Here is your Religion News Roundup excerpt for today.
By Yonat Shimron
c. Religion News Service 2012
Reprinted with permission
We start off with a headline from that other religion: Sports.
Joe Paterno was a liar, says WaPo’s Sally Jenkins. A new report shows the Penn State football coach closely followed a 1998 police inquiry into child molestation accusations against his assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky.
Back on terra firma, confidence in U.S. churches hits an all-time low, a Gallup poll finds.
A Christian scholar and a Muslim scholar joined forces to implore hotel industry execs to ban pornography from in-room movie selections.
Jews and Muslims in Europe are joining forces too. In this case, they’re calling on Germany to protect the right to circumcise boys. Last month, a Cologne court ruled that the practice amounts to bodily harm.
Businessweek destroyed an opportunity for a serious discussion about Mormon enterprises and transparency with an irreverent cover story illustration of John the Baptist and Joseph Smith, says Joanna Brooks.
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