Risqué comedian Sarah Silverman is out with a new web video where she appears with an actor playing the role of Jesus Christ, and chats with him about life, religion, and abortion.
David Boze contends that Silverman made the video to sting conservatives.
She succeeds, but also gets the pro-life argument all wrong. In the video, Silverman tries to link the separation of church and state with new laws in some states that deal with abortion.
“It changes the subject, which is what people are arguing about, from at what point should life be protected to, ‘Do you want more religion in politics?'” Boze said.
Silverman made the video ostensibly to draw attention to the V to Shining V event on Sept. 27, which is billed as an “exciting national pride day for women” by the political group Lady Parts Justice.
Not all women are marching lockstep with Silverman and her cohorts on reproductive issues, Boze said.
“This notion that all women are in lockstep about abortion, and this idea there’s absolutely no reason to think of abortion as anything other than pulling a tooth – the reality is opinions are more mixed,” he said. “Silverman is simply focusing on this kind of ad to gather as much publicity as possible for herself, and to dig it into the religious movement.”
“If she can make this a battle between the religious and those fighting for some kind of separation of church and state, it changes the subject.”