This weekend, as the elated masses took to the streets to celebrate Friday’s historical win for inclusiveness and equality, the hate groups of the world took it upon themselves to balance out all that joy. Or, in the case of the Jewish Political Action Committee, they took it upon the Mexican laborers they hired to dress up as Jews and do the protesting for them.
The New York Times ran across this ragtag group of supposedly Semitic protestors bearing signs that read things like “Judaism prohibits homosexuality” and “G-d Created Adam and Eve NOT Adam and Steve.” But upon being questioned, one of the men revealed that they were actually Mexican workers who’d been paid to show up and protest.
Protest set up across the street. Hired Latino men to dress up like Orthodox Jews. Shameful display of hate pic.twitter.com/iG5rvOAu5Y— Steve Gianaca (@sgianaca) June 28, 2015
Heshie Freed, a member of the political action committee, an Orthodox Jewish group based in Brooklyn, said that the men were supplementary troops, filling in for the Jewish students who would normally be called upon to demonstrate.
“The rabbis said that the yeshiva boys shouldn’t come out for this because of what they would see at the parade,” Mr. Freed said.
So lest the impressionable young men of the yeshiva see the odd man in a thong or two, these bigoted men of God decided it best to, instead, find some random laborers, dress them up in their holiest garb, and pay them to attempt to shame the jubilant attendees of New York’s pride parade. In which case, honestly, the kids would be better off just seeing the schmeckle.
Update 9:20 pm:
And the story gets weirder still. According to tipster Ari Mandel, the “Jewish Political Action Committee” may actually consist of just one man. What’s more, this isn’t his first hate-filled rodeo, as evidenced by these photos from last year’s Israel Day Parade.