Stupid, insensitive, inane, wrong-headed. Yup. My feeling in this situation is to hate the sin, not the sinner. I mean, a lot of my friends are dumbasses, and I've been there myself.
But a little voice in my head suggests that "sinner vs. sin" is the easy way out. So I ask you: What is the proper response? Should I ban Nir from the blog? I'm not promising to take your advice, but I'd like to know what you all think.
Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008.