Never jump to conclusions...
Ok, now I have to eat crow. My editor at beliefnet just sent me a very nice email explaining they had decided to split the story into two parts, since the first section seemed appropriate for all audiences while the remainining part is aimed specifically at Muslims. And the second story will be going up soon, insha Allah. So, I don't really have any reason to be peeved. Just shows it's never good to jump to conclusions!
On the other hand, it would be nice if editors told us of these things before the fact. On several occassions, I've waited and waited to hear back from an editor about an article, finally given up and sent off an email inquiry, only to be told, "Oh, we published that weeks ago, you should be getting your check any day now."
Not to mention the editors/agents who think that no answer means no thanks, even if you've included a SASE with your submission. What if the submission got lost in the mail? What if the acceptance did? And since when did common courtesy go by the wayside?
Ah well, so much for ranting. Alls well that ends well, as the bard said.