Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami had an editorial letter in the Miami Sun Sentinel in defense of true, natural marriage. Wenski’s note was dignified and measured. He began:
Those who see “same sex marriage” as progress towards a more “tolerant” society will, with characteristic intolerance, label their opponents as “intolerant,” “bigoted,” “homophobic” and so on.
There was a response to Archbp. Wenski’s letter. A fellow named Brandon Thorp wrote a nasty, religiously bigoted attack on Catholics in the Broward-Palm Beach New Times. He began:
Just to be clear, Archbishop Wenski believes that a virgin gave birth to a deity who was nailed to a piece of wood to save us from the wrath of his father; and who rose from the dead, floated in the air, and ascended through a magic portal to heaven. I mention this not to cast aspersions on Wenski’s faith — I’ll do that in a moment — but to underline what Wenski means when he asserts that his side of the culture wars that is concerned with the “reality of things,” and the other side is full of fantasists.
It gets a lot worse.
Thomas Peters has a good analysis of the response made to Archbp. Wenski.
I find the Thorp … response loathsome. But this is what we are going to face more and more.
I bring it to your attention so that you can know what is coming.