A Brooklyn Rabbi is pleading with South Carolina Christian leaders to make their main focus morality when voting in the primaries.
In an open video statement, Rabbi Levin, the spokesman for the 850-member Rabbinical Alliance for America, said the South Carolina primary is thought to be essential in determining the future president of the United States.
Levin believes the candidate selected in the primaries will likely go on to become the Republican nominee and potentially defeat President Obama to become Commander in Chief. He compares the state primaries to the story of Jonah and Nineveh where God promised to destroy the land if its people failed to repent for their moral incompetence.
Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has been viewed as the frontrunner in the Republican primaries. For Levin, a Romney win and election as President would be detrimental to the country.
Mitt Romney holds that he is anti-gay marriage, but in 2004 instructed Massachusetts clerks to issue marriage licenses to homosexual couples. He later retracted, supporting the federal marriage agreement, which would define marital unions as between one man and one woman.
Rabbi Levin notes Amy Contrada's book “Mitt Romney's Deception,” where she chronicles Romney’s support of gay marriage.
In 1994, Romney said he would fight harder for marriage equality then Ted Kennedy. During the Iowa caucus, Romney defended himself to Chris Wallace of Fox News, saying he is against any discrimination including discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Romney said he would fight against discrimination “even better than Senator Kennedy, as a Democrat, who would be expected to do so.” Contrada’s book also notes Romney’s previous support of providing funds to Planned Parenthood.
“He did not use his constitutional power to fight legislation allowing gay marriage,” Levin said. “If you look at his past, you will see that he is a homosexualist who has supported youth gay pride proclamations.”
Levin notes that this has also been chronicled on Massresistance.com, a pro-family center in Massachusetts.
At a speech organized by New England College, Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum was heckled for maintaining his anti-gay marriage stance.
When an audience member questioned Santorum on his beliefs, asking if same sex couples had the right be married, he answered, saying, “So anybody can marry anybody else? So, anybody can marry several people?” according to The New York Times.
But the jeering really began when Santorum asked, “Everybody has the right to be happy? And if you're not happy unless you're married to five other people, is that OK?”
Gay activists shunned Santorum’s likening of gay marriage to polygamy, but Levin said Santorum has been one the main candidate who has stood by his Biblical morals.
Levin maintains that the country has seen economic and societal declines evident in the liberal medias support of gay marriage, pornography, and fornication- the exact opposite of the scripture.
“There will be no mega-country that will continue to reap success without maintaining the morality outlined in Biblical values. Christian leaders need to draw a line in the sand with political leaders who try so hard to get their votes and stand firm with Jewish leaders and the increasing religious Muslim population, and say ‘We will not vote for you.’”
He says even the slight condoning of gay marriage as a “right” or as “constitutionally fair” serves to society’s detriment. He cited Rick Perry’s comments at a forum held by the Aspen Institute after same- sex marriage was made legal in New York.
“Our friends in New York six weeks ago passed a statute that said marriage can be between two people of the same sex. And you know what? That’s New York, and that’s their business, and that’s fine with me,” Perry said according to The Blaze.
“That is their call,” he said. “If you believe in the 10th Amendment, stay out of their business.”
Levin said he was disappointed in Rick Perry getting around the moral issue the way Romney has.
He concluded that it is therefore up to religious leaders to have a strong voice and stand against the “moral terrorists that allow immorality to poison our children” before it is too late.
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