But, really, is there any other kind of synagogue (boldface mine)?
In the first few days of planned protests in New Orleans, anti-choice activists have disrupted the community by targeting reproductive health-care clinics, personal residences, and even houses of worship in the hopes of intimidating abortion providers and reproductive rights supporters….
According to reports, there was a protest staged inside the First Unitarian Universalist Church on Sunday, interrupting a memorial service for a church member who recently died. The anti-choice protesters denounced the denomination, and referred to the church as a “synagogue of Satan.”
It had to be a synagogue. Not a congregation or a church (it is a church). Nope. Synagogue.
Like Charles Pierce, I despair for the rebranding.