From the January/February, 2001 issue of Touchstone
christianity liberalism Too Close for Comfort by Rod Dreher


Too Close for Comfort

Rod Dreher on Liberal Christianity

As part of Generation X, I am (or so demographers say) temperamentally inclined to irony. Our sort will watch a rotten ’70s-era sitcom on Nick at Nite not in spite of its awfulness, but because of it.

This helps, sometimes. It is hard to keep one’s sanity when confronted with someone as mischievous, and even wicked, as, say, a high official of the World Council of Churches praising the Rt. Rev. Fidel Castro. Because I try to be amused, not disgusted, I tend to view the pious pronouncements of religious liberals as a form of church camp.

So when a book publicist unaccountably sent me a copy of The Clos . . .

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