Synagogue asks Mel Gibson for large donation
One California synagogue on the brink of bankruptcy has asked for financial help from an unlikely donor: Mel Gibson.
Congregation Beth Shalom in Corona, Calif., wrote a letter to the embattled actor asking to help their flailing synagogue, TMZ reports:
“Our proposal to you, Mr. Gibson, is since you have been cited as an Anti-Semitic, and have denied those allegations, what better way to prove to all your fans and the nay Sayers — than to endorse and help raise funds for our cause — SOS, Save Our Synagogue.”
But the best part of the letter is the last line: “Mr. Gibson, we offer you to be a Mensch and make a sizable contribution to our cause.”
The embattled actor’s anti-Semitic tirade to a police officer after being pulled over for a DWI was caught on tape.
In the 2006 police report of the incident, Gibson is cited as yelling: “Fucking Jews… The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world.” Gibson then asked a police officer, “Are you a Jew?”
Gibson’s film, “The Passion of the Christ,” was viewed by some critics as having anti-Semitic undertones.
Gibson has denied allegations of anti-Semitism.