It never ceases to amaze me just how hypocritical the gay community can be. My Facebook buddy and gayconservative.org reader Matthew O. reminded me today of a post I started and never finished last year. It’s about QUIT, or Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism–it’s a group of San Francisco gays and lesbians who support a “free Palestine” in the face of “israeli terrorism”.
That’s hilarious. It’s so damn funny I forgot to laugh. I don’t understand how this works: I’M a self-loathing closet case because I’m a lesbian who happens to be politically conservative in American circles, yet it’s okay for a group of San Fran divas and diesel dykes to loudly protest in support of one of the most violently anti-gay cultures on the planet? How in the name of Muhammad and all the Caliphs does this work?
Israel is more openly supportive of GLBT folks than pretty much any other country. You may not be able to get married–hell, some hetero couples can’t get married for the religious authority there–but you have a lot more rights. For example, you can have a state-recognized union that gives the same next-of-kin and widow benefits that other couples have (something you don’t get here in the US). You can serve openly in the IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) just like any straight soldier. Sure, there’s religious backlash, but it’s not near what it is in countries governed by Sharia.
The Palestinian Authority is absolutely brutal. I read a story about one gay Palestinian who was interrogated with his head covered by a sack filled with feces before he was tossed naked into a bug-infested cell. He was later forced to sit on a Coke bottle. One American made the biggest mistake of his life and moved to the West Bank to be with his Palestinian lover; they lived in secrecy until one day they found a letter slipped under their door describing the five different death penalties for homosexuality (beheading, burning, hanging, stoning, and firing squad). One 17-year-old gay Palestinian was kept in a dank prison cell for months while he was cut with glass and had toilet cleaner poured into his wounds. Another gay Palestinian, a police officer, went to Israel for a tryst with his lover and upon his return was dumped in a pit and starved to death by fellow officers.
Gay Palestinians cannot be themselves with their families lest they be beaten, humiliated and forced to marry (that’s if they survive the PA once they’re discovered). They cross into Israel in order to be freely gay. I find it amazing that Hamas can get away with firing upwards of 7,000 rockets into civilian Israeli areas in just three years, but GLBT groups in the United States denounce the Israelis for terrorism. All they did was protect themselves. Where’s the terrorism?
What’s funniest of all in this group is their whining in one press release about having to “struggle for inclusion” among other groups protesting for a “free Palestine.” Gee, I wonder why THAT is?!? Could it possibly be because you’re fighting to justify a group of violent terrorists who wish each and every one of us dead SIMPLY BECAUSE WE’RE GAY???
Holy good Godfrey. Just when I think I’ve seen it all…