Gay Pride Responsible for Middle East Crisis? July 19, 2006Posted by newsfittopost in international, lgbt Issues, middle east, religion distorted.
Gay people have been blamed for 9/11, Hurricane Katrina and now the crisis in the Middle East. Check out another ridiculous blame game by the anti-gay right…
Updated 7/19/06 5pm ET:
WorldNetDaily claims rabbis believe the conflict in the Middle East was started because of the upcoming World Pride Parade in Jeruslaem:
…many religious leaders believe the Israeli government’s decision to allow a world homosexual parade in Jerusalem is having real-life consequences.
“This [parade] is an attack against God himself,” [Rabbi Pinchas] 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…
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…”
He said the public display of homosexuality in Jerusalem “soils the camp of Israel with impurity, and pushes away the divine presence and protection.”
When all else fails, blame the gays. This article is barely worth responding to, considering its absurdity, but it is nice to know we are influential in some parts of the world. After all the recent court rulings against marriage equality, it is comforting to know the LGBT movement is still powerful enough to start wars between Israel, Lebanon and god knows who else.
As a gay colleague of mine said in passing: “My day is out of control busy. First I have a press conference to attend, then I have to call reporters… and I have to take care of all of this while flaming it up in Israel to keep this crisis going.”
And you know when Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell read this WorldNetDaily article, they are going to be nodding their heads in agreement. The enemies of the LGBT movement are not Christians… they are fundamentalist nut-jobs who believe they have a direct phone-line to God. It takes extreme arrogance to be able to talk for God, much less claim (s)he is causing catastrophes like Hurricane Katrina and 9/11 because of a group completely detached from the events. Luckily, most Christians that read the article will have the same words on the tip of their tongue: nut jobs.
Update 7/22: World Pride in Jerusalem has been cancelled because of the Middle East conflict. Does that mean the rabbis believe the violence will end too?
Views from the Blogs:
Pandagon — WingNutDaily: Middle East Crisis Caused by the Homos
Good As You — Punching Bags Apparently Out of Stock, Rabbis Blame Gays for Crisis in Israel