Garden of Wisdom Lesson #67: Unconditional Happiness
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We Protest!

We, the undersigned Jewish bloggers, hereby protest – in the strongest terms possible – the parading and glorification of an “alternative lifestyle”, one that is classified in the Holy Torah as an abomination, especially through the streets of the holy city of Jerusalem. 

The Torah demands that we live by a certain code of sexual morality, and as such, we are forbidden from certain relationships that a moral society cannot tolerate.  These include incest, adultery, bestiality, and homosexuality.  All these are considered grave sins in Judaism and incur the punishment of Karet, or excision from the Jewish people.  An act performed with witnesses during the time of the Sanhedrin would incur an even worse consequence – namely, capital punishment. 

And this is only on an individual level.  When the sin is committed on a societal level, it is much worse.  The Torah and our sages record how these acts were catalysts for both the Great Flood during Noah’s lifetime and the destruction of the Five Cities of the Plain.

As such, we consider any attempt to glorify acts that the Torah vehemently forbids by parading any such lifestyle through the streets with horror and utter disdain.  Such parades in New York and San Francisco would be bad enough, but through the streets of the Holy Land of Israel is a thousand-fold worse.  The Torah specifically warns us not to act in sexually abominable ways lest we be vomited out of the land.  One can only imagine how it is viewed in Heaven when people brazenly display to G-d how abominable one can be.  And if the Land of Israel cannot tolerate such acts of utter gall, all the more so in the holy city of Jerusalem, a city that is overwhelmingly religious. 

We in no way wish to minimize the struggles in temptation some may have in this area and view with positivity those who have such inclinations and bravely overcome them.  But those are not the people irreverently parading through the streets with rainbow flags, who show utter contempt for the Holy Torah and all we hold dear.

We therefore vehemently protest the “Pride” Parade in Jerusalem and everywhere else in the world where they may occur.  We hope and pray that those who take part in such parades do a complete Teshuva for their actions, and may we see a rebuilt Jerusalem, speedily in our days, Amen.

Signed,

(in alphabetical order)

CDG from Hava HaAharona

Cosmic X from Cosmic X in Jerusalem

Dassie from Myrtle Rising

Devash from Tomer Devorah

Dov Bar Leib from End of Days

DS from Israel Truth Times

Goldie ZP from Geula613

Rabbi Lazer Brody from Lazer Beams

Yaak from Yeranen Yaakov

Yechezkel Hirshman from Achas L'Maala V'Sheva L'Matta 

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sc

Bravo, beautiful people, the Chosen of Hashem.

I salute each of you, and stand with you all in this horrid display in the Holiest City of the World.

Hashem is in charge!!

God bless you and yours, Rabbi Lazer Brody.

Will wish you and yours, and all of Am Israel...
Shabbat Shalom

sc

Yaneklee

I Protest too.

Orna Nitzevet

BS''D

WE PROTEST!
Add me please.

http://ornanitzevet.blogspot.com/
אורנה ניצבת

David Husband

It's a chillul HaShem! 😢

May HKBH have mercy !

Yakov Butterfield

Jerusalem Cats protests: Jerusalem is not San Francisco http://jerusalemcats.com/jerusalem-is-not-san-francisco/

Rachel

I do not have a blog, but as Hashem is my witness, I want to stand up and publicly state for the records in olam hazeh and olam haba'a, that I support this protest and would love my name to be added. I will be sharing this on my social media as well. Hashem, this pains me greatly. Please, for your Great Name's sake, redeem us NOW!
Chaya Rochel bas R'Dovid Tzvi
Rachel Eisenberg of Staten Island NY

Yehudit

I add my name to support this protest.

What is going on now in my home city of Jerusalem is too painful to fathom.

May HaShem have mercy on us and send His redeemer quickly.

Kayla

B"H
Thank you. May Hashem have mercy on all of us.

elisheva

#MeToo

I actually saw an apparently ownerless donkey running through the streets of Yerushalayaim today. I thought it might be Moshiach's donkey, seriously.

As for the toevah parade, always remember that their primary goal is not rights per se, but rather about fundamentally changing the fabric of society by making their perversion mainstream. In the UK foster parents have had their children taken away for refusing to promote homosexuality. Now it is in the mainstream education curriculum to actively promote all this stuff, effectively confusing young children with completely inappropriate questions about their gender and "lifestyle". Schools refusing to do this risk being closed. There is talk in Europe about legalising incest (at this stage "between consenting adults, with an adult being defined as aged 15). There are news articles about it and forums discussing it. Even those who oppose it, mainly do so on account of possible birth defects in any offspring. One choice (not) quote: "You could adopt a child and then when he or she is old enough have sex." (This was offered as a solution to the genetic issues). The next step will be to say that children also have a right to an intimate life. So in addition, this whole thing is also about gaining access to young children, their minds and their bodies. And of course whatever happens abroad, chalila, eventually comes to us.

Yaacov

I am heart broken! That this abomination is allowed in the holiest city in the world is heartbreaking. And here our hard earned tax dollars are supporting the parade with thousands of extra security personnel is just plain sick! It is terrible that our elected officials (yeah right) they don't follow the wishes of the people once elected. They may as well march in this crazy parade that destroys our children's perception of what is normal and healthy. We need Mosiach now! Hashem willing, this sick event will be the last in our holy city.

Deborah

I also protest! Thank you Rabbi for taking a stand!

Deborah Krulwich
Bet Shemesh

Alberto

I protest

Yonah Alexandre Bronstein

Better late than never, I add my name to the protest.
Yonah Alexandre Bronstein

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