MK says IDF should not draft gays, cites Torah

June 18, 2012 20:34

Just days after the LGBTQ community was rattled by what it perceived as an anti-gay rant by a member of Knesset, MK Uri Ariel (National Union) on Monday stated that the IDF should not draft gays into its ranks.

Asked by a Knesset Channel reporter whether or not he supported the IDF drafting gay civilians, Ariel said that "If I had to choose I would not draft them." Ariel added that he believes homosexuality "distracts the army from its main task of fighting."

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