the return of bible girl

RETURN OF BIBLE GIRL…Those of you interested in news from the world of religion and politics might want to stop by Beliefnet.com (headed by Washington Monthly contributing editor Steve Waldman), where I’m the liberal blogger for the week. Today you can read about the revelatory New York Times article reporting that conservatives don’t believe Hillary Clinton when she talks about faith and morality. They think she’s a big faker. Here’s a tip for our friends at the Times: Conservatives also don’t believe Hillary Clinton when she says the sky is blue or that two plus two equals four. There’s an interesting story to be written here, but this isn’t it.

Other big doings this week: Not only can we expect some coded references (and, if the Inauguration was any indication, plenty of not-so-subtle ones) in the State of the Union address, but that big blowout bash known as the National Prayer Breakfast takes place on Thursday. I, for one, can’t wait. If it’s anything like all of those Sunday School Teacher Appreciation breakfasts I attended growing up, there will be plenty of sour cream coffee cake for everyone.

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Amy Sullivan

Amy Sullivan is a Chicago-based journalist who has written about religion, politics, and culture as a senior editor for Time, National Journal, and Yahoo. She was an editor at the Washington Monthly from 2004 to 2006.