The city of Jerusalem has approved the permit for this year’s gay pride parade, but that’s just the beginning of yet another battle to violate the rights of gays and lesbians there. A group of government ministers in Israel is asking the Knesset to pass a bill that would specifically allow Jerusalem to ban gay parades.
The Ministers Committee for Legislation voted Sunday in favor of a bill that would prevent gay groups from holding pride parades in Jerusalem.
The draft bill will be put up for a vote in the Knesset on Wednesday and if approved will effectively render next month’s gay pride parade in the capital illegal.
Here are the details:
Religious parties are pushing for legislation that would make it more difficult for gay groups to hold the annual gay pride parade in Jerusalem by investing the city’s municipal council with enough power to reject public gatherings it deems a danger to public security or harmful to the feelings of the religious public…
National Union-NRP MK Eliahu Gabbay who presented the bill wrote that the new law was meant “to strengthen Jerusalem’s status through the elected officials in the city’s council by allowing them to set policies.”
“Government support for the legislation would allow the Jerusalem municipality to ban parades and marches that harm the public’s feeling and therefore prevent the humiliation of the holy city by devious and marginal groups,” Shas Minister Eli Yishai said.
Awww, are those bad people hurting your precious little feelings? Why, exactly, is anyone supposed to care? The only thing that will humiliate the “holy city” is caving in to the ultra-orthodox Jewish terrorists (yes, that term is chosen on purpose – they’ve gone on stabbing rampages against gay pride marchers, they’ve tried to kill the mayor of Jerusalem, they’ve set fires in the city and they’ve even planted a bomb at a Tel Aviv police station; they are terrorists) to soothe their feelings.
And I thought Israel prided itself on never negotiating or appeasing terrorists; perhaps that doesn’t count if the terrorists are Jewish rather than Muslim. This will be very interesting to watch. The violence of the orthodox nutcases is being rewarded, as it was last year when they forced the event to take place at the Hebrew University stadium rather than on the streets of the city. The fact that it is being rewarded absolutely guarantees that there will be more violence.