December 5, 2005


Jewish leaders to devise strategy (Julia Duin, 12/05/05, THE WASHINGTON TIMES)

A group of Jewish leaders meets in New York this week to develop a response to the religious right, which they say is eroding civil liberties and planning to "christianize America."

Led by Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), and Rabbi Eric Yoffie, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, the private meeting is set for today, said an assistant to Mr. Yoffie. [...]

On Nov. 19, Mr. Yoffie compared the religious right to Nazis.

"We understand those who believe that the Bible opposes gay marriage, even though we read that text in a very different way," the rabbi said. "We cannot forget that when Hitler came to power in 1933, one of the first things that he did was ban gay organizations."

Criticism has been strong among conservative-leaning Jews.

"Foxman loves to whine about the religious right and how they're destroying religious liberty in America," said Don Feder, president of Jews Against Anti-Christian Defamation.

"Is wanting to keep God in the Pledge of Allegiance Christianizing America? Is opposition to gay marriage Christianizing America? Is efforts to keep public displays of the Ten Commandments Christianizing America? If so, Moses was a Christianizer."

That's what makes it so delicious--it's because Mr. Foxman and Mr. Yoffie despise Judaism that they hate the Evangelicals.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 5, 2005 9:36 AM

More moonbats needing deprogramming.

Posted by: erp at December 5, 2005 11:48 AM

Do not give them the honorific of "Jewish leaders." I am Jewish and neither speaks for me and, frankly, neither speaks for anyone that I know.

It is truly astounding that so-called Jewish leaders are so fearful of a group that has shown itself to be the most friendly to Jews of any group in history, bar none.

The stupidity of these so-called leaders is all the more apparent when one considers that their views on the religious right is in harmony with the views of the mainstream Protestant churches whose opposition to Israel and its policies instigated to protect the Jewish nation is motivated by real Jew hatred.

Posted by: Morrie [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 5, 2005 12:32 PM

Yes, how much better things were in the Weimar days, hey Abe.

Posted by: Luciferous at December 5, 2005 3:40 PM