We get a fair amount of drive by troll comments here at The American Catholic. One such comment appeared in the Apologias thread from a William L. Zimmerman. Here is the comment by Mr. Zimmerman:
Mr. Obama’s apology over the burning of Korans was entirely appropriate. If you really think Muslim outrage over the incident is insincere, think back to when Mapplethorpe’s “Piss Christ” art work was enough to enrage the Christian world. I truly wish you web site would stop posing as a “Catholic” publication. It isn’t. It’s at best a political rag for the American right. Stop misrepresenting my religion to the world. You are as out of touch with the message of Jesus Christ as I can imagine.
In regard to the comment, a hint for Mr. Zimmerman: If you are going to bring up a red herring, it should have some relevance. The banally blasphemous Piss Christ of Andres Serrano, not Maplethorpe, aroused ire largely because it received an award partially funded by the National Endowment of Arts, a taxpayer supported institution, and no one lost their life or suffered any injury in the subsequent completely peaceful protests by Christians and those art lovers who could distinguish art from a con job. As for his critique of The American Catholic, we seem to be in good company when it comes to Mr. Zimmerman’s attempt to drum us out of the Faith.