Friday, December 24, 2004

Red and Blue Jews

Here's a nice piece on how the American Jewish community is being fragmented by Republican electoral success. But I cite the piece mainly because I liked this passage:
How can America accept the religious right's reduction of morality to issues like homosexuality and abortion, which are scarcely mentioned in the Bible? How do we get the American public to see such issues as poverty, protection of the weak and the ill, protecting God's creation through environmental safeguards, basic human dignity and equality - far more pervasive biblical themes - as the great religious and moral issues confronting America?
How easily American evangelicals forget Matthew 19:24.

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