Shit, it seems everyone has something to say about Mark Foley and his scandalous ways, even the Reform Jews. Responding to Tony Perkins and his right-wing Family Research Council‘s insistence that the Foley cover-up stems from a gay agenda (because what doesn’t?), the Associate Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, Mark Pelavin, said:
As Jews, we know well the dangers inherent in broad, fear-inspiring accusations that blame societal ills on a particular social group. Mr. Foley, and not homosexuals as a group, performed these misdeeds. No group, homosexual or otherwise, bears responsibility. It is shameful for the Family Research Council to use one individual’s wrongdoings to cast a negative light on an entire group of people.
Pelavin’s talking about the holocaust, of course, so we’re not sure the Perkins bunch will really understand – don’t they think it’s all a myth, or something? Anway, even if Perkins does understand Pelavin’s letter, we suspect he doesn’t give a holy shit.
Wouldn’t it be incredible if this whole Foley thing not only brought down the House of Representatives and (possibly) the FBI, but also started a huge religious civil war? Okay, maybe incredible isn’t the appropriate word…