A lawmaker from the ultra-Orthodox Shas party resigned on Wednesday after coming under fire from rabbis, who criticized him for attending his nephew’s gay wedding.
“Two years ago, my sister called me and said, ‘Yigal, I want to make you happy, my son is getting married in two months,'” Guetta said, recalling that his nephew then got on the line and asked him to conduct the ceremony.
Guetta did not yet understand the nature of the request. “I told him, ‘Listen, I don’t understand these things, but there are people who [officiate at weddings] as a profession, and I promise to find you someone who will do it in the best possible way.’
“Then he said to me, ‘Yes, but I want to tell you something else: I’m gay and I’m marrying a man.’
“I told him, ‘You know what? Now I understand this even less.'”
The news didn’t dissuade him, however. “The whole family went [to the wedding], my wife and I and the kids, who I don’t usually tell which events to go to. But for this, I said that showing up is mandatory. We all went so we could make him very happy.”
Still, he said that he made sure to stress to his children that homosexual relations are forbidden by the Torah, he said.
“I told my kids before we went, ‘You should know that we’re going in order to make him happy, because he’s my sister’s son, and she’s my sister and I want to embrace her. But the Torah says this [relationship] is forbidden and an abomination.” Then he added, apologetically, “‘What can you do? My own judgment is irrelevant here.'”
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