Friday, November 09, 2007

Agudath Yisroel: Pathetic whiners

I like the idea of Ze Nehene Vze Lo Chaser which roughly means that when someone else benefits, and you lose nothing, you should keep quiet. Unfortunately, Agudas Yisroel does not appear to be of the same mind

Report: The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill banning workplace discrimination against gays.... [snip] Agudath Israel of America, expressed regret at the passage, saying it did not go far enough in protecting religious employers.

Protection? Protection from what? Having gay people in your office? Oooooooh. Newsflash: I'll bet you 1 million dollars that Agudath Yisroel already employees at least one closeted homosexual. And amazingly enough the world continues to spin on its axis.

Anyway, the claim/worry that the rights of Jewish employers are jeopardized by this legislation is completely bogus. Jews have no religious imperative to oppress homosexuals. We aren't banned by Jewish law from associating with them, or from hiring them. You can work side by side with a homosexual without offending Jewish law. To do so, is perfectly and completely mutar. And, because we have no religious imperative to avoid homosexuals, no religious right of ours is imperilled by this legislation.

In other words, Agudath Yisroel are a bunch of whiny bigots.

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