From a reader:
I am a Christian. Most would say I’m a conservative Christian. I think I’m barely a Christian at all, but I’m a priest in the Episcopal Church where that doesn’t really matter anymore. In any event, how Mr. Lively can interpret your considered and clearly expressed comments on homosexual civil unions the way he does is beyond me. I don’t understand the more militant wing of the gay lobby. Apparently, I understand their counterparts on the “pro-family” side even less. I think I understand Andrew Sullivan. I think I understand the dialogue which you and your colleagues have on this subject in The Corner. I think I even understand “Derb” sometimes, but the weed has to be really sweet. (To appreciate the English and their approach to philosophy one need only consider their use of the term “nonsense.”) What I don’t understand is Scott Lively.