Rabbi Noson Leiter has blamed the
devastation of Hurricane Sandy on passage of a gay marriage law in
Leiter, the executive director of the
Orthodox Jewish organization Torah Jews For Decency, called Sandy
“divine justice” during an appearance on Crosstalk radio.
“[T]he Great Flood in the time of
Noah,” Leiter asserted, “was triggered by the recognition of
“The Lord will not bring another
flood to destroy the entire world but He could punish particular
areas with a flood, and if we look at the same-gender marriage
recognition movement that's occurring, that certainly is a message
for us to learn,” he said.
Leiter added that Lower Manhattan
caught the wrath of the storm in New York because it is “one of the
national centers of homosexuality.” (The video is embedded on this
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Torah Jews for Decency campaigned
heavily against passage of New York's marriage equality law last
year. The group joined others in filing an unsuccessful legal bid to
overturn the law.
marriage to blame for Hurricane Sandy, John McTernan says.)