GiB#2 | Religious Homophobes

Dr Laura Schlesinger is an observant Orthodox Jew from the U.S., who sadly enough also runs a radio show. She recently stated that "homosexuality is an abomination and cannot be condoned under any circumstance". In support of her opinions, Dr Laura quoted statements from the religious book by Leviticus.

I looked up what "cannot be condoned" means. It means it "cannot be overlooked", "cannot be forgiven". Thank you Dr Laura for the enlightenment. Also for spreading homophobia. I hope you can read through my sarcasm though, for what I really mean is "shut the fcuk up you little whore, and I hope ALL your sons and daughters turn out gay".

Hate mails put aside, today a friend forwarded me this thoughtful and well documented response to Dr. Laura, signed by Dr. Kauffman. This must-read is not just HILARIOUS, it also happens to make quite logical arguments. It teaches us that if someone waves a book at you as a means to attack you, don't just look away in shame or disdain, instead, why not open that book and chances are you'll find many reasons to wave the same book back at them!
Dear Dr. Laura:

Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's Law.

I have learned a great deal from your show, and try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind them that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination ... End of debate.

I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some other elements of God's Laws and how to follow them.

1. Leviticus 25:44 states that I may possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can't I own Canadians?

2. I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?

3. I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of Menstrual uncleanliness - Lev.15: 19-24. The problem is how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.

4. When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord - Lev.1:9. The problem is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them?

5. I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself, or should I ask the police to do it?

6. A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an abomination, Lev. 11:10, it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don't agree. Can you settle this? Are there 'degrees' of abomination?

7. Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle-room here?

8. Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev. 19:27. How should they die?

9. I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?

10. My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev.19:19 by planting two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them? Lev.24:10-16. Couldn't we just burn them to death at a private family affair, like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14)

I know you have studied these things extensively and thus enjoy considerable expertise in such matters, so I'm confident you can help.

Thank you again for reminding us that God's word is eternal and unchanging.

Your adoring fan.

James M. Kauffman, Ed.D. Professor Emeritus, Dept. Of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education University of Virginia
(Photo off the Internet)


  1. i have two thumbs. im raising, not both, but all of them. what does that mean? i have no idea..but you get the drift..

  2. bravo bravo bravo.. applause and twinkling eyes.

  3. wow! That was a big hit in the face! I love his sarcasm!

  4. AHAHAHAHAHAHA I LOVE the response :D
    James M. Kauffman, you the man!

  5. She hasn't been an orthodox jew since 2003, and she fucked up big time last August, from Wikipedia:

    Use of racial epithet
    On August 10, 2010, Anita Hanson, an African American woman married to a white man, called Schlessinger's show to ask for advice on dealing with racial comments made by acquaintances. During the call, Schlessinger used the word "nigger" 11 times, saying that using the word was not racist, and continued to use it after Hanson asked, "Is it ever OK to say that word?" Schlessinger attempted to justify her use by saying, "Black guys use it all the time." After the call Schlesinger said, "If you're that hypersensitive about color and don't have a sense of humor, don't marry out of your race."[46] One day later Schlessinger apologized.[47] Hanson questioned the motivation and sincerity of Schlessinger's apology, believing it to be result of being "caught".[48] Hanson also said that Schlessinger made no apology regarding her comments on interracial marriage.[49]
    Schlesinger announced she would end her radio show at the end of 2010:
    "I have made the decision not to do radio anymore. I want to regain my First Amendment rights. I want to be able to say what is on my mind".[50] Schlesinger stated that she will not retire.[50]


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