Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Jewish Republicans blast Yoffie

Yoffie should apologize. But in his (and Reform's) mind anti-homosexuality is equivalent to anti-Jews. That is a fact he can't deny.

JTA:

The Republican Jewish Coalition blasted a Reform movement leader for comparing religious right groups to Hitler in their treatment of gays and lesbians. We cannot forget that when Hitler came to power in 1933, one of the first things that he did was ban gay organizations, Rabbi Eric Yoffie, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, said Saturday. Matt Brooks, RJCs executive director, called the remarks absolutely outrageous, unacceptable and offensive. To have the respected head of a major Jewish organization equate other people of faith with Hitler and the Nazis should not be tolerated in this society, Brooks said. URJ spokeswoman Emily Grotta said Yoffie was making a historical reference. He did not say the religious right was akin to Hitler, she said.
posted by Yeshiva Orthodoxy
at 9:47 PM

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