We see yet another columnist trying to tell us something they know nothing about.
The Pope allows someone reentry into the church after being excommunicated for creating a "schism". The Pope Benedict XVI gets criticized for this because the excommunicate is also a holocaust denier. USA Today thinks it was still inexcusable because Pope Benedict XVI should have just looked on Google to find out more about the man. The full story is here:
Or maybe this isn't such an irresponsible column. Perhaps the writer really believes that someone who would commit such a heinous crime as to deny the holocaust (not who took part in it, or who ever supported it, but someone who denies the accuracy of history reports) ought to be barred from the Church. Ought to be kept from their only link with Christ. Ought to have a damning brand on their soul—one they can never shake.
The only thing that bothers me is how much these folks are in support of the Muslims who hate the Jewish people more than Williamson ever could.