Church Kills 160
The day it opened, a church in Nigeria collapsed, killing at least 160 people. The story was reported by Catholic World News (here), who pointed out it was a Protestant church, while also noting that the Associated Press thought shoddy construction was responsible. No one mentioned the righteous arm of the Lord. I recall on 9/11 that Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson blamed the tragedy on America’s toleration of homosexuality, abortion, and other sinful ways. Neither the evangelical Christianity Today nor the ecumenical Religious News Service picked up the story.