Joseph Bottum, former editor of First Things, has pathetically come out in favor of gay marriage in an article at Commonweal. It fails any test as argument, but rather indicates that Mr. Bottum has become un-moored and is too lazy to swim back to shore.

Matthew Frank, at Bottum’s former haunt First Things sums better than I possibly could.

At one point in this bloated, interminable essay, meandering hither and yon, Bottum allows as how the authors of the Manhattan Declaration were chiefly thinkers and not writers. Never was it more obvious that the reverse is true of Bottum.