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Blowback: Unhinged Rabbi’s Tebow Column Disappears

On Wednesday we noted the deranged screed by Rabbi Joshua Hammerman appearing in the Jewish Weekly, where he make the preposterous claim that the rise of Tim Tebow could potentially lead to mobs of Christians burning down mosques and beating up gay people. His piece, which also appeared on his own blog, created a huge firestorm in the blogosphere and rather than defend his words, the entire column has now disappeared from the Jewish Weekly website. If you go to the link for the original column it’s nowhere to be found, as if it never existed.

If you also go to Hammerman’s blog link, you get this lame item:

The piece has been taken down and I apologize to all those whom it has offended. Some additional reflections will be forthcoming. Thank you.

This is true cowardice. Unable to stand up, be a man and defend his words, Hammerman and the folks at Jewish Weekly buried the piece, which is pretty much as indefensible as the offending article itself. Hammerman and his editors clearly intended to offend people with his leftist bilge, and they succeeded. Yet when the fecal matter hit the rotary oscillator, they cut and ran.

Make no mistake, this didn’t just happen by accident:

If Tebow wins the Super Bowl, against all odds, it will buoy his faithful, and emboldened faithful can do insane things, like burning mosques, bashing gays and indiscriminately banishing immigrants.  While America has become more inclusive since  Jerry Falwell’s first political forays, a Tebow triumph could set those efforts back considerably.

Such drivel didn’t just pop into Hammerman’s head the day he wrote it. He believes this stuff. He thinks people on the right, and Christian conservatives in particular, ar capable of such violence. It’s truly ugly stuff, but this is how Hammerman and many on the left think. They believe you are evil and are more than eager to smear and slander people without the slightest thought that what they say is inflammatory and hateful.

Well, sorry, Rabbi Hammerman and Jewish Weekly, you think you can erase any vestige of what your published, but on the Internet, things just never really go away.

Let this serve as a painful reminder that your words can have consequences and you need to have the backbone to defend them. If you’re too cowardly to stand by what you publish then either get out of the business or take the time to reflect on your idiocy before you hit publish.

You folks could also be man enough to prominently post an apology. Yet in typical leftist fashion, we don’t even see that. For shame.

We won’t forget what you wrote, and here’s a permanent reminder of it (screen shot via Hoosier Access).

 


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