Amid calls for his ouster, Education Minister Rafi Peretz responded Sunday to widespread outrage prompted by his comments, aired a day earlier, suggesting that gay conversion therapy works and that he in the past sent pupils to undergo the procedure.

He claimed his remarks had been misunderstood and misrepresented, and specified that when “students contacted me and asked for guidance I referred them to professionals at their request and saw it was possible,” but “I did not say I support conversion therapy.”

In an interview broadcast by Channel 12 news on Saturday, Peretz had said he favors and thinks “it is possible” to convert people who have a same-sex “tendency.”

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