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Rabbi: Bans gay teachers, says they are ‘perverts’

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  1. Pavlos Prince of Greece 18 Dec 2012, 3:42pm

    Where live he? In Jerusalem?

    1. Somewhere in Israel anyway – PN doesn’t make it clear, but the article is taken from an Israeli website.

  2. He mustn’t have much power since I’m gay and I provide private tuition. One has nothing to do with the other.

  3. Mark Greenberg 18 Dec 2012, 3:55pm

    This guy is a crazy old fruit cake. Perhaps next time he is Ill they will deny him the treatment that a loving human being should expect.

  4. Dave north 18 Dec 2012, 3:56pm

    It’s clearly time religion was stopped.

    These people are dangerous f@ckin nutters, no matter which cult they follow.

    1. I belong to a religion that supports gay marriage and teaches that any union between two consenting adults should be judged by whether or not it helps the couple to grow in love and understanding and that gay relationship are every bit as holy and spiritual as straight relationships. Are you going to start banning all religions, or just the ones that are anti-gay?

      And once they are banned, what will you do to keep them from going underground where they might actually attract more members? How much freedom are you willing to sacrifice to ban all religions? Shall we become more like the old Soviet Union or like China were believers are regularly imprisoned?

    2. That There Other David 18 Dec 2012, 4:22pm

      Spreading hate and attributing it to a deity is the thing that needs to stop. No more Get Out Of Jail Free cards because the odious idea being spouted happens to be 3000 years old.

  5. That There Other David 18 Dec 2012, 3:57pm

    You’d think with all this agreement from so many religions against us we could at least get a Nobel Peace Prize or something.

  6. Jesus moran 18 Dec 2012, 3:57pm

    Eradicate religion for a better world !

  7. I’m Jewish (not Orthodox) and I know which passage he’s talking about and he’s totally misinterpreted it. Jewish is law is clear on innocent until proven guilty, this guy is an idiot. And I was in the office of the UK Chief Rabbi a few years ago and there was an openly gay, non-Jewish guy working there. If the Chief Rabbi doesn’t have a problem with it, then there’s no problem.

  8. Religion and religious belief has a dumbing down effect on its believers. People like this Rabbi sincerely believe in what they are saying as rational ‘facts’. This pattern of thought is not uncommon in many people of faith. Religion tends to makes otherwise rational, logical and intelligent people rather stupid.

    1. If they were rational and logical they wouldn’t be gullible enough to fall for superstitious nonsense.

  9. Paul in Brighton 18 Dec 2012, 4:26pm

    Such hatred from supposed religious people.

    I wonder how they live with themselves?

  10. A black pot with a short memory then. I wonder what would happen if it was no Jews allowed to teach here. What difference does it make if you’re gay, Jewish, black, white or whatever?

  11. I wouldn’t let a child near a rabbi, after all look how many religious leaders abuse children. And that isn’t smoke it’s actual fire.

    1. Dave North 18 Dec 2012, 7:38pm

      Indeed . They mutilate there sexual organs at birth.

      1. Dave
        Er no we dont actually! The World Health Organisation says that circumcision(which I take it is what you are referring to) says that it may limit the spread of HIV, and improves hygiene. Only boys are circumcised, and it is not done until a minimum of 8 days after the birthg and only if there is no risk to the baby’s health. Many African tribes also circumcise and many american males are too

        1. It is true that recent studies in Africa suggest that circumcision helps to prevent HIV transmission – under certain circumstances. However, this is not the reason why so many children are mutilated in infancy. It is for cultural reasons with its base in sacrifice and rite of passage. It is a disgrace. Why not remove all appendixes and tonsils from babies if it’s just for health reason?

  12. I’m astonished that this f***wit doesn’t outlaw the learning of the piano, given that it’s not mentioned in the Talmud.

  13. It is people like this bigoted Jew who make Israel such an intolerable place in the middle east..

    1. As opposed to the liberal, tolerant havens which surround it?

      1. Yes, they try to prevent Palestine becoming a state; they have stolen the occupied territories which, according to the UN, they illegally occupy and they build illegal settlements.

        1. If you think the nations which surround Israel are beacons of tolerance and liberalism and surpass Israel in terms of LGBT rights then you’re just deluded. Because we are discussing LGBT rights here, not the sad situation of the Palestinians.

          1. You clearly read things into what I said. I made no comment about the independent countries near to Israel. My comment was that it is bigoted Jews like this rabbi who are usually orthodox, and who are responsible for the virulent homophobia, which does exist in Israel, and for the appalling treatment of the Palestinians. I hold no brief for Hamas which is, among other things, homophobic. However, I do have time for the more secularly inclined Fatah.

          2. DJ Sheepiesheep 18 Dec 2012, 10:32pm

            @Neville………fatah? You fcukwit! It’s because of organisations like fatah that gay Palestinians have to flee the west bank…..some of whom end up living in Israel.

          3. Um, Israel has shitloads of gay rights. On what planet does that count as intolerant?

  14. GulliverUK 18 Dec 2012, 4:57pm

    He’s a religious extremist – literally. He’s been arrested for racism and other incitement to hatred. We are not exactly his only target.

    “After ignoring police summons, Rabbi Ya’akov Yosef faces arrest for a written endorsement of the Torat Hamelech, which justifies the killing of non-Jews, including babies, that pose a threat to the nation of Israel.”

    Other great saying include don’t let Arabs teach your children, etc.

    But it’s always useful when the most extremist elements, Catholic, Anglican, Jewish, Muslim, etc., speak – it shows their true nature, and it is abhorrent to right-thinking fair-minded rational people everywhere.

  15. poor story without his Location

  16. Lynda Yilmaz 18 Dec 2012, 5:00pm

    Blimey! I’m the evil mother of a perverted son! Good job I’m not a teacher nor have any desire to teach piano to a Jewish child! Really, everything gets more ridiculous (and tragic) by the minute.

  17. Robert in S. Kensington 18 Dec 2012, 5:12pm

    I wouldn’t even let my children near a catholic priest let alone an extremist rabbi.

  18. ““These people are considered evil, since as they teach the child they add their disrespect for Judaism”

    Ooh, yes, of course they do. Those piano teachers are so cunning – teach a few scales and then slyly slip in a bit of Richard Dawkins *rolls eyes*

    Why are some religious people so paranoid? They must have a lot of doubts about their faith if they’re so insecure a mere music lesson could potentially hurt them.

    As for his ‘perverts’ comments, they’re not paranoid just utterly despicable.

  19. As the late lamented Christopher Hitchens said of Jerry Falwell (evangelical loon) -“He should be on a street corner, selling pencils from a cup”.

  20. Who died and made this schmuck pope? Israel recognizes same-sex marriage, so he’s clearly out of step. Why is it news that this guy is homophobic? By printing his bigoted crap, you played right into his hands and gave him the publicity he craves.

  21. Adele Winston 18 Dec 2012, 7:38pm

    What CHUTZPAH! Anyway, it isn’t a papal edict so tell him where to stick it.

  22. Jerry Spiegelman 18 Dec 2012, 9:18pm

    Where is this jackass prominent? On his block? Just another shmuck!

  23. Jock S. Trap 19 Dec 2012, 10:35am

    Such a shame these nasty bigoted people are filled with such hate and discrimination that they are ‘blinded’ into see people as people.

    Rabbi – My Parent were straight. My son is Straight!! So how can that be?

    Time this world concentrated less on bigots and more on decent people.

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