Biden: Jewish Leaders Helped Same-Gender Marriage Succeed

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bidenThe Washington Post reports:  Jewish leaders in the media are in large part responsible for American acceptance of same-gender marriage, Vice President Biden said Tuesday night.

“I believe what affects the movements in America, what affects our attitudes in America are as much the culture and the arts as anything else,” he said at a Democratic National Committee reception for Jewish American Heritage Month. He cited social media and the sitcom “Will and Grace,” giving Jews a large part of the credit for both.

“I bet you 85 percent of those changes, whether it’s in Hollywood or social media are a consequence of Jewish leaders in the industry,” he said. “The influence is immense, the influence is immense. And, I might add, it is all to the good. ”

The vice president also praised Jewish contributions to science, immigration reform, the civil-rights movement, the arts, the law and to feminism.

“I think you vastly underestimate the impact you’ve had on the development of this nation,” he said. “We’re a great country because of the contributions and most importantly because of Jewish heritage and the values you brought.”

The praise was so profuse that New York Magazine’s Jonathan Chait found it worrisome, noting that white supremacists are already taking Biden’s speech as evidence of a secret Jewish conspiracy.

Source: THE WASHINGTON POST

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16 COMMENTS

  1. Is he saying that those of us who oppose same-gender marriage are white supremacists? WE are not we just follow the Torah.

  2. Wow so our brothers in Hollywood who produce decadent movies are the blame!!! Quite a statement from Biden.

  3. Jews are a minority of a minority and the ones who were for this toeivah were, for sure, wayward Jews. Sure, Jews were not the ones to make this happen. Jews/Torah tzivah lanu Moshe!

  4. What a shanda, disgrace, chillul Hashem.

    The orthodox people honored as part of this (‘Jewish American Heritage Month’) today should speak out to show that they are not part or proud of such garbage.

  5. The thing is, whatever we Jews get involved in, we are the leaders. We are of course among the leading liberal voices. But Jews were also leaders among the neo-conservatives–Podhoretz, Kristol, etc.

    It happens to be the case, however, that most Jews are secular (sorry, but it’s true), and most secular Jews are liberal.

    An exception to our leadership role is the world of sports. We aren’t among the leading athletes, though we do excel among sports executives and owners.

  6. To the many excellent comments here, which superbly exclaimed how this is a horrendous frightening Chilul Hashem, of course, I empathetically say:

    TRIPLE OF TRIPLE OF TRIPLE DITTOES!!!!!!!!

  7. On November 24, 2010, at http://matzav.com/making-a-kiddush-hashem-social-issues-and-politics, Matzav published a long essay titled “Making A Kiddush Hashem: Social Issues and Politics.” In it, in very extensive detail, I discussed this terrible problem that the comments here are pointing out.

    B’Ezras Hashem, I will reprint here the concluding section of that article.

    We just demonstrated in great detail how these themes of morality, specifically these three subjects of stopping abortion, stopping Toeiva, and creationism, are key central areas of our own Torah. As such, we ourselves, with our duty to be a Light to the Nations, should already be heavily championing these issues. That there are many non-Jewish groups that are out fighting for these causes, certainly gives us much, much more of a Chov Kodesh – a sacred obligation – to make a Kiddush HaShem and show our own strong support of these items.

    Instead though, the exact opposite has been happening: non-Jewish conservative/religious oriented groups are the ones who are championing for the moral issues, while numerous Jewish organizations are pushing for all the immoral positions. This is extremely sad and greatly bizarre; it can well be termed: “The big lie of history.”

    When I began my career in the yeshiva world, I was privileged to attend Yeshiva Ner Yisroel in Baltimore. I was in a special Shiur – a special class – for beginners, which was given by by Rav Chaim Dovid Lapidus, Sh’lita. As it was a beginners Shiur, we often had little discussions about various general Hashkafa topics – topics about what our general outlook needs to be. One of these chats was about this phenomenon; the year was 1970, which was just at the end of the decade of the 1960s, that turbulent era of vehement rebellions against the “old order” of life. Rav Lapidus related how it was Jews who were at the forefront of all these radical leftist movements; I can never forget how he thus exclaimed:

    ” . . . AND IT’S A TERRIBLE CHILLUL HASHEM!!”

    Several years latter, I was privileged to attend several of the weekly Thursday night lectures by Rav Avigdor Miller, ZT’L. The year was 1979, and one of the major issues in the Jewish world then was that a certain Nazi group had been given, by a decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, official government permission to stage a massive march and demonstration in the town of Skokie, Illinois. Skokie, Illinois is a large suburb of the city of Chicago; it has a large population of Jewish people, very many of whom are survivors of the World War II Holocaust.

    So this planned Nazi march was not some little secret gathering that they were going to make in some back woods enclave in a rural area countryside. Instead, it was to be a major demonstration right in the middle of one of the most major urban metropolitan areas of the world. It was thus obviously intended to be a public declaration of the great power and success of the contemporary Nazi movement. It was also to be done right in the face of a large Jewish community of people who had just recently endured the excruciating horror of the Nazi halls of sadistic torture. It was thus obviously meant to be a fiendish teasing and taunting of our emaciated people.

    Understandably, the American Jewish community was severely alarmed; in the back of everyone’s mind was the chilling thought of the anxiety of “‘It’ could happen here!!”

    During that time, Rav Miller gave several lectures in which he mentioned the problem and taught us many key principles of what our Hashkafa – our outlook – needs to be. He was especially incensed about the fact that it was Jews — lawyers of the A.C.L.U. (the American Civil Liberties Union) “with Jewish sounding names” — who had argued the Nazi’s case before the US Supreme Court and had thus pressured the court to grant the permit for the march.

    During one of the times when he was discussing this issue, the tape on which the lecture was being recorded finished. As we heard the closing click of the recording machine, Rav Miller remarked: “The tape has finished; that’s good, because what I am going to say is not to be public.”

    Then, he literally took off. In a voice chocking with anger, he bitterly related that in 19th and early 20th Century Germany, the Reform/secularized Jews actively attempted to push and promote various liberal trends which would weaken and break down German society. So when Hitler and his Nazis latter took over the government and began their campaign of propaganda of saying that “the Jews” were ruining the country, “the middle class Germans (thought in their minds that Hitler was correct and thus) did not stand up for them!”

    “THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED IN GERMANY, AND THE SAME THING IS HAPPENING HERE!!!”

    “ITALIANS ARE ABHORRED THAT THE NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL WANTS TO GIVE EQUAL RIGHTS TO (THE TOEIVA PEOPLE)!!! AND WHO ARE THE LEADERS OF (THE TOEIVA PEOPLE)??? JEWS!!!”

    I recently saw a little bit of what Rav Miller had warned about. A couple of months ago, the (television) “History Channel” (web site: history.com) put on a documentary program about the growing problem of neo-Nazi hate groups in our country. The program showed a visit to the camp of one of these groups; the spokesman for the group bluntly stated and repeated several times, their philosophy:

    “WE DON’T WANT JEWS, AND WE DON’T WANT QUEERS!!”

    “WE DON’T WANT JEWS, AND WE DON’T WANT QUEERS!!”

    “WE DON’T WANT JEWS, AND WE DON’T WANT QUEERS!!”

    In a few months, will be going through the Yamim Noraim – the Days of Awe – when we will be begging HaShem: “Elokaynu Valokay Avosaynu, M’loch Al Kol HaOlam Kulo Bichvodecha!” – “Our G-D and G-D of our fathers, rule over the entire world completely with Your honor!”

    Obviously, if we want HaShem to do this — to remove wickedness from the earth, to restore goodness to the earth, and to rule over the world with His honor — we need to show Him that we really do want Him to do it. Certainly one of the first of the key items we need to do to show that we do want goodness returned to the world is for us to correct this big lie of history.

  8. #15, Yisroel F: Very good comment, but these renegade Jews are not the emmesse yidden; they are the gilgulim of the Erev Rav. There is a little book written by a Rabbi Salomon titled: “The Erev Rav, 3000 years of Treachery”. He writes that all the movements and isms were all the making of the Erev Rav throughout the centuries, and just like we paid for the sin of the eigel hazahav, perpetrated by them, we have been paying the price for all these ‘isms’ (communism, socialism, and all the other movements). The assimilated and ignorant Jews today follow because they know so little of what being a Yid is.

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