My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Gay newspaper Xtra goes beserk.....

You can read their ridiculous article here....
Jewish advocacy group B'nai Brith commended Pride Toronto on May 14 for its decision to prevent activist group Queers Against Israeli Apartheid from marching in the Pride parade under the "Israeli apartheid" banner. In its press release, B'nai Brith Canada's executive vice-president Frank Dimant wrote, "The Pride parade is about diversity and promoting human rights. Issues that clearly do not mesh with the hateful messaging and anti-Semitism we have witnessed from QuAIA in past years."

But amidst the debate over whether calling Gaza policies "Israeli apartheid" is actually anti-Semitic, Dimant apparently has no issue meshing with the hateful messaging of Toronto Sun columnist Michael Coren, who described the Pride parade in his May 29 column as "an event where there is illegal public nudity and simulated sex, where men dress up as nuns and abuse the church and where morbidly obese lesbians pull other women around on chains. Surely it doesn't matter very much if a gang of activists try to provoke mom and dad yet again by telling everybody how nasty the Jews are."
That's just a taste. Where do I begin. First off, there is nothing hateful at all about what Michael Coren wrote. In many ways, Pride is embarrassing...and Pride parades frequently insult other groups. You may or may not disagree with Coren, or with me, but he did not write anything hateful.

Or how about this quote????
"Just once," says Stayshyn, "I'd like to see the Israel lobby concede the point that homophobia exists outside of Muslim countries, instead of using the fact that they have gay marriage to excuse the occupation. The way they use us is exploitative and cynical."
You know, just once, I'd like to see the gay community come together and work to end homophobia in muslim countries. As for the notion that the 'Israel lobby' uses gay marriage - well, excuse me, but Israel is the only country in the Middle East that accepts married couple. You'd think that would be something to celebrate.


Blogger Steve said...

I am disgusted with Smitherman who is staying in the Parade, I am leaving town that weekend.

5:06 PM  

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