Big Hollywood columnist Kurt Schlicter trashed me today for saying on one hand that I’d be impressed and delighted if authors Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens could somehow arrest Pope Benedict for crimes against humanity during a planned visit to England in September, and on the other hand calling for an end to the persecution of director Roman Polanski for a 32-year-old incident involving unlawful sex with a minor.

Polanski is a major art-god guilty of one despicable act; Pope Benedict is a Catholic Church bureaucrat who officially and administratively looked the other way in the face of strong testimony and evidence about dozens if not scores of rapes of young boys. Not even in the same ballpark.