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03/08/2011

NOM's Ruth Institute: Jewish 'Falsettos' creators hate Judaism

by Jeremy Hooper

We recently showed you a clip wherein fringe group MassResistance attacked Falsettos, accusing the highly celebrated play of being a "depraved homosexual musical," as well as anti-Semitic:


Video: MassResistance bears 'Falsettos' witness [G-A-Y]

MassResistance's claims supported by uber-incendiary rabbi Yehuda Levin, and made despite the play's obvious theatrical merit, two Jewish creators (one of whom is gay), and libretto that so obviously explores, satirizes, and subverts stereotypes (as theatre is wont to do). But we would expect nothing less form MassResistance, a group that's been on the Southern Poverty Law Center's "hate groups" chart for a number of years now.

But now -- oh, but now -- the folks at the National Organization For Marriage's supposedly more mainstream affiliate, the Ruth Institute, has taken MassResistance's misplaced ball and ran with it in an even more far-right, off-the-rails fashion. Because Ruth writer "Ari" is not only echoing MassResistance's claims about co-creators William Finn and James Lapine with a headline like this...

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...he's very much transcending MR's claims, writing the following in the comments section under his MR-echoing post:

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Yes, that's right: This Ruth Institute writer is accusing Lapine and Finn of hating Judaism. Because they, both jewish, created a piece of musical theatre based on their own experiences as Jews in New York City and crafted them in a way that confounds certain artistic sensibilities, this Ruth Institute personality has declared these men to not only be self-hating, but also whole religion-hating!

Offensive to the art of theatrical exploration. Offensive to Lapine and Finn. Offensive to anyone who is sick of people attempting to use their personal faith to subjugate others' own religious freedoms. But very much a sign of a NOM/Ruth coalition that's getting more fringe by the day.

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