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Chief Rabbi: Gay pride threat to Israel’s existence

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  1. nice to see the religious leaders are united about something!!!N

  2. Arthur Waugh 4 Jul 2006, 9:23pm

    How is a Jewish soul saved by not having gay sex?What kind of sex did Jonathan and David have?Why follow religious texts when secular medical texts have concluded at least 30 years ago sodomy was normal?Anti-sodomists are simply boring unlettered hicks and should go out into the desert and be comsumed by lions.

  3. One from Jerusalem 7 Jul 2006, 5:56pm

    I think this is not true. The parade will happen in Jerusalem. It is very common to try and lie about this in order to give the immpression that it will not happen. Welcome all,

  4. Alexander Miller 19 Jul 2006, 6:01pm

    By giving exposure to these crackpot rabbis, PinkNews is creating a story where there is no story. Religious nuts of all faiths are extremely anti-gay. Big deal! Is that really news?

  5. Good piece and I for one think it is worth reiterating how extremist views of all religions stil prevail in the 21st century just to remind us that despite all the legislation , religious indoctrination is still alive and well and an insidious threat to humanityN

  6. The arrogance of Jewish, Muslim and Christian fanatics these days seems growing day by day.God is love, they say, but only for believers.Here is another voice:What is to be done, O Muslims? for I do not recognize myself. I am neither Christian, nor Jew, nor Magian, nor Muslim. I am not of the East, nor of the West, nor of the land, nor of the sea; I am not of Nature’s mint, nor of the circling heaven. I am not of earth, nor of water, nor of air, nor of fire; I am not of the empyrean, nor of the dust, nor of existence, nor of entity. I am not of India, nor of China, nor of Bulgaria, nor of Saqsin I am not of the kingdom of ‘Iraqian, nor of the country of Khorasan I am not of the this world, nor of the next, nor of Paradise, nor of Hell I am not of Adam, nor of Eve, nor of Eden and Rizwan. My place is the Placeless, my trace is the TracelessJalal ad-Din ar-Rumi (1207-73)Sufi mystic and poet

  7. No surprise there then, probably why Israeli forces invaded Lebanon!

  8. Dana for PM!

  9. Well,at least they are not hanging poofs yet…yet!!!

  10. Why do you see the repression against free sex in the Middle East as just a ‘gay issue’? All forms of sex outside marraige suffer the same punishment. Remember the 16 year old Iraqi girl? And for the record, David and Jonathan DID NOT have sex. It is wishful thinking of Gay people.

  11. The religious wingnuts of Jerusalem have shown the world exactly what kind of degenerate filth they are. Did you see how the rabbis united with the pope and the ayatollahs in hate against homosexuals. What a bunch of fucking lunatics these religious zealots are. Birds of a feather — human vultures.

  12. Lea de Lange 4 Sep 2006, 8:11pm

    What is meant by “bad language having been eliminated by the editor”? I have never seen such bad language anywhere in the Internet. All those slurs on religion, religious leaders, Judaism, Bible and common decency….Why are people called homophobic when they just do not like a march of sexual pride of any kind. It is shocking to them, nakedness is shocking to Jerusalem. Jerusalem is not Sedom. Jerusalem is not homo-city. Jerusalem is holy and what has desecration of Jerusalem to do with sex of any kind? This whole issue has nothing to do with sex. It is just plain old antisemitism, like putting a slaughtered pig in the Holy Temple.

  13. Yes. Lebanese bashing is much better public relations.

  14. Like the great philosopher Bertrand Russell said, humanity needs knowledge and kindness. These commodities are very rare among religious fanatics, Jewish, Muslim or Christian. They keep hanging on to their so-called holy books written long ago by ignorant men.

  15. HOLY CITY, OR WHOLENESS? I AM, SO I LIVE,LOVE AND DIE…

  16. Graham Sly 3 Nov 2006, 5:33am

    Rom 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: Rom 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. 1Ti 1:15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. 1Jo 1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: 1Jo 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. 1Jo 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 1Jo 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

  17. Graham Sly 3 Nov 2006, 5:50am

    God does not hate the homosexual, He hates the sin as of any other sin that is committed by any man or women. But God’s love is so great towards all of us sinners that He provided the way of reconciliation back to Him through His only begotten son Jesus Christ. Anyone wether it be gay people or so called religious people there should be no voilence on either side. The true Christian walks as Christ did. I, as a reformed gay man now saved through the grace of Jesus Christ, can not tell any man what to do or how to do it in life, the only thing that matters is that I tell the sinner that he needs Christ to save his or her soul. Once that person has accepted Jesus ( truly ) from his heart then he will listen to God’s ways. We are not told to protest against the sins of the world or march against them, but rather to preach the gospel of repentance and forgiveness of sins. If we do this faithfully the Holy Spirit will do his convicting work towards the sinner. Christians, stop protesting and do more praying and preaching then we will see results in the kingdom of God. Anyone who is violent be it what religion needs to practice what he preaches. Love your enemy, do good to those who hate you and turn the other cheek. We are not to solve the worlds problems but instead tell them the way out of their problems and that is through Christ the Lord. Peace to all.

  18. The minister of tourism should rather be ashamed for Israel’s aggressions in Lebanon and Gaza. Boycott Israel. Gay or not gay.

  19. These haredim have ruined Israel’s image as a modern tolerant country. Even I can’t support Israel anymore.

  20. Your story shows a large Israeli flag – proving that this event is being used as a promotion tool for the racist state and has nothing to do with equality – how can you have equality by partying on stolen land? Lesbian and gay racists are just as offensive as any other racist.

  21. What is this nonsense about Johathan and David not having sex? In their day, homosexual love was common place even though heterosexual unions co-existed with the same participants. another example might be Alexander the Great and his beloved Hephaestaion. And gift of Octavian to his uncle Ceasar of Rome, and soon afterwards, Herod’s offer of his young brother-in-law to Octavian? At that time and before that time, homosexual love was as much a part of accepted society as the one man, one woman theme of today is. And by the way, that system isn’t all that old and unique nor practiced universally even today.

  22. There was a happening instead of a parade which is a shame. But Israel is making progress, slowly and firmly twords more gay rights and law-making.And about the commentors who choose to write political things – I do not consider England or any other European, or Arab State as a any more worthy moral example. so cut the hypocrity. (btw, who occupied the land of Israel before it was liberated by the zionists…?)

  23. aaron silver 19 Jan 2007, 1:39pm

    GAY “PRIDE MARCHES” Even though I am a gay man I do have reservations about gay pride marches. I live in the U.S. so I am looking at this issue from within an American cultural context. I do not believe that gay “pride marches” are helpful in furthering the causes for equal rights for gays under the laws of the land which was meant initially to celebrate the diversity of all people and to demonstrate to the world that not all gay people look and act the same has in my mind backfired. Instead of furthering gay causes in which these “gay pride” marches were once intended to accomplish, have now just become parades, lacking integrity and a common or substantial goal. Therefore we first need to call them what they truly are, parades, not marches. These parades tend to attract many of the subcultures within the gay community which are not at all representative of the vast majority of gay people. These subcultures are often made up of individuals that are exhibitionists and these parades are just another opportunity for them express those abhorrent needs. They in no way demonstrate to the society at large, which are the heterosexuals and incidentally our largest voting constituency, that we are anything but the stereotypes that they believe us to be, and we ourselves have created and need to take responsibility for that. During the tumultuous times of the late fifties and sixties when Dr. Martin Luther King would peacefully gather individuals together to march down the streets of many of our cities or in front of the nation’s capital with one noble goal in mind. All of the participants of these well organized marches seemed to never loose sight of the vision of Dr King and his lofty and rightful goal of attaining equal rights and complete assimilation into the dominant white society. His desire was to demonstrate their cause peacefully and with an air of class and dignity that seemed to surround the participants of these marches. Do any of you that are old enough, or have at least watched footage of these marches, ever recall anyone behaving in a sexually exploitive manner? Do any of you remember anyone marching without being fully clothed? Do any of you remember anyone pride fully exposing their countless nipple piercings and many with the backs of their pants cut out for the sole purpose of exposing their bare rear ends? Does anyone really and truthfully believe that these behaviors are going to further the rights for gays? On the contrary, all these “parades” do is to deepen the age-old stereotypes of gays and their sexually exploitive lifestyles. Being a gay man myself, I am embarrassed at these parades, and let’s call them what they are. They are parades, not marches, which are organized for the purpose of exploiting the exhibitionists and their desire to be a part of just another party. It

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