Rabbi Lopatin is a sincere mentch and an honest man. And he doesn't mind if you disagree with him. Just disagree respectfully. He is also an absolute kiruv magnet. People are comfortable around him. Around him, shul is a safe place for anyone. Plus he gave me his Mightly Mouse tie which I still wear at age 50.
While I have differed vehemently with Rabbi Lopatin on his politics, specifically concerning a past embrace of a Fatah Hawk, it is obvious that anyone who has bothered to take the time to meet the man and get to know him, knows that his intentions are always L'shem Shamayim.
He is a 'pied piper' for Ahavat Yisrael and unity among Jews, albeit while respecting theological differences.
In our era, 60 years after the Holocaust, when Jews are quite literally fighting each other in the streets (while Amalek continues to strengthen once again, I might add) is this any way to treat the man?
I will continue to disagree with his Mid East politics and, in my view, his naivete of the Arab world. I will also continue to admire and honor the tremendous work he has done in increasing Ruchnius throughout the Chicagoland area, and beyond.