I have trouble seeing what the big deal is. You have Instapundit grandstanding on the issue, Kos retracting stuff, and everybody up in arms. So Kos said a distasteful thing here or there.......so what? In the posts of his defenders and attackers, it is easy to detect a childish "I'm better than you because my beliefs are better than yours" strain. Hope I am not like that too often, though I bet I am.