Calling Me a LibTarded B—– Won’t Help

January 27, 2017

"Recently someone called me a libtarded b—- in the course of a Facebook discussion regarding the president’s executive order reinstating the Global Gag Rule. Also known as the Mexico City Policy, this rule bars foreign aid or federal funding for international nongovernmental organizations that promote or provide abortions. I don’t think his comment is helping to heal the rift between people in the world these days.

I believe with all my heart that we need to come together in this moment in our nation’s and our world’s history. But doing so isn’t always immediately so easy. Sociologist Jonathan Haidt says we are more disgusted by “the other side” and we do not just dislike but strongly dislike those on the other side — whatever the issue is. Overcoming those feelings is not easy work to do...."

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By Rabbi Rachael Bregman, Rabbis Without Borders Fellow, from the Rabbis Without Borders Blog on My Jewish Learning.com