HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Gender & Orientation » LGBT (Group) » Ultra-Orthodox Israeli MP...

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 12:16 PM

Ultra-Orthodox Israeli MP quits amid gay wedding criticism

Source: BBC

Ultra-Orthodox Israeli MP quits amid gay wedding criticism

13 September 2017 Middle East

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish member of Israel's parliament has resigned after prominent rabbis criticised him for attending his gay nephew's wedding.

Yigal Guetta revealed in a radio interview on Sunday that he had gone to the ceremony two years ago.

He said that although same-sex marriage was against his religious beliefs he had wanted to make his nephew happy.

But five rabbis accused Mr Guetta of desecrating God's name and demanded that the religious Shas party fire him.

-snip-


Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-41252671

1 replies, 497 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 1 replies Author Time Post
Reply Ultra-Orthodox Israeli MP quits amid gay wedding criticism (Original post)
Eugene Wednesday OP
shenmue Wednesday #1

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 12:32 PM

1. Not fair

"He said that although same-sex marriage was against his religious beliefs he had wanted to make his nephew happy."

A man takes a tiny step forward in compassion, and he has to lose his job?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread