NEW YORK, March 14, 2008 -- The following is a statement issued by
Dovid Z. Schwartz, an attorney living in Queens, NY:
The resignation of Governor Spitzer appears to be a form of Divine justice
carried out by the hands of human beings in law enforcement from this author's
perspective as an Orthodox Jew living in New York. I respectfully call upon
incoming Governor David Paterson to protect the institution of the nuclear
family with laws protecting the sanctity of marriage.
Governor Spitzer admitted betraying his wife, children and the people of
New York when he was accused of laundering money in order to pay prostitutes
for himself. The family is the basic unit of government. A man and wife
bring into the world the next generation of citizens, taxpayers and voters.
The family is the institution where the next generation is taught the values
Governor Spitzer sought to give a deviant relationship with no
reproductive potential the same status as a nuclear family. Last year,
Governor Spitzer introduced a bill in the New York State Assembly that would
grant the status of legal marriage to a homosexual relationship. Orthodox
Jewish groups condemned the measure. A grass-roots campaign was launched in
early July 2007 under the auspices of top Orthodox leaders, to urge New York
State Senators to vote no on any bill granting a homosexual relationship the
status of a valid marriage in any form whatsoever.
By removing the element of childbearing from marriage, the same-sex
marriage laws define the purpose of a marriage as the gratification of the
emotional and physical needs of the couple, and in so doing, cut the next
generation of children out of the definition of marriage.
Improper sexual unions, such as adultery, incest and homosexuality, are
prohibited to all mankind by the Seven Laws that were given to Noah, the
bedrock of all civilization and the standard by which the Almighty judges
gentile nations. Any gentile that carries out the rule of law, like the other
Seven Mitzvos, with proper intent can gain tremendous spiritual merit. But
putting into law the recognition of lewdness as a valid form of marriage
threatens to rend the fabric of civilization.
The hallmark of Divine justice is "measure for measure," the punishment
fitting the crime (more commonly known as "irony"). The Almighty uses the
very thing that a man has committed wrong with, as a form of punishment. The
Governor's agenda to legitimize lewdness through same-sex marriage, like New
Jersey Governor James E. McGreevey before him, brought about the destruction
of his career through punishment for his own lewdness. Governor Paterson
would bring protection and blessing to the State of New York by working with
the leaders and members of the New York State Senate and Assembly to enact
laws defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman.
Dovid Z. Schwartz can be reached at Schwartz.Dovid@gmail.com.