Rabbi Surprises FOX News Panel w/ 'Duck Dynasty' Slam
Rather than towing the FOX party line, Rabbi Boteach calls out the Duck Dynasty for their dangerous and hypocritical anti-gay rhetoric--and members of the FOX panel aren't happy about it.
Take a look! (Skip to 2:11)
Boteach says (in a transcription from Raw Story):
“The religious person hears a calling. It’s not career, it’s not about them, it’s about the wider contribution they can make to society in general. And that breeds humility.”
“But on this with Duck Dynasty, they’ve done tremendous damage to religion,” he added. “We have to stop making religion in America about bashing gays. They just have to forswear that stupid comment about comparing homosexuality to bestiality.”
And Boteach was just warming up: “You see the problem in America is we overlook all the heterosexual guys who are raping women, one in five, on the campus. We saw this terrible statistic that in Alaska…”
The rabbi was probably going to make a point about Alaskan women being raped at a rate three times the national average, but Carlson and Griffith cut him off.
“I don’t think that’s what they’re about,” Griffith argued.
“Bashing gays is not religion!” Boteach shot back. “What is religion is family dinners and combating the divorce rate.”
Well said, Rabbi!
What do you think of his comments?