Contentions blog has a short post about the Jewish vote for Obama. I wrote a comment to that post, and share it with you here:
American Jews aren’t really Jewish anymore. With regard to Prop. 8’s success in California (preserving male/female marriage), I told a disappointed Jewish acquaintance, who was blaming “fanatic” Christians, that most religions had male/female marriage as a fundamental tenet of the religion. “Not my religion,” he said. Who knew that Moses came down from the Mountain with a commandment mandating gay marriage?
In the same vein, another liberal Jew of my acquaintance, when I expressed concern that gay marriage could be used as a wedge for polygamy, assured me that this was no problem because “we always had polygamy until it became illegal.” He was taken aback when I pointed out that the last legal polygamy in Judeo-Christian culture was at the time of the Biblical Patriarchs.
As I said, whatever American Jews are, they’re not really Jewish.