An Iranian cleric with a huge social media following has reportedly warned the believers about interacting with those who receive Covid-19 vaccination. According to the cleric, those who receive covid-19 vaccines would become homosexuals.
“Don’t go near those who have had the COVID vaccine. They have become homosexuals,” Ayatollah Abbas Tabrizian wrote on his Telegram account, the Jerusalem Post has reported.
“Ayatollah Tabrizian combines scientific ignorance with a crude appeal to homophobia. He’s demonizing both the vaccination program and LGBT+ people, without a shred of evidence. By seeking to scare the public into not getting vaccinated against Covid-19, he is fueling the pandemic and putting lives at risk. Typical of many Iranian religious and political leaders, his bizarre, irrational claims scapegoat LGBTs and put theological prejudice before scientific knowledge,” said Peter Tatchell, the LGBTQ+ and human rights campaigner.
For what it’s worth, this story originated with the J Post. It’s reporting/bias for the most part gets good reviews.
No scriptures and/or proselytizing