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Israelis Hold Gay Pride Rally

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Posted on Nov 10, 2006

From the BBC: “A controversial gay pride rally has taken place in Jerusalem despite calls from religious leaders to ban it.” Ultra-Orthodox Jews had opposed the event, saying homosexuality is an abomination in God’s eyes.

  • We still don’t get the Bible-derived anti-gay logic: God is powerful enough to create the universe, but then gets squeamish about the way in which two consenting adults choose to relate to one another?
  • BBC:

    A controversial gay pride rally has taken place in Jerusalem despite calls from religious leaders to ban it.

    About 4,000 gay men, lesbians and civil rights supporters gathered at the Hebrew University stadium.

    Security was tight in the city with 3,000 Israeli police drafted in to stop clashes between the demonstrators and orthodox Jews.

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    By harald hardrada, November 11, 2006 at 6:54 pm Link to this comment
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    once israelis accept that gays are human beings, how long will it take them to accept that palestinians are human beings too?

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    By Stanley Gold, November 11, 2006 at 2:52 pm Link to this comment
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    Talking about gay jewish men.I was in a restaurant for lunch the other day with a NON gay jewish male friend ( I’m not gay either). Trying to be funny , he said to our very pretty waitress, ” don’t worry about either one of us trying to hit on you. We’re both gay. As a matter of fact, I just came out of the CUPBOARD.” She was very impressed with my sophisticated friend.

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    By beijair, November 11, 2006 at 5:33 am Link to this comment
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    i thought it has been cancelled with the religious side making all kinds of loving threats.  I guess it all went off without a problem.  any other news?  after all the threats i thought it was going to be a terrible site.

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