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Thursday, March 03, 2011

A prominent gay Jew defends Israel

From Michael Lucas in The Advocate:
I wish I could have been there to see it. Last Tuesday, a handful of anti-Israeli activists' heads exploded when they found out that New York's LGBT Center had canceled their planned Israeli Apartheid Week shindig and barred them from meeting at the center ever again.

The only explanation they could find for this horrible injustice: A porn star named Michael Lucas had used "his wealth and connections" to shut them down. While decrying characterizations of their group as anti-Semitic, they blamed rich Jews for forcing the LGBT Center's hand.

Their Jewish conspiracy theory allowed them to ignore the true reason the LGBT Center decided to disassociate itself from their cause: Their advocacy is hateful, runs counter to the cause of LGBT rights, and has no place at an organization established as a safe space for all members of the LGBT community.
Read the whole thing. It is actually a very good rebuttal to the many misguided LGBTs who embrace radical anti-Israel causes.

I am told that if enough people comment, the Advocate will be more likely to run Lucas' pro-Israel views in the future.

It is a shame that it is so hard to find liberal straight Jews who are as passionate about Israel as Lucas is.