“When a so-called Spiritual, Religious Institution doesn’t embrace tolerance, love and inclusion it is doomed to fail.”

Rabbi Marc Philippe Comments On A South Florida Openly Gay Pastor Who Was Denied A Senior Position In Church

Here is the story if you want to read it first – https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/south-florida-openly-gay-pastor-denied-senior-position-in-church/2783666/

Rabbi Marc Philippe comments, “The world has made massive improvements in racial, sexual and religious tolerance. Reality, however, hits hard when a situation arises and makes you realize that simple improvements are definitely not enough. Bigotry is unfortunately still a reality, bringing suffering, degradation and shattered dreams.

“The case of a Pastor denied seniority because of his sexual orientation -in 2022- indicates clearly that our society is very much intolerant. It brings us back to the Middle Ages. There is still so much pain, tears, and suffering when someone considered being the “other” is denied simple rights. There is a name for that, it is called oppression.

“When a so-called Spiritual, Religious Institution doesn’t embrace tolerance, love and inclusion it is doomed to fail.

“I wish Kipp Nelson strength. May this time of darkness be transformed into Light. I hope he will create a new space where love and understanding will be truly practiced. The entire world will benefit from that.”

Rabbi Marc Philippe
rabbimarc.org
kodeshhouse.org

Marc Philippe is the rabbi at Kodesh House, a grassroots Jewish organization for spirituality, healing, connection and inclusion.

He offers a new and progressive space for people to get in touch with their roots. It is a place to learn, play, grow, transform and experiment while discovering and exploring the wisdom and spirituality of Judaism.

Rabbi Marc Philippe, besides being vegetarian, is also a professional musician, hypnotist, Kabbalist and Yoga enthusiast.

Contact:
Lois Whitman-Hess
loisw@hwhpr.com
917 822 2591

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