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Rabbis repudiate homosexuality in military

850 rabbis: ‘Gays’ in military ‘rebellion against God’

Sens. Lieberman, Levin condemned for role in ‘abominable legislation’

More than 800 orthodox rabbis from across the U.S. and Canada are speaking out against an amendment to repeal the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, saying it constitutes a rebellion against God.

The House and the Senate Armed Services Committee voted in May to include an amendment to the Defense Authorization Bill that would repeal the military’s ban on homosexuals serving openly.

Rabbi Yehuda Levin, spokesman on family issues for the Rabbinical Alliance of America, representing the views of approximately 850 orthodox rabbis, issued a statement ahead of the expected full Senate vote.

“Decent Bible-believing family people have been increasingly outraged by the cravenness of many politicians in their mad dash to turn timeless values on their heads, by advancing homosexual adoption, domestic partnerships, civil unions, ‘marriage’ and ‘Heather Has Two Mommies,'” he wrote.

“The next slice of the salami – the koshering of volitional homosexual activity, along with all aspects of the homosexual culture, throughout the U.S. military – constitutes a rebellion against G-d and demoralizes both military and civilian society,” he added. “We condemn the inherent antipathy, intolerance and even belligerence toward the essential religious liberties of Bible adherents.”
Levin argued that Bible-believers will find themselves faces with insurmountable challenges if they choose to serve in the military.

“How queer that politically correct ‘equality’-fanatics in the military, who have already recognized the ‘religious rights’ of Wiccans, would single out traditional Bible-believers to be the object of their zero-tolerance policies,” he wrote. “This will render it nigh impossible for Bible adherents to serve in the military.”

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