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Glendale: Talk radio host says gay unions will 'haunt us'

June 17, 2008 |  1:59 pm

Prager_2 At KRLA studios here, conservative radio talk show host Dennis Prager fielded questions on gay marriage throughout the morning, arguing that legalizing same-sex unions had undermined the will of California voters and the tenets of Western civilization.

He described marriage as "the central institution of Western civilization" and said he believed "the cavalier treatment of it will come to haunt us."

"If love is your criterion, why do you have the chutzpah to ban polygamy?" he asked a caller.

The call board lit up with listeners eager to discuss the issue. Prager particularly wanted to take line four, on which "Jack from Los Angeles" said he belonged to a Jewish temple at which a lesbian rabbi was performing same-sex union ceremonies.

Prager, himself an observant Jew, replied that the Bible contained no support for the practice, and to behave otherwise is to say "I am better than the Torah."

"That's an interesting new religion," he said.

What if the rabbi were seen kissing another woman in view of the congregation? he asked.

"Is that the model you want the rabbi to be for your child?" he asked.

-- Christopher Goffard