Skip to comments.Leading Rabbi ‘mortified’: Biden praises Jews’ ‘immense influence’ in gay ‘marriage’
Posted on 05/28/2013 6:04:55 AM PDT by topher
Full Title: Leading Rabbi mortified after Biden praises Jews immense influence in promoting gay marriage
WASHINGTON, May 27, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) A leading Rabbi says he is furious after Vice President Joseph Biden credited Jewish leaders last week for the success of same-sex marriage in America.
The Jewish people have contributed greatly to America. No group has had such an outsized influence per capita as all of you standing before you, Biden said last Tuesday night at a reception hosted by the Democratic National Committee in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month.
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Big mouth ...big foot...
How deeply embarrassing to have the National Court Jester compliment your group for being Democrat Party lackeys. No one wants a fool’s admiration.
Keywords and definitions for them. That way people would know what to use. This would be for newbies as well those of us who have been around for awhile.
For example, for this thread, would HomosexualAgenda be sufficient as one keyword, and Biden as the other?
I forget who said it brilliantly: Jews, preach what you practice!
And only one Rabbi disagrees.
No group has had such an outsized influence per capita as all of you standing before you,
All of you standing before you?? That must have been a mess. This man is a serial moron.
There are indeed some rabbis who promote anything politically left-wing and against scripture ... just like we see in Presbyterian and some other (formerly) Christian churches.
However, there are many other rabbis who follow and honor the word of God (and it is this part of Judaism that’s growing in USA).
The problem with the current administration is that it listens to only its most left-wing friends, while ignoring (and insulting) everybody else in America.
Just look at the type of “churches” BHusseinO attends when he has to pretend he’s a “Christian” for political purposes —
most Americans would never go anywhere near such anti-American or communist “churches” (with such hate-filled preaching)
do you imagine that BHusseinO would ever “honor” a real Christian church, of any denomination or otherwise, with his presence (other than for a media photo-OP, and he hasn’t even done that yet — he avoids Christians and Christianity like the plague... while attacking true faith with his ObamaCare mandates, audits, and all the rest)
The problem is in the WhiteHouse, not out here in USA
And the MSM ignores this ... unlike they did when Quayle misspelled potato.
Agudath Israel of America does actually represent leading rabbis. Here’s there official statement:
Agudath Israel statement on same-sex marriage
By Avi Shafran, on May 9th, 2012
In the wake of President Obamas sharing of his personal feeling that the millennia-old institution of marriage should be redefined in contemporary America, National Jewish Democratic Council chair Marc R. Stanley declared his admiration for the presidents demonstration of the values of tikkun olam.
A political group is entitled to its opinion, no less than a president is to his. But to imply that a religious value like tikkun olam and by association, Judaism is somehow implicated in a position like the one the president articulated, is outrageous, offensive and wrong.
We hereby state, clearly and without qualification, that the Torah forbids homosexual acts, and sanctions only the union of a man and a woman in matrimony.
The Orthodox Jewish constituency represented by Agudath Israel of America, as well as countless other Jews who respect the Jewish religious tradition, remain staunch in their opposition to redefining marriage.
Oh, he wasn't talking to you Rabbi, he was talking to the wild-eyed "secular" packer/muncher baby killers.
Just when I was sure the powers that be had carefully hidden Biden away so there was not a chance of foot-in-mouth disease at this difficult time in DC, THERE HE GOES AGAIN!
No problem there.
Biden and Pelosi are certifiably insane and could probably be committed. What does that leave us with? I forget.
Where’s Alexander Haig when he’s needed?
Come to think of it where’s Lee Harvey Oswald?
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There’s something very odd about the way the Democrats appear to idolize or pedestalize homosexuals. Without the Democrats the homosexual agenda would fall flat on its perverted face.
Perhaps most of them swing both ways. Biden and Bozo are a couple of prize cupcakes.
...Following is text of the joint statement “On Same-Sex Marriage: A Statement of Principle,” as issued by the Rabbinical Council of American and the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America.
The Rabbinical Council of America and The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America reaffirm the following foundational principles and beliefs in unambiguous and unmistakable terms:
Homosexual behavior is, and has always been, absolutely forbidden by Jewish law and tradition. Any attempt to characterize Jewish law and tradition to the contrary must be rejected.
The only legitimate form of sexual behavior is that which takes place between adult men and women, within the sacred institution of marriage, as traditionally defined and permitted.
Under no circumstances can Jewish tradition or law countenance a notion of so-called “Same-Sex Marriage” rituals or status under religious auspices. In our view, the term “marriage” by its very definition cannot be construed or applied to same-sex relationships. To do so is to deprive the term of its fundamental and defining meaning. The institution of marriage, and family life, as defined and practiced for thousands of years as between a man and a woman, a father and a mother, respectively, is far too important and essential to the bedrock of society and civilization as we know it, to be thus undermined by those who presume to redefine its essence.
At the same time we reaffirm that those who, in spite of their acceptance of these principles, have difficulty in living up to these standards, should be treated with compassion, sensitivity, and understanding, in our synagogues, in the Jewish community, and in society at large.
We further note that Passover, commemorating the Exodus from Egypt, is an especially appropriate time to reaffirm these principles. As Leviticus 18 makes clear, the liberation was not only from slavery and infanticide, but also from the sexual depravity practiced in ancient Egypt, which, as understood by the Sages of blessed memory (Sifra Lev. 132), included the legitimization of same-sex marriages.
We thus call upon our fellow Jews and fellow citizens to stand opposed to any attempt, whether judicial, legislative, or religious in nature, to bestow the sanctity of marriage upon same-sex couples.
Are they intimidated into silence?
Biden represents the idiots in our society who are liberal.
Jewish World Review, Drudge. Bretbart. Chabad. Orthodox Union. Agudath Israel. Prager. Medved. Levin. Savage.
I can’t explain why a lot of Jewish conservative voices are not thought of as Jewish while every leftist Jewish voice is identified as Jewish.
Wow, this was a really weird comment, even by Biden’s standards of weird comments.
If HomObama went down the tubes, expect ol' Joe to sing a little different tune.
“Jewish World Review, Drudge. Bretbart. Chabad. Orthodox Union. Agudath Israel. Prager. Medved. Levin. Savage.
I cant explain why a lot of Jewish conservative voices are not thought of as Jewish while every leftist Jewish voice is identified as Jewish.”
The same kind of Marxist brainwashing that has taken place in the liberal Christian denominations has taken place among the Jews. The crazy thing they’ve actually cynically called it “Tikkun Ha’Olam,” “Healing the World!” One thing homosexuality is not is healing the world. Just the opposite. The phrase “tikkun ha’olam in Jewish daily prayer in the alenu prayer is actually, “Healing the world under the regency of God’s rules.” God has made it crystal clear that homosexuality is forbidden under all circumstances, no exceptions. The self-proclaimed “theologians” have decided that they themselves are now God.
The secular non believing Jews in society here (just as a secular non believing Catholics are) have a disproportionately strong influence on society. I see a lot of self-hatred, strangely mixed with liberal dose of narcissism.
Love and hate for both one’s self and for society at large.
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G-d Bless Agudath Israel for taking that stand.
And thank you for sharing that information with us!
I’m mad theologically at the crappy Deform Rabbis who are pro-gay rights, too.
Sodomy is non-negotiable in Judiasm. Heck, a big underlying theme of Chanuka was a revolt against the homosexual practices of the Greeks and their defilement. (That’s not the focus anymore, but that’s what it was about — a rejection of secular internationalism and the embrace of Judaism.)
I’m mad at Joe Biden because he gave sound bites to the Neo-Nazis about Jews being behind the degradation of American culture and morals. Thanks, Joe. How many Jews will die because of your stupidity?
“Are they intimidated into silence?”
No, no one hears us. (Or rather most don’t hear us.)
Kind of like Elijah and all the other pros. No one pays attention until it is too late.
I’m not sure why you are surprised. No one has heard us for 3,500 years.
Well, Biden probably hasn't heard many conservative Jewish voices and isn't exactly a nuanced thinker. Not to make any excuses for him, but the particular Jewish audience (the event was sponsored by the DNC) to which he made those "gay marriage" remarks wasn't very offended. If anything, Biden would be inspired to make remarks like that in front of such a group, and not even have the slightest notion that conservative Jewish outsiders might be teed off when they found out what he said.
BTW, Rabbi Yehuda Levin, the subject of the posted article, was a candidate for mayor of NYC who ran on the Conservative Party line a few years back.
Mona Charen once described Reform Judaism as the Democratic party with holidays.
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“Jewish World Review, Drudge. Bretbart. Chabad. Orthodox Union. Agudath Israel. Prager. Medved. Levin. Savage.”
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If only HaShem had struck this fool mute on the spot.
How many disagreeing rabbis do you think the mainstream media is going to interview? Never mind Life Site News not being of that monolith.