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We’re Here, We’re Queer and We’re in Abject Denial

posted at 11:45 pm on June 26, 2010 by

Originally posted at NewsReal:

Earlier this week, a group called Queers Against Israeli Apartheid boasted that the Pride Toronto organizers had voted to reverse a decision which would now let them march in the Gay Pride parade. They proudly touted it as a blow against censorship and then issued this statement:

“This is a victory for the Palestine solidarity movement, which has faced censorship and bullying tactics from the Israel lobby for far too long,” says Tim McCaskell, a member of Queers Against Israeli Apartheid. “The Israel lobby learned a tough lesson today about our community’s proud history of standing up to censorship and human rights abuses.”

Proud history of standing up to censorship and human rights abuses? Yeah, you know who actually does do that? Israel. Do you know who would want to punish you, by death, for being gay? Palestine.

Not only does this group try to equate Israel with apartheid, which is odious in and of itself, but they are either grossly intellectually dishonest or they are in abject denial. They are embracing a culture that goes against our very core principles as human beings. They are embracing a culture that considers women as chattel and non-human. They want to be “inclusive,” and defend a country that kills people—for being gay. They are marching to show pride so that gay people in the West don’t have to stay in the closet longer than desired. Yet, they are supporting Palestine, where they would need to stay in a steel-encased panic room, forever.

They are vilifying the one country in the Middle East that truly embraces diversity by believing in freedom: Israel.  The Judeo-Christian ethic has done the most good in the World. Always has and always will. The Judeo-Christian ideals of freedom and respect for the individual rights of men—and women, gay or straight, Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist—all are welcome in Israel.

In Palestine? Not so much.

It’s not just Toronto. The Madrid Gay Pride parade banned a delegation from Tel Aviv from participating in their march. How tolerant! The banned Tel Aviv delegation had this to say:

Among other things, Tel Aviv had planned to take the Spanish organisers of the march to Gaza so they could witness a place “that is controlled by the fundamentalists of Hamas, who do not respect any human rights and believe that homosexuals should be killed,” Schwartz said.

“We invited the organisers of the gay pride event in Madrid to join a march this Friday in Tel Aviv, the only place in the Middle East where you can be gay in public,” he said.

“They would be able to talk to Arab gays who travel here secretly because they would be murdered at home if they revealed their sexuality.”

Israel. The only place in the Middle East where one can be gay in public, without fear of being jailed, tortured or killed. The useful idiots aligning with Palestine don’t even realize that Hamas, a terrorist organization intent on “wiping Israel off the map,” is also oppressing some of its own people, particularly women and homosexuals. But, see, this doesn’t matter to them. Hamas is anti-Israel and anti-America. This is all that matters. Because George Bush. And evil capitalist America. They are willing to turn a blind eye to true oppression and homophobia so rampant that it results in bloodshed and death, as long as it fits with their preferred global agenda.

Perhaps they should celebrate diversity by being, you know, honest. And by truly being open-minded, letting themselves out of their ideological closets.

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Gays serve openly in the military. El Al has great airline security. We could learn a lot from from Israel.

It’s nice to see that you’ve learned to use supporting quotes.

The Race Card on June 27, 2010 at 2:47 AM

This is a metaphorical snapshot of exactly what the American Left has become.

Cylor on June 27, 2010 at 3:08 AM

At least they got the queer part right. The rest, not much sense there.

tarpon on June 27, 2010 at 7:13 AM

Originally they had banned the group, but as soon as they got their funding check from the city of Toronto, they turn around and approve the group.

Canadian Imperialist Running Dog on June 27, 2010 at 8:54 AM

Gays serve openly in the military. … We could learn a lot from from Israel.

The Race Card on June 27, 2010 at 2:47 AM

If you wouldn’t feel violated showering or sleeping with people who are sexually attracted to you, then there’s something wrong with you, not with the US military. Don’t turn the best military in the world into a PC social experiment.

itsnotaboutme on June 27, 2010 at 9:36 AM

“Moron” isn’t a strong enough word to describe these people. I will be staying away from the pride parade this year anyway, as I do every year.

CityFish on June 27, 2010 at 10:40 AM

“Moron” isn’t a strong enough word to describe these people. I will be staying away from the pride parade this year anyway, as I do every year.

CityFish on June 27, 2010 at 10:40 AM

I’ve been to two Pride parades…one in Wash, DC and one in NYC. Haven’t been back.

And yes, as a gay American I can totally agree that “moron” is far from sufficient to describe morons like this.

JetBoy on June 27, 2010 at 10:56 AM

people who are sexually attracted to you

Gay men have a thing for you, huh? How do you know this?

The Race Card on June 27, 2010 at 1:26 PM

Do you have an email address for these people? I’d like to invite them to join my Gay Jewish Nazi skinhead gang.

thuja on June 27, 2010 at 6:15 PM

If you wouldn’t feel violated showering or sleeping with people who are sexually attracted to you, then there’s something wrong with you, not with the US military. Don’t turn the best military in the world into a PC social experiment.

Gays have served openly in the IDF for about 15 years. The IDF has done pretty well most of that time-it is considered one of the best militaries in the world. And when it hasn’t, show me how that is attributable to gays serving openly.

YehuditTX on June 27, 2010 at 7:22 PM

I looked for their Facebook page and all I found was this amusing page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Help-Send-Queers-Against-Israeli-Apartheid-to-Gaza/135015366517133?v=wall

thuja on June 28, 2010 at 8:46 AM

Gays have a distorted perspective on reality? Huh!

Hening on June 28, 2010 at 8:50 AM

This is something I just do not get, any more than I can understand how any professed feminist can support a culture that puts women in black bags, sandpapers their lips if they put on makeup, and kills them for talking to men they’re not related to.

Can anyone explain it?

Mary in LA on June 28, 2010 at 7:55 PM