Make no mistake: We are facing an emerging Christian Right leadership that intends to "Christianize" all aspects of American life, from the halls of government to the libraries, to the movies, to recording studios, to the playing fields and locker rooms of professional, collegiate and amateur sports, from the military to "SpongeBob SquarePants."
It's unfortunate that David Klinghoffer sets up a number of straw men in his condemnation of my speech warning about certain efforts to Christianize America.
By pointing out the various Muslim anti-Jewish activities during the week I made my remarks, Klinghoffer suggests I'm focusing on the wrong threat.
Just after delegates from 55 nations convened at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Conference on anti-Semitism in Berlin on April 28 and 29 is an appropriate time to take stock of Europe's progress in addressing the re-emergence of anti-Semitism as a potent threat.
The lesson to be learned from recent differences between many American Jews and conservative Christians -- on Mel Gibson's film, "The Passion of the Christ," and on equal rights for gays -- is not to walk away from relationships with evangelicals.