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The Expansionist
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
 
Jews Against Gays — Who Wins? Who Loses? MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann last nite showed extended video clips, first of New York Tea Party-Republican Candidate for Governor Carl Paladino (an adulterer) blasting homosexuals in the presence of monstrously hideous, inbred (who else would have them?), Hassidic Jews, with silly hats on their heads, ringlets down around their faces, long beards, and long black coats; and then (a clip) of one such Hassid, Rabbi Yehuda Levin, praising Paladino for fomenting hatred. Hitler would be proud. They have learned their lesson well: teach hatred. Hm. What ever happened to Hitler? Ah, yes. He was forced to commit suicide as the forces of a huge international alliance bore down on his bunker.
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Hassids seem to think they are so well loved that they can attack other people and not suffer any adverse consequences. Think again.
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In the United States, not even Orthodox Jews care for extreme-Orthodox Hassids, and the bulk of American Jews, who are not even Orthodox, much less ultra-Orthodox, but Conservative and Reform or, frankly, secular (Jewish in name and culture only) are embarrassed by them. The idea that Hassids are still preaching the vile garbage of Leviticus's condemnation of homosexuality is a profound embarrassment to most American Jews. If gay men, lesbians, and their families and friends decide to condemn Hassidism and promote hatred of everyone who teaches hatred of homosexuals, who will win?
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Hideous, Hassidic extremists cleave to antiquated, idiotic teachings from Leviticus such as that God forbids people from eating pork (including exquisite bacon) and shellfish in all forms, and especially severely condemns eating a bacon cheeseburger with a glass of milk — as a deep and unforgivable offense to God! By far most Jews in the United States today understand that the dietary laws of the ancient world had nothing to do with godliness but only with sanitation — that they were essentially health regulations in a time when pigs carried things like trichinosis and parasites from a diet heavy in things that people regarded as unhealthy, and that there was no refrigeration for shellfish, in a hot area of the world. They also may realize that the prohibition on homosexuality was an attempt to boost the numbers of Hebrews in their endless conflicts with other tribal peoples around them, by forcibly channeling all sexual energy into procreation rather than recreation, or loving intimacy that did not produce children for the armies of Israel or Judah.
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It's time for the modern world to destroy all the idiocy of the ancient Jewish scriptures, from the nonsense about Adam and Eve being the only people on Earth at the beginning of the world, but their children not having sex with each other (as would mean that all of humanity is the product of repeated and endemic incest!); to the odious notion that they should praise a God that drowned the world, including kittens and puppies, for the sins of one species; to the ridiculous idea that a great being concerned with ethicality would care if a person wore a hat or ate a clam or oyster.
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The violence-and-madness filled Old Testament should be torn out of all Christian Bibles, and burned in every copy, that paper biomass used to generate electricity to produce lite rather than darkness.
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Christian Americans should accept the obvious, that the Jewish God of Wrath is NOT the Christian God of Love. That the God of the Christians would NEVER have drowned the world (including puppies and kittens) to punish misbehaving people, and doesn't care if a person wants to drink milk with a serving of meat. Christians need to realize that a very large portion of the Jewish Book of Leviticus that is dredged up to condemn homosexuality, concerns ANIMAL SACRIFICE — which not even Jews still practice — and dietary laws, not just homosexuality in particular or sexual morality more generally. Christians also need to know that Looniticus mandates death to children who disrespect their parents. Why don't we hear politicians demanding the death penalty for kids who tell their parents to go f*k themselves, using Leviticus 20:9 as moral authority?: "For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall be surely put to death: he hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be upon him." That language is absolutely parallel to the antihomosexual provision that Hassids and narrowminded heterosexual "Christians" keep using to condemn homosexuality, a mere four verses later: "If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them."
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Why do "Christians" pick and choose which parts of Leviticus they will heed, and which ignore, or even ridicule? Why don't they obey Leviticus 12:3, and circumcise baby boys as a religious obligation? How can they eat pork or shrimp, or drink a milkshake with a hamburger? Why are ALL the requirements of Leviticus EXCEPT the prohibition on homosexuality IGNORED by so-called "Christians"?
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And what about adultery and Leviticus, Mr. Carl Adulterer Paladino?: "And the man that committeth adultery with another man's wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbor's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death." (Lev. 20:10) How DARE Carl Paladino, who has admitted to committing adultery, go to a Hassidic Jewish group and pose as a great defender of the values of Leviticus? The word "chutzpah" was invented for this kind of thing, and goes back thru Yiddish to Aramaic, the language Jesus spoke.
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Chris Rovzar of New York Magazine was quick to pick up on Paladino's gall, under the heading, "Wouldn’t Carl Paladino’s Remarks Yesterday Have Made More Sense If Someone Had Said It This Way?":
"I just think my children and your children would be much better off and much more successful getting married and raising one family, and I don’t want them brainwashed into thinking that committing adultery and raising two separate secret families is an equally valid and successful option — it isn’t … That’s not the example we should be showing our children".
It's time for Christians to repudiate Leviticus in its entirety, and warn people, be they Hassids or any other retrogressive and intolerant group trying to foist ancient stupidity and violent moralism — not morality, since people who practiced animal sacrifice are in no position to talk about morality — that if they try to push that crap onto the civilized people of the United States, they will face retribution. Hassidic Judaism could be declared a cult, put outside the protections of the First Amendment, prosecuted for promoting hate crimes, and eradicated from this country.
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Apparently Hassids never heard, or don't believe, the expression "People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones." Especially should not people who didn't like it when Germany broke Jewish glass in Kristallnacht, not so long ago in historical terms, think they can now throw stones at homosexuals. How many Christian Americans have Jewish relatives? How many have gay or lesbian relatives? Do the math, and shut the f*k up. Keep your hateful bullsh*t to yourselves.
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You want to believe in the vile and violent crap of Leviticus? Go right ahead. But when you intrude that crap into public policy debates, you are asking for more trouble than you can handle. And don't expect other Jews to defend you. They know better than to take Leviticus seriously when it says stupid, indeed insane, things about putting people to death for swearing at their parents, or a man's having sex with another man, or anyone's having sex outside marriage. Tiny minorities that exist only at the sufferance of society — which can be rescinded — really should not promote hatred of minorities.
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(The current U.S. military death toll in Iraq, according to the website "Iraq Coalition Casualties", is 4,425 — for Israel.)



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