1000 Rabbis Warn: Open Homosexuality in the Military is a Disaster and May Cause Further Natural Disasters

Longtime Jewschool readers may recall that we’ve heard from Rabbi Yehuda Levin, the spokesman for the Rabbinical Alliance of America before. He really seems to like railing against the homosexuals. Obsessing about the gays, really.

Earlier this week, Levin, on behalf of the Rabbinical Alliance of America, issued a “media advisory.” I saw it on the Christian Newswire.

When Americans are suffering economically and millions need jobs, it’s shocking that the Administration is focused on its ultra-liberal militantly homosexualist agenda forcing the highlighting of homosexuals and homosexuality on an unwilling military. This is the equivalent of the spiritual rape of our military to satisfy the most extreme and selfish cadre of President Obama’s kooky coalition. We agree with Eileen Donnelly of the Center for Military Readiness that this will hurt the cohesiveness of the military, cause many to leave the army, and dramatically lower the number of recruits, perhaps leading to the reinstatement of a compulsory draft.

Thirteen months before 9/11, on the day New York City passed homosexual domestic partnership regulations, I joined a group of Rabbis at a City Hall prayer service, pleading with G-d not to visit disaster on the city of N.Y. We have seen the underground earthquake, tsunami, Katrina, and now Haiti. All this is in sync with a two thousand year old teaching in the Talmud that the practice of homosexuality is a spiritual cause of earthquakes. Once a disaster is unleashed, innocents are also victims just like in Chernobyl.

We plead with saner heads in Congress and the Pentagon to stop sodomization of our military and our society. Enough is enough.

And, because Levin is all about living in the 21st Century, the press release was accompanied by a video of him delivering the statement:

Their praying in August 2000 to prevent natural disasters, allegedly the result of God’s anger over homosexuality, had nothing to do with the tsunami in Asia, Katrina, or the earthquake in Haiti. Seriously. And, if earthquakes are related, how come there aren’t more natural disasters in countries that allow openly LGB folks to serve in their militaries?

While the Christian Newswire condones Levin’s speeches (they link to another of his on the US government’s need to close abortion clinics), I’m sure none of you will be surprised to read that I condemn it. If, like me, you’d like to know who these “1,000 rabbis” are who are warning that homosexuality in the military will lead to natural disasters, and if, like me, you want to make sure the Rabbinical Alliance of America knows that they do not actually speak for all Americans, you can contact them at 718-469-6999. Go ahead, make a call.

10 Responses to “1000 Rabbis Warn: Open Homosexuality in the Military is a Disaster and May Cause Further Natural Disasters”

  1. Imagine if homosexuality really did cause disasters. Then the military would draft gay people and use them as weapons of mass destruction.

    r · February 5th, 2010 at 1:22 pm
  2. 1000 Rabbis? I used to love their music back in the ’80s! Too bad they’ve taken the Pat Boone route and gone for political dickishness.

    Joey Maloney · February 5th, 2010 at 1:36 pm
  3. Wow, that “media advisory” reads like gibberish. Beyond the obvious offensiveness of all of this, it pains me when people like this try to lower the level of Jewish discourse so dramatically. It’s incoherent.

    Hannah · February 5th, 2010 at 1:44 pm
  4. Silly rabbis. Didn’t they get the memo that earthquakes are caused by anti-Orthodox comic strips?

    Reb Yudel · February 5th, 2010 at 2:31 pm
  5. Weird, because there is open homosexuality in the IDF and Israel’s done pretty well on the natural disaster front. Can we also blame political and PR disasters on open homosexuality?

    Siviyo · February 6th, 2010 at 11:25 am
  6. I love these fringe groups… the RAA is even more out there than the UOR (which is often unfortunately confused with the OU).

    chillul Who? · February 6th, 2010 at 7:20 pm
  7. How many Jews from this rabbi’s community serve in the US armed forces?

    ML · February 7th, 2010 at 12:48 am
  8. Here I was thinking it was all that KILLING causing the natural disasters…oh well…

    Amit · February 7th, 2010 at 12:07 pm
  9. I guess he doesn’t support the IDF then either.

    Jason Rector · February 9th, 2010 at 7:05 pm
  10. Has this guy ever done anything other than sit on his rear end in a chair in the yeshiva? Does he know anything about the military? That this passes for piety anywhere is a frightening thing for the future of our people… his entire worldview seems so petty and fearful of basically everything…

    Yair · March 9th, 2010 at 5:15 pm

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