Tuesday, November 22, 2005


Dean Barnett has an excellent post on the existential problem of the ADL in general and the bizarre rantings of Rabbi Eric Yoffie in particular:
Last Friday, Rabbi Eric Yoffie, president of the liberal Union for Reform Judaism, gave a speech in which, according to the Associated press, he “blasted” the religious right and among other acts of verbal idiocy accused “conservative religious activists of promoting “anti-gay policies akin to Adolf Hitler's.” . . .

As Yoffie doubtlessly knows, Hitler’s “anti-gay policies” were rather well fleshed out and went well beyond distaste, intolerance and offensive rhetoric. Hitler’s anti-gay policies included the extermination of homosexuals. Linking the religious right with such a thing is outrageous, slanderous and, need I add, disgustingly provocative.

And yet there’s another dimension to Rabbi Yoffie’s obtuseness that bears mention. There happens to be a rather sizable group of people out in the world that really does have views of gays that are “akin to Adolf Hitler’s.” Hint: They were throwing homosexuals off of rooftops before America, led by a president who is the darling of Yoffie’s detested “religious right” liberated Afghanistan . . .


Anonymous said...

Shouldn't there be a comma after "right"?

I don't remember the grammatical structure--appositive phrase, maybe?--but since the clause ("led by a president who is the darling of Yoffie's detested 'religious right'") refers specifically to "America," shouldn't it be demarcated grammatically?

Ralphie said...

David Klinghoffer noted the obsession of Jewish groups with Christianity while ignoring the real-life here-and-now threat of Radical Islam.

And I commented on his comments. I mean, if you care.

Also, just to be clear, Yoffie is not affiliated with the ADL.