Metro Detroit Rabbi Swipes at Kid Rock's Anti-Gay Slur in Sabbath Sermon

June 18, 2021, 10:45 PM by  Allan Lengel

Rabbi Paul Yedwab at Friday's service

Mazel tov, Kid Rock -- you've made into a Shabbat sermon at a Jewish temple. It may be a first, but it's not in a way that would give you nachas (joy). 

Rabbi Paul Yedwab, delivering a sermon during Pride Month at Temple Israel in West Bloomfield, initially spoke about anti-Semitism he faced during his youth and the pain he felt when "our Jewish students received anti-Semitic slurs in their yearbooks recently at one of our schools."

He then went on to say he felt the pain "when Kid Rock uttered a homophobic epithet during one of his concerts. I could not help but place myself in the seat of that young gay, lesbian or trans fan seated in that audience."   

During a performance June 5 at FishLipz Bar & Grill in Smithville, Tenn. the Macomb County native was mad people were taping him and called them f****ts, according to TMZ.

"You f**king f****ts with your iPhones out!" to be exact.

After an outcry, he doubled down:

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