The Jewish Standard apologized today for causing a “firestorm” that may have caused people “pain,” with their printed announcement of a same-sex marriage.
The publication also states that due to this painful storm of fire (and rabbinical intervention), they will no longer be making anouncements for same-sex marriages in the future.
We at Jewcy would like to take a moment to say that we are no longer readers of The Jewish Standard due to this decision. Go rent MILK, visit The Museum of Tolerance, and get back to us when you’ve come to your senses. Here’s their ridiculous quote:
“A group of rabbis has reached out to us and conveyed the deep sensitivities within the traditional/Orthodox community to this issue. Our subsequent discussions with representatives from that community have made us aware that publication of the announcement caused pain and consternation, and we apologize for any pain we may have caused. The Jewish Standard has always striven to draw the community together, rather than drive its many segments apart. We have decided, therefore, since this is such a divisive issue, not to run such announcements in the future.”