Religion News Service: Richard Mouw says, let the hate mail keep coming, but this needs to be said: It was shameful for evangelical pastors to be celebrating the opening of the embassy in Jerusalem while a few miles away the Israeli army was killing Palestinian protesters against Israeli policies.
America: Pope Francis denounces spiral of violence in the Holy Land
Politifact: Was the vice president correct when he said, "Religion in America isn't receding. It's just the opposite. Faith is gaining new life across America every day?"
The Birmingham (Ala.) News: A Birmingham pastor known for posting controversial church signs has targeted Alabama's largest church with a sign that says, "Black Folks Need to Stay Out of White Churches."
The Washington Post: The White House just shifted its language on Ramadan, and may host an iftar in early June.
Religion News Service: Tony Perkins, the head of the conservative Christian lobbying group Family Research Council, has been appointed to a U.S. government commission dedicated to "defending the universal right to freedom of religion or belief abroad."