The Slingshot: Extremists convicted; L’Engle’s faith; Clergy curling


President Trump waits for reporters to leave after he spoke in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington on Nov. 28, 2017, during a meeting with Republican congressional leaders. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Need to know: Friday, March 9, 2018

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Anti-Muslim extremists retweeted by Trump are convicted of hate crimes

The two were convicted over posting videos online of their harassment of Muslims in May 2017. (Subscription may be required.) More from New York Times

‘Lights for us to see by’

Publishers rejected her, Christians attacked her: The deep faith of ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ author Madeleine L’Engle

L’Engle considered herself a Christian, but she was accused of promoting witchcraft and the occult — an accusation made later against “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling. (Subscription may be required.) More from The Washington Post

Conviction and compassion

An appeals court keeps religious freedom within decent bounds

Just because you have a sincere belief doesn’t mean you get to discriminate against your transgender employees, writes RNS columnist Mark Silk. More from Religion News Service

The Good Domain

Who owns the .bible?

The Bible has never belonged to one group alone. Its internet namesake shouldn’t either, writes Marc Zvi Brettler. More from Religion News Service

Casting stones

The more curling, the merrier: 40th Friar’s Briar promises ‘fine fellowship and good curling’ in Regina

Members of the clergy, the faithful and other folks are competing for glory in Canada as the 40th annual Friar's Briar curling tournament ends today. More from CBC News