The following entry may sound very, very cruel, but I hope there is a valid reason for my madness.
I would like GetReligion readers to help me answer a crucial question: Is the Rev. Steve Gushée of The Palm Beach Post America’s most hathotic religion writer or columnist? (The photo with this post is of someone else. More on that in a minute.)
Before we go any further, let me make a major concession. First of all, I am sure that many people will think that I am tempted to make this judgment because he is an ultra-liberal Episcopalian and I am, well, an Eastern Orthodox Christian who once spent some time in evangelical Anglican pews. Believe me, I can understand this concern.
However, I enjoy reading the work of a wide variety of religion reporters, writers and commentators on the left and right, without agreeing with their views. No, there are two major reasons that Gushée’s work consistently pushes me into a state of hathos.