The repercussions continue from Carl Paladino’s attempted buttering up of Brooklyn’s Hasidic Jewish community.
Paladino, of course, appeared with Flatbush’s Rabbi Yehuda Levin to denounce gay marriage and try to build support in the ultra-Orthodox community.
Paladino wound up backtracking a bit — even though he still opposes gay marriage. And Levin pulled his support for the Republican’s candidacy for governor.
Levin, who has worked with evangelicals to oppose gay marriage and abortion, decided to denounce Paladino from outside St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
As a result…Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, executive vice president emeritus of the Orthodox Union, called Archbishop Dolan to apologize.
Levin is not a member of the Orthodox Union.
The Orthodox Union surely opposes gay marriage.
The Roman Catholic Church opposes gay marriage.
But Weinreb didn’t think that it was right for Levin to take his stand outside St. Patty’s.
So there you go.
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