The ignorance and arrogance of Ben Plonie's post amazes me. He claims that liberal Jews "do not have the right to infringe on the rights of the Orthodox, which constitute a common denominator of religion." Progressive Jews do not seek to infringe upon the rights of the Orthodox. That is, unless the rights of the Orthodox include the right to deny the legitimacy of marriages performed by liberal rabbis, and the right to commit hate speech and crimes against homosexuals. Liberal Jews do not wish to forbid shidduchs or davening with a mechitza; we have no problem with Orthodox Jews practicing as they wish. We only seek the freedom to practice as we wish, and thus it is our rights that are being infringed upon. Someone else has already addressed the stupidity of the statement that Orthodoxy represents a common denominator of religion. I just wish the Son of Anonymous can learn that other people's rights and opinions are also worth respecting.
from the article: A.B. Yehoshua sends 'deepest apologies' for AJC remarks