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Steven Waldman

Apparently some religious conservatives don’t want to be referred to as “religious right” because it has negative connotations. Some on the left have said, in effect: tough noogies. If you don’t want it to have negative connotations, then stop having a “dangerous and divisive” agenda.
I pretty much stopped using the term “religious right” some time ago, at the request of religious conservatives. It was a term rarely used by religious conservatives themselves and often used by their critics. To me, that made it unfair to use as if it’s a neutral term.
But then again almost no one seems to agree with my policy of using the terms “pro-life” and “pro-choice” as the proper monickers for the sides in that debate.

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