The G-d of the Israelites Says Don’t Lie With A Man As With A Woman; Why It Matters

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In the final two readings of a recent Saturday’s Torah portion (Acharei Mos (after the death)), G-d told the Hebrews that incest, bestiality, and homosexuality were prohibited sexual activities and that the Canaanite nations defiled themselves by engaging in these forbidden and abominable practices. Refraining from engaging in these practices is the subject of at least 25 of the 613 Mitzvot (commandments) that Jews are required to adhere to in their daily lives.

Jewish and Christian moral-values conservatives should read this Torah portion because it reinforces why we find homosexual marriage to be abominable. We should never surrender our brains to homosexual marriage regardless of whether judicial oligarchs impose it or whether a political action committee executes a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign to manipulate a majority of voters into approving it at the ballot box.

Leviticus 18:22 states:  “Thou shalt not lay with a man as one lays with a woman, it is an abomination!” This reinforces why MassResistance founder Brian Camenker fought hard against the imposition of homosexual marriage in Massachusetts, even after the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled in 2003 that the state constitution required it. Then-governor Mitt Romney’s unconstitutional and illegal directive in April 2004 to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to print new marriage licenses and his legal counsel’s directive to the justices of the peace that they must perform same-sex marriages or “face personal liability” or be fired explains why Camenker played a major role in derailing Mitt Romney’s 2008 presidential campaign. We should be thankful MassResistance continues to fight against the LGBTQ movement’s insane agenda (which includes but is not limited to homosexual marriage, Big Tranny’s gender-bending insanity, the reparative therapy counseling ban, and Drag Queen Story Hour).

Drag Queen Story Hour is the LGBTQ movement’s latest mutation. This involves grown men reading stories to children in libraries while dressed in women’s clothing. I would like to commend my new friend Keith Davis for his efforts to catalogue and expose this insanity when it reared its ugly head at the Greenfield Public Library on April 20. It is bad enough that the Boston Public Library is funding its monthly appearances in its various branches, now they set up a GoFundMe account to expand its reach to other libraries in Massachusetts. 

In a 1995 guest column published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram, Chabad of South Bay Rabbi Eli Hecht warned about the nascent movement to obtain state sanction of homosexual marriage. Rabbi Hecht found it disturbing that homosexuals wanted to obtain state recognition of their aberrant behavior. Rabbi Hecht declared that we do not need to apologize for calling same-sex sexual activity an abomination. Homosexual behavior is wrong and unnatural and no sanction by any governmental organ or judicial oligarch could change that. Genesis 2:24 says a man shall leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife and they shall become one flesh. It is bad enough that people would try to thumb their noses at G-d’s law by engaging in homosexual acts in the privacy of their homes. We should not be enabling this desecration of G-d’s law and aberrant behavior by putting homosexuality on the same level as marriage between a man and a woman.

Someone once asked me if there were secular reasons why a person should oppose the Rainbow Jihad’s agenda. I would think that opposing the Rainbow Jihad’s agenda because it countermands G-d’s law is more than sufficient to justify opposing it based on Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers) 1:3 “Be not like servants who serve their master for the sake of receiving a reward.” Nevertheless, secular arguments against homosexuality serve as useful secondary arguments to reinforce G-d’s commandment. Former Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center urologist Dr. Paul Church objected to the hospital’s promotion of “gay pride” activities as contrary to the higher mission of the health care facility to protect the public welfare and encourage healthy lifestyles.

Dr. Church cited irrefutable medical evidence that high-risk sexual practices common to the LGBT community lead to (among other things) a higher incidence of HIV/AIDS, other sexually transmitted diseases, hepatitis, parasitic infections, anal cancers, and psychiatric disorders. Homosexuals account for a purported 3.5% of America’s population yet male-on-male homosexual sex accounts for 63% of all HIV/AIDS infections and 83% of all syphilis cases. Not only does homosexual sex violate G-d’s law, it also carries with it severe risks to one’s personal health.

Do you find all of this tiresome? Pride yourself on a live-and-let-live approach?

The beginning of my evolution towards moral-values conservatism and active opposition to the LGBTQ agenda took place when I saw that the LGBTQ movement was not content with my indifference about its members’ aberrant behavior.  Drag Queen Story Hour is the most in-your-face recent example. But there are others, such as banning psychologists from counseling patients against unwanted same-sex attractions and forcing bakers to either bake cakes for homosexual weddings or pay $135,000 in fines. These examples led Blaze TV media personality Steve Deace to coin the term “the Rainbow Jihad” to describe the ruthlessness exhibited by the LGBTQ movement in silencing public religious expression and forcing people to knuckle under to the LGBTQ movement’s demands.

For Team Rainbow, your silence is not an option.


Joshua Norman is an Auburndale resident serving as the Newton Republican Ward 4 Ward Chairman.