Moday, July 2, 2012
On June 26th, The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) expressed support for the Jewish community in Germany to pressure parliament to pass legislation recognizing the religious practice of genital mutilation and making it immune from a ban. According to the ADL, they believe that genital mutilation is a “religious rite” of not only Judaism, but Islam as well.
Does the ADL unbiasedly apply this logic for all religions, especially those here in the United States?
On May 31st, 2012, the ADL published an article on its website titled “ADL Welcomes 1st Circuit Decision Invalidating Defense of Marriage Act.” Clearly the ADL has no concern about the “religious rites” of Christians right here in the United States.
Ron Meier, ADL New York Regional Director, issued a statement calling the move by the court “a significant step forward in the pursuit of individual liberty and freedom from discrimination for New Yorkers, and its impact will resonate far beyond state lines.”
Also, on June 28th, 2000, the ADL published an article applauding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down an anti-abortion law in Nebraska.