Israel Celebrates Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem
By Julio Severo
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appointed Likud lawmaker Amir Ohana as justice minister on June 5, 2019. Ohana is a right-wing homosexual.
The appointment came just one day ahead of LGBTQ Pride Parade in Jerusalem.
Netanyahu’s spokesman Yonatan Urich said: “For the first time ever, a member of the LGBT community will be a senior member of the Israeli government.”
MK Idan Roll, who is also gay, congratulated Ohana and said he hopes the new minister will use the post to advance the demands from the LGBT community.
Netanyahu’s appointment of a homosexual as justice minister was a gift to homosexualists and their parade in Jerusalem. Over 10,000 joined the Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem on June 6. A sea of rainbow flags flooded Jerusalem’s streets with Israelis and foreigners marching in the 18th annual Gay Pride Parade.
Amir Ohana also attended the event.
Eitan Ginzburg, who is the first openly gay Israeli to serve as a mayor in Israel, also attended it.
The U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem also sent a delegation to the parade to show support and solidarity. Such move follows the new direction of U.S. President Donald Trump to show support for homosexuality around the world.
The problem with Netanyahu appointing the first openly homosexual minister in Israel is that as a right-wing leader he should fight the pro-homosexuality trend clearly promoted by left-wingers. If he wants to promote homosexual cause, why not join the left?
As to the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, evangelical leaders and ministers attended its inauguration last year. Certainly, they did it to pray and consecrate it for better relations with Israel, not for better relations with homosexuality. They prayed and consecrated the embassy to support Israel, not to support homosexuality.
Evangelical leaders in the U.S. and around the world enthusiastically support Netanyahu and they prayerfully supported Trump’s decision to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. Now they should tell to Netanyahu and Trump that they do not agree with government actions to support homosexuality, by Netanyahu appointing a homosexual and by the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem sending a delegation to support the Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem.
The big issue for conservative evangelicals is that if they made all effort to fight Obama and other left-wing leaders who showed support for homosexuality, why tolerate this same support from right-wingers?
Evangelicals knew what to do when the Obama administration supported gay parades. But they do not know what to do when they see the Trump administration doing exactly the same thing. They run the risk of seeming inconsistent or even hypocritical for tolerating in Netanyahu and Trump what they never tolerated in Obama.
The right in Israel and the U.S. is corrupting itself. Conservative evangelicals should pray and watch so that the right may not make them fall into temptation.