June 28, 2013
Rabbi: Only messiah can straighten out gay ruling
A few stragglers took a bit longer to formulate their responses to the landmark Supreme Court decision this week on gay marriage.
Someone also forwarded me the video response below from an unidentified-yet-very-disappointed Orthodox rabbi with a talent for metaphor. After rehearsing the biblical story of Bilaam — the lesson, if I understand correctly, is that if a donkey engages you in conversation, don’t talk back — he gets to the point.
OK, fine. But what if those pieces aren’t wood, but metal? What then?
But all is not lost. This decision, the rabbi says, has brought humanity so low that it can only herald the End of Days. Maybe, the rabbi says — and here I suspect his metaphorical instinct was entirely unintentional — the messiah will soon come and “straighten us out.”