March 15, 2005

Ideological Purity

Buried towards the end of a long hagiographic article on Ken Burns' giving the Americans for the Arts annual Nancy Hanks Lecture, author Philip Kennicott includes this little gem:

The We posited by mainstream cultural voices, of course, doesn't include everybody (the PBS We isn't comfortable with gay people, if the "Postcards From Buster" incident is any evidence).

The mind reels at what it takes to imagine that PBS is not comfortable with gay people. Postmodern illiberalism is a very strange religion where a single sin can aparently get you condemned for all eternity. Heavan on earth is going to be a lonely place for the self-selected.

Posted by Charles Austin at March 15, 2005 03:24 PM