A group of
Jerusalem residents is organizing a petition against
WorldPride in the Israeli capital late this summer. Backers
of the petition point out that they have nothing
against gay people but object to the idea being
promoted publicly by the international gay pride event.
The move has been encouraged by municipal
councilor Mina Fenton, who, according to antigay
activist Judith Berger, is the only councilor trying
to stop the parade. "Please do not let these people, who
choose to practice and promote this act, march on the
holiest city in the world, Jerusalem," Berger said.
WorldPride is scheduled for August 11, and
organizers predict more than 20,000 people will attend
the celebration. (Sirius OutQ News)