It just turns out that he won’t debate it with me.
Last fall, Rod and I agreed, at the behest of our then-editor, Patton Dodd, to hold a friendly “blogalogue” on same sex marriage. It was in the aftermath of California’s Prop 8 passage. I went to Dallas and met Rod, and even shot this video on his front porch.
We started earnestly but quickly petered out. I wrote, Rod didn’t respond.
When we finally reconnected, Rod said that he’d decided to bow out. The antagonistic comments on his blog were too much, he confessed, and he just couldn’t keep the pace with deleting all of those that didn’t meet his standard for civility.