American Judaism is all over the map on this issue. Whereas Reform and Reconstructionist Jews allow gay rabbis, the Orthodox do not. Conservative Jews let their member synagogues run the gamut between forbidding same-sex unions and gay clergy to allowing them. Some Conservative synagogues urge gay members to undergo therapy in an effort to change or at least pacify their desires.
The writers of this siddur have moved beyond the debates, which may be why CBST is an independent temple, beholden to no one.
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