From one religion to the next here at Queerty.
A group of ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel held a rally yesterday protesting Jerusalem’s Gay Pride Parade, the seemingly cursed international gay event. After a bitter fight for permits, the event had to be rescheduled after the war between Israel and Lebanon broke out: a war the homo-haters insist resulted from World Pride itself. Ynet News reports:
â€œThe war in the north broke out as soon as the parade was announced,â€ a Mea Shearim resident [said]…â€œRabbis are fearful of another war,â€ the haredi said, adding that a special request has been forwarded to Diaspora Jews â€œso they too would protest and act for the preservation of Jerusalemâ€™s sanctity.â€
Um, we’re not military experts here, but we don’t think the war started because of the homos. We attribute it more to kidnapped soldiers and the fact that Hezbollah thinks Israel’s an imperialist colonizer. But, that’s just us.
Anyway, to combat the homo-influx, detractors are organizing an even larger protest to coincide with the November 10th celebration.
The parade falls on the day after the 16th anniversary of the murder of Rabbi Meir Kahane, and his followers, who are expected visit his grave on the Mount of Olives on the day the parade is scheduled to take place, said they would â€˜take advantage of the memorial ceremony for Kahane to fight the gay parade.â€™
While only words were lobbed at yesterday’s rally, many fear that if the ultra-Orthodox and the ultra-Gay come together, there’ll be more than just a shouting match.
We’re fairly anti-violent folk here at Queerty, but we can’t help get a little excited over the prospect of a gay v. Jew fight. Can you imagine? The queers would try to strangle the Jews with boas, while the Jews would whip them with their tallits.
We’ve got our money on the fags. The Jews may be the chosen ones, but you know those homos can throw down like whoa.