…according to the New York Times via Amy Welborn.

Back in May, I said the YWCA had a right to redefine its mission, though the presence of the word “Christian” in its title was puzzling; and I suggested that reactionary religious groups were neither entitled to monopolize the meaning of “Christian,” nor hold federal funding hostage to their standards of ideological correctness.

Circumstances now make it appear that either the Y didn’t think through its hiring of Ireland very carefully in advance — the ensuing controversies were predictable — or it has reconsidered its change of direction.

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