I might not have had the courage to see this book through to completion, were it not for the friendship of Dan Myers, who directed me to various relevant news items, encouraged me to stand my ground, and assured me that I wouldn't be fired.And, of course, I certainly hope Dr. Moss is not fired. But this kind of description certainly serves to paint Dr. Moss as a crusader, risking negative consequences for the Truth!
I don't question that Dr. Moss' concerns are legitimate. After all I'm sure that many traditionalist Roman Catholics will be unhappy with the contents of her book.
Rather the comment is simply rather ironic in the context of a book that seems to condemn Christians for having a persecution complex.