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News Brief: Rabbi Calls for the Eradication of Homosexuality in the Same Way as AIDS

by Aaron Shepard
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News Brief Rabbi Calls for the Eradication of Homosexuality in the Same Way as AIDS

News Brief Rabbi Calls for the Eradication of Homosexuality in the Same Way as AIDS

News Brief:  Rabbi Calls for the Eradication of Homosexuality in the Same Way as AIDS

Rabbi Yigal Levenstein said that homosexuality must be “eradicated” in the same way that AIDS was, while giving a lecture at the Bnei David pre-military academy in Eli.  He argued that homosexuality was not “normal,” and that the medical industry will will one day rid the world of homosexuality and “save” society just as they “eradicated” AIDS.

He reportedly said in the lecture, “I am convinced that on the day that people will disagree that this thing [homosexuality] is normal, we will save all of human society, and physiological science and psychological science will not have any problem in dealing with this problem, we just need to define it as a problem.  Do you remember that once there was this concept of AIDS?  The entire medical world attacked it and managed to eradicate it.  Or any other problem. Problems we eliminate, defects can be eliminated,” he added.

The Rabbi went on to insist that the “sexual distortion” of being LGBT was “a tragedy of women and turned it into an ideology.  There is no relation between this sexual distortion or defect or tragedy and the rest of [a person’s] personality,” he added.

The heads of Rabbi Levinstein’s yeshiva released a statement condemning the “practice” of “manipulatively ripping sentences out of lessons given in the yeshiva and turning them into news items, devoid of the proper context and background.  This is tantamount to shaming us and distorting our image.”

It also defended the remarks made, calling the lesson “respectful and inoffensive” and “stemmed from knowing facts and attempting to help students.”