Raunchy, I agree that Barry is a degenerate filth and a rotten piece of shit.
But, he cleverly worded his statement in such a way that it would seem to general readers, that true blue believers would condone such an act (whether by maharishi or anyone else). In other words, he seems to be implying that true believers are perverts or fools, as they would condone such an act. I think this provoked Jim and Ann. Nope. Folks didn't react to Barry because they were offended as "true believers." They were offended as human beings repulsed by the vile image of child abuse he invoked.