Religious Zionist lawmaker refuses to back down, says homosexuality 'an abomination'

August 2, 2015 23:19

A religious Zionist lawmaker who provoked outrage in the past by referring to the gay pride parade as "a parade of behemoths" not only refused to renounce his remarks in the wake of Thursday's stabbing of six participants in the Jerualem LGBT procession - but he repeated his contention on Sunday that homosexuality is "an abomination."

MK Bezalel Smotrich (Bayit Yehudi) wrote on Facebook that the rally’s organizers “saved [Bayit Yehudi chief Naftali] Bennett from himself,” because the event was “all about incitement and silencing – incitement against the entire Right.”

Bennett was disinvited from speaking at a Tel Aviv rally after he refused to sign a document committing himself to promoting pro-LGBT legislation in the Knesset.

Smotrich also said that the demonstration “incited against anyone who dares to support traditional family values and oppose recognition of same-sex couples."

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