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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

It's True: Sex Does Rock Our World

Loma Prieta EarthquakeIsrael decriminalized homosexuality in 1988 and has recently passed several laws recognizing gay rights. Israeli court rulings in recent years have granted inheritance rights to gay couples and recognized same-sex marriages performed abroad. Last week,  the Israeli government implemented a new plan allowing same-sex couples to adopt.  And then...Two earthquakes rocked the grounds of the HolyLand.

Shlomo Benizri, of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish Shas Party, said the tremors had been caused by lawmaking that gave "legitimacy to sodomy".  Benizri made his comments while addressing the  Knesset about the country's readiness for earthquakes.  The comments were in fact put in economic cost-benefit analysis terms: "A cost-effective way of averting earthquake damage," said Benizri, "would be to stop passing legislation on how to encourage homosexual activity in the State of Israel, which anyways causes earthquakes." The MK also used the United States as an example to show how Israel is far beyond outrageous in comparison to other loose countries.

I, for one, subscribe to one of my friend's reactions, "Well, it sure makes the earth move for me!".

Posted by Orly Lobel on February 20, 2008 at 08:07 PM | Permalink

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