This article caused quite a stir here, as it did among U2 fans everywhere. E-mails poured into the magazine, most of which were correcting the misinterpretation. Because of the massive reaction the article, the magazine put together a special Podcast, on this subject alone. It's well worth a listen. The people doing the podcast quote from many of the feedback e-mails they received, and overall seem to be much more openminded than the woman who wrote the initial article.
The podcast can be found on the magazine's homepage:
Scroll down and look for the Podcast thing, in the middle of the page, near the bottom. Just push play, and it should start playing.