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Yet another weird SF fan

Sunday, October 17, 2004

Stereotyping Conservatives

Dawn Eden is criticizing the tendency of leftists to sterotype conservatives—in particular, the “religious right.” I'm most annoyed at the tendency to assume that the religious right is limited to Christians.

I have frequently found that I'm mistaken for a Christian. I am not the only Jew to have encountered this. This is particularly serious since the supposed unanimity of Jews on the topic of abortion is a way to evade the Holocaust analogy to abortion and is a way to pretend that a pro-life policy violates the First Amendment.

I suspect that the most important reason for this apparent unanimity is that many pro-life Jews have left Judaism. I have read of an analysis of pro-life activists which found that far more were raised as Jews than are still Jewish. There are also the actual examples such as Dr. Laura, Lew Lerman, Bernard Nathanson, etc.

There's a very simple way for Dawn Eden to help remedy this …


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