NewsTue Aug 29, 2006 - 12:15 pm EST
Jerusalem Gay Pride Set for September 21
By Gudrun Schultz
JERUSALEM, Israel, August 28, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) –The International Gay Pride Parade has been rescheduled to take place in Jerusalem on September 21, Israel National News Arutz Sheva reported today.
The weeklong homosexual celebration was originally planned for August, but was postponed due to the outbreak of violence in Lebanon.
The homosexual activist organization Open House announced the date for the planned event in defiance of concerted international opposition from Jewish and Islamic religious leaders, and the Vatican. The event has been condemned as an affront to the millions of faithful worldwide who consider Jerusalem to be a holy city.
“The event is scheduled to take place literally days before the Jewish New Year, a time of deep spiritual introspection for all Jewish people,” Rabbi Yehuda Levin, with the organization Jews for Morality, told LifeSiteNews.com. “It is inappropriate, so inappropriate, for them to flaunt their disrespect for thousands of years of Jewish tradition.”
Rabbi Levin called on Jewish, Muslim and Christian faithful to exercise passive resistance to the event by joining ranks and physically blocking the parade route, “to protect the holy soil of Jerusalem against this spiritual rape.”
See previous LifeSiteNews coverage:
Jerusalem Homosexuals Push for World Pride Again
International Religious Outcry Close to Booting Gay Pride from Holy City of Jerusalem