How Many "S"s in Essscriva?

Here's a defense of Opus Dei from a single, celibate young man, who joined the sect at the age of 18 at his mother's urging, who's now an English professor at a state university, finishing a book titled "Modernist Aesthetics and Consumer Culture in the Writings of Oscar Wilde." He also wears a cilice around his thigh to prompt physical pain, and says he wanted to enjoy "the richness of the secular world" except when it came to sex. The man has "even made a point of wearing shorts around so that people can see that the thigh band, the cilice, leaves no marks." How high the shorts, one wonders? His main area of scholarly interest is "in the area of consumer culture, specifically the fashion world and its impact on art". What to make of this? Let's just say it's the gayest op-ed I've read in a very, very long time.