David and Goliath

There seems little need here to rehash Pat Robertson's goofy warnings of meteorological misfortune headed this way because of the Orlando City Council's reluctant refusal to rally against gays and lesbians. (Curiously, the Sentinel first reported Robertson's rant on June 10 by running a Washington Post account on page A-4; six days later, the televangelist's clarification, but not apology, was elevated to page one in a report compiled locally by Sentinel religion writer Mark Pinsky.)

But lest Operation Rescue's retreat inspires a sigh of relief that the moralists trying to impose their will on Central Florida all live elsewhere, note that it's now been nine weeks since city code-enforcement inspectors ordered a Mills Avenue merchant to clothe a statue of Michelangelo's David (pictured at left). They still haven't said why.