J’Lem Pride Hangs in Balance

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Tel Aviv’s gay pride went off without a hitch last week, but gays still wait for word on the fate of Jerusalem’s event. Lawmakers will announce tomorrow whether the queers can crusade down the streets of the holy city.

The event’s scheduled for June 21st, but police worry that religious fanatics will disrupt the fag-flavored festivities. No doubt they’re weighing anti-Zionist Jewish group Eda Haredit’s recent anti-gay admonishment:

To all those involved, sinners in spirit, and whoever helps and protects them, may they feel a curse on their souls, may it plague them and may evil pursue them; they will not be requitted of their transgressions from heavenly judgment.

Eda Haredit’s just one conservative group vowing to protest the parade.

Jerusalem’s gay activists, meanwhile, say they’ll appeal the High Court if police prohibit pride. Flex that muscle, homos!