November 01, 2006

Casting the First Stone

What was it that Jesus said, "He who is without sin cast the first stone."

There's a bunch of folks in Jerusalem who aren't following that guidance, using stones and bottles as part of their rioting against an upcoming gay pride parade. Religion plays a part in this--the rioters are apparently members of an ultra Orthodox Jewish sect.

This is scheduled to be the second annual such event in Jerusalem. Last year the organizers, a group called Open House, needed a court order to proceed. The parade featured over a dozen arrests and three stabbings.

Apparently people wanted to get an early jump on the violence in an attempt to get the parade cancelled to protect national security. Already, over 70 members of Parliment have signed a petition against holding the parade.

It just goes to show yet again that regardless of the struggles GLBT Americans have, there are others worse off.

Please join me in praying for the safety of those who participate in this event and the softening of the hearts of those who are using violence to protest.

1 comment:

  1. "We need more love in this world, not hatred and violence. "

    Then why is your side threatening violence?