.- Apologizing for two prominent Jewish Senatorsâ support for allowing open homosexuals to serve in the military, an Orthodox Jewish group representing hundreds of rabbis said the normalization of homosexuality and its political causes constitute âa rebellion against G-dâ and are inherently intolerant towards religious believers.
Rabbi Yehuda Levin, official spokesman on family issues for the Rabbinical Alliance of America (RBA), on Wednesday issued a statement ahead of an expected vote to change the militaryâs âDonât Ask, Donât Tellâ policy that bars open homosexuals from service.
"Decent Bible-believing family people have been increasingly outraged by the cravenness of many politicians in their mad dash to turn timeless values on their heads, by advancing homosexual adoption, domestic partnerships, civil unions, 'marriage,' and 'Heather Has Two Mommies',â commented Rabbi Levin, referring to a childrenâs book about same-sex parents.
The rabbi said the ânext slice of the salamiâ was the âkosheringâ of homosexual activity and of homosexual culture throughout the U.S. military. This constitutes âa rebellion against G-dâ and demoralizes both military and civilian society, he commented.
âWe condemn the inherent antipathy, intolerance, and even belligerence towards the essential religious liberties of Bible-adherents,â he continued, worrying that âpolitically correct âequalityâ fanaticsâ would single out âtraditional Bible-believers.â
Changes to the âDonât Ask, Donât Tellâ policy would âexpedite our hurdling towards Sodom and Gomorrahâ and âthreaten to repel Divine Grace from our military's struggles,â Rabbi Levin claimed.
He called upon the Senate to filibuster the legislation, asking âall people of faithâ to adhere to the RBAâs declaration that it is forbidden to vote for office-seekers who support the âhomosexual agenda.â
The RBA says it represents about 850 Orthodox Rabbis from across the U.S. and Canada.