Thursday, February 21, 2008

Department of Fundamentalist Notions

Darlings: As you may have noticed, I have been torturing you with Fidel's speech for way too long now. I was searching in the internets for something to write about and I was at a loss. The world is no better today than it was yesterday, the ridiculously long primaries are still going on, and not even the retirement of Fidel has raised anyone's heartbeat.
But today, I found a little item that made my blood simmer, if not quite boil:

Israeli MP blames quakes on gays
An Israeli MP has blamed parliament's tolerance of gays for earthquakes that have rocked the Holy Land recently.
Shlomo Benizri, of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish Shas Party, said the tremors had been caused by lawmaking that gave "legitimacy to sodomy".
I have a splendid idea: Those in Israel who think gays are to blame for the earthquakes can move to Iran, where they will find likeminded people and a fundamentalist theocracy where they can exercise their unbelievable mishegoss to their hearts' content.

Mr Benizri made his comments while addressing a committee of the Israeli parliament, or Knesset, about the country's readiness for earthquakes. He called on lawmakers to stop "passing legislation on how to encourage homosexual activity in the state of Israel, which anyway brings about earthquakes". Israeli court rulings in recent years have granted inheritance rights to gay couples and recognised same-sex marriages performed abroad. Last week, Israel's attorney general ruled same-sex couples could adopt.

Not bad for the Holy Land.

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