I didn't get the picture that he had an axe to grind; I got the idea that he's a Christian himself who is taking a pretty thoughtful stance on inconsistencies within the body of believers with which he identifies himself.
I don't know if you came up within the church. I did. It seemed to ring pretty true, and it's not because I've got an axe to grind, it's simply one of the disparities within modern American faith that is a curiosity if you are outside the faith and a pain in the ass if you're INSIDE and getting kicked in the teeth by it if you ever dare to challenge status quo.
You're entitled to your opinion. I went to Catholic school K-12 (K-8 at my local parochial school, 9-12 at a very expensive Catholic, all-boys, prep school). My family went to Mass on Sundays, but religion was not a very big deal. Certainly not talked about often. I was an altar boy for four years, mainly because you got money for weddings and funerals, you went to Clementon Park once a year, got out of school on occasion, and you might as well perform at Mass if you have to go anyway. I was a heretic at a young age (I NEVER bought into transubstantiation), and I considered myself an agnostic by high school.