Political correctness and/or financial interests are preventing many of our elected representatives and spiritual leaders from opening their mouths. With ISIS on our borders and a renewal of missile fire in the South and mounting tensions in the north, someone must protest the Israeli-government sanctioned public debauchery in our holy homeland.
The Tel Aviv Municipality and the Israeli Ministry of Tourism have been playing with fire in recent years, flaunting Tel Aviv as one of the world's best gay tourist spots. Every year, thousands take the streets in a public display of debauchery, fully sanctioned by the Municipality and the Government. In fact, this past year, two ministers from Bibi's "Likud" ruling coalition party, Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev and Communications Minister Ofer Akunis, proudly participated. I can't link to the articles in the media that write about it, because the photos are disgusting.
I don't believe that the religious members of the coalition will say a word, for they won't want to rock the boat now that they're back in power with their heads in the dinner plate in a narrow coalition. Yet, either the Israeli Government should strongly wash its hands of any support of public debauchery, or Aguda and Shas should bolt the government. Such a government doesn't deserve another day in power.
More of us must make our voices heard. I fear what is likely to happen if no one protests the continued public debauchery here in our holy homeland. Let us be on record, once more, that this is a much greater danger than Iranian or North Korean nukes. In fact, such public debauchery, on a spiritual level, fuels the engines of our enemies, for as our sages say in the "Ethics of the Fathers", every transgression creates an accusing angel. Mass public transgressions, sanctioned by the government, create doomsday spiritual forces. We must be courageous enough to stand up and protest.