Matthew Wilcoxen, a commenter, writes:
Since you have so faithfully dissected Driscoll’s post and made him appear as a real chauvenist pig; will you also be faithful in covering his recent addendum and clarification to his post and his willingness to listen to his critics? He almost sounds Brian McLaren-ish in his tone. Are you “generous” enough to allow him to speak and clarify himself?
I have read Driscoll’s clarification on his blog and I must say that he does deserve (barely) some “knuckles” for digging deep and writing something that resembles a thoughtful, pastoral post on his blog. He did not apologize for his extremely poor choice of words and that would have been nice, but just like the way in which Bill Murray’s character measured his progress in the movie “What About Bob?”, it’s all about “baby steps”. Hopefully this will be the first of many baby steps for Mr. Driscoll on the path of being thoughtful and considerate when addressing other people and apologetic when he missteps.
In the end, I do not think Driscoll deserves any real praise for his clarification in this matter. This is simply the tone he should have taken from the start. It is a positive thing that he’s done here, but has the bar been set so low that we have to applaud a blog post that is, at best, thoughtful and non-offensive?