Russell E. Saltzman, a very brave man, offers a defense of Joseph Bottum in today’s On the Square:
In a way, Bottum doesn’t go far enough for me. I think we should give up more than a sliver. The vestiges of Christendom and America’s Protestant establishment are languishing, and will not soon be rebuilt. Christianity can no longer expect a friendly reception. Open hostility to Christianity is, well, open, especially to those Christians who have not fallen into the Gnostic revisions of mainline Protestants or hyper-progressive Catholics.
Read the rest here. It seems fair to say, now that the dust has settled, nobody likes Mr. Bottum’s article very much. Not the New Republic, not the American Conservative, not NRO, not LGBT news source Queerty, and, well, not even him.