Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Emily Yoffe: Religious Bigot

Emily Yoffe is the "Dear Prudence" advice columnist for Slate.Com. Her most recent column (scroll down for link) deals with a Christian woman whose husband has become a Wiccan. Yoffe's response is like something straight out of a Jack Chick tract, except for having better production values and also being prominently posted on what is supposed to be a serious news website!

Fortunately, Ms. Yoffe is having her ass handed to her in the comments section. Everyone should go there and join in the fun. The comments that are already there are worth reading through as an example of how to express outrage in a civil, well-reasoned, and yet forceful manner.

Here's a link to the article: Husband Gone Wiccan.

And as some additional food for thought, here is a profile of Jewish advice columnists from Jewish Women magazine: Jewish Advice Columnists from Miss Manners to Dear Abby. Yoffe talks quite a lot about how Judaism influences the advice that she gives. One wonders what her reaction would be if someone gave the kind of advice she has to a person whose spouse converted to Judaism!

Hat tip to Jason at the Wild Hunt!