Rabbi: Gays Prone to Violence


In the wake of an attack on a gay rights group in Tel Aviv, apparently pulled off by a gay teenager, has prompted a local rabbi to claim that gays are just naturally prone to violence. And the “reasoning” behind his accusation is really quite absurd.

In a Torah lesson he gave following the breakthrough in the murder investigation, Rabbi Arusi argued that human and biblical history proved that accepting and containing the phenomenon of “he and he, she and she,” as he put it, “breaches all other borders, which opens the door to violence.”

He said he learned that from the “generation of the flood,” which was the first to recognize same-sex marriages, and as a result “the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence.”

Where on earth did anyone get the idea that they were recognizing same-sex marriages during the “generation of the flood”? The Bible says no such thing. Especially since there was no such flood and it’s all a myth. And bear in mind that in Tel Aviv, Haredi wingnuts have committed violent attacks against gay pride events repeatedly. So maybe it’s fundamentalist religion that makes one prone to violence.

Comments

  1. marcus says

    “So maybe it’s fundamentalist religion that makes one prone to violence.
    I think that this has been demonstrated fairly conclusively.

  2. CaitieCat says

    So maybe it’s fundamentalist religion that makes one prone to violence.

    MAYBE? :)

  3. doublereed says

    This reminds me of the way people say that blacks are naturally more violent. Even though, you know, it was white people who beat, enslaved, maimed, lynched, and attacked black people for hundreds of years. Then somehow we turn around and say they are the violent ones.

  4. markr1957 says

    Oh come on now – you know full well those gays violently defended themselves during a perfectly legitimate religious gay bashing.

  5. says

    Yeah, because all the violence between Israelis and Palestinians since 1948 is caused by gays. So is all that sabre-rattling against Iran. And all that harassment of women trying to pray at some men-only prayer location…

    Rabbi Arusi argued that human and biblical history proved that accepting and containing the phenomenon of “he and he, she and she,” as he put it, “breaches all other borders, which opens the door to violence.”

    That’s the standard bully’s excuse, dressed up in the standard theology: “when other people do things I can’t handle, that opens the door to people like me getting violent.”

  6. grumpyoldfart says

    The sad thing is that thousands of hoi-poloi are sitting at home, nodding their heads in agreement, and making plans to persecute their fellow citizens because the rabbi has already demonized the target group.

    The priests and rabbis don’t get away with this stuff on their own – their followers (the enablers) are the real problem.

  7. Skip White says

    “you know full well those gays violently defended themselves during a perfectly legitimate religious gay bashing

    So if it’s a legitimate gay bashing, the gays have a way of shutting that whole thing down? [/sarcasm]

  8. cptdoom says

    Strange that someone who’s own religion has been attacked by the falsehoods of the blood libel and “killed Christ” claims would turn around and cast unfounded aspersions at others.

  9. Synfandel says

    “…accepting and containing the phenomenon of “he and he, she and she,” as he put it, “breaches all other borders, which opens the door to violence.”

    …accepting and containing the phenomenon of “he and he, she and she,” as he put it, “breaches all other borders, which opens the door to enlightenment.

    …accepting and containing the phenomenon of “he and he, she and she,” as he put it, “breaches all other borders, which opens the door to a career in dentistry.

    …accepting and containing the phenomenon of “he and he, she and she,” as he put it, “breaches all other borders, which opens the door to the garage.

    It all makes about the same amount of sense.

  10. Michael Heath says

    cptdoom writes:

    Strange that someone who’s own religion has been attacked by the falsehoods of the blood libel and “killed Christ” claims would turn around and cast unfounded aspersions at others.

    Actually we can predict with high confidence that if one marginalized group eventually becomes powerful, they’re eager to violate the rights of another group which lacks political power. The common thread isn’t experience, but instead whether the newly powerful group is largely populated with authoritarians; where theologically conservative religion provides extremely fertile soil to develop such sheeple.

  11. says

    Oh, yeah, well, you know who ELSE was driven to violent acts by a small, but disproportionately powerful minority of its citizens?

  12. eric says

    I’d believe that a gay teen male is more likely to be violent compared to the average. But guess what, folks, the correlation ain’t with that first adjective.

  13. yoav says

    In addition to the general stupid in the rabbi’s statement the murder suspect isn’t actually gay. According to what is alleged (they haven’t even been officially charged let alone convicted) the suspect’s brother had been raped (or had consentual sex, although since he was a minor at the time that would count as rape as well) by the man who ran the club so he went to kill him but when he wasn’t there he just started killing people indiscriminately instead.

  14. says

    “the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence.”

    And by “violence” he meant Yahweh whacked just about everyone.

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