Dean of Black Preachers Defends Obama

(RNS) In a new book, the Rev. Gardner Taylor, a retired pastor known nationally as the dean of African-American preachers, decries the treatment of President Obama by his critics. Taylor, 93, was particularly disturbed when Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., declared “you lie”...

Critics Wary of New Smithsonian Review Policy

WASHINGTON (RNS) Critics who raised objections to a video at a Smithsonian exhibit that showed ants crawling on a crucifix are unsatisfied with new policies intended to prevent future controversies. The Smithsonian Institution’s Board of Regents advisory panel on...