New York - NY Gov. Slams Orthodox Rabbi For Linking Storm To Gay Marriage
New York - NY Governor Andrew Cuomo ripped an Orthodox Monsey Rabbi, Rabbi Noson Leiter for making “offensive and disgraceful” comments that described Hurricane Sandy as divine payback for New York legalizing gay marriage.
In a press release the Gov. said, “The comments made by Rabbi Noson Leiter that sought to link the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy to our state’s embrace of marriage equality are as offensive as they are ignorant.
This catastrophic storm claimed the lives of more than forty New Yorkers. This kind of hateful rhetoric has no place in our public discourse, and is particularly distasteful in times of tragedy.
Our state is proud to offer equal rights to all our citizens, and we will never tolerate the use of a tragedy like Hurricane Sandy to promote a divisive and bigoted agenda.
I call on Rabbi Leiter to apologize immediately for his hurtful comments.”
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