Yesterday, Mollie Gleitzman responded to the Newsweek piece on same-sex marriage. For those of you who do not know, Newsweek ran a piece on the”Religious Case for Gay Marriage.” There was also a piece where they “attempt to understand the religious conservatives opposition to it.”
Gleitzman, a Lutheran Libertarian (God-bless her!) responded to the article this way:
But what’s amazing is that Miller actually also writes that Scripture never once refers to sexual relations between women. Um, if you don’t know what the Bible says, you probably shouldn’t preach about it, you know?
And yet preach with unhinged emotion is precisely what Miller does. She never once speaks with an actual opponent of same-sex marriage. She never once speaks with someone who knows anything about the Biblical model of marriage as understood for thousands of years. This piece is disgusting, unfair and unworthy of a high school graduate. It is the opposite of thought-provoking. It’s a post-frontal lobotomy exegesis of Scripture. This is journalism? This is how people are supposed to cover the news, today?
You can find her entire response here, but apparently she was just getting warmed up. Today she went at the article again and also after John Meachem, editor of Newsweek. Where was he in all this? Did he actually approve the article? How did he think it had any integrity whatsoever?
It is no exaggeration to say the piece was an embarrassment. My analysis of the belly flop is here. On a radio show yesterday, the host asked me whether the piece was more offensive to my sensibilities as a journalist or a Christian. I went with “journalist” since the piece wasn’t anywhere legitimate enough, theologically speaking, to be considered seriously. As a journalist, it violated almost every rule in the book. It failed to accurately represent the viewpoint being scrutinized. It was riddled with errors. It was driven by emotion. More than a few journalists — one at a competing weekly news magazine — wrote to me yesterday asking, “Where was her editor?”…
…where was her editor, then? A good editor helps shape the story, makes sure it’s well researched and reported, notices blatant mistakes or errors in logic or of bias. Well, I have bad news. Based on his editor’s note, Meacham completely failed Miller and her readers. His note introduces and praises the piece…
Doubling down on Miller’s hackery with this arrogant editor’s note reveals that Newsweek is willing to sacrifice everything from factual accuracy to basic civility in service to its agenda. And if the word “agenda” isn’t appropriate, it’s only because it understates what we’re dealing with.
You can read the entire (second) post here.
Also, Dr. Albert Mohler’s comments on the topic, as always, are well worth your time.