Several orthodox rabbis in the GTA went on record to support Chabad Flamingo Rabbi Mendel Kaplan and his defence of Torah Judaism in connection to the attack against him by Kulanu Toronto, the local LGBTQ group under the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto umbrella.Imagine. An Orthodox Jewish rabbi against homosexuality. Outrageous. Call the cops.
Kulanu had alleged that Rabbi Kaplan made homophobic remarks in a sermon and in email correspondence and urged York Regional Police (YRP) to question his suitability as chaplain (see Jewish Tribune, Feb. 17 and 24, 2011). He was completely vindicated following a detailed, almost-six-month-long investigation by the diversity unit.
Thank God for the First Amendment.