Oh look, you can hide your bigotry behind Torah too!
Same old, same old…9/11 happened because of same sex domestic partnerships in New York, Hurricane Katrina was caused by Southern Decadence (not “Days of Decadence,” Yehuda, sheesh!), the tsunami was caused by general unspecified decadence of some sort, and the Haiti earthquake was caused by licentious behavior such as AIDS and homosexuality. Yep, he said that! Watch the Jewish Pat Robertson as he explains it all to us:
(h/t Right Wing Watch)
Here’s part of the statement issued by Levin and a bunch of his other extremist friends* in the Jewish faith:
Thirteen months before 9/11, on the day New York City passed homosexual domestic partnership regulations, I joined a group of Rabbis at a City Hall prayer service, pleading with G-d not to visit disaster on the city of N.Y. We have seen the underground earthquake, tsunami, Katrina, and now Haiti. All this is in sync with a two thousand year old teaching in the Talmud that the practice of homosexuality is a spiritual cause of earthquakes. Once a disaster is unleashed, innocents are also victims just like in Chernobyl.
Riiiiight. But how did the sneaky gays cause Chernobyl? That’s what I want to know. What were the gays doing in 1986? Oh-ho-ho, I got it. That’s right about the time that Cher made her come-back! It’s right there in the word. Cher-nobyl? Mmhmm.
Anyway, watch out Iowa! You may not think of yourself as “earthquake prone,” but some mad rabbi begs to differ! And don’t come whining to me with your liberal theories about “plate tectonics” or anything like that. We all know that earthquakes are caused by Intelligent Shaking.
*A group which, might I add, is so unrepresentative of American Jews it’s ridiculous. If you’re not aware, mainstream Jews in this country (the great majority of them) are some of the most reliably liberal supporters of equal rights we have. It’s guys like that one, above, who are deviants within the faith.