Pride parade disrespects Holy City religious conservatives

Star of David, Israel, Gay Pride, Flag
Star of David, Israel, Gay Pride, Flag

The holy city of Jerusalem recently held the gay pride parade. Many mixed emotions have spoke about today’s event from both sides of the spectrum. I, as well, have given my two cents worth, as an American and Israeli with the right of free speech.

By all means, I am not a saint nor a person who is ultra religious. I do believe in God and His Torah and Jerusalem the special city and capital of Israel. What people do as far as sexual orientation should be behind closed doors, it’s no one’s business to see public displays of affection no matter if you are gay or straight.

Israel, as well as certain sects of Judaism, allows for gay marriage. Why is it a sin for people who believe in traditional marriage to say that the gay pride parade should not be in Jerusalem? And what is the point of wearing inappropriate, immodest, almost naked clothing? What does that have to do with gay rights?

Now I want to make one thing clear. Again, I have no problem with people choosing who they want as their life partner. God gave us free will to make these life choices. That is not what this battle is about. To me this is all about a war against God.

For starters, look at the gay pride parade itself. It is a rainbow colored flag. After God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah for such acts, He created the rainbow as a promise to mankind, to show He will not destroy the world again. Now the LBGT community uses this symbol as a slap against believers who believe this act is wrong.

Jerusalem is supposed to be the most sacred Holy city. It is deep with religious values and conservative principles. Why is it such a crime to say no we do not want such a parade in our city? They can have it in other Israeli cities, like Tel Aviv is a perfect place.

My point is, this feels like more and more religious conservatives are being shut out and do not have the right to have anything of our own. When does it end?

When Israel gives land up for peace, terrorists take a mile for war. See what I am getting at? If one rule of Torah is allowed to be broken, then more and more rules are allowed, and we will lose the Jewishness of our city, of our country, of the principles which Israel was founded on.

Why are the LBGT protesting governments that allow them to live peacefully? Why aren’t they protesting in their safe spaces against Muslim countries that would kill them in an instant. This is a lot like the hypocritical Liberal war on women where they turned it from what was supposed to be rights for women into an anti-Trump march.

While this is not meant to bash anyone personally in the LBGT community, I am against the tyrannical Left who silences religious conservative people. And since I am blessed with this opportunity to have a platform, I will use it to speak for the silent majority.

David Weissman was born in Queens, NY and served 13 years in the U.S. Army as a chaplain assistant, including two deployments to Afghanistan. Upon being honorably discharged he made the Jewish right of return (Aliyah) and moved to the city of Ashkelon in Israel where he experienced the war with Hamas in the summer of 2014. David is now a freelance writer living in the city of Efrat in the Jerusalem district.