לא תביא אתנן זונה ומחיר כלב בית ה' קלהיך לכל נדר, כי תועבת ה' קלהיך גם שניהם
You shall not bring a prostitute's fee or the price of a dog, to the House of the Lord, your God, for any vow, because both of them are an abomination to the Lord, your God
As We know Agudas Yisroel's chief lobbyist endorsed Steven Cymbrowitz (who for the most part has a pro homosexuality record) over Ben Akselrod who promised to sponsor a bill to repeal same sex "marriage"
|(L-R) Leon Goldenberg, Steven Cymbrowitz, Shmuel Lefkowitz|
Unfortunately Lefkowitz and others like him (Goldenberg, Sam Sutton etc.) (more in a future post) led Ben Akselrod to lose the Orthodox Vote and thus the election.
Of course Shmuel Lefkowitz wouldn't care about the fact that Cymbrowitz has a pro gay record and Ben Akselrod would have fought it because he didn't even try to fight the "marriage" bill in the first place.
In an article that apeared 10 days before the "marriage" bill passed, and much of the Jewish community was very worried that this would pass Shmuel Lefkowitz admitted he was not fighting the "marriage" bill
Factions of New York’s Orthodox Jewry have also been monitoring the legislative jostling closely. On May 23, six organizations issued a joint position statement exhorting lawmakers to uphold traditional marriage. Among the signatories was Agudath Israel of America, an umbrella organization for ultra-Orthodox groups, both Hasidic and non-Hasidic, who share a “singular belief in the Torah as the primary source of their religious values,” according to "Rabbi" Shmuel Lefkowitz, its chief officer for governmental affairs.
“On the issue of legalizing same-sex "marriage",” the statement reads,
“the Orthodox Jewish world speaks with one voice, loud and clear: We oppose the redefinition of the bedrock relationship of the human family. The Torah, which forbids homosexual activity, sanctions only the union of a man and a woman in matrimony.”
Lefkowitz believes that same-sex "marriage" lacks the requisite momentum for passage. “If I believed the votes were there, I’d put more effort into it,” he says. “I believe this is under control.”