"The practices engaged in by eugenicists involving violations of privacy, attacks on reputation, violations of the right to life, to found a family, to freedom from discrimination are all today classified as violations of human rights. The practice of negative racial aspects of eugenics, after World War II, fell within the definition of the new international crime of genocide, set out in the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide."
Recently, a Stamford, CT Rabbi Joshua Hammerman received worldwide attention for his long-winded Christianophobic rant against, of all people, the Denver Bronco's QB Tim Tebow.
It seems that Rabbi Hammerman has such an intense hatred for Tebow, and for Tebow's evangelical Christian faith in particular, that the only solution Hammerman can think of is to suggest that Tebow's mom should have killed her son in utero.
Yes, you read that right.
Abortion advocate Hammerman goes on at length in his twisted piece, opining on Tebow's mom's pregnancy with Tim and finally giving her some truly hateful 'advice'. Obviously he has given this a great deal of thought and spent a great amount of time writing what he did. (ABOVE)
Apparently Tebow's mom's decision really bothers Rabbi Josh Hammerman, who says:
"Tebow's mother, a Baptist missionary, became comatose during her pregnancy, and was saved by drugs that nearly killed the fetus. Doctors anticipated a stillbirth and recommended termination to protect her life, but Tim's mother refused to abort. Trumpeting that decision, mother and son appeared in commercials for 'Focus On The Family' during this past season's Super Bowl." (ABOVE)
Hammerman then reveals the real reason why he hates Mrs. Tebow's refusal to abort her son Tim:
"Now Tiny Tim has grown and is on track to appear in this season's Super Bowl-on the field-and that is what scares me." (ABOVE)To add insult to injury, Hammerman caps his phobic rhetoric with the almost unspeakable by suggesting that Tim would have been better off 'exterminated' in his mother's womb, so that he (Hammerman) would not have to be subjected to the 'Tim Tebows' of the world:
"His mom's decision to risk her own life rather than abort her fetus flies against my own-and Judaism's-values, but neither am I pro-choice in all cases."Is it me, or is this just plain 'creepy' coming from a paranoid Rabbi? I've stated before how repugnant I think Rabbi Hammerman's pontification towards a pregnant Christian woman is. I'm amazed it even got 'approved' at all by editors at 'The Jewish Week' (though they might be trying to tell us something).
But this suggestion that it is 'better that Christians kill their fetuses' before they are even born is downright evil.
Someone needs to, first of all, remind Hammerman of the right to freedom of religion we all enjoy here in the United States of America. Maybe that would help him take a 'chill pill' on this subject once and for all.
Also, someone needs to 'counsel' this warped Rabbi and his 'eugenics solution' for evangelical Christians and give him a 'morality' check, but good.
Yes, Hammerman has a right to vent in this manner, I suppose. But, no, he does not have the right to go unchallenged by those such as myself.
For now, Rabbi Joshua Hammerman is apparently receiving tremendous majority support (except for the few of us) by not only his congregation at Temple Beth El in Stamford, CT...but by the Stamford community, itself. Perhaps there is even a certain degree of 'ignorance of the facts' about Hammerman's hate-speech, which he originally published in the midst of the holidays while Stamford's attention was focused on other things, including a tragic Christmas fire where lives were lost.
But it is also possible that most will 'go along with' the unanimous, unconditional support of The Rev. Katie Hechler and The (progressive liberal) Interfaith Council of SW CT.
So be it. At least we are 'warned'.
Sure there are lots of 'apologetics' here for this renegade Rabbi who are sanctifying all of Rabbi Hammerman's anti-Christian bigotry as nothing more than a 'slip of the pen' and a 'momentary lapse of proper word usage'.
But as for me...I'm not buying it, nor his 'phony apology', either.
Stay tuned for my article on that, too!
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