My daughter is at the age at which she learns all those little childhood ditties that somehow get handed down from the children of one generation to the next. For instance, the other day, I heard her singing to my son about how she could visually perceive London, France and certain normally hidden garments.
I remember that when I was a child we had our own Jewish-themed silly little parody songs. One of them involved a “rabbi” who bought a Christmas tree. To us six-year-olds, this was absolutely hilarious because it’s something that a real rabbi obviously wouldn’t do.
There are other things that it would be similarly ridiculous to suppose that a real rabbis would do. Examples include eating a cheeseburger, making a blessing before eating a cheeseburger, taking an oath to regularly eat cheeseburgers in future, or encouraging others to do similarly. Any “rabbi” who would do any of those things is obviously not a real rabbi.
You know who is also obviously not a real rabbi? Steve Greenberg, an “openly gay ‘orthodox’ Rabbi.” Recently, a credulous media reported that this “rabbi” performed a gay “wedding.”
People can argue from now until kingdom come about the proper attitude that the general society should have about non-marital sex in general and homosexual sex in particular. But nobody can seriously argue that the Jewish sources encourage or permit this kind of activity. Being an orthodox Rabbi means being loyal to the sources of our faith. The Jewish sources are completely unanimous and unequivocal about the prohibition of homosexual conduct. Steve pretends that they are not. Steve fools nobody who does not want to be fooled.