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Monday, February 15 • 8:30am - 9:45am
God Hates Shrimp? How 'The West Wing' Got the 'Abomination' Argument Wrong

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President Bartlet's takedown of Dr. Jenna Jacobs is one of the most-quoted speeches when arguing with the anti-LGBT Religious Right. Though it's a magical bit of oratory, it's an incorrect interpretation of the Torah texts, the word "to'evah," and a great example of bad translation. We'll get back to the original texts, incorporate some early Christian theology, and more to learn why the Religious Right's argument is flawed - and how to combat it.


Robbie Medwed

Robbie Medwed is the Assistant Director of SOJOURN where he oversees their educational programming and outreach, including their award-winning safe space, LGBT inclusion, and suicide prevention workshops and training seminars. Robbie holds a master's degree in Jewish education from... Read More →

Monday February 15, 2016 8:30am - 9:45am EST