Recent research by the sociocultural psychologist, Chana Etengoff, has highlighted the therapeutic benefits of LGBTQ petitions to religious leaders, including meaning-making, social action, agency and empowerment. These words were condemned by Rabbi Aaron Bassous as "false and misguided Jewish law holds that no hedonistic ethic, even if called "love", can justify the morality of homosexuality any more than it can legitimize adultery or incesthowever genuinely such acts may be performed out of love and by mutual consent. The Jewish Oral Law states that capital punishment would be applicable only if two men were caught in the act of anal sex, if there were two witnesses to the act, if the men involved were warned that they committed a capital offense, and the two men — or the willing party, in case of rape — subsequently acknowledged the warning, but continued to engage in the prohibited act anyway. He wrote that "society and government must be to offer a helping hand to those who are afflicted with this problem".
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Archived from the original on December 4, This was sent to over rabbis inand eventually was known as the "Document of Principles". On the contrary, those around them — family and community — should show special feeling for them, and apply to them the Torah commandment of 'Love thy neighbor as thyself' and to be diligent in avoiding the prohibition of insulting another. The responsum invoked the Talmudic principle of kavod habriyotwhich the authors translated as "human dignity", as authority for this approach. The Reform Judaism movement, the largest branch of Judaism in North America, has rejected the traditional view of Jewish Law on homosexuality and bisexuality. Archived copy as title All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from January Articles with unsourced statements from October Articles with unsourced statements from May Commons category link is on Wikidata Wikipedia external links cleanup from November Wikipedia spam cleanup from November Retrieved July 11,