Rabbi Tells US Christians not to “Turn the Other Cheek” Over Jerusalem Gay Protest

“This is the defining moment, the shot heard around the world, whether Israel will be the Holy Land or the homo-land”

Hot on the heels of the article I discussed yesterday, Agape turns to Rabb Yehuda Levin for advice:

Rabbi Yehuda Levin of Jews for Morality says on Thursday the homosexuals in Jerusalem are planning, in place of their previously cancelled “gay pride” parade, to have instead a “march to a vigil against hate.” This so-called march is scheduled to take place at 6 p.m., local time. Levin says he and other conservatives feel “that Jews, Christians, and Muslims in America have a responsibility as Americans because we turned the other cheek” to the immorality of homosexuality. “We allowed this to fester until, in America, there are now states where homosexuals can legally marry,” the rabbi laments. But he insists it is not too late to do something and is urging pro-family citizens and people of faith in the U.S. to take action now. Levin says Americans need to contact the offices of the Mayor and the Chief of Police in Jerusalem and urge them not to allow this homosexual “march” to take place.

Just what damn pinko came up with this wretched “turn the other cheek” idea in the first place? At least Agape is taking a stand. Levin continues in similar vein over at the JTA:

“This is the defining moment, the shot heard around the world, whether Israel will be the Holy Land or the homo-land,” said Rabbi Yehuda Levin of Brooklyn, who spearheaded opposition to the parade and represents more than 1,000 rabbis from the Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the United States and Canada and the Rabbinical Alliance of America. “We can’t just turn our cheek to homosexual militancy,” he said. “This will be the battle of Lexington and Concord in the struggle for morality and decency.”

Back in July, Levin promised “bloodshed – not just on that day, but for months afterward”.

Levin, as I’ve discussed on the blog before, is the Jewish Fred Phelps: he believes (like Christine Darg) that the Lebanon conflict was caused by God’s wrath against the planned WorldPride event, and a few years ago he urged a boycott of the Washington Holocaust museum for including information about homosexuals killed by the Nazis. The controversy over gay pride in Jerusalem has also upset a lot of US Christians, who find the idea of gay Israelis offensive both to the holiness of Jerusalem and to their Bible-based stereotypes about how Jews in the divinely-restored Israel ought to behave. Levin’s main Christian ally here is California pastor Leo Giovinetti.

My previous entries on the Jerusalem gay pride controversy can be seen here and here.