Rabbi Yehuda Levin, the Brooklyn-based Orthodox zealot who blamed The Gays for the Haitian earthquake (pictured, left), is withdrawing his endorsement of Carl Paladino now that the Republican gubernatorial candidate has gone and apologized for hating the gays. This, from the guy who’s credited with that “dysfunctional homosexuals” line Carl refused to utter. So here’s what that apology accomplished: More furor from the people it was supposed to soothe, and abandonment from the extremists it offended. Said Levin at a presser Wednesday: “You can’t compromise on this. My message today to the people of New York state, and people across the country, is there are standards and values and as much as it hurts me I have sadness for Mr. Paladino because I believe his heart is in the right place.” And if Paladino becomes governor, “I hope he straightens out.”
Mike in Asheville
Let us hope they go full Old Testament and stone eachother to death.
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Fuck You you vile smelly dirty scumbag. Your people were the target of the most horrific campaign of hate ever waged upon humanity simply because of their religion. The tortured sould of the six million persons who perished must be looking on with horror that your actions are no different than those who anihalated your people……………
Hitler would be so very proud of you……..
Bobby in Seattle
I simply love watching the hate-mongers eat their own.
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Fuck You you vile smelly dirty scumbag. Your people were the target of the most horrific campaign of hate ever waged upon humanity simply because of their religion. The tortured souls of the six million persons who perished must be looking on with horror that your actions are no different than those who anihalated your people……………
Hitler would be so very proud of you……..
Why don’t they lose their tax status? Endorsement is one of the major no-nos.
Personally, I find it an abomination that Yehuda Levin has flagrantly chosen to thumb his nose at God by refusing to take his smelly, sagging, hairy ass back to Israel. According to the Old Testament, Israel is the “promised land”—-NOT Brooklyn.
Let me speak to the good rabbi in the words of his book:
Do not mistreat or oppress the outsider, for remember that you were outsiders in the land of Egypt.
robert in nyc
Its apparent this vile, disgusting piece of human detritus has learned nothing of the holocaust. He’s repeating the actions of his people’s oppressors in Nazi Germany. He’s a disgrace to the human race, as bad as islamic extremists and if he had his way, would impose a sharia type of law on us if he could get away with it and I’ve no doubt some in the republican party would welcome it. He and his kind should move to Israel, he doesn’t belong here and he obviously doesn’t believe in democracy or the constitution.
Hang on a minute people, please remember that f*cking judaism invented homophobia – remember Leviticus ‘thou shall not lie with man as with woman it is an abomination’ etc etc??
It then passed on this evil idea to christianity and islam and has caused over 2,000 years of suffering for countless millions of gays and lesbians.
it is an abomination and I hope it rots in goddy hell along with the religions of Zeus and Thor and Quetzalcoatl
Dangerous religious fantatic.
@tallskin2: so true. Rumor has it they also orchestrated the murder of the first openly gay jew known to many as Jesus. Let the games begin!!! Every jewish person i know despises orthodoxy. To repeat they are archaic is redundant. I do not tolerate them anymore than i do gospel chanting evangelicals. They will keep their damn delusional fantasies in the temple and out of my secular government.
Robert in NYC : Some in the democrat party would welcome sharia law too.
Being Jewish you’d think he would be a little more understanding, all things considered. Vile pig!!!
robert in nyc
No. 14, I daresay some would but I think the number would pale compared to those in the GOP. What other party produces the fanatics and psychotalkers than the GOP? Its produced the teaparty/bagger bigots, the O’Donnell’s, Paladinos, Bachman’s, Palin’s, et al and now this neanderthal in Brooklyn, as well as their shills of the Beck, Hannity, Coulter, Savage ilk. They’re making this country the laughing stock of the world and inviting ridicule and disdain on an entire segment of the electorate for aiding and abetting these dangerous people who are unclearly unqualified to represent the people. We’ll end up becoming a banana republic if these people gain power. They want to end public school education, dismantle the health care legislation, restore the power of the banks, credit card companies, pharmaceutical industries, lower taxes for the wealthiest which means more outsourcing of jobs. What none of them take responsiblity for is that under Bush 43, for 8 years, more than 4 million jobs were lost. The notion that the private sector creates jobs has been debunked by that alone. Few jobs were created during his term in office and its going to take a lot longer to get them back. The republican party recently voted against a democratic led bill giving American businesses tax incentives by bringing outsourced jobs back to America in order to restore manufacturing which we badly need to light a fire under the economy. They don’t want that. If anyone’s unpatriotic its the teabaggers and republicans who work against the ordinary hard working American trying to make ends meet. Disgusting!
@JumpingUp: Some Americans would welcome back Slavery too. We have an amendment that protects us from that reoccurring. Our government promotes discriminating against gay people to appease the people who scream racism and attacks on religious faith. That is being thrown underneath the bus again. I don’t give credibility to anyone that gets air time simply for attaching god to his hip and blabbering on about hate against someone different than what they deem acceptable. That is the antithesis of spirituality and the definition of an ugly charlatan. We all can do that. Even their own scrolls warn them about false prophets who claim to be the savior returning. He is a disgrace and does not represent anyone but his own selfish agenda.
@the crustybastard: I love this gif! Do you know of a link to it?
I also love how this has backfired on that asshole!
This schmuck is exactly the type I had in mind the other day commenting on the counter-demonstration where I bunch of Orthodox folk & friends showed up to shout down the Phelps retards. Much was made of their confronting the WBC assholes without a mention that the same denomination hosted and applauded Paladino at that disgusting little talk he gave. Orthodox Judaism really isn’t any better than fundamentalist Christianity when it comes to our rights and dignity as human beings, except at least Judaism doesn’t say anything about Hell– that was a Christian invention.
A wise general doesn’t sacrifice any of his men or resources joining forces with one of his enemies to battle another of his enemies. He incites them both against each other, and lets the two of them duke it out until one is crushed and the other is weakened from the fight, then he moves in to clean up the rest. The Orthodox Jewish fanatics are no better friends to gay people than the Christian fanatics are; the difference is, they both *choose* their ‘deviant’ irrational belief in unenlightened belief systems every day– they chose to be what they are– and we just are what we are, as nature (in its infinitely wise absence of judgment) made us.
It’s great that many of you are openly expressing antisemitic stereotypes against this Rabbi lunatic BUT I would like to see some consistency from the liberal-gay-left that defend every Islamist radical with their “you’re an intolerant Islamophobe defense.” The Ground Zero Mosque had more passionate gay supporters than Muslims themselves. We quickly forget what the current day stance and practice against gay people in Islamic theology is.
If you are not shy to bash Christian leaders or call a rabbi “smelly dirty scumbag go back to Israel” then be consistent against Muslim Imams who share the same opinions as this rabbi.
Otherwise hypocrisy from people like you is amazing.
Today’s New York Times quotes Rabbi Yehuda Levin when he learned that NY State gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino had apologized for his anti gay remarks:
“I was in the middle of eating a kosher pastrami sandwich,” Rabbi Levin said. “While I was eating it, they come running and they say, ‘Paladino became gay!’ I said, ‘What?’ And then they showed me the statement. I almost choked on the kosher salami.”
The Rabbi must now apologize for the use of an unmistakably homoerotic image to express his disapproval over Paladino’s apology for making anti-gay campaign statements which the Rabbi himself helped to prepare.
@Christian Marks: darn. “almost choked”. So close.
Well. Maybe next time we’ll get lucky.
As a gay non observant jewish man I am more upset by the anti-semitism and Israel bashing than Levin’s remark. Having just finished watching PBS’s God in American two important ideas were reinforced in my mind. One is that Religion, as far as I am concerned, is a personal choice, and one can practice it as long as it doesn’t interfere with the other person’s civil rights. More importantly the Darwinian section illustrates that there are inconsistencies in the bible. As for me I leave God out of the bible, and try to read it as a parable and guide book, maybe there are some historical facts in it too. I have no problem with Levin believing what he does, since his beliefs is consistent with being an Orthodox Jewish man.Fundamentalist Religion is an absolute that allows no debate, so the idea of a discussion was ludicrous to begin with, and used more to ridicule Levin. But don’t blast Jews, blast fundamentalism that doesn’t allow the separation of church and state.
robert in nyc
Glenn Beck, I’ll be the first to include islamic extremists in my condemnation as well as orthodox jews and equally bigoted so called “christians”. They’re all as bad as each other. They all share one thing in common….HATRED of gay people, but they’ll deny it of course. Homophobia and singling out one group of people for discrimination is nothing more than that, hatred filled homophobia. Most of my straight friends are reform jews who also condemn their orthodox counterparts,its not just non-jews.
As for islam, that is one religion that has no problem executing gay people and to all those politically correct politicans who persist in saying that islam is a peaceful cult as a political ploy to gain votes, I say b.s. It isn’t. Not one international islamic leader has condemned it, in fact condoned it by its silence.
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