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Reform Jews: It Gets Better (VIDEO)

Reform Jews: It Gets Better (VIDEO)

 

Members of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism have come together to record a video for the It Gets Better project where they say that, inspired by their faith, they are actively working to make sure that life gets better for LGBT youth.

On the video’s YouTube page, the group really says all that needs to be said about their reasons for doing this:

As Jews we believe in the inherent dignity of all people, for we read in the Torah, “So God created the human beings in [the divine] image, creating [them] in the image of God, creating them male and female” (Gen. 1:27). As human beings, we have a responsibility to ensure that the spark of the Divine presence in each individual is respected. To that end, we hope that our participation in the It Gets Better campaign will remind LGBT youth who are struggling that they are valued and loved.

We are proud to join countless others, including President Obama, celebrities, athletes, religious leaders and individuals across the nation, who have participated in the It Gets Better campaign to provide messages of hope to LGBT youth.

Watch the video below:

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8:05AM PDT on Sep 19, 2011

Reform Judaism is a different religion than Judasim. Judasim is so called Orthodox Judaism a term coined by the Reform. Both relgions are practiced by Jews.

9:30AM PDT on Sep 18, 2011

Thanks to these good people! Israel is the only true democracy in the whole region of the Middle East and the only one where gay people are treated with a modicum of respect and civil rights.

With some Christian sects, like some Lutherans and Episcopalians/Anglicans, Quakers and the United Church of Christ/Congregationalists among others who are opening their doors and hearts to the LGBT community and putting hatred and ignorance aside, many of the religious are finally speaking out for love and tolerance. Now if Islam would just reform and quit calling for the persecution and killing of gay people, we'd know the world was truly changing for the better.

2:50AM PDT on Sep 18, 2011

Thanks for the article.

4:50PM PDT on Sep 16, 2011

Great and good luck to them

2:43PM PDT on Sep 16, 2011

Thanks.

2:23PM PDT on Sep 16, 2011

It's up to the Jews themselves to do something about the ZIONIST faction, which has the opposite principles to what the bible teaches. They are a Satanic reptilian blood line and could n't give stuff about their own. people . They were behind the holocaust .. The ZIONIST are all about Fiat money, Global control and the New World order and aim to slaughter one way or another 80 % of the population, the remainder to be their everlasting slaves. They will take everything without having to fire a shot. A good start is Ron Paul who will audit the Fed take it off the Internation Banksters and give it back to the people of the US.

2:03PM PDT on Sep 16, 2011

Maybe, some day we'll be able to put all labels aside, even religious ones, and proclaim us all to be just humans.

2:03PM PDT on Sep 16, 2011

check out

The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

http://rac.org/

Great site with loads of useful resources...

10:33AM PDT on Sep 16, 2011

These pathetic Reform Jews will keep on reforming until there won’t be anything Jewish remaining in their Movement

9:30AM PDT on Sep 16, 2011

A huge step in the right direction.

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