Monday, July 6, 2015

Mark Dankof under fire for daring to say Jews behind gay marriage — which they themselves proclaim!

Commentary – Our own Mark Dankof has come under fire in Jewish publications such as the Jerusalem Post (immediately below) for daring to say the unspeakable (by gentiles, at least): Jews are responsible for gay marriage. However, many of these same Jewish media outlets make the same proclamation, as the two ensuing articles make clear. 

Lutheran pastor says Jews to blame for destroying Christian values after US approves gay marriage

The pastor insists that Jewish influence and money were being used to destroy Christian culture and values globally.

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White House lights up after gay marriage ruling. (photo credit:REUTERS)
Mark Dankof, a Lutheran pastor and political activist, declared the Jews to blame for the Supreme Court’s ruling on Friday which declared any law to ban gay marriage unconstitutional.
Speaking to reporters from Iran’s Press TV, Dankof insisted that Jewish influence and money were being used to destroy Christian culture and values globally.
“It should not be ignored that the victories for abortion on demand and LGBT rights are reflective of the disproportionate influence of Jewish power, money, and activism in the United States,” he declared.
“The key Jewish role played in the mainstreaming of abortion, LGBT, and pornography in the United States may be documented in Google search, especially in looking at the Frankfurt School and its Institute for Social Research,” added Dankof.
Dankof declared that Russian President Vladamir Putin is one of few national leaders who recognize the threat of Jewish power.
“I believe Mr. Putin is a key ingredient in destroying this global threat, and restoring cultural integrity and national sovereignty to his country, and providing a model for defeating the Zionist agenda globally,” he concluded.
Prior to the Supreme Court decision there were 13 states with official gay marriage bans in place. These bans have now been declared unconstitutional and same-sex couples will be allowed to marry freely across the United States.
The ruling is the latest milestone in the gay rights movement. In 2010, Obama signed a law allowing gays to serve openly in the US military. In 2013, the high court ruled unconstitutional a 1996 US law that declared for the purposes of federal benefits marriage was defined as between one man and one woman.

Jewish groups celebrate Supreme Court’s legalization of gay marriage nationwide

Same-sex marriage supporters celebrate outside the Supreme Court on June 26. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON (JTA) – How often do you get the opportunity to pack “109 years,” #LoveWins and the colors of the rainbow into 140 characters?
That’s how the American Jewish Committee celebrated the Supreme Court ruling Friday extending marriage rights to gays throughout the United States.
“For 109 years AJC has stood for liberty and human rights,” its tweet said. “Today is a happy day for that proud tradition ‪#LoveWins.” It was punctuated with a heart emoticon splashed rainbow colors.
The contrast between an organization founded at the launch of the last century celebrating the rights embraced by Americans only at the launch of this one was emblematic of the glee with which much of the Jewish establishment reacted to the ruling.
The Anti-Defamation League, in its own tweet, left out its age (102) but also got in the hashtag, #LoveWins, and that funny little heart.
Thirteen Jewish groups, among them organizations representing the Reform, Reconstructionist and Conservative streams, were among the 25 joining the amicusbrief the ADL filed in Obergefell v. Hodges.
The preeminence of Jewish groups among those backing the litigants was not a surprise. In recent decades, much of the Jewish establishment has embraced gay marriage as a right equivalent to the others it has advocated, including racial equality, religious freedoms and rights for women.
Multiple groups, in their statements, cited the passage in Genesis that states humans were created “in the image of God,” which has for decades been used by Jewish civil rights groups to explain their activism.
“Jewish tradition reminds us that we were all created equally, b’tzelem Elohim, in the ‘image of God’ (Genesis 1:27), and also shows us that marriage is a sacred responsibility, not only between the partners, but also between the couple and the larger community,” the Conservative movement’s Rabbinical Assembly said in a statement.
Groups also were looking to next steps in advancing LGBT rights, including in the workplace.
“You can now legally marry in all 50 states and put your wedding photo on your desk and be fired and have no recourse in the federal courts,” Rabbi Jonah Pesner, who directs the Reform movement’s Religious Action Center, told JTA.
“We hope this will energize and inspire a bipartisan effort to end discrimination in the work place,” he said, specifying the “T” in LGBT — for transgendered people. “People should not be discriminated in the workplace because of expression of gender.”
The notion that the decision would propel a broader debate about LGBT rights concerned the Orthodox Union, which in a carefully worded statement noted that it adhered to the traditional definition of marriage as between a man and a woman, but also recognized “that no religion has the right to dictate its beliefs to the entire body politic.”
The OU, like other more conservative religious groups, was wary of new liberties that could infringe on its ability to hire officials who hew to their belief systems.
“Will the laws implementing today’s ruling and other expansions of civil rights for LGBT Americans contain appropriate accommodations and exemptions for institutions and individuals who abide by religious teachings that limit their ability to support same-sex relationships?” the group said in its statement.
The OU did not file an amicus brief in the Supreme Court case. Agudath Israel of America did, opposing gay marriage.
The Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the consensus-driven public policy umbrella, recognized sensitivities on both sides in its statement.
“We call for sensitivity and civility in this debate, understanding that the vast majority on all sides are people of good will,” it said. “Adjusting to change is not always easy or swift.”



Biden: Jewish leaders drove gay marriage changes

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Biden: Jewish leaders drove gay marriage changes

Speaking at Jewish American Heritage Month reception, US vice president says Jewish values are essential part of who Americans are
Associated Press
Published: 05.23.13, 07:29
US Vice President Joe Biden is praising Jewish leaders for helping change American attitudes about gay marriage and other issues.
Biden said culture and arts changed people’s attitudes. He cited social media and the old NBC TV series “Will and Grace” as examples of what helped changed attitudes on gay marriage.
Biden said, “Think – behind of all that, I bet you 85% of those changes, whether it’s in Hollywood or social media, are a consequence of Jewish leaders in the industry.”
Biden said the influence was immense and that those changes had been for the good.Biden spoke Tuesday night at a Jewish American Heritage Month reception hosted by the Democratic National Committee. He said Jewish values were an essential part of who Americans are.

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