Belling, Barrett told Horne, was “way off-base with his offensive comments. I was offended. There is no reason to bring someone’s religion into this debate and I think he owes an apology."
Belling repeated that it "may be neither here nor there," saying "It's what I meant and what I believed."
"I don't care what it sounds like I'm saying," he said. "I don't give three rips what it might lead people to think."
James Rowen, who has been covering this since the beginning, is also putting his two cents in.