Rabbi Shay Piron receives unexpected support from organizations within LGBT community after previously claiming that 'homosexuality can be fixed'
Tzvika Brot Published 11/8/12
|Rabbi Shay Piron|
Hevruta, Bat Kol and Shabal, three organizations aiding religious gays and lesbians, issued a statement which they hope will set the record straight about Piron.
"We are witnessing major changes over the last decade in the way society treats homosexuals and lesbians… Rabbi Piron has become one of the greatest leaders of this change," the statement said. It was further noted that "not only has Rabbi Piron apologized for his previous statement, he has also been extremely helpful with various issues concerning the religious lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual community." Daniel Yunes, head of the Hevruta organization said: "This isn't about making a political statement, but about stating the truth and acknowledging the rabbi's efforts for our community… we wish more religious leaders would be willing to openly support Rabbi Piron's actions and promote equality in Israel."