Tuesday, June 30, 2015

RCA protest on same gender marriage ruling

Jun 26, 2015 -- The Rabbinical Council of America expresses deep concern over today's ruling of the Supreme Court of the United States regarding same-sex marriage.

While recognizing the civil rights of all who live in a democratic country as well as the diversity of religious and political opinions in a multireligious society, the RCA rejects the Court's redefinition of marriage. Marriage is an institution defined by the Bible and subsequent religious codes and it is upon the foundation of traditional family life that our society has been built for millennia.

We are sobered by the response of Chief Justice John Roberts, that "people of faith can take no comfort in the treatment they receive from the majority today" and are alarmed about the threat articulated by Justice Samuel A. Alito that the majority opinion "will be used to vilify Americans who are unwilling to assent to the new orthodoxy. In the course of its opinion, the majority compares traditional marriage laws to laws that denied equal treatment for African-Americans and women. The implications of this analogy will be exploited by those who are determined to stamp out every vestige of dissent."

We call on the United States government to ensure, in the words of Justice Anthony Kennedy, '"hat religious organizations and persons are given proper protection as they seek to teach the principles that are so fulfilling and so central to their lives and faiths."

Rabbi Leonard Matanky, president of the RCA said, "We remind all Americans of faith, Jewish and non-Jewish, that no court can change God's immutable law. We will redouble our efforts to use persuasion to make the case for God's eternal truths about the nuclear family and the bond between husband and wife. We stand committed not to lose faith in faith itself, and hope that others who cherish God's teaching will join us."


  1. This is the beginning of a dark time. The gay lobby is very bitter towards organized religion and will use its new status to persecute those who don't share its permissive attitude.

  2. When you start talking about how important itbis to call police by a molestation issue then we may take u serious by other issues.

  3. Are Jews repeating the mistake of the Romans?

    "Social status [in ancient Rome] was defined
    in part by the food served at a banquet.

    The more numerous, varied and expensive the
    dishes a host served, the more impressive
    he seemed to his guests.

    It was not unusual, therefore, for some
    people to spend more than they could afford
    on food for such occasions, causing them
    to go into debt."

    The Roman Empire, chapter 3, page 35,
    by Don Nardo, year 2006 CE.

  4. Rabbi Moshe Feinstein (born 1895 CE in Belarus, died 1986 CE in NYC) referred to homosexuality as: “one of the most disgusting and depraved of all sins” and “repulsive” and “a most severe sin against the Torah” and “this detestable wicked sin” and “a great embarrassment for the person and for his entire family” in his Sefer Igros Moshe, chelek Orach Chaim, volume 4, siman 115 :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)