I am through with the first third of the book. Regular readers of our blog community will not find
much new at least through the first 80 pages.
The exception is the NYT hypocrisy on Imam Shata as some type of moderate. Of course, there are other groups that reject popular culture and have restrictive views on sex roles. Bawer raises a relevant question if a pastor had such anti gay views would they have been ignored. Then again the NYT did not mention a controversial Columbia MELAC scholar had made a few anti gay remarks of his own. The anti gay remarks of the absurd Leonard Jeffries also got swept under the rug.
Bawer is a gay person who decided to move from NYC to a more enlightened Europe and found Europe has its own issues. Oddly the far left which talks of Eurocentrism is the most Eurocentric
group in America.