March 23, 2005


Religious leaders join forces against J'lem gay parade (Etgar Lefkovits, Mar. 23, 2005, THE JERUSALEM POST)

A worldwide interfaith campaign against a major international gay pride parade scheduled to take place in Jerusalem this summer gathered steam Wednesday with the Chief Rabbinate, the leaders of various Patriarchs in Jerusalem and a senior Muslim religious leader joining forces to thwart the event.

The religious leaders view the parade as an affront to the religious sensibilities of millions of people around the world.

The group will issue a joint call for the cancellation of the ten day 'Jerusalem World Pride 2005,' at a Jerusalem press conference tentatively scheduled to take place next week, officials said.

The rare cooperation between Judaism's, Christianity's and Islam's top religious leaders in Jerusalem comes on the heels of a joint Christian-Jewish campaign launched in the city last week to prevent the August parade from taking place in the Holy Land.

Nothing like the common enemy to bring the Abrahamic faiths together.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 23, 2005 4:50 PM

Now that's one potent tri-patriarchy. Lions and tigers and bears.

Posted by: ghostcat at March 23, 2005 5:56 PM

Subtitled: Patriarchs Are Predatory

Posted by: ghostcat at March 23, 2005 7:10 PM

Smear intended.

Posted by: ghostcat at March 23, 2005 7:11 PM

1) Ye holy patriarchs and prophets, pray for us.

2) Notice the brilliance of the strategy here: deliberately provoke the maximum amount of resentment and reaction by having your parade in a huly city. Just keep saying over and over again, "Homosexuality is not a mental disorder, Homosexuality is not a memtal disorder. . .."

Posted by: Lou Gots at March 23, 2005 8:43 PM

Homosexuality is permanent juvenile behavior. In this case, rebelling in such a way as to get the maximum reaction possible, then telling everyone tthat you are the victim.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at March 23, 2005 10:35 PM

I wonder if any of the "visitors" will try making out on the Temple Mount?

Posted by: ratbert at March 23, 2005 11:07 PM

Given the universality of bisexual behavior among Arabs and Muslims generally, this is a big surprise.

Posted by: bart at March 24, 2005 10:14 AM

bart: surely you must know that in arabic culture the one doing the "pitching" is thought well of, and the one doing the "catching" is looked down on. so i guess the arabs would be ok if it was only "tops" doing the marching.

Posted by: cjm at March 24, 2005 10:20 AM