Piron and Lapid both clarified on numerous occasions that Piron's view of the subject has changed over the years. The rabbi had also paid a visit to the Bar-Noar gay youth center following the shooting that took place there three years ago.
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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.
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."
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