants when analyzing, e.g., sexual abuse or Baptist turmoil

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Michie, Jun 25, 2021.

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    Two blockbusters dominated the American religion beat last week.

    The Catholic bishops defied a nudge from Pope Francis's Vatican and decided overwhelmingly to write a Communion policy that might target President Joe Biden and other pols for liberal abortion stances. And conservative establishment voters in a Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) presidential showdown narrowly defeated (for now) hard-right populists.

    Standard news judgment automatically puts the spotlight on hot disputes in the nation's two largest religious sectors — white evangelicalism and Catholicism. Meanwhile, week by week, year by year, the media consistently downplay the third-ranking religious category, "Mainline" Protestantism, which not so long ago exercised such vast cultural influence. (They also neglect fourth-ranking Black Protestantism.)

    Two thoughtful new articles show intriguing ways to overcome sins of omission.

    Continued below.
    Don't neglect Mainline Protestants when analyzing, e.g., sexual abuse or Baptist turmoil — GetReligion
     
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