Maybe you remember the Presbyterian Chihuahua episode.
If you don't, here's the Reader's Digest version: A major congregation affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) closed in the Atlanta area. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution devoted only 233 words (in the Living Section) to the news.
That prompted the GetReligion reader who tipped us to the coverage to quip:
I believe I've seen an obit for a Chihuahua that was longer.
Fast forward a few months to present day, and in Houston, two churches — including the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)'s eighth-largest congregation — are seeking to leave the denomination for a more conservative body.
That sounds like news, right? But will the Houston Chronicle give it more attention than a Chihuahua's obit?
Yes indeed! It's an above-the-fold, Page A1 story in today's Chronicle: