Nobody should be surprised these days to find a mix of homophobia and creationism spewing forth from a common source, but it seems especially incongruous when the source is a magazine with pretensions to erudition.


Witness a recent piece in Chronicles, the monthly publication of the Rockford Institute, a paleoconservative think tank. The author is Chronicles Editor Aaron D. Wolf, and the supposed objective is a defense of reality TV star Phil Robertson (y’know, the Duck guy),  whose slants on homosexuality have made him a hero of late in certain fetid precincts of American politics and culture.


Wolf’s screed basically ...

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Nobody should be surprised these days to find a mix of homophobia and creationism spewing forth from a common source, but it seems especially incongruous when the source is a magazine with pretensions to erudition.

Witness a recent piece in Chronicles, the monthly publication of the Rockford Institute, a paleoconservative think tank. The author is Chronicles Editor Aaron D. Wolf, and the supposed objective is a defense of reality TV star Phil Robertson (y’know, the Duck guy),  whose slants on homosexuality have made him a hero of late in certain fetid precincts of American politics and culture.

Wolf’s screed basically ...

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