You may recall that "Savage Love" columnist Dan Savage and Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage were going to meet for dinner and a debate. At the New York Times, debate moderator Mark Oppenheimer reports, rather glumly, on how it went. He makes it pretty clear that he had hoped to see Brown swayed, or at least a little shaken, but that's not what happened. As Oppenheimer has to admit:
"Mr. Savage thinks religion is at best pointless, at worst malevolent. Mr. Brown believes that the truth of Catholicism should be apparent to anyone capable of reason. These are not compatible ways of seeing."