Rabbi Daniel Asor is a conspiracy theory moron
PEOPLE all over the planet are embracing conspiracy theories with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic and a whole bunch of other stuff, so it should come as no surprise that an Orthodox rabbi in Israel has jumped on the bandwagon with a cockamamie assertion that coronavirus vaccines can turn one gay.
According to this report “popular” Daniel Asor has joined a growing band of mainly religious leaders floating disinformation about COVID-19 vaccines.
Aleph Melbourne, a Jewish LGBT+ advocacy group, said that the rabbi’s statement was “alarming” for the harm it propagates.
Michael Barnett, co-convenor of Aleph Melbourne, said:
It’s alarming to hear such ignorance and nonsense being peddled by a rabbi to his community, particularly in the middle of a pandemic.
Claiming a COVID-19 vaccine could alter a person’s sexual orientation is about as ridiculous as claiming that eating a pickled herring could make you pregnant.
According to Barnett, besides the false claims, the issue here is the harm it could cause to the intended audience of the sermons and the larger community.
The problem here is that the closed religious community, that this Rabbi heads, is unlikely to have access to sensible health advice and is prone to believing what he proclaims.
Similarly, the community would be broadly intolerant of homosexuality due to religious teachings, and if they were told the vaccine would make them gay they would be terrified of having that outcome.
Sadly this is a no win situation while the Rabbi in question maintains his lunatic stance.
Asor’s list of conspiracies range from calling the World Health Organisation and Pharma companies like Pfizer and Moderna “criminal organisations” that are deliberately misleading ultra-Orthodox Jewish leaders into supporting vaccinations to claiming that a “global malicious government” of Freemasons, Illuminati, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and others are behind the virus and vaccines.
On social media, many called out the rabbi over his statements saying he risks:
Killing many of his own people.
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