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National Prayer Network Special Report

JUDAISM AND HOMOSEXUALITY:
A MARRIAGE MADE IN HELL

By Rev. Ted Pike
22 Sep 06

 

Today, Judaism, more than any religion, has rejected moral judgments against homosexuality, and supports the gay agenda. Reform Judaism, representing 39 percent of American religious Jews, is now in total endorsement of sodomy. It says:

We hold that homosexuality is no longer {an abomination}; it is not a mental illness or social deviancy; it is not a perversion of the natural order. Homosexuality is not a choice or a preference; it is not something that one decides to do or abstain from doing. It is, like, heterosexuality, the way one is. As such it makes no sense on religious or moral grounds to differentiate between people on the basis of sexual orientation.

Rabbi Eric Yoffie, president of the Union For Reformed Judaism, concurs:

For the first time in history, a major rabbinical body has affirmed the Jewish validity of committed, same-gender relationships. 1

Conservative rabbis, who lead 33 percent of religious Jews, announce they will soon ordain gay rabbis and encourage homosexuality for Jewish men and women who are so inclined. 2

Orthodox Judaism, 21 percent of American religious Jews, has not yet outwardly endorsed homosexuality. In fact, it officially forbids homosexual relations between adults.

But in the Talmud, the highest religious, ethical and legal authority for Orthodox Jews, we find a very different, shocking reality: little boys under the age of nine (delectable objects of homosexual lust) are repeatedly described as incapable of “throwing guilt” on the adult who rapes them!

How does the Talmud reach such a perverted conclusion? The Talmud considers in depth the question: “What disqualifies a woman from eligibility to marry a Jewish priest?” The Old Testament says sexual immorality does. Yet the Talmud repeatedly asserts that a grown-up woman can have sex with boys under the age of nine. There is a difference of opinion among the most eminent rabbis about whether this disqualifies her from being the wife of a priest. Yet all agree that such intercourse is not sexual activity, and neither she nor the little boy have done anything wrong.

The precedent of women being encouraged into pederasty creates deep moral reverberations: a little boy is without moral protection. His rape is not even a moral issue. It is consequently not hard to imagine how Jewish homosexuals, already lusting after little boys (chickens, in their vocabulary), could find justification in the Talmud’s rationalization.

Here’s what the Talmud says. The Talmud teaches that since little boys aren’t sexually mature, molesting them has no moral implications. Because such a minor isn’t a “man” in the mature sense, the boy and his sexual predator are exempted from the Mosaic ban on homosexuality. It says, “Thou shalt not lie with mankind.” (Lev. 18:29) 3

Sanhedrin 69b summarizes: “All agree that the connection of a boy age nine years and a day is a real connection; while that of one less than eight years is not.” 4 The majority opinion in Sanh. 55a states: “Rab. said: pederasty with a child below 9 years of age is not deemed as pederasty with a child above that…” “…Rab. maintains that only he who is able to engage in sexual intercourse, may, as the passive subject of pederasty, throw guilt [upon the active offender]; while he who is unable to engage in sexual intercourse cannot…” 5

The rabbis agreed that a woman could have sexual relations with a young boy without it even being considered a sexual act: “A small boy who has intercourse with a grown-up woman makes her [as though she were] injured by a piece of wood” (Kethuboth 11b). The footnote to this passage says, “Although the intercourse of a small boy is not regarded a sexual act, nevertheless the woman is injured by it as by a piece of wood” (i.e. she has not sinned, but is perhaps disqualified from marrying a priest). 6 The Talmud discusses such female pederasty ostensibly to determine if a woman, by such intercourse, becomes disqualified to marry a priest. Yet the Talmud opens a wide gate for all Jewish child molesters, male or female, to indulge in sex with boys under nine, free from blame. After all, the Talmud nullifies the Mosaic ban on same-sex with "mankind," teaching that a sexually immature boy is not a "man." Is this not a green light for Jewish homosexuals?

Such teaching is not accidental. The ancient rabbis, sexual perverts, made careful provision for their deviant sexual indulgences. They repeatedly made the Talmud’s text crystal-clear: boys of eight, as minors, can’t “throw guilt” on the Jewish adult who is the active offender against them.

Jewish apologists absurdly argue that these passages, affirming the moral neutrality of sex with little boys, are expressions of concern to maintain the innocence of the eight year old boy who has been raped. The truth is, they mean to preserve pedophiles from guilt!

Isn’t the Talmud Outdated?

It might be objected that, just as there exist outdated practices in the Old Testament such as polygamy and capital punishment to homosexuals, so, isn’t it possible that even though the Talmud sanctions pederasty, this permission is no longer taken seriously by Orthodox Judaism?

If Talmudic Judaism had undergone a new “Age of Grace” (as did Christian Jews), making obsolete primitive, moral behaviors, the above argument might have weight.

But Judaism has not undergone such a revolution. Orthodoxy still considers those who wrote the Talmud, the Pharisees, to be the most transcendent spiritual lights Judaism will ever know. When great rabbis speak, the Talmud teaches, they do so out of memory of what they have learned in previous existence in the presence of God! So morally binding are the decrees of Talmudic sages, that when their Sanhedrin speaks through a majority, even God must go along with their decision. 7

Christ, in His vitriolic attacks on the founders of Talmudic Judaism, the Pharisees, accused them of “all uncleanness” (Matt. 23:27). By “all,” He may have implied that pederasty, even then, was endorsed and practiced by Pharisees.

Today, while Orthodox Judaism presents itself as taking a strong stand against moral perversion, its most venerated sacred literature, the Talmud, continues to provide Jews a loophole for pederasty.

Anything to Win

For 1700 years, Orthodox-Talmudic Judaism was virtually the only kind of Judaism, including within it, Hassidism or the practice of Kabbalah. In the late 18th century, Reform Judaism emerged and, a century later, Conservative. While Orthodox Judaism may seem to remain a bastion of traditional family values, as we have seen, it is not.

Perhaps it is this double standard within Orthodox Judaism’s most sacred literature that allows Orthodox Jew Abe Foxman (See, "ADL's Foxman: Man of Faith?"), head of the Anti-Defamation League, to affirm his own moral contradictions. Foxman promotes religious education in Talmud and Kabbalah for Jewish youth. Yet he gives tacit approval to male homosexuals, a high percentage of whom prey on underage boys. The boy-molesting homosexuals of the North American Man Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) are in solid agreement with the Talmud that sex with underage boys is of no moral consequence.

How can the evil leaders of Judaism today allow such a contradiction? Answer: they are so consummately evil that they will do anything to destroy Christian civilization and prevail over it—even if it means encouraging their own youth to become homosexual “shock troops."

Why Does ADL Support Homosexuality?

ADL knows the fastest way to destroy existing society is through homosexuality. Historically, no nation pervaded by sodomy endured for long. It’s for this reason that Jewish Bolshevik Bella Kuhn, conquering Hungary after the Russian Revolution in 1917, force-fed homosexuality into the curriculum of public education, transforming Hungary’s youth into moral degenerates. The same thing is happening today as ADL promotes homosexuality in our school system, even from the kindergarten level.

Several years ago, through Barnes and Noble bookstores, ADL promoted homosexuality through their “No Place for Hate” program. It encouraged families visiting the bookstores to invite a homosexual couple to their home for an evening. This would teach kids, ADL suggested, that there’s no truth in Christian judgments against sodomy. Gays, ADL says, are some of the nicest, most non-threatening folks your kids can get to know.

In major US cities, ADL indoctrinates city governments, schools, even liberal churches, that Biblical Christians are gripped by a psychiatric disorder: “homophobia.” ADL says bigoted Christians persecute homosexuals, and are motivated by “hate literature,” the Bible.

Outlawing Criticism of Sodomy

Yet ADL wants more than to persuade our children to become homosexuals. It seeks special legal protection for homosexuality, making it a “hate crime” to exhibit bias or discrimination against those who practice it. ADL wants homosexuals protected, not just in housing, employment and same-sex marriage, but even from words! ADL claims it should be illegal to even criticize same-sex behaviors in public.

To create these laws, ADL has contrived a twisted definition of hate: “bias” against homosexuality. In countries such as Canada, thanks to ADL/B’nai B’rith federal and provincial hate laws, public expressions of such bias on the air waves, print media, or even on the street corner, can mean exorbitant fines or imprisonment. If a talk show host even suggests that homosexuals have a higher rate of AIDS, he can be fined and jailed, and the radio station airing his “hate” can lose its broadcast license.

In Canadian hate crime court, only the feelings of homosexuals, not truth, matter. If a homosexual feels “intimidated” by public criticism, he can file hate crimes charges against the critic. The truth will never be allowed in court. If a Christian has been found guilty of hurting a homosexual’s feelings, he can face a $10,000 fine. If he persists in criticizing homosexuals, he may face years in prison.

Ancient Rivalry With Christianity

Why does organized Jewry, whether from Foxman on the Judaic right or Rabbi Eric Yoffie on the left, seem so intent to weaken Christian society?

It’s because Judaism, in all its branches, is but the continuation of a grudge conceived thousands of years ago by the Pharisees against Jesus and His followers. These ancient “blind guides,” the leading elite for Jews to this day, were convinced they had a divine mandate to eclipse Gentile power and dominate the nations. As long as Gentile moral values remain strong, this can never happen.

Yes, Jews could dwell at peace if they followed God’s directive to “seek the welfare of the cities where I have sent you into exile” (Jeremiah 29:7). But rabbinic Judaism wants much more than that. It intends, through eventual, uncontested power, to literally create its own messianic new world order.

Two thousand years ago, Israel rejected and crucified her first spiritual husband and only Messiah, scorning His promise of a spiritual kingdom of God in their hearts. Judaism today awaits a messiah who will share and legitimize an earthly kingdom for Jews in the most global, physical way. That is an impossible dream for a people numbering only about 15 million, unless Jewish energies are carefully focused toward destruction of the two greatest barriers to their success: Christianity and free enterprise capitalism.

Why Are Most Jews Liberals?

It is thus no mystery why Jews are predominantly liberal, Marxist, pro-homosexual, and anti-Christian. This tiny minority of 2.5 percent of the American population have gravitated toward, and succeed in controlling, media, finance, and government. This control is necessary for one great purpose: to fulfill the Talmudic dream of world dominion.

Of course, many liberal Jews are without any conception of being directed toward such global governance. No matter. What is important is that Jewish leadership, especially over the last several centuries, has supplied the premises and propaganda which directs and molds the Jewish masses, even their intellectuals, into liberal ways of thinking and reacting.

In the history of the Jews—whether in ancient Babylon or countries of Europe or the east— lies a consistent cycle of Jews being allowed into Gentile nations, becoming financially oppressive and morally corruptive, and then being expelled.

How do we explain this? Establishment historians say this cycle is entirely due to Gentile (especially Christian) bigotry. Not so. The nations of antiquity would have been just as willing as we to let Jews peacefully coexist among them. Instead, the Jews, forced to obey the overweening dictates of the Pharisees in the Talmud and Kabbalah, were always compelled to attempt to destroy the societies that sheltered them. The leaders of “organized world Jewry,” primarily the World Jewish Congress, then ADL/B’nai B’rith, continues this incitement today.

Jews as Homosexual Activists

Considering the wholesale encouragement of homosexuality, especially in Reform Judaism, it isn’t surprising that Jewish activists have spearheaded the gay rights movement. Jewish homosexuals constitute a disproportionately large percentage of leadership and staff of major homosexual organizations. Here are a few of the largest, and the Jewish-sounding names of those who run them:

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
Joe Solomonese* President
Board of Directors: Mike Berman, Marty Lieberman, Andy Linsky, Dana Perlman, Scott Weiner
Lara Schwartz, Senior Counsel
Human Rights Campaign Foundation Board: Jay Oppenheimer, Hilary Rosen, Marty Lieberman, Andrea Sharrin*
Board of Governors: Fritz Beesemyer, AJ Bockelman, Cathy Ebert, Don Epstein, Patty Fink, Glen Freedman, Christopher Stenger, Brian Stranghoner, Brian Suber, Michael Lappin, Lisa Zellner, Molli Levin

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
Board of Directors: William Weinberger (Treasurer), Judy Gluckstern (Secretary),
GLAAD Members: Ilene Chaiken, Tanya Grubich, Mark Reisbaum, Carol Rosenfeld, Steve Seidmon, Jeffrey Sosnick, Jeff Soukup, Steven Rozencraft*
Jennifer Oritz, Assoc. Director of Special Events
Jillian Waldman, Major Gifts Officer, LA
Jennifer Glenhorn,* Communications Director

Parents and Families of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

Ron Schlittler, Deputy Executive Director
Craig Ziskin, Development Director
Staff Counsel: Lara Schwartz
Directors: Carole Benowitz, Dody Goldstein, David Horowitz, Rebecca Shiff, Daniel Tepfer

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Jeff Soref, Chair
Marsha Botver, Vice Chair
Roberta Achtenberg, Senior Advisor to CEO
Loren S. Ostrow, Attorney
Paula Redd Zenan, Human Resources Commissioner
Michael Aller, Director of Tourism and Convention
Allan Horowitz, Coordinator, Out For Equity Progress
Sandi Greene, Chief Operations Officer
Roberta Sklara, Director of Communications
Monique Hoeflinger, Organizing and Training Director
Becky Levin, Senior Strategist
S. T. Cohen, Phillipe Leber, Alex Breitman, Development Interns
Todd Kimmelman, Shavla Sellars, Major Gift Officers

The Mystery of Israel

Nineteen hundred years ago, Christ characterized Jerusalem as “Sodom and Egypt” (Rev. 11:8). “Sodom” is synonymous with homosexuality.

Judaism’s false messiah, anti-Christ, in the book of Ezekiel, is described as the “profane prince of Israel” (Ezek. 21:25). He is also described as “having no regard for the desire of women” (Dan. 11:37). As Christ was celibate, so this diabolical mimic of all of Christ’s attributes will abstain from sex with a woman—yet for the wrong reason: he is a Jewish homosexual.

Judaism’s dalliance with homosexuality has existed for a long time, and will continue, until “Sodom and Egypt” of the future, like Sodom of the past, will be desolated by fire (Rev. 17:16).

Yet, from the unspeakable wickedness of liberal Jewish activism today, Christ will raise up a purified remnant of Jews who will trust in Him as passionately as their fathers reviled Him.

Most Christians know that in rejecting and crucifying Christ, Israel fell from grace into apostasy. What they don’t comprehend is the abysmal depth and darkness of that apostasy! They do not really perceive what Christ meant when He said to the Jews, “Your house is left unto you desolate” (Matt. 23:38).

At the same time, the mortal mind can’t truly comprehend the astounding grace of Christ to redeem and resurrect the descendants of today’s anti-Christ Jewish activists.

St. Paul calls the whole saga of Israel a “mystery” (Rom. 11:25). God hasn’t allowed Judaism to become so evil in order to confirm the claim of anti-Semites—that Jews are the most degenerate of races. Rather, the “mystery” of their apostasy, and eventual redemption, testifies to His astonishing mercy.

If He will someday resurrect a whole nation from the most abysmal spiritual darkness, then who are you and I to think our sins too black for Him to cleanse? As He will restore the repentant remnant to His favor for a thousand years (See, "Bible Prophecy Made Simple"), each one of us, though we may have alienated Him very deeply, can find intimate friendship with Him now and for eternity. How? By repenting and trusting Him for the rest of our lives.

This is the whole purpose of our existence—to discover the One who created us and become His friend forever.

Someday, the Jewish remnant will indeed come to Christ, after enduring the greatest suffering in the history of mankind.

That’s not necessary for you. You can trust Him now.


Endnotes:

*Likely but not certain to be a Jewish name

1 Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) Responsum, 1996, plus comment by Rabbi Eric Yoffie, quoted by Religious Action Center of Reformed Judaism.
2 Forward, “Key Rabbis Say Conservative Judaism Will Lift Gay Ban,” Jennifer Siegel, Aug 25, 2006.
3 Sanhedrin 52b asserts that sex with a minor is exempt from punishment.


4 Sanhedrin 69b says sex with a boy of younger than eight is not really sex.


5 Sanhedrin 55a says pederasty with a boy younger than nine is morally neutral.


6 Kethuboth 11b states underage boys can’t throw guilt on those who sexually assault them.


7 The Talmud relates how Moses ascended to heaven and there beheld Rabbi Akiba (still unborn) expounding the Torah “in a wondrous manner” (Menachoth 29b). By majority decision, the most eminent Talmudic rabbis could overturn anything Moses said. If a particular rabbi was acclaimed by his fellow Pharisees as the greatest of that generation, then “he is, by virtue of his position as chief of the courts of justice, invested with the same authority as Moses (Sifra, Deut. 1:53; R. H. 25ab). Even when they decide that left should be right, or right left, when they are mistaken, or misled in their judgment, they must be obeyed (R. H. 25a). Heaven itself kneels to the authority of the earthly court of justice…” (“Authority,” Jewish Encyclopedia, p. 337).

 


Rev. Ted Pike is director of the National Prayer Network, a Christian/conservative watchdog organization.

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