Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu showed his support on the Knesset’s first designated LGBT Rights Day on Tuesday.
Netanyahu rarely appears in the legislature on Tuesdays, a day on which it usually does not hold important votes, but he arrived specially to participate in LGBT Rights Day, during which discussions of the topic were held in the plenum and committees.
The Israeli Knesset held its first-ever LGBT Rights Day on Tuesday with support from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
“I have overthrown some of you, as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and ye were as a firebrand plucked out of the burning: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.”Amos 4:11 (KJV)
When Israel was regathered officially on May 14, 1948, it was a physical regathering only. It was not a spiritual rebirth for Israel. Out of the fires of the Holocaust Israel was reborn, but when they returned to their ancestral homeland they forgot to take the God of Abraham with them. No where is this more apparent than in this week’s first-ever proclamation of LGBT Rights Day in Jerusalem.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said this about the event:
“I know that there were important and lengthy discussions today, and I came here in the middle of my schedule, which was no less busy, to say one sentence to the members of the LGBT community: “Every man was created in the image of God.” That is the idea brought by our nation to mankind thousands of years ago, and it is the principle that must guide our national lives today.”
MK Amir Ohana, the first gay lawmaker from Likud, said the LGBT community is 10 percent of the population and is discriminated against under law.
“They cannot get married in their country, bring children into the world [via surrogacy] in their country, be their partners’ heir if he or she dies, and not because they are hostile to the state, do not serve in the army or pay taxes, rather, because they are gay or lesbian,” Ohana said. The Likud MK compared the LGBT community to the Jewish people, who were “hated for no reason, persecuted, discriminated against and faced forced conversion.”
“What did they do wrong that so many people hate them, sometimes to death?” Ohana asked.
MK Merav Michaeli (Zionist Union) said that LGBT Rights Day is celebratory, but that she is disappointed that the Knesset was unable to pass any new gay rights laws.
“This House still insists on turning its back to the gay community,” she said. “This government and coalition consider it fate that parts of it cannot accept the community and denounce it… The coalition dances to [the ultra-Orthodox parties’] tune.”
Among the Knesset committee meetings on gay rights was a Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Subcommittee on IDF Manpower about LGBT IDF soldiers.
During the meeting, the IDF Chief of Staff’s Adviser on Women’s Affairs Rachel Tevet pointed out that 18-year-olds are enlisted without regard to sexual orientation and thus the IDF does not know how many gay soldiers there are.
Tevet gave an overview of gay soldiers’ integration, and former LGBT soldiers talked about their experiences, which were a mix of positive and negative.
“We do the maximum, but remember, education doesn’t start at the IDF, it starts in people’s private lives,” Tevet said.
Subcommittee chairman Yoav Kisch (Likud) asked the IDF to hold more workshops on the subject for commanders and to improve its work to integrate transgender soldiers.
“I was glad to hear the conditions in the army are good [for members of the LGBT community], as it should be,” Kisch said. “At the same time… the improvements must continue.
“The IDF is the army of the people and everyone must feel comfortable and certainly not have concerns based on their gender identity,” he added.
The prophet Jeremiah saw the coming time of trouble for Israel, a time that will be worse than a dozen Holocausts all put together. It will be the time of Jacob’s trouble, otherwise known as the Great Tribulation:
“And these are the words that the LORD spake concerning Israel and concerning Judah. For thus saith the LORD; We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace. Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child? wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness? Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.” Jeremiah 30:4-7 (KJV)
At WHATSHOTN, we believe that the Jews are still God’s chosen people, and that all of the physical land of Israel is God’s holy land. We believe in the dual blessing and cursing mentioned in Genesis 12:3, and we desire to be a blessing to them. So we lovingly remind them to take a long, hard look at the path they are on now and ask if it is in line with the scripture written inside the Holy Bible. But I am quite sure any Jew who would open up the scriptures and read what they have to say will agree with this article.
WHAT THE BIBLE HAS TO SAY ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE LGBT LIFESTYLE
God, in a single day, wiped out the twin cities of Sodom and Gomorrah as a testament to how He feels about homosexuality. No where in the entire bible is homosexual activity ever mentioned in a good or positive way. Not even once. It is always connected with a curse, sin, judgment or destruction. The bible offers no stories of happy homosexual unions or gay “marriages”. In point of fact, gay marriage doesn’t even exist. Like the rainbow, it’s just another thing stolen from the Bible and appropriated for their own ends. Marriage in the bible, which was ordained by God, is always between a man and a woman.
All love is not love.
“Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light. As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him. Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?”Amos 5:18-20 (KJV)
The Bible says that Israel will go through the time of Jacob’s trouble, it is not optional. But if you are a Jew who desires to avoid that whole mess, click here for how to get out of participating in that coming awful, horrible day of blackness and gloominess.
Pray for Israel and the Jewish people. What the prophets have declared will come to pass will indeed come to pass. The good news is that the Bible says that the Jews will turn back to God when they realize that they have been tricked by the Antichrist. But, oh, at what a steep, steep cost their deliverance is finally obtained.