Skip to comments.Lesbian “Rabbis” Await New Generation
Posted on 09/04/2001 8:44:09 AM PDT by Starmaker
This week, the normally respectable Jewish Week newspaper ran an ecstatic, obsequious panegyric to the careers of a group of mambo priestesses described as Lesbian rabbis. In a gushing review of Lesbian Rabbis: The First Generation, reporter David Belasco lionizes the efforts of ultra-feminists who led the way (to where?) in forcing open homosexuality upon society. These pioneering Lesbian Rabbis were all drawn to the pulpits of the Reform and Reconstructionist movements by their myriad passions for Yiddish, Zionism, textual studies or social justice, not by any motivation to observe G-d´s commandments or to accept the yoke of Torah and mitzvot. On the contrary, flouting rabbinical authority and undermining the divine source of scripture has always been the primary objective of radical feminism and homosexualism. They compose prayers borrowing Hebraic liturgical phraseology and incorporate Judaic symbols to accommodate a manufactured religion, which resembles Judaism as much as Santería voodoo resembles Catholicism.
The rabbinical lesbian priestesses like to invoke analogies between their formerly closeted, hidden sexual activities and the clandestine worship of the Jewish conversos during the Spanish Inquisition. The problem with this analogy, is that the conversos risked their lives to continue the worship of the one true G-d, to maintain the integrity of divine revelation from generation to generation, to ponder on the truths of eternity. They were prepared to give up their lives for the sanctification of G-d´s holy name. This is not the same as sneaking away to have sex. Lesbians also like to invoke a tricky little loophole to justify their conduct: female homosexuality is not explicitly condemned by scripture, as male homosexuality is (Leviticus 18:22). Female homosexuality is, however, forbidden by rabbinic law as part of the general prohibition against sexual debauchery, There shall be no promiscuity among the daughters of Israel, neither shall there be promiscuity among the sons of Israel. (Deuteronomy 23:18) Lesbian activity is forbidden by Jewish law as an issur me´de´rabannan (a rabbinic prohibition) rather than an issur me´de´oraisa (a scriptural prohibition).
In plain English, this means it is a sin. It is wrong. It is not something to be celebrated or applauded.
The author of Lesbian Rabbis: The First Generation takes a gratuitous pot-shot at the Jewish Theological Seminary of Conservative Judaism, blasting their vestigial shreds of traditional morality: Until the Conservative movement bites the bullet and accepts gays and lesbians, there will still be a first generation. But this has nothing whatever to do with the policies of the JTS, (those stubborn Orthodox will always be there) but with biological reality. Every generation of homosexuals, by definition, must be a first generation. All the gays and lesbians who ever walked this earth were the result of a heterosexual relationship. No gay or lesbian couple can produce offspring without some third-party assistance. Homosexuals who desire to become parents symbiotically require a population of dysfunctional heterosexual untermenschen who will supply them with abused and neglected children to adopt. Lesbians have the equipment to grow their own babies, but must have stud service. But even this grotesque scenario is not without complications. My son, a heterosexual rabbi of the Orthodox denomination, was wheeling his baby daughter through the mall when he was accosted by a total stranger, another proud papa with a wallet full of baby pictures. After admiring each other´s babies, the proud papa confessed to my son that his little girl was being raised by two mommies, to whom he had provided a syringe of his sperm. Of course, he explained, the two mommies kept him up-to-date on Heather´s development, sending photos for him to display to anyone he might run into at the mall.
But the adoption of other people´s children to be raised in gay families is no guarantee that these children will grow up to become gay themselves. We are constantly told that homosexuals are born that way, but no gay gene has yet been discovered. However, with more openly gay people in positions (such as: teacher, minister, priest, rabbi, scout leader, etc.) where they can be role models and mentors to sexually insecure young people, they will have more opportunities to recruit the next generation. Anyone who objects to this societal restructuring for reasons of scriptural morality must be, well, a homophobe, which is a sin even greater than racism. After all, we are told, the Bible condones slavery, (well, not really) says witches must not be allowed to live, and recommends the death penalty for everything from Sabbath-breaking to teenage rebellion. Oh no, the Bible is certainly a "cruel and unusual" document which enlightened, progressive humans must discard! This attitude contradicts the enthusiasm the feminist rabbis have for public Torah readings, but that is something they have yet to explain.
Whats going to happen when the adopted children of these brave new homosexual families grow up, and reveal that some homosexual families can be just as dysfunctional as they claim the straight families are? What happens when these gay children grow up and discover that they were born straight? Will there be multimillion-dollar lawsuits, shocking autobiographies, and appearances on TV talk shows to reveal the horror of childhood sexual trauma? Imagine teenage Heather coming home: Mom! Mom! You´ll never believe this guy I met at the mall! Now, this may be a worst-case scenario, but even the most optimistic projections of this brave new social experimentation will probably not yield a large crop of born and raised homosexuals from completely gay families.
For the Lesbian Rabbis to call themselves the biggest social revolution in Judaism in the last several decades is the epitome of elitism and arrogance. The greatest social revolution in Judaism over the last generation has not been the ordination, by the most liberal denominations, of a handful of deviants, but the immense growth of Orthodoxy, not only by natural increase, but by thousands of estranged Jews returning to their ancient roots. Hasidic Judaism, declared virtually extinct after the Holocaust, is today experiencing a population explosion as its members follow the commandment to be fruitful and multiply and raise large families of many children, children who will grow up in the faith of the patriarchs and the matriarchs.
This is the hope of the next Jewish generation, and of many generations to come.
Yeah, that's the ticket - we need more fatherless homes, not less.
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