Too Many People Use Religion To Cloak Their Homophobia

Too Many People Use Religion To Cloak Their Homophobia
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Recently, a lot of people have been asking me for my thoughts on Torah versus the LGBT community. The reality is that mainstream Orthodoxy will not permit a Rabbi to officiate a marriage for a gay couple, grant Rabbinical ordination to an openly gay man, or claim that Halacha is wrong. Rather, "Kabbolos Ol" applies particularly when we don't like something and must say, "What can I do if my Father in Heaven has imposed this decree upon me?"

This is why I'd like to implore my Torah observant brethren to pause and consider the following. While we can't change what God says, we can change what we say and, more importantly, how we say it and, most importantly, what we do to ensure that every child of Hashem feels accepted, safe and loved in our Shuls and communities.

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