foreign relations

What Do Americans + Israelis Have in Common? Hatred for the Homos


Great news, kiddos: Demanding the persecution of homosexuals is not a uniquely American problem!

Sure, Pastor Steven Anderson, who found a home at the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Ariz., was just overheard calling for our execution. And with cutesy lines like: “The same God who instituted the death penalty for murders is the same god who instituted the death penalty for rapists and for homosexuals, sodomites and queers.” Even though we’re pretty sure it was man who created, and carries out, the death penalty, but that’s neither here nor there.

Especially when, over in the Holy Land, an anonymous letter is circulating the Israeli interwebs demanding the proprietors of the Tel Aviv Gay and Lesbian Association, where two were murdered and a dozen injured earlier this month, face criminal charges. For what? For “the acts they carried out on minors behind the walls of that club of perversion.” The letter’s author adds: “Many citizens are sick of this depraved behavior that lacks any moral boundaries, and expect the authorities to prosecute the managers of the club for the crimes they have carried out.”

Are they alleging club organizers somehow mistreated the youth members in some sick sexual fantasy brought to life? Or the mere fact that gays are involved demands the attention of the police?

Always (disturbingly) amusing when one group of people persecuted throughout history (the Jews) call for the heads of another oppressed group (the gays). Can’t we all have some Manischewitz and get along?