Labor: Probe J'lem councilman for incitement against gays

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May 15, 2012 16:25

 
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Members of the Labor Party's LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Circle on Tuesday called on the attorney general to investigate suspicions that a Jerusalem councilman may have incited violence against homosexuals in a recent council meeting.

According to Labor Party LGBT Circle co-chairman Dan Slyper, councilman Rabbi Yaakov Halperin (United Torah Judaism) cited Torah verses calling for homosexuals to be killed during a recent meeting to discuss budgets for Jerusalem Open House (JOH), the capital's gay and lesbian center.

Halperin allegedly quoted a passage from Leviticus, which says: "If a man lies with a male, as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them."

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