Homophobic bigot threatens gay Jewish man outside Manhattan subway stop, orders him to remove yarmulke

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/ny-homophobic-bigot-threatens-gay-man-yarmukle-20190910-4fwmwjhtvzefrmelf7fedfi7dm-story.html in case the article url isn’t included.

So basic story, a gay jewish guy in Manhattan has a pink kippah/yarmulke.  Someone else decides to follow him and hound him and tell him his pink kippah is a “chillul hashem” (a sin against god in Hebrew).

Now personally, I think the man’s abhorrent hounding someone minding his own business over stupid homophobia, but I’m not religious.  So let’s ask questions and hope some religious people answer.

  1. The harassed party claims that he was told for 18 years he could not be gay and jewish.  Is homosexuality prohibited in jewish practice?
  2. The harasser seems to use a hebrew term to chastise the harassed party.  So let’s assume the harasser is also jewish.  Is a jewish man telling another jewish man how his religion works somehow valid or is it just as antisemitic as when a christian, atheist, or islamic person does it?
  3. Given how many sects of judaism and christianity there are, why do so many practitioners believe that their version is the only version anyone can practice?

Article URL : https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/ny-homophobic-bigot-threatens-gay-man-yarmukle-20190910-4fwmwjhtvzefrmelf7fedfi7dm-story.html

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