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09/08/2008

Wherein rabbis make us sound like we have rabies

by Jeremy Hooper

200809081042Before tomorrow's NY state primary election (BE SURE TO VOTE!), a group of New York City Orthodox rabbis have taken the opportunity to release a political statement. And what's the subject of said statement? Opposition to same-sex marriage, natch:

No Compromise on Same-Sex Marriage, Orthodox Rabbis Say [PR Newswire]

Group organizer Vaad L'Shmor Kehillasenu says in the statement:

"[T]he safety of our communities has recently been breached by policies ... which attack the most basic rules of human decency" ..."Please understand, and share with your neighbors, the seriousness of this sin, and our responsibility, with what means we have in our hands, to stop it."

"Laws promoting 'marriage rights' for same gender unions, in any shape or form whatsoever, are an attack on Torah; These laws are an attack on the foundations of basic human morality; and there can be no compromise at all on this topic."

Okay, so let's see if we've got this right: Pork, shrimp, the mixing meat of and dairy, and two dudes pledging a lifetime of commitment -- these are all non-kosher? Hmm, well that sure seems odd to us. After all, aren't gays the ones who are ALL ABOUT keeping meat (and by meat we mean penises) and dairy (and by dairy we mean lactating mammary glands) safely grouped together?!

::sigh:: There are so many laws, both dietary and condemnatory, that we fail to understand!
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**NOTE: We should point out that the press release doesn't name specific rabbis, so we have no way of knowing how large this "group" of rabbis truly is. It could be one dude with a penchant for writing press releases.

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Your thoughts

hmmm but its okay for them not to stone us to death? isn't it their obligation based on scripture?

Posted by: queerunity | Sep 8, 2008 11:57:25 AM

"[T]he safety of our communities has recently been breached..."

Really?! Same-sex marriage recognition is makes the community "unsafe?" Please explain Rabbi?

Posted by: GayMormonBoy | Sep 8, 2008 12:03:22 PM

Not only stoning, but I wonder where they were when people started wearing clothing of mixed fabric. How about the many seafood (ie: crab houses, lobster places etc) that are out there. Shouldn't they have a state amendment banning such vile places. Not just the restaurants, but also clothing stores. They make/sell "immoral" clothing don't they. I don't recall seeing many outside my local mall protesting Penneys, Sears et.al.

just my 2 cents

aj

Posted by: aj | Sep 8, 2008 3:41:17 PM

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