Among the great acts of kindness that God has done for us is that he has built in to the human psyche the feeling of shame. A person with strong moral underpinnings will feel uneasy if he has done something wrong. He will feel shame. Usually this feeling of shame is magnified the more that the misdeed is publicized. This feeling of shame, when harnessed properly, will help the transgressor make amends and return to God. Returing to the Creator will bring him true bliss.
The whole idea of "gay pride" is the antithesis of the positive trait of feeling ashamed mentioned above. How is it that this great trait of shame has been suppressed in some individuals? Who in their right mind is proud to sin? Who is so shameless as to take part in a parade celebrating the transgression of the Torah's commandments? This is is abominable indeed!
This is true anywhere in the world, all the more so in the holy land of Israel, and all the more so in the holy city of Jerusalem, may it be speedily rebuilt. To hold a parade in Jerusalem celebrating behavior that the Torah forbids taking the abomination to new heights, or should I say depths.
For there is not a righteous man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.However, the righteous person regrets his sins and does teshuvah. He does not celebrate them!
May we live to see the fulfillment of the prophecy,
And I will sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean; from all your uncleannesses, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you. A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you; and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh. And I will put My spirit within you, and cause you to walk in My statutes, and ye shall keep Mine ordinances, and do them. And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be My people, and I will be your God.
Yes, especially Jews are characterized as being ביישנים.
its very interesting that the young girl (16) who was stabbed and died, who participated in the "pride" parade was not herself of that persuasion. She was there to give support to her 'friends' who were. This is a strong Israeli trait, one of supporting your friends, having compassion on the other person. this makes me believe that there are many like her among this group, brought up without a strong identity of right and wrong, without any Torah religious moral foundation.
This also makes me believe that those who are entrenched in this "pride" way of life are very guilty for having such persuasion on innocent neshomas. It is reflective of the general society in Israel.
On ShiratDevorah she posted about the trait of Arrogance: "Nor should you bring an abomination into your house [Eikev 7:26]". Very interesting that this trait of arrogance is likened to those of the "pride" persuasion, and both are called abomination in the Torah. One can maybe see that the main middah of this group is arrogance, in that they want equal treatment as if this is an accepted way of life, and preferable to a union between a man and woman. they want equality within the law and want it mandated as such.
As you wrote there is no shame in their attitude, only defiance, and arrogance in their "in your face" parades.
You should know that much of the secular population in Jerusalem is also against the parades. They also do not want their children to be exposed to these "alternate lifestyles."
"Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind; it is abomination (toevah)."(Leiviticus 18). In Eikev the word toevah is used to describe idols. In Devorah's link to Mishle, gvah lev is translated "proud in heart" ( I would translate haughtiness) and is called an abomination. So the term "Gay Pride" really expresses a double toevah.
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