The Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem has blamed the LGBTQI+ community for the 7.8 and 7.6 magnitude quakes that struck Turkey and Syria last month.
The Jerusalem Post reported that the Sephardic Chief Rabbi and former Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Israel Shlomo Amar has slammed the queer community in his latest sermon.
The rabbi read a passage from Talmud to support his bizarre claim, in which he attributed the deadly earthquake to the push for LGBTQI+ rights in the Middle East.
However, he took no accountability for his claims and put the onus on the Lord’s word.
“It’s not me interpreting, it’s the language of the Gemara,” he said, quoting from the Talmudic passage.
“God said you are shocking your people for something that is not yours.”
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