At prayer breakfast and with birth-control decision, Obama riles religious conservatives
Washington Post, David Nakamura and Michelle Boorstein

President Obama drew on the Bible and his interpretation of the Christian faith Thursday to deliver a sharp, if tacit, critique of his chief Republican rival’s economic program, speaking at a forum that in the past has been largely free of electoral politics.

In the U.K., One Million Catholics to be Given ‘Faith Cards’
The Telegraph, Martin Beckford

Every devout Roman Catholic in the country is to be given a credit card-sized reminder to share their faith with others.


Washington State Senate Passes Same-Sex Marriage Bill
Wall Street Journal, Sam Favate

Washington would be the seventh state to allow gay and lesbian couples to get married, if the House approves the measure, as expected. The Senate passed the bill 28-21, with four Republicans crossing party lines and voting for it, and three Democrats voting against it.

How to Fight The Man
New York Times, David Brooks

A few weeks ago, a 22-year-old man named Jefferson Bethke produced a video called “Why I Hate Religion, but Love Jesus.” The video shows Bethke standing in a courtyard rhyming about the purity of the teachings of Jesus and the hypocrisy of the church.