For Paladino, a minyan goes in Brooklyn

Carl Paladino, the GOP candidate for NY governor, repudiated the anti-gay speech prepared for him by Rabbi Yehuda Levin.

Via AP, Yehuda Levin has now repudiated Paladino.

According to the New York Times, Levin’s shtiebl has only about two dozen congregants, so it’s not as if the endorsement would have bridged Paladino’s double digit deficit against Andrew Cuomo, the state’s attorney-general.

Maybe that’s why Levin staged his press conference outside of St. Patrick’s Cathedral — it looked more impressive.

Okay, that’s not actually why. Levin, the New York Jewish Week reports, wants New York’s archbishop to convene an interfaith, antigay conference.

What’s interesting about this proposal is that would surely attract a radical Islamist or two.

But that’s one way of getting past the whole Islamic Center thing, right?

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