MK Feiglin: I'm not a homophobe
Boaz Fyler
Published: 08.02.13, 09:09
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1. With His Name One would hope not
Chaim Ben Kahan ,   Efrat, Israel   (02.08.13)
Just saying.
2. "I am not a crook"
Charles   (02.08.13)
He's a politician, hard to believe anything they say once in office.
3. Ultra-Rightist?!
Aviela ,   Lower Migron, Israel   (02.08.13)
Well if that isn't journalistic-employed vilification!
4. MK Feiglin
Ariel Ben Yochanan ,   Kfar Tapuah, Efraim   (02.08.13)
B"H - As a so called "Jewish leader" Feiglin should have stated the Torah position on homosexuality, not his own twisted opinion. Anyhow, I'm not surprised that he didn't: His whole operation consists of harvesting the faith-based Jewish vote and then siphoning it right back to the Likud, precisely where it does not belong. With his participations he is and he will continue to support any and all anti-Jewish activity under the Sun. An authentic asset to Likud, to knesset and to himself, of course!
5. unfortunately not everyone agrees
ma nishma ,   modiin   (02.08.13)
As the religious communities grows bigger, expect more anti gay actions. The Torah is incompatible with gay life. Eventually it will come to a head and since this is a Jewish land, I predict that the religious will win out and outlaw gay rights.
6. How wrong,#4
Keren ,   IL-BR   (02.08.13)
Feiglin´s opinion is not twisted but very consistent . He is not saying he approves homosexuality, but the opposite-he does not!;he says that he will protect the human rights of these groups. That´s right. Men have to work with times and do their best according to these times.
7. Actually,all religious respect the human rights of gays
Keren ,   IL-BR   (02.08.13)
They are received respectfully in any sinagogue and can freely participate in any and all studies, activities and prayers ,of course,and when they do,they know how to behave in face of the whole religious community and they behave so. So,such a respect by the religious community must be extended to secular law,what does not mean acceptance of homosexuality itself.
8. Closet case
Gil ,   Tel Aviv   (02.08.13)
If ever there was one. Check out the effeminate hand gesture.
9. Feiglin, Regev and other extremists:
David ,   The Galilee   (02.08.13)
We live in an age of when its out its out and there is NO undo! Yesh Atids Rabbi Piron is the "genius" who once said that homosexuality can be cured! The Nazis had the cure for that as well as for the Jewish Problem. As for the "normative" concept, this is a word that is used by lawyers who clients commit murder, hit and runs and other crimes so does MK Feiglin really want to be a "normative" person? As for "the normative family and its values", well, these days this seams to land up in the divorce courts! Maybe MK Feiglin, should launch an inquiry into why the murders of two people and the wounding of a number of youngsters hasn't been solved! After all, Jewish blood was split but the law seems to discriminate if the spilled blood is Gay!
10. Positively surprised
Northern   (02.08.13)
As a Meretznik, I am by no means a Feiglin supporter, however I am rather positively surprised by this commendable statement. You don't have to like it, but you can support its right. I for one don't like religion, but I would fight against any legislation that would outlaw religious practice, because it's a personal choice.
11. Thank you, Moshe Feiglin
Rivkah F. ,   Jerusalem   (02.08.13)
I am no great fan of Moshe Feiglin but his honesty and consistency are truly admirable and I think he is sincere about supporting human rights for all, including gay people, of course. He has a lot of courage and if any gay person loses a job, suffers from blackmail or has his person and property threatened because he or she is gay, I am certain that he or she can turn to Feiglin and he will fight for their rights. He does not pander to anyone or tell them what they want to hear and that has earned him my respect.
12. "normative family"
Marcel ,   San Jose, Costa Rica   (02.08.13)
Mr Feiglin suffers from the same misconception his Christian counterparts who distinguish between what's in the scriptures and what's happening in real life. The "normative family" is a wonderful option but, alas, an option it is, since today the term family has become to mean much more than the original husband-wife-children concept. Mr Feiglin's problem is that he needs to find a way to cover the bridge between illusion and reality.
13. Goyimphobic
14. #8 Gil
rom ,   israel   (02.09.13)
Effeminate does not necessarily mean homosexual. And, conversely, most homosexuals do not look or act in the least bit effeminate.
15. 14
Gil ,   Tel Aviv   (02.09.13)
I didn't say it "necessarily meant homosexual" did I? And in any case, excuse me but you have no evidence to back up this "most homosexuals do not look or act in the least bit effeminate"... you've conducted some sort of survey Prof. ? ;)
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