Rabbis Ask to Cancel 'Gay Pride' Parade

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CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - A week before the annual gay pride parade in Jerusalem is slated to take place, rabbis and religious members of Knesset (MKs) called for its cancellation or relocation to an enclosed area on the outskirts of the city.

Jerusalem Mayor Uri Lupoliansky called the parade "a provocation."

"You are asked to order and act toward the cancellation of the 'pride parade' in the city of Jerusalem or alternately to qualify its sexual content and not allow the organizers of the event to do whatever they please. You are also asked to limit the parade to an enclosed area to which entry will be prohibited to anyone under the age of 18," attorney Doron Shmueli wrote to government ministers.

The right to freedom of speech, the letter further stated, does not include "abominable acts."

Two years ago, the parade was moved to the enclosed stadium at Hebrew University's Givat Ram campus, but last year parade organizers succeeded in marching down Jerusalem city streets.

Sources: YNet news, Haaretz

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