Religion Stories for the Week with Jeff Sharlet and Amy Sullivan

Today has posted a conversation on religion and the media between Jeff Sharlet, founder and contributing editor to The Revealer and author of the forthcoming C Street and Amy Sullivan, contributing writer with Time magazine.  The topics that they cover are:  the killing of 10 health workers/missionaries in Afghanistan; gay marriage; the “Ground Zero Mosque”; the rise of anti-Islam; the Uganda “kill the gays” bill; Anne Rice’s falling away.  The video is 56 minutes long but if you want to pop in on a subject, a key below the frame will tell you when. Continue Reading →

Jeff Sharlet Gets Thomas Jefferson Award

Our creator and founding editor, Jeff Sharlet, is the recipient of this year’s Thomas Jefferson Award, presented by the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, for his Harper’s Magazine articles “Jesus Killed Mohammed” and “Jesus Plus Nothing: Undercover among America’s secret theocrats,” and his New York Times bestseller, The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power. Also on the podium: Ed Asner. Continue Reading →

Sharlet Pride!

A giant congratulations to The Revealer‘s founding editor, Jeff Sharlet, recipient of the Molly National Journalism Prize, named for Molly Ivins and sponsored by The Texas Observer.  The award is for Jeff’s Harper’s article on how US evangelicals contributed to the “Kill the Gays” bill in Uganda.

He beat out Maureen Dowd of The New York Times and Joshua Kors of The Nation. Continue Reading →