In an effort to counter the gay "pride" march, a group of Jewish Israelis from Haifa and the surrounding areas are embarking on something similar to the "Straight Pride March" in Boston called Mitzad Hamishpacha (the Family March).
The event's main organizer, Attorney Naama Sela, told Breaking Israel News that the march was the initiative of both religious and secular Israeli citizens looking to emphasize the importance of traditional family values. "We feel that the country is being taken away from us by a gay lobby with a very specific agenda—to obliterate the nuclear family," Sela said.
The move was the initiative of Sela, who is secular and Rabbi Yair Horowitz. Although Sela describes herself as a secular Israeli, she explained how appalled both she as well as many other secular Israelis like her are at how the LGBT special interest groups have infiltrated "every facet of Israeli society, especially education." The organizer added how in her son's school, on "Family Day," the teachers teach them about how just about anyone can call themselves a "family." "Israel's educational system has completely lost their minds" she added. Sela noted how in junior high and high school, people from the LGBT community, with no background in education, come in and lecture the kids while injecting them with their (anti-family) "propaganda."
One of Sela's goals in the march is to "wake up the silent majority in Israel and take our country back from this poisonous sentiment" she explained.
"The outpouring of love and support was overwhelming," she said. "Thousands of people from all over the country flooded my office with phone calls and text messages praising our work" she added. Sela recalled a conversation she had with a 70-year-old man who felt as though his entire culture has been robbed from him and is glad that someone is finally standing up to these "bullies." Even an Arab called her and "spoke with me for a half an hour about how he can't take the gay agenda inserting their tentacles into every facet of academia."
However, not everyone was so supportive. Sela also recalled Whatsapp messages that the people in her group got from the LGBT community threatening to perform "gay acts" at the march. Additionally, Facebook shut down the event's page and wouldn't allow invites to be sent out for the event. That's why she has no idea regarding how many people will attend.
Back in 2010, the Jerusalem Police rejected a request from then-Deputy Mayor Yitzhak Pindrus to hold a "Donkey March" as a counterweight to the gay "pride" march. Although Pindrus was hoping to greet gay parade participants with live donkeys to represent what he said was the "bestial" nature of the gay march, the police refused his request.
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This article originally appeared at breakingisraelnews.com.
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