Former editor of First Things Joseph Bottum, before he got canned in 2010, writes a truly vapid and interminable essay at Commonweal in which he comes out for Gay marriage. I am not going to link to it. The writing is atrocious and the thinking behind it worse. The Henry Luce Foundation that paid for it should demand their 30 pieces of silver back. Bottum I assume is going for the ever lucrative conservative apostate market. There are always people willing to reward conservatives who, unafraid not to be able to look square in the mirror when they shave, are ready to give the heave ho to what they purported to believe. Old friend of this blog
Richard Rich Douglas Kmiec, former ambassador to Malta, can perhaps give Joe tips about the rewards that await turncoats. Damon Linker, until now having cornered the market for First Things apostacy, is no doubt green with envy!
Update: For those who appreciate irony as much as I do, go here to read a First Things post from 2009 in which Bottum takes both Damon Linker and Doug Kmiec to task. Don’t hold it against him guys! Let bygones be bygones! He is now a member in good standing of your club.