Opponent Of Gay Marriage Blames Child’s Murder On Gay Marriage
First, some background, about a week ago, a young Hasidic boy named Leiby Kletzky was abducted while walking home from a day camp in his Brooklyn neighborhood. When his body was found it was discovered that he had been brutally murdered and an Orthdox Jew who lived in the neighborhood has been arrested for his murder.
Now that you know that, here is Rabbi Yehuda Levin, who recently joined the National Organization for Marriage at a rally against New York’s new same-sex marriage law. A few days before that, he said this on his radio show:
“Why was this [death of Kletzky] allowed to happen? Let’s think about it. If we go back to the cause, the effect was he was the victim, but the cause was a Jew [Yiddish] that the evil will come to destroy you within your midst. […] For too long we have been turning our cheek, we have been turning away and ignoring the agenda of the descendants of Amalek [evil] — first they [Gay’s] wanted rights, then they wanted adoption, they wanted special protections, and ultimately they wanted marriage — and we all know that we did precious little. If those three or fourth thousand people [who searched for the boy when we went missing], at the direction of the greater Israel and their leaders and their common sense, would have come out, maybe, against the marriage, against this final nail in the coffin of morality…maybe we wouldn’t have had to had this episode of Amalek [evil] replay itself. This is a time for introspection…This came in the very aftermath of the marriage bill, my dear friends, and not doing anything.”
If nothing else, I guess this proves that bigotry isn’t confined to a single religion. But I guess we already knew that.