I have just discovered something wonderful, a story of church and state. The media blitz over the culpability of the Catholic Church (most certainly goosed by our old pal Hitchens) sets up a question of neoconservatism. If in America there is a separation of church and state, why should the church be responsive to the state. This is not a moral question but something of a legal / procedural question. One of the unstated assumptions about wrongdoing and resignations is that if a person X in an organization Y committed crime Z shouldn't leader Alpha resign? The problem is, of course, that any church isn't any government isn't any corporation so the entire 'organization Y' equivalence fails.
So I want to take this tangent for a while. The analogies are too juicy. What I sense from a kneejerk is that a certain contingent of 'God Is Not Great' readers are convinced that the Catholic Church possesses WMD.
In the meanwhile, an interesting POV
(stolen whole cloth from the ivory tower at Crooked Timber)