It used to be that with the yearly Pride marches coming closer, “moral” leaders and other opinion makers would come from under their rocks to insult and threaten the vulnerable gay minority. Not anymore.
Insulting and demeaning non-Straights seems to become an all-year fest. As bullfighters who never heard of animal rights, they launch their vile attacks with pleasure and arrogance, ignorance and insensitivity.
- You don’t need to believe me. A serious historian warns that localized tolerance of Gays could be followed by a reversal, just like growing acceptance of Jews was followed by the Holocaust.
No less. That would make homophobes not just nasty relics of the past but dangerous facilitators of future mass slaughter. Which could mean that a couple of decades from now, Orthodox rabbis could face the same question as Christian leaders after the Holocaust: What have you done? Instead of: “For 2,000 years you have poisoned billions of Christian (and by extension Muslim) believers against Jews,” the complaint will be “For 4,000 years you have poisoned the whole world against homosexuals.”
- Yair Netanyahu challenges Israel’s first openly Gay party leader chosen by Meretz, the party that loves Arabs above anyone else, with: Go organize a Pride march in Israel’s Arab heartland.
I would answer him: Go walk hand in hand with your boyfriend through Jerusalem to the local rabbinate to register for marriage.
- Organizers of a Straight march “for the traditional family” feel the existence of gay couple-hood as a threat.
As if heterosexual divorce isn’t worrisomely rising from increased stealth selfishness, sexism, infidelity, porno use and spouse and child abuse.
- Marxist anti-Zionist Haaretz found it fit to opine that a rightwing Gay Israeli cabinet minister should be nothing to be proud of.
What’s next: rightwing women should be fair targets for sexism?
On the other hand:
- A female Israeli judge has taken in her ruling for sexual assault of a man into account that men not only feel cheapened but also extra-shamed, emasculated by sexual assault. This, because the public assumes that a man should be able to ward off such a thing.
Good for her! Great that she understands and dares to say so, against the tide of political correctness and the danger of being misunderstood (as if she undervalued assaults on women or views homosexuality as less).
The greatness of the judicial branch shows when judges care more about the truth than toe the line of public opinion or of the powers that be.