Thursday’s Religion News Roundup: Francis Frustration * Snake Handler TV * Statue Defaced

Print More
Statue of Pee Wee Reese putting his arm around Jackie Robinson, depicting the moment in 1947 when Reese signaled to a hostile crowd that Robinson, the first black player in major league baseball, was one of the team. The statue, outside a Coney Island minor league field, was defaced this week with a swastika and racial and anti-Semitic slurs.

Photo courtesy of Leonard Zhukovsky via Shutterstock

Statue of Pee Wee Reese putting his arm around Jackie Robinson, depicting the moment in 1947 when Reese signaled to a hostile crowd that Robinson, the first black player in major league baseball, was one of the team. The statue, outside a Coney Island minor league field, was defaced this week with a swastika and racial and anti-Semitic slurs.

Active RNS subscribers and members can view this content by logging-in here.

Traditional Catholics are unsettled because Pope Francis isn't speaking out against abortion and gay marriage. Snake handlers get their own reality show. And a Jackie Robinson statue is defaced with swastikas.