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New York’s Orthodox Rabbis Celebrate the Miracle of Failing to Legalize Gay Marriage

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Between the Catholic and Mormon churches, it almost seems like there’s no room at the table for other zealots to pull up a chair at the faith-based haterade table. But now a group of Orthodox Jewish rabbis have done just that! Except, since Jews don’t believe in hell, they don’t have anywhere to send homosexual sinners, so they’ve got to come up with something else. Like calling for the heads of any politicians who support giluyai arayos (that’s “immoral unions” for the unfamiliar).

After hearing from New York’s rabbis in November, now we’ve got this release from a one Dovid Z. Schwartz (this guy, apparently), where they’re we learn a group of New York City area rabbis are celebrating the Hanukkah miracle.

In a strongly worded decision, some of the most prominent Orthodox rabbis advised their communities to “no longer continue to support or elect leaders who have publicly showed their approval for giluyai arayos [immoral unions], activities that stand exactly opposite of all our work as Jews to increase the awareness and influence of Hashem the Almighty in this world… No money, no public displays of approval, and no votes should be given to politicians who have made documented, public statements or who have voted in favor of laws that seek to normalize the[se] forbidden relationships.”

The ruling follows last month’s vote in the New York State Senate, which the rabbis called “an open miracle,” where “Hashem thwarted the will of nearly every top elected leader of the state.” The Senate reaffirmed traditional marriage by an overwhelming margin, rejecting proposed changes to the definition of marriage that would legitimize homosexuality.

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13 Comments

  • romeo

    This sect is a minority, albeit a loudmouthed one. And these are “ultra-orthodox” not conservative or reformed, which are the vast majority of religious Jews and which are gay friendly. Worked for some of these guys briefly. They owned an online retail business. I was amazed at how insular, and ignorant, they were about the world outside their little clan. Also, they held some REALLY amazing opinions about “the goyim” (namely me). LOL

  • mojojojo

    Like what Romeo?

  • Bob

    And they say we (non-Jews) are bigots!!! Have they forgotten the Holocaust? Seems to me that this bunch or assholes would be at the head of the line to push gay people into the ovens, if they had the chance! They would kill us as fast as they kill the poor animals used for those ridiculous hats. Just proves that all religion is dangerous!

  • schlukitz

    No. 3 · Bob

    Co-sign.

  • Jadis

    Does anyone listen to what the Penguins have to say? As a Jew, I can say that these assholes don’t speak for me, much though they think they do.

  • Michael Letterman

    Yeah way to go Rabbezen. Certainly your prayers were answered as NJ saw the light and voted correctly. First NY now NJ and next… we’ll keep that a secret for now.

  • Steve

    This isnt even a matter of Orthodox ans other sects like Conservative and Reform, even withing Orthodoxy there are different opinions.

    http://www.vimeo.com/user2852589

  • dontblamemeivotedforhillary

    I hate it when they try to get a BJ from me in the AOL chatrooms on the way to the Yeshiva.

  • chanio

    seriously, ive gotten hit on on coked up ortho jews i cant even tell how many times.

  • terrwill

    How bout all the orthodox boy diddlers that have been recently exposed?

  • Attmay

    I am a Jew and I do not consider these scumbags “my people.” I would throw ham sandwiches on white bread with mayonnaise on them.

  • B

    When they said, “no longer continue to support or elect leaders who have publicly showed their approval for giluyai arayos [immoral unions], activities that stand exactly opposite of all our work as Jews to increase the awareness and influence of Hashem the Almighty in this world,” that raises an interesting theological question: How do you increase the influence of “The Almighty” if “The Almighty” is in fact almighty?

    It sounds like someone is buffing “Hashem the Almighty’s” resume and pretending he should be running the show when in fact he still needs some help and hand-holding to get his job done.

  • Michael Letterman

    B: I’d explain the concept of ‘free will’ to you but somehow I know the message would be lost in the maze of effluence that seems to make up the majority of what you use for a mind.

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