Friday Five: BYU conference, Border separation, McCarrick scandal, Chris Pratt on MTV and more

GetReligion | 6/22/2018 | Bobby Ross Jr.
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I'm filing this edition of Friday Five from Provo, Utah, where I've spent the week attending — and speaking on a few panels — at Brigham Young University's Religious Freedom Annual Review.

In case you missed it Thursday (and based on our analytics, most of you did), GetReligion editor Terry Mattingly and I were part of a diverse group of journalists and attorneys who spoke on "Getting It Right, Media Coverage of Religion Freedom."

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Check out my post to watch a video of that presentation, which includes The Atlantic religion journalism superstar Emma Green and other experts. As a bonus, you can see my Twitter thread that includes tmatt's "Seven Deadly Sins of the Religion Beat."

Now, let's dive into the Friday Five:

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1. Religion story of the week: The controversy over the separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border is the easy choice this week.

Tennessee religion writer Holly Meyer, writing for The Commercial Appeal of Memphis, produced a compelling piece on ministry leaders who say the Bible compels their immigration work.

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For more links and analysis, see our earlier posts headlined "Horror on the border: Some journalists starting to spot old cracks in Trump's support" and "Seven can't-miss takes on use of Romans 13 to defend policy on separating immigrant families."

2. Most popular GetReligion post: Julia Duin's Thursday post on "The scandal of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and why no major media outed him" quickly went viral — and rightly so. In our No....
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