Sexual abuse in the name of G-d

Last month, I posted story of Canadian professor Julie Macfarlane (University of Windsor, Ontario) who at age 16, provided oral sex to her priest because she was convinced that G-d commanded her to do that (here).

On December 25, 2015, The Jew York Times published story of ex-Rabbi Marc Gafni aka Mordechai Winiarz who lost his rabbinic skullcap in 2004 several Jewish women including two teenage girls accused the good rabbi of sexually abusing them. But, then Gafni is no Bill Cosby. The newspaper “reinvented” him as a prominent religious scholar for his “great spiritual services” in Israel.

Gafni’s supporters include John Mackey, co-founder of Whole Foods, Adriana Huffington, Greek-American writer, actress and co-founder and editor-in-chief of Zionist mouthpiece, The Huffington Post, and John Gray, author of up-coming book, Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus. Gafni is founder of ‘think tank’, Center for Integral Wisdom.

Gafni, 55, who has been married and divorced three times and now describes his behavior as polyamorous, has long insisted that his critics exaggerate the allegations against him and that he is the victim of a vendetta. He says he has done teshuvah.

The Jewish Week editorial on December 30, described Gafni as follows:

In 2006, he fled Israel after sexual abuse complaints were filed against him there by several female students and an employee of his at Bayit Chadash, the spiritual renewal community he helped found in Tel Aviv. He was dismissed as religious guide and rebbe, and he publicly apologized to those he hurt. He said he was sick and in need of treatment, and disappeared from view. Gafni moved to Utah, shed his rabbinic persona and re-emerged as a post-denominational spiritual guru specializing in integral theory among New Age practitioners.

On December 1, 2913, Rev. Albert Mohler, president Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, wrote at Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website that Jesus Christ called his G-d, FATHER, while the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) called his G-d, ALLAH, therefore, Christians and Muslims don’t worship the same G-d.

If Abert Mohler had ever met an Arab counterpart, he would have been shocked to learn that Bible in Arab language had always used ALLAH in place of FATHER.

After reading the above two stories, I bet readers would agree that Rev. Albert Mohler was 101% correct.


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