Sunday, June 29, 2014

Lesbians and Gays in Israel do what Orthodox Jews in Israel Should be Doing

 ראש החודש הרביעי תשע"ד 

World Net Daily: Homosexuals wage holy war on Israeli village
Court orders 'faith-based community' to violate beliefs

June 28, 2014

Nestled in the hills outside of Jerusalem is a Messianic communal village founded nearly 40 years ago by Finnish Christians who believed in the biblical restoration of Israel to the Jewish people. Today, some 150 Israeli believers and evangelical Christians live and work there while providing a “living testimony” as Israeli believers in Yoshke (יש"ו = May his name and memory be blotted out!).

But now the faith-based community of Yad Hashmonah may be forced to shut its doors after being ordered by an Israeli court to compensate two lesbians who were not allowed to hold their “gay” wedding at the banquet hall and biblical gardens.

The women, who were married in England, where same-sex unions are legal, wanted to renew their vows and hold a reception at the Messianic Israeli moshav, or settlement. When the receptionist explained “the owners are believers in the Bible and cannot perform a ceremony of this nature here,” the women filed a lawsuit.

A judge ruled in favor of the lesbian couple and awarded them $20,000 in “damages.” And now that lower court ruling has been upheld by the Jerusalem District Court.

Judge Moshe Yoad Cohen determined the village violated a law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and that the village cannot refuse to host a same-sex wedding reception despite religious objections.

During the trial, representatives of the moshav quoted from both Old and New Testaments.
“As a faith-based community we need to be able to refuse events that blatantly oppose our religious beliefs. We explained to the judge that a same-sex celebration would ruin our business. The majority of our clientele are Christians who vigorously oppose gay marriage,” said Ronen.

As Bible believers, the community also refuses services for abortion activists and yoga enthusiasts.
“We have already received phone calls from many more homosexual groups and couples saying they want to get married here. To avoid another legal problem, for now, we simply cannot book anything at all,” said Ronen.

The moshav has now completely shuttered its banquet facility, resulting in huge financial losses.
“We used to host an average of 35-50 weddings a year over the past 12 years. Israelis from all over the country, religious and secular, loved to come here. Now there are none,” added Ronen.

Esser Agaroth (2¢):
Good! There business should get ruined! Then perhaps they will get up and leave,...just like REAL prophesy states, that the goyim will eventually get up and leave after realizing that this Land is not actually theirs.

Such goyim are not allowed to maintain any kind of permanent presence in Israel, let alone own land (Ramba"m, Hil. A"Z 10:4-5). They are certainly not allowed to be left alone to their vile practices, and are not allowed to have any mercy on them whatsoever (Deut. 7:2; Ramba"m, Hil. A"Z 10:1).

Now, where the heck are the Jews who believe in the real Bible?

Right-wing settlers are getting money from some of the same sources. Why on earth would they bite the hand that feeds them? For the sake of the truth, no less?

Haredim such as Gur and Sha"S do not have the resources to fight them anytime and anyplace.

Secular Jews do not see these people as terribly high on their priority list. They are too busy battling the religious establishment (, too), and now believe that if the "religious freedom" of Christians is threatened, then in their minds they will continue to be targeted as well.

We are truly living in an upside down world. Anarchists are fighting against that horrid wall-fence running the Land of Israel, and now the Lesbian and Gay Community is battling against the pollution created by the presence of avodah zarah, in this case, that of Christian missionaries. It is ironic that one form of tumah (contamination) is battling against another.

In fact, avodah zarah and sexually impropriety are often linked together in our tradition, such as at the end of this week's Torah portion of Balaq (Num. 25:1-9).

I vigorously oppose same gender marriage, yet I also vigorously oppose the worship of false deities, messiahs, and intercessors within the Holy Land.

In some way, this could possibly be The Almighty throwing us some mercy, by having these two groups positioned in a way to do battle against each other.

But, we must not become complacent. These groups, along with the anarchists and Arabs, will all be on the side of the pursuer, if we do not remain vigilant..


Rickismom said...

imagine if a homosexual couple asks to marry in Bnai Brak. Now I understand that the chareidi owners have to allow it?!??

Esser Agaroth said...

This is a very interesting, indeed.

I am hoping that we are finally on the verge of Religious Zionists waking up to the increasing number of conflicts between halakha and Israeli Law AND which one is supposed to take precedence.

Haredim already get this, but still appear to use an manipulate the Israeli gov't to their own aims. Whereas, Neturei Karta (as far as I know) does not take money from the Israeli government.

I guess that we should stay tuned.

Let me know if you hear of anything like the example you provided.

Like most activists, I imagine that the gay and lesbian activists choose their shots. I'm not sure if this particular target is high up on its agenda, yet.

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