Search JTA's historical archive dating back to 1923

News Brief

September 27, 2004
See Original Daily Bulletin From This Date

Reform Jewish leaders “vehemently condemned” Christian evangelist Jimmy Swaggart’s pledge to kill any gay man that approached him romantically. “Rev. Swaggart’s statement that ‘if any man came onto me, I’d kill him and tell God he died,’ is deplorable and should be condemned by all people of decency,” said Rabbi David Saperstein, director of the Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism. “It goes beyond homophobia to actually condoning violence against homosexuals.”

Recommended from JTA