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J’Lem Mayoral Hopeful Prefers Death To Gay Pride

Russian-Israeli businessman Arcadi Gaydamak doesn’t mince words when it comes to the gays.

Gaydamak, who hopes to be Jerusalem’s next mayor, said Monday that he’d rather die than allow another gay pride in the holy city:

When I’m elected mayor, I would die before allowing the pride parade to be held in Jerusalem. They want to be proud? They’re allowed to. They want to demonstrate? Fine. But the streets of Jerusalem are a symbol, and parading on them would be an aggressive act against our tradition, against our values and against our morale. I would lie on the ground in order to block the march and would even die before I approve the pride parade in the city.

Gaydamak also criticized current Jerusalem mayor Uri Lupolianski for allowing pride in exchange for “political gain.”

On:           Aug 25, 2008
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    • CitizenGeek

      Jerusalem, of all cities, really doesn’t need a mayor like that.

      Aug 25, 2008 at 9:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Darth Paul

      He’s a complete piece of sh!t and a typical Russian bigot with cash. Unfortunately, that’s what Israel panders to these days (along w/the likes of Pat Robertson).

      Aug 25, 2008 at 9:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GoodBuddy

      Give me bigotry or give me death. – Arcadi Gaydamak

      Aug 25, 2008 at 10:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chanzelle Dubois

      Is this guy for real ?

      Aug 25, 2008 at 11:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • reversion

      “I would lie on the ground in order to block the march and would even die before I approve the pride parade in the city.”

      This calls for platform boots.

      Aug 25, 2008 at 11:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • nikko

      Then die, asshole.

      Aug 25, 2008 at 11:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Len

      “I would . . . die before I approve the pride parade.”

      Works for me, you bigoted cunt.

      Aug 25, 2008 at 1:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DairyQueen

      I am really getting over these Russian Religious Extremist. They all seem to forget what it was like to be sepressed and have no freedoms. We have the same problem here in Northern California with the fucking Ukrianian Churches. They spread their hateful bullshit here. They all need to go to Saudi Arabia or Iran. Let them try to push their Xtian agenda there. Oh yeah they would be put to death. I wish they would all go away.

      Aug 25, 2008 at 4:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tracy johnson

      “Holy ironic names, Jerusalem!”

      Aug 25, 2008 at 5:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BobP

      The oppressed can’t wait to become the oppressors.
      He sounds like a big drama queen to me. Maybe we should ask him to put in writing and hold him to it.

      Aug 25, 2008 at 6:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nick

      Its amazing that as a descendant of the holocaust, where thousands of homos were also killed, the Jews are standing in the way of freedom and equality for gays.

      Aug 25, 2008 at 8:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr C

      OMG………Some one non-Black is HOMOPHOBIC

      Where in the fuck is Chittyshitty-Y now. I forgot he only complains when it’s alleged by Blacks.

      What an idiot!

      Aug 26, 2008 at 12:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • nikko

      As an Italian Canadian immigrant myself, I seethe with anger when I see other cultures disrespecting North America. Don’t like our freedoms/values? Then go the fuck back home. Shout it from the rooftops before extremists take over. The government is too lazy/scared top do anything about problematic immigrant extremists who refuse to adapt to our culture.

      Aug 26, 2008 at 2:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • princedeligne

      I’ll be happy to walk on or over him if he really wants to lie on the ground to prevent the . Are there any non stop flights from JFK or LGA to Jerusalem? Sad person indeed. Someone should stamp a yellow star on his forehead and a pink triangle on his ass.

      Aug 27, 2008 at 9:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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