Thursday, June 30, 2005

The Lame Gay Pride Parade

Friends of mine in Jerusalem reported back to me about the gay pride parade - a bunch of people walking down a street in pink. Booooring. Berlin, London and New York would be disappointed.

People, you wanna get up the noses of the fundamentalists? Raise their hackles, enflame their passions, you listen to me. Get some goddamn huge floats. Bring in DJ Tiesto. Stick lots of naked women and men making out on them. Do it at midday when everyone is crazy and hot from the midday sun.

Pump that music loud as you can. Give out thousands of whistles. Hell, get some Arab and Jewish men to start making out. Or stick some kippot on the gays heads. A bit of juicy lesbianism always gets the crowd going. You wanna stick it to them? Do it on Shabbat, Rosh Hashanah, Tisha Be'av. In the Old City. That'll show those obscurantist, backwards, middle-ages dwelling, shtetl-loving, ghetto-pining, rabid mouth-foaming, payos growing, homophobic, bigoted, misogynistic, intolerant extremists. You'll definitely raise awareness and gain publicity that way. Take it from me.



At 6/30/2005 3:35 PM, Blogger mousetrap84 said...

i really think that doing it in Jerusalem was enough of a "lihachis" gesture. we all speak about pluralism and acceptance- what about respect? that means respecting religious people too . pluralism should be a two way street!
p.s. i really like your blog!

At 6/30/2005 10:28 PM, Blogger Rachack said...

ouch that post hurt me.

At 7/03/2005 5:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

they shouldn't have done it in Jerusalem.

they could have done it somewhere else but went to Jerusalem, the holiest city, and did it out of spite and to get attention.

well, some mentally ill indevidual got really, really upset and stabbed 3 people. They were sent to the hospital and are in stable condition.

This could have been avoided if they weren't so adament about doing it in the holiest city.

At 7/04/2005 8:40 AM, Blogger Dark Horse said...


"They're" entitled to march where the hell they want. They've been doing it for years and there is no spite involved at all.

The "mentally ill individual" you refer to cannot be absolved of his crime. He was not provoked and could have stayed at home. His community could also have taken to the streets and protested about domestic violence, local poverty, cuts in healthcare, or anything else which directly affects the local population to a far larger degree than a few hundred people walking around for an hour wearing rainbows. Things that could offend unstable ultra-orthodox men take place in the "Holy City" every day- restaurants serve pig, women walk around with no clothes on, Jews worship idols. Don't you dare blame the Pride march for this disgusting act of spite and violence. It is unforgivable and so is your justification of it.

At 7/05/2005 11:49 PM, Blogger tafka PP said...

Couldn't have responded to Anonymous better myself than Dark Horse. Must be why we are friends!

At 7/07/2005 11:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

dark -"Their entitled to spite involved"
If there was no spite involved they would go do the march down in tel aviv, or one of the hundred other places where there are gay parades going on.
"They" have absolutely no reason to march in Jerusalem - base to more then just a couple major religions - where a vast majority of people do not at all appreciate their "wonderful" show of fellowship.
Interesting to note how come there are never any heterosexual parades, where people can go and dance to celebrate their straightness...
TRK - I dont know whos bone you have to grind, devising clever ways to get on fundamentalists nerves....(a feat which - surprisingly enough - does NOT take a prodigy to accomplish) but while i in no way agree with most of what they is still a holy city. and it is not their laws that they are screaming (in this case at least, as opposed to many others). I dont know what type of awareness your aiming for, but it doesnt look good.
In the spirit of liberalism and open-mindedness...they should have taken their parade elsewhere.

At 7/11/2005 9:28 AM, Blogger Dark Horse said...

Anonymous- the Tel Aviv Pride is already up and running, but there are hundreds of gay people living in Jerusalem too, many who define themselves as "religious", from all the major religions you refer to. Whose city is it, anyway? Suddenly it belongs to the Haredim? It belongs to Hashem, who last I checked, specifically told us not to kill. Even when confronted by even a hint of abomination.

Watch Trembling Before G-d or Keep Not Silent before you post again please.

At 7/11/2005 7:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

DH - Whoa....I did not for a secind say that the person who pulled out a knife and stabbed was right! He was most deffinetely wrong.
As for Hashem, yes it is his holy city, and he would not want something that in the torah is reffered to as an abomination parading around it.
While it may be wrong anywhere, it is different in a holy place, where sanctity should be upheld.
As for te people of the city...i dont know who you think it belongs to, but when over 80 percent of a city is against it, then it's time to move on.
all the best.

At 7/13/2005 5:50 AM, Blogger Dark Horse said...

Anon, so do you want to share Hashem's direct line with us all?

And over 80% of Jerusalemites were against the parade? I think you'll find that that 'statistic" will vary greatly wherever you survey.

I'll agree with you to disagree, but I urge you to watch both movies.

At 7/13/2005 1:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess it would be best to agree to disagree....
But whatever the variation of the poll, i havent seen one that had a major supporting.
And we all have a direct line. It's not special for me.
But it says it in the Torah, it wasnt a flash revelation i just received.
Simple. Which part of "thou shall not" don't you understand?

At 7/19/2005 5:25 AM, Blogger Dark Horse said...

This discussion is bigger than the both of us. I urge you, once again, to watch the films before you preach.



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