Thursday, March 31, 2005

On How Differing Groups Can Come Together

Sometimes, the easiest way to get people together is by leaving some people out:
International gay leaders are planning a 10-day WorldPride festival and parade in Jerusalem in August, saying they want to make a statement about tolerance and diversity in the Holy City, home to three great religious traditions.

Now major leaders of the three faiths - Christianity, Judaism and Islam - are making a rare show of unity to try to stop the festival. They say the event would desecrate the city and convey the erroneous impression that homosexuality is acceptable.
In an ironic way, it seems that the WorldPride festival has promoted tolerance. It just happens to be a type that appears to build bridges between faiths rather than a bridge towards homosexuals.


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