|Hundreds protest ahead of Jerusalem Gay march|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Tuesday, 31 October 2006 00:00|
Hundreds of haredim lined the streets of Jerusalem tonight in protest ahead of next Friday's planned homosexual march. The Jerusalem authorities met in July to decide on a date for holding the Gay Pride rally. During the same week, the war with Hizbullah broke out, prompting many Rabbis to conclude that the war was God's punishment on Israel for immorality. The march through the streets of Jerusalem was postponed, but the week-long "festivities" went ahead. Ironically, last years Gay Pride event was also cancelled for a similar reason, namely the disengagement from Gaza and the threat of violence. But the controversy hasn't ended there. The new date for the Gay Pride march in Jerusalem has been rescheduled for November 10th, which happens to be the anniversary of Kristallnacht, when the Jews remember their persecution at the hands of the Nazis. Some Rabbis are claiming this march is a mockery to the memory of those who suffered in the Holocaust.
Quote: "Further offending some opponents, the parade is scheduled to take place on November 10, the anniversary of Kristallnacht (the Night of Broken Glass), a pogrom against Jewish people, their homes, businesses and synagogues that took place in cities, towns and villages across Germany. Sattath said that the day was chosen because it was the first available Friday after the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. She noted that Kristallnacht is marked in Israel according to the Jewish calendar, which is marked on a different day.
Other protests have been organized, including one which will see hundreds of animals paraded through Jerusalem, following the same route as the homosexual march.
Quote: "Ohad Bart, the representative of the Yesha Council's religious education institutions, told Ynet: "We want to hold a parade of beasts because these people's acts are beastly." According to Bart, there is no intention to confront the marchers but to do things in an organized way. "We want to explain to God that we are protesting the desecration of Jerusalem. It's a disgrace," said Bart. He added that "when they put a head's pig at the Temple Mount, the entire world went wild. And when they bring this abomination to the streets of the holy city, it is our duty to protest and call out and bless God's name."
It's ironic, isn't it? Homosexuals excuse their behaviour by pointing to similar behaviour in the animal kingdom (and it's true), and those protesting their behaviour also point to similar behaviour in the animal kingdom.
Quote: "Nobody will explain to you that homosexuals can be found in every society since the dawn of history. That it is a phenomenon shared by both humans and animals. That it is simply part of nature, just like some of us are light-skinned and others are dark-skinned, or tall or short. Some people are attracted to members of their own gender. This is simply how it is, and twenty tons of self-hatred won't help here.
Looking at it humorously, dogs urinate in the streets, but I wouldn't recommend people follow their example. I guess that Scripture is true in Romans 1, that people worship and serve the creature more than the Creator. They also don't realize they are living in a fallen world, and behaviour like this is not God's intention. But bringing things into perspective, homosexual marches are the least of Israel's worries at the minute. If only more people (and Christians!) would realize how short the time is, and like Nineveh, get themselves right with God, perhaps things might be different.