1. candideinncc says

    I see the line in the sand. Do we go with the creative icon who idealized tolerance and acceptance or the religious bigot who idolizes superstiotious literature and bigotry? Decisions, decisions.

  2. David says

    Open-minded, loves everyone, doesn’t hate…you are right Mr. Hikind, Lady Gaga is a wonderful example of how to lead my life and behave. Unlike your hateful spewing.

  3. David in Houston says

    “Hikind is an Orthodox Jew representing Brooklyn, added that “redefining marriage” is an affront to God…”

    If that were true, then non-religious couples wouldn’t be allowed to marry… since that would also be an affront to God. So, yeah, Hikind is basically full of crap.

  4. alex Parrish says

    “There is no choice for me. And I am open-minded.”
    Is the fact that he has just created an oxymoron not clear to him? If he has no choice, then he is clearly not open-minded. What a tool!

  5. Paul says

    As a devout Christian (ok, who am I kidding, I follow the Flying Spaghetti Monster), I am appalled that this Christ-denying Jew is allowed to be elected to office. Convert or resign!

  6. Ben in Oakland says

    The scriptures are also clear that the Jews killed Jesus, and 2000 years and millions and millions of dead jews later, some people still believe it.

    Does anybody ever ask “on the record” a bible-believing jewish person whether he favors the death penalty or not for lying iwth mankind as iwth womankind?

  7. CRISPY says

    I’m just a Holy fool
    Oh, baby, Dov’s so cruel
    But I’m still in love with Hikind, baby
    I’m just a Holy fool
    Oh, baby, Dov’s so cruel
    But I’m still in love with Hikind, baby

    Woah woah woah woah woah
    I’m in love with Dov Hikind, Dov Hikind

  8. TM says

    What the hell does Lady Gaga have to do with this?! You are talking about my life, my partner’s life, our legal protections. To reduce this very serious civil rights issue to babbling on about Lady Gaga and talking out of both sides of your mouth: I’m an open minded, compassionate, sensitive, believer in civil rights, blah, blah, blah…oh, but BTW, you can’t have the same rights as me! And it’s MY right to tell you that you can’t have those rights. Enough is enough. This has nothing to do with religion, it has to do with EQUAL RIGHTS. Plain and simple. PS: the dripping sarcasm was a nice touch =)
    Thank you.

  9. BoxerDad says

    So here’s where we are dating back to oh, circa 9/11/2001:

    Christianity – good
    Islam – BAD
    Judaism – foundational
    LDS – weird, but ok
    all the rest – just weird

    and here’s where we SHOULD be by now:

    We are a nation of secular laws based on the Constitution and ethical standards of behavior.

    Since we are where we are and not where we should be, this idiot can stand up in the Assembly and sight the Torah as his authority and not get kicked out on his bony tuckus.

  10. chris says

    obviously this guy doesn’t respect the seperation of church and state…so then why is he not expelled from the state assembly….he represents only a specific bigoted segment

  11. Wavin' Dave says

    And remember, boys and girls: Keep a watchful eye on those who might replace constitutional law with Shariah, the boogeyman Islamic law. If you see something, surely say something!
    But Dov can defer to Talmud and Torah whenever it suits him, because Jewish law is real American law!
    Dolan yesterday. Dov today. What’s a girl to do?

  12. Bryan says

    “There is no choice for me. And I am open-minded.”

    No, as you’ve just demonstrated, you aren’t. You believe you have the right to using the Torah to justify discriminatory legislation, thereby destructively forcing your religious beliefs on others who may or may not share them.

    Assemblyman Hikind, I utterly reject your God. I am not a member of your religion, do not wish to be, and as an American, I demand my Constitutional right to live free of your beliefs. While I respect and will defend your right to believe as you see fit, I find your specific beliefs ridiculous and your actions as a grim example of how those who believe absurdities inevitably use such beliefs to justify atrocities.

    You have no right to legislate the Torah into my life, and however you attempt to scapegoat your God for the wrong you do your fellow New Yorkers, I hold you solely responsible for your destructive intolerance.

    You, Assemblyman Hikind. Not God, not the Torah, and not anything or anyone else. You, and you alone, are responsible for what you do.

  13. plinx says

    Pssst, Dov, listen carefully: Yahweh is a jerk. See? Nothing happened. No lightning bolts. No earthquakes. No plague. You know why? BECAUSE HE DOESN’T EXIST.

  14. ken says

    The Torah is clear on a lot of subjects, like what foods you are allowed to eat. If NY law should follow the Torah, then why isn’t he pushing a bill to make every adhere to a kosher diet? What an idiot.

  15. redball says

    Also, he’s the definition of SANCTIMONIOUS SNAKE! It’s ironic that he mocks Gaga as not being an example of how to live. She preaches love and equality while he preaches division and discrimination.

    He needs to be taking NOTES from My Queen, not judging her (He’s presumably judging her based on her appearance; how shallow. And I DON’T THINK THAT’S A GAME HE WANTS TO PLAY LOL)

  16. Patric says

    “And I am open-minded.” Yeah. Truth is that Dov Hikind is one of the most vile bigots in this entire country.

    Here are just a few facts about him, from his wikipedia page:

    He has urged the NYPD to racially profile those who appear to be Arab or Muslim.

    He was a follower of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane’s Jewish Defense League, which has been identified as “a right wing terrorist group” by the FBI.

    He has supported the development of settlements by Israelis in violation of international law.

    He has consistently blocked funding for renovation of the U.N., contending that the U.N. is anti-Israel because apparently once the U.S. was unable to block a resolution suggesting that perhaps some part of the blame for the violence in Israel and Palestine belongs with the Israelis.

    Even before any court appearances had occurred, he reflexively defended a group of Orthodox Jewish teens who used brass knuckles in a hate crime assault against a young Pakistani man in Brooklyn.

    He supported banning non-Jewish victims from being mentioned in a Holocaust memorial being built in Brooklyn.

    And of course this is what he’s said about marriage equality: “If we authorize gay marriage in the state of New York, those who want to live and love incestuously will be five steps closer to achieving their goals as well.”

    Dov Hikind, open-minded!

  17. Rowan says

    You guys know he got elected because no blacks or hispanics went out to vote?

    But then if they did we would get….Diaz.

    How are these manipulators governing over poor and ethnic areas?

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