Regular readers will be acquainted with Dean Paul (T-Bomb) Zahl, of Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry near Pittsburgh, a leading figure on the Episcopal right.
Before the recent episcopal election in the Diocese of California, he liked the potential election of a gay candidate to the detonation of a "terrorist bomb" designed to stop a peace process. Then, in a column on his school's Web site, he likened his theological opposition with the Church to Brown shirts.
Now, he offers this analogy to the Associated Press in a story about reparations for slavery:
"We just find it hard this moment to take it seriously, when we ourselves feel like African-Americans did 50 years ago."
Those of us who disagree with the dean theologically can only hope that he keeps talking.