Did I get your attention with that title? Are you awake now? I hope so. America is over. Done. The only question remaining is - how many American Jews are going to get flushed along with it?
Instead of standing up and saying, well, brothers and sisters, it's been a nice visit, but it's time to go home, the OU has issued the usual fence-straddling, song and dance routine for Jews living in self-imposed exile. What a chillul Hashem!
Orthodox Union Statement on Supreme Court’s Ruling
...Our religion is emphatic in defining marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman. Our beliefs in this regard are unalterable. At the same time, we note that Judaism teaches respect for others and we condemn discrimination against individuals.
We are grateful that we live in a democratic society, in which all religions are free to express their opinions about social issues and to advocate vigorously for those opinions.
...We also recognize that no religion has the right to dictate its beliefs to the entire body politic and we do not expect that secular law will always align with our viewpoint. Ultimately, decisions on social policy remain with the democratic process, and today the process has spoken and we accord the process and its result the utmost respect.
Then there's the "Orthodox rabbi" who encourages us to see the bright side. At a time when fewer and fewer people are marrying, he says, at least the law is supportive of the concept of marriage.
I am an orthodox rabbi...I celebrate today’s Supreme Court decision
...more than the notion of marriage was defended today. The most fundamental rights of conscience and religion were defended with today’s Supreme Court decision, no matter how much the leadership of some religious communities claim otherwise.
I feel like it is the night the angels arrived at Lot's home to warn him of the coming destruction. America leads the world in abominations and perversions and specializes in exporting them around the world. If Hashem continues to withhold His righteous judgment on this evil nation for the sake of the Jews who refuse to budge, it will cast doubt on His hashgachah all over the world where people are watching to see if there really is a G-d who judges mankind. What a sanctification of G-d's Name it would be if the whole Orthodox American Jewish community got up, ceremoniously shook the dust of America off their clothes and left for Israel! By the same token, remaining under the circumstances is a massive chillul Hashem. It means the Jews of America have no red lines whatsoever.
This ruling declares the Law of G-d null and void in America. I understand the celebrating went on throughout the night, all across the country and New York City got special mention as the place where it all got started.
American Jews, the ground is burning under your feet!!!