Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Yay Israel!!! Boo Israel!
Surely you've heard in the news by now that Israel has just opened the largest Holocaust museum/memorial in the world, drawing all kinds of politicians and dignitaries to the opening this week. It's a great accomplishment and a wonderful memorial to those who were lost. Yay Israel!

Also, it's important to note that the new memorial honours the homosexuals that were killed in the holocaust... something that often goes unmentioned when talking about the history of the Holocaust. Let's face it, Hitler didn't like anyone who was different... Jews...gays...blacks... Anyway, I am thrilled to see that this is finally being acknowledged. Yay Israel!

However, I just read a disturbing report that 30 Knesset (parliament) members in Israel are going to sign a petition to cancel the gay pride parade in Jerusalem this year. Wha??? This IS the very same town in which the gays were just honoured in a memorial, right? Much more disturbing than that is the following quote from Pastor Leo Giovinetti, an influential Christian leader from California:

"If Israel continues this way, bad things will happen," Giovinetti warned. "Every time God's people go against the five books of Moses, bad things happen. Homosexuality grieves God's heart, and God judges. Historically, God has judged and there is no reason to believe that he won't judge now."

No wait... I lied.. THIS quote from Rabbi Yehuda Levin, a spokesman for the Rabbinical Alliance of American, is *far* more disturbing (if that's possible after the "homosexuality grieves God's heart" remark):

"This is not a parade, this is a 10-day radical, militant, anti-family, anti-God celebration of sodomy and pornography. Are we crazy that we need to provoke God again?"

I'll say it again... wha??? Radical and militant? Are you joking?? Anti-family? Don't even get me started. And anti-God??? No really, don't get me started.

Boo Israel! BOO!! If this parade gets cancelled thanks to 30 narrow minded politicians I am gonna be SOME disappointed, let me tell ya.