Thursday, February 21, 2008
Those Amazingly Powerful Jewish Gays Causing Earthquakes in Israel
Jewish gay people are REALLY powerful! The world tells us that everything is the fault of Jews (that is extreme power, is it not?), and then then our own people are saying that everything is the fault of gays! Amazing. I definitely don’t want to upset any Jewish gay people. (Imagine Isaac Mizrahi as an avenging angel. SCARY! . . .”Those boots just don’t go with that skirt! You are outta here, baby!”)
A little sharpening of the interpretive facilities is needed here. The fact that the MK is a Shas Weanie, and hasn’t left the government even though Olmert is planning to give up the Golan, Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria should let us know the guy is no interpretive genius, prophet, or even in touch with the real world, let alone the world beyond.
Who says the earthquakes are bad??? Has this guy considered that Hashm is trying to make a statement here, and the earthquakes are the explanation point? After all, the quakes weren’t directed at us—they damaged the temple mount and a town in Lebanon--just as the arabs are trying to take over Jewish land and split Jerusalem. The last earthquake to damage something of ours was just before Gush Katif—and, strangely enough (is there any such thing as a coincidence?)--the earthquake harmed only two things—the cabinet chamber in the Knesset, and Sharon’s office. HMMMMMMM.
Maybe the guy should be worried that the offices of Shas might be damaged by the next earthquake--after all, they won't act to save Israel because they keep getting treats from Olmert to keep quiet.
I don't think this is about gays. Perhaps the larger sin of the destruction of Israel may be Hashm's point and not the parading of men down some street dressed in women's dresses--but then again, I'm no rabbi.
(By the way, has Mizrahi had his say about the bad fashion sense of the parading transvestites? Perhaps if they practiced better fashion sense they wouldn't make Hashm so angry?)
Israeli earthquakes are gays' fault, says MP
By Tom Chivers and agencies
Last Updated: 2:49pm GMT 21/02/2008
An Israeli MP has blamed a spate of recent earthquakes in the Middle East on gays.
Six earthquakes have struck Israel and neighbouring Lebanon and Jordan in recent months, with two coming last week alone. Shlomo Benizri, of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish Shas party, suggested that the tremors could be stopped through the simple expedient of repealing various liberalising laws on homosexuality that have been passed by the Israeli parliament, or Knesset, in recent years.
Since decriminalising homosexuality in 1988, Israel has passed several laws on the subject , including decisions to recognise same-sex marriages carried out abroad, and granting inheritance rights and other benefits held by married couples to gay partnerships. Last Sunday, to the outrage of the religious Right, the country's attorney general, Meni Mazuz, ruled that same-sex couples should be allowed to adopt children.
In what Mr Benizri clearly believes is no coincidence, the first of last week's quakes hit the country just two days later.
"Why do earthquakes happen? One of the reasons is the things to which the Knesset gives legitimacy, to sodomy," Benizri said during a parliamentary debate on earthquake preparedness.
Stopping "passing legislation on how to encourage homosexual activity in the state of Israel, which anyway brings about earthquakes," would represent a cost-effective method of preventing future earthquakes, he continued.
"We are looking for earthly solutions, how to prevent them," he said. "I have another way to prevent earthquakes. The Gemara says that one of the reasons earthquakes happen - which the Knesset (parliament) legitimises - is homosexuality.
"God says you shake your genitals where you are not supposed to and I will shake my world in order to wake you up," he added.
How About That?
The Shas party has caused outrage in Israeli society before. In 1985, a collision between a train and a bus that killed 22 people, most of them children, was blamed by Shas on slipping standards of Jewish observance in the country.
Mr Benizri also has previous experience in this area. In 1999 he caused controversy by saying homosexuals are mentally ill.
Quoted in the Israeli newspaper Maariv, he said he was "ready to fund the creation of special closed sections for them in psychiatric hospitals."