'Abomination' is Hate Speech

By Jay Michaelson

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, April 2012

Most American Jews, according to polls and the official positions of the major religious movements, do not believe that there is anything wrong with homosexuality. Outside the Orthodox community, they understand that sexuality is a trait, not a "lifestyle" or a pathology, and that LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) people lead lives as complex, rich, and varied as everyone else. Many people inside the Orthodox world feel the same way, and wrestle with how best to understand their biblical and halakhic traditions. Language, though, continues to trip us up.

Topic: Language, Homosexuality, Faith, Tolerance, Belief, LGBT Issues, Jewish Text, GLBT Issues, Religion

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.42/no.689

Page Number(s): 12--13

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Michaelson, Jay. 'Abomination' is Hate Speech. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. April 2012: 12--13. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=13921


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