Take up and Blog is doing interesting work analyzing Garry Wills’ recent hatchet job on Philip Jenkins. Turns out Jenkins is primarily guilty of not fitting the Wills/Sullivan agenda of a) attacking the Church as a haven for pedophiles while b) pretending the Situation has nothing to do with homosexuality. His data makes it clear this is all about homosexual abuse, not “pedophilia”. Therefore he must be destroyed and Wills undertakes to do this with the enthusiastic support of Andrew “Square the Circle” Sullivan.
And as Take up and Blog shows, it looks like the normally prescient Amy and Eve Tushnet may have been sold a bill of goods by Wills on this one. Oh well, even Michael Jordan misses layups sometimes. Too hasty judgments are part of the hazard of blogging.