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Orthodox Mayor Claims No Gays in His City in Israel

- - - - - Moshe Abutbul Israel Orthodox Beit Shemesh mayor no gays

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An Orthodox Jewish mayor of a small city in Israel recently boasted on TV that his city is holy and pure, and there are no homosexual persons there at all.  So, um, yeah not necessarily correct.

 

Moshe Abutbul recently won re-election as mayor of Beit Shemesh, but we don't know if he used his remarkable ability to deny reality as part of his election platform.  It must help with his religion too, I bet there is hardly a fact anywhere that stands a chance of entering his mind.

 

Asked if the city has gay residents, Abutbul said, “We have no such thing. If you mean what I think you mean, then no. Thank God, this city is holy and pure.”

 

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We get the point though, Christianity and Islam are not the only Abrahamic religions that spew vile bigotry and sanctified intolerance on behalf of their sky monster.


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Asked if the city has gay residents, Abutbul said, “We have no such thing. If you mean what I think you mean, then no. Thank God, this city is holy and pure.”

 

Look out people of Beit Shemesh. He can't blame the gays when things go wrong so he'll have to find some other scapegoat --- it could be you!


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For what little it's worth, Reform rabbis do perform weddings for gay couples.  Of course, they have no legal standing in Israel.


Edited by jonathanlobl, 04 June 2014 - 06:14 PM.

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For what little it's worth, Reform rabbis do perform weddings for gay couples.  Of course, they have no legal standing in Israel.

 

In my experience Rabbis here in the USA are far more likely to be sensible people who shy away from dogma and emphasize common sense morality, when compared to their Christian professional counterparts.

 

The difficulty that applies to Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths is that when their religious leaders do choose to spout hatred, bile, and other religious sentiments, for each of these branches of Abrahamic nonsense, their holy books can be easily used to justify intolerance.  So the justifications for intolerance are woven deeply into the fabric of these religions as a basic feature.  

 

Some clergypersons may choose to refrain from using the hate based features of their religion, and good for them,  but the fact remains that killing enemies for Sky Monster is still a noble deed.  In the cases I've seen, monotheistic religions are inherently exclusionary and intolerant.  Of course complete falsehood remains their primary strong point.


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In my experience Rabbis here in the USA are far more likely to be sensible people who shy away from dogma and emphasize common sense morality, when compared to their Christian professional counterparts.

 

The difficulty that applies to Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths is that when their religious leaders do choose to spout hatred, bile, and other religious sentiments, for each of these branches of Abrahamic nonsense, their holy books can be easily used to justify intolerance.  So the justifications for intolerance are woven deeply into the fabric of these religions as a basic feature.  

 

Some clergypersons may choose to refrain from using the hate based features of their religion, and good for them,  but the fact remains that killing enemies for Sky Monster is still a noble deed.  In the cases I've seen, monotheistic religions are inherently exclusionary and intolerant.  Of course complete falsehood remains their primary strong point.

 

 

Are you familiar with "Humanistic Judaism?"  It's fairly new.  The founding book is, "Judaism beyond God."


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Never heard of Humanistic Judaism before, but the two words fit together well. 


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Never heard of Humanistic Judaism before, but the two words fit together well. 

 

 

Not to be confused with Jewish Atheism.  "There is no God -- and we are his people."           :)


Edited by jonathanlobl, 07 June 2014 - 06:49 AM.

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