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Shas Condemns Earth-Shaking Gay Sex

By Daniel Treiman

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Ha’aretz reports:

Shas MK Shlomo Benizri blamed gays Wednesday for the earthquakes that have shaken the region in recent months, telling a Knesset plenum debate on local authorities’ earthquake preparedness that government action on homosexuality would do much to prevent the tremors.

Benizri said the government should not make do with reinforcing buildings, but should instead pass less legislation that encourages homosexuality and other “perversions like adoptions by lesbian couples.”

The ultra-Orthodox party MK invoked passages from the Talmud and the Gemarrah to support his claims.

“Why do earthquakes happen?” said Benizri. “One of the reasons is the things to which the Knesset gives legitimacy, to sodomy.”

“A cost-effective way of averting earthquake damage,” he added, “would be to stop passing legislation on how to encourage homosexual activity in the State of Israel, which anyways causes earthquakes.”

The chair of Israel’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Association called Benizri’s statements “sad,” but added that “it is flattering that he attributes supernatural powers to us.”

Americans, thankfully, have never held ridiculous ideas about earthquakes being caused by homosexuality. Nope. Not us. We’ve known for many centuries the real cause of earthquakes: lightning rods.

Hat tip: Jewschool.



Comments
Ross Thu. Feb 21, 2008

The earth moves when gays have sex? Is this an endorsement or a complaint?

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