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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Rabbi Removes Anti-Christian Anti-Tebow Blog Post

Religious leaders say the darndest things, whether it’s Christian televangelists claiming that the Haitian earthquake was caused by a pact with the devil, or Muslim clerics claiming that earthquakes are caused by women in sexy clothing. But of the three Monotheistic faiths, you would think that Jews (being the most persecuted minority in the West) would be the least likely to spew religious bigotry.

Rabbi Joshua Hammerman would prove you wrong.

This left-leaning Rabbi released an anti-Christian blog post earlier this week bashing evangelical quarterback Tim Tebow. Apparently if he were to win the Super Bowl, evangelical Christians would cause all hell to break loose here in America.
If Tebow wins the Super Bowl, against all odds, it will buoy his faithful, and emboldened faithful can do insane things, like burning mosques, bashing gays and indiscriminately banishing immigrants. While America has become more inclusive since Jerry Falwell’s first political forays, a Tebow triumph could set those efforts back considerably.
Good grief! Seems like Hammerman has evangelical Christians confused with radical Muslims.

As could be expected, this post caused a serious backlash against Hammerman, as over the past week, in response to negative feedback, he removed the offending paragraph, then the entire blog post, then deleted his entire blog.

The Jewish Week, which publishes his blog, later issued an apology, as did Hammerman. Of course, one can only assume that Hammerman is only sorry that what he wrote caused such offense, and not for writing what he wrote in the first place, which makes his apology all the more insincere and cowardly.