Comments on: Gay Orthodox Israelis click on new religion Web site http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/02/19/gay-orthodox-israelis-click-on-new-religion-web-site/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Izzy http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/02/19/gay-orthodox-israelis-click-on-new-religion-web-site/comment-page-1/#comment-2003 Thu, 21 Feb 2008 21:32:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/02/19/gay-orthodox-israelis-click-on-new-religion-web-site/#comment-2003 Rabbi Ron told the Jerusalem Post the site aimed to break down stereotypes and foster dialogue: “We want religious people to know that we want to adhere to Halacha. But we also want them to understand that a homosexual is born the way he is and has no choice … Judaism’s main emphasis is on actions. We understand that, and we are not asking rabbis to permit anal sex or to make any changes in Halacha. We just want basic understanding.”
“Rabbi” Ron is missing the point entirely in his own words. Since homosexual desire can be separated from homosexual actions (He wants to adhere to halacha), therefore there is no reason to *have* a website looking for “understanding.”
A person may have an innate desire to steal or to kill. Yet, they are not labeled as a stealer or killer *until* they steal or kill. Similarly, merely having homosexual desires does not make one homosexual!
I would submit that “Rabbi” Ron and the rest of the homo’eem dateem are *not* merely looking for understanding, but for validation that their desires are okay or natural.

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