Gary Fouse

The Crazy Hypocrisy of the Gay Lobby

Another story out of Chicago this week confirms my belief that the organized gay lobby in the US is guilty of rank hypocrisy when it comes to the topic of Israel. Three Jewish women were not allowed to participate in a gay pride march last Saturday with rainbow flags that contained the Star of David. The reason? “It might ‘trigger’ the other participants”.

So here we have hypocritical gay leaders combining their silliness with the academic term invented to squelch any expression that might offend anyone on campus (trigger: to cause feelings of fear, insecurity, or being offended).

The obvious question is whether gay organizers like this realize that Israel is the only country in the Middle East that allows gays to live in a climate of openness and tolerance, while those in neighboring Arab lands must live secretly, lest they be thrown off tall buildings or otherwise put to death. Of course, the Palestine lobby has thought of that too; they have coined a term called “pink-washing,” which means that Israel takes unfair propaganda advantage of that inconvenient fact at the expense of the pro-Palestinian narrative. It’s just not fair. Of course, to answer my own question, the gay leaders are well aware that Israel allows gays to live in peace, while the Palestinians do not. However, what is more important is the leftist narrative. That dictates that they (like many American Jews) stand against Israel.

I am also reminded of the event I attended at UC Irvine on May 10, a pro-Israel event featuring five reservists from the Israeli Defense Forces, which was disrupted by pro-Palestinian students in their usual fashion. One of the reservists was a gay Christian man whose family had fled Lebanon for Israel, where they found refuge.

To the uninformed or neutral observer, such as college students, a good question to ask oneself is this: Which side turns facts and truth on their heads to make their case? Which side tries to silence the other side? Once you answer those questions, you start to realize which side is wrong and which side is right. Of course, that  might “trigger” all kinds of negative responses.

About the Author
Gary Fouse worked from 1998-2016 as adjunct teacher at University of California at Irvine Ext. teaching English as a second language. Served three years in US Army Military Police at Erlangen, Germany 1966-68. 1970-1973- Criminal Investigator with US Customs 1973-1995 Criminal investigator with Drug Enforcement Administration. Stationed in Los Angeles, Bangkok, Milan, Italy, Pittsburgh and Office of Training, FBI Academy, Quantico, Va. until retirement. Author of Erlangen-An American's History of a German Town-University Press of America 2005. The Story of Papiamentu- A Study in Slavery and Language, University Press of America, 2002. The Languages of the Former Soviet Republics-Their History and Development, University Press of America, 2000.