Thursday, July 20, 2006

Breaking News: World Pride 2006 Caused the Bombing of Beirut and Haifa

It had to happen eventually. Why talk real politics when you can just blame everything on gay people and God's wrath? According to WorldNetDaily, some rabbis in Israel are blaming the current war between Israel and Hizbullah on World Pride 2006 in Jerusalem. To be honest, I expected someone to blame gay people eventually, but I wasn't sure whether rabbis in Israel or clerics in Lebanon would be the first. Both countries have been increasingly tolerant of gay people, and both have been experiencing radical backlash. Anyway, a quote:
Are Israel's troubles in the Gaza Strip and Lebanon and the Hezbollah rockets slamming daily into major Israeli population centers here a result of the Jewish state's tacit support for a homosexual parade slated for next month in Jerusalem?

Some rabbis seem to think so, and they are attempting to block the event from taking place in Judaism's holiest city.

"Why does this war break out this week, all of sudden with little warning? Because this is the exact week the Jewish people are trying to decide whether the gay pride parade should take place in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv," Pinchas Winston, a noted author, rabbi and lecturer based in Jerusalem told WND...

"This [parade] is an attack against God himself," Winston said. "God has told the Jewish people, 'If you are not going to fight for my honor, you will be forced to fight for your own honor.'"

Winston points to the clashes that broke out after Hezbollah staged a raid last week in which two Israeli soldiers were kidnapped and eight more soldiers were killed. Israel has been retaliating inside Lebanon while the Lebanese terror group has fired hundreds of deadly Katyusha rockets at northern Israeli population centers, killing 18 civilians and wounding hundreds, some seriously.
And another quote:

Lazer Brody, an author and dean of the Breslov Rabbinical College in Ashdod, Israel, concurred with Winston.

"When God’s presence is in the camp, nothing can happen to the Jewish people," Brody stated. "But If the Jewish people bring impurity into the camp of Israel, this chases away God's presence."

Brody contends the "removal of God's presence" led to the recent violence here, but he said he still feels the Jewish state is being protected.

"Over 1,000 Katyusha rockets have been fired thus far, and the damage has been equivalent to scratches," Brody said.

One more:
The Rabbinical Congress for Peace, a worldwide coalition of over 1200 rabbinic leaders and pulpit rabbis released a statement this week asking Israelis to "increase the holiness" of the country while it was at war by praying and among other thing cancelling the World Pride event.
And one last one:

Meanwhile, Yehuda Levin, a member of the Rabbinical Alliance of America, has come to Israel specifically to prevent the homosexual celebration from taking place. He said a homosexual parade is akin to a parade of "prostitutes promoting prostitution, or adulterers encouraging others to try adultery at least once in their life."

"Israel is the Holy Land, not the homo-land," Levin told WND.

I can't help but laugh. What else an we blame gay people for? Does gay sex cause global warming? Do gay beaches cause tsunamis in Indonesia? How about gay dance music causing earthquakes in Iran? How can people take these arguments seriously?


Blogger mike davis said...

People don't take these arguments seriously,Al-Fil. They make the arguments because they live in a world formed only by The Book.

The Book says X, so they say X. It doesn't matter whether X= gay stuff, or the injunction against bacon, or not keeping dogs, or dressing in a certain way. They are so in love with the world of The Book, they go and live in that world.

To strengthen their own position they say The Book = God's Will. Thus, if you question them, you are questioning God. Neat trick, eh?

Both Judaism and Islam are OVER dominated by The Book.Parts of Christianity are also in the same position, but the existence of Bishops..who can rule on what The Book means today... makes living easier for other Christians.

It causes no end of problems in a modern world where The Book can find a valuable place, as long as it also allows people to breathe and doesn't choke off every other aspect of Life.

On the issue of the gay parade in Jerusalem, it is probably best to re-schedule it while these difficult days are going on. A lot of people on both sides are being killed and traumatised in very stressful circumstances...commonsense dictates a re-scheduling of festivities of any kind.

I know it will look like The Book lovers have had a victory..but frankly in these difficult times, who cares what they think.

I'm a Book lover myself, but I apply its lessons to myself and let other people 'row their own boat through Life'.

If I was in the habit of giving advice to other people, this is the advice I would give.

July 20, 2006 3:31 PM  

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