“Obama’s war on religion.” “The assault on religious liberties.” “The trampling of religious freedom.” These are among the incendiary right-wing talking points that have become commonplace in our political rhetoric. Inevitably, progressives have been drawn into this as well, with phrases like “the attack on women’s reproductive rights” often being used. When did we get to this point? How and why did honest disagreements over sincerely-held values become a powder keg of conflict and contentiousness? Rabbi Eric Yoffie, the outgoing president of the Union for Reform Judaism, joins us this week to discuss this language-of-war phenomenon, which he wrote about earlier this week over at the Huffington Post.

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