Handbills and leaflets advocating using Molotov cocktails on WorldPride marchers began appearing around Jerusalem this week. AOL Gay & Lesbian editor Kenneth Hill reports that New York Rabbi Yehuda Levin said that if gays do descend on Jerusalem for WorldPride, “I promise there’s going to be bloodshed — not just on that day, but for months afterward.”
The WorldPride website is featuring American gay activists and clergy who have pledged to attend. But some gay news sites are now reporting that WorldPride may be relocated to Tel Aviv. The raging atheist in me almost wants WorldPride to gut it out in Jerusalem, especially since the last WorldPride was in Rome, another symbolic seat of oppression. But things are just spiraling crazily beyond mere invectives in Jerusalem, maybe Tel Aviv is the right call. For now.