I would recommend Gawker because it is fun and informative. And some of the articles are very well researched. Particularly the one by Brandon K. Thorp on the Archdiocese of Miami. I was interviewed for the story, and was very happy with the way they thing turned out. But I bet one of the other interviewees was not, because his veracity was called into question. The curious thing about the article, given that it is filled with gay allusions, is that one of the sources is a rabid right-wing nut named Eric Giunta. This fellow is all bothered that he was ousted from his seminary career before it even began. Like many reactionaries these days, he fancies himself something other than he is, and what reasonable people take him to be. He has a breathtakingly poor knowledge of his own faith community's verifiable history, but of course that does not stop him from confabulating it in such a way that the very hatred for gay people he espouses is somehow a great love the Catholic Church has long shown. But it gets worse for confabulation. When I spoke to the very sharp Brandon K. Thorp I was not at all surprised that he did not have maximal suspicion of the motives of such a fellow. You have to have made a concerted study of these types to know it, and having a lot theology under your belt as well to get the contradictions. And on a simpler level it helps of course to have been to the seminary, which Brandon K. Thorp is too shrewd to have done. But the tender Mr. Giunta wanted into the seminary, and when he was rejected he conceived an animus to get even. This is a pretty easy psychological read, I think. I think he should thank his lucky stars and Divine Providence that he did not get in. But like many reactionaries he has a deep desire to blame the Church's problems on the gays. Anyways, as Thorp's article indicates, I told him that many of Giunta's statements that were related contextually to me sounded like baloney. They sound like the tender mind of Eric could not stand being snubbed by the Church, and resulted in some sort of sudden mode of creativity. He clearly just made a lot of things up. I am not saying this to defend the Catholic Church, or God knows the Archdiocese of Miami, but to counter the obvious tactic of these reactionaries. Mr. Giunta is clearly a piker at it, and a rube. He imagined to was going to uses some casuistical protocol to use the sharp gay journalist he had encountered in Mr. Thorp and somehow score some points for his perfervid ambitions. Thorp proved again that just doing a lot of research will ultimately help one steer clear of a lot of extremes.
The post scriptum is that Mr. Giunta is now mad again. He apparently thought he was going to engage me in his petty little campaign. Thus, he pestered me repeated on Facebook to become his "Friend". Apparently Eric get wary, wary angry when he is snubbed. And he lets everyone know on RenewAmerica. His witless emissions on the internet would not have attracted me anyways, but knowing of his confabulatory tendency, no way. So tender Eric is taking the high-road and, if you can believe it, reading significance into my last name!! What an ignorant human being if he has no sense of German, does he not love his Pope?!! Then continuing his mental rot, he pretends to have some ability to judge my sexuality and my marriage. And given that he repeatedly is talking of penises one assumes that he in fact would have fit in well in seminary anyways, and that they rejected him for more obvious reasons. That this very unfortunate human being imagines that he can render some petty judgment on a successful marriage of mine for a quarter of a century is just another delusion. And a very unlucky one for him.