It should have been an uplifting sight. There, in full color, above the fold on the front page of the New York Times, religious leaders of Israel’s three major faiths stood together in solidarity.
“It is creating a deep and terrible sorrow that is unbearable,” Shlomo Amar, Israel’s Sephardi chief rabbi, declared at the Jerusalem press conference where he appeared with the deputy mufti of Jerusalem, the Roman Catholic and Armenian patriarchs, and the Ashkenazi chief rabbi. “It hurts all of the religions. We are all against it.”
What exactly are they all against? Has the iniquity of terrorism finally proven too much for moral leaders of all faiths to remain silent? Perhaps it is the continuing massacres in Sudan, just across the Red Sea, that prompted this unprecedented unified appeal.
Nope. It’s just some gay people planning a party. (more…)