Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem

June 6 saw an organized Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem.

The Orthodox Rabbis of Israel have called for Jews to demonstrate against the Gay Parade.  Gay parades have become the custom almost throughout the whole world.  There was recently a Gay parade in Tel Aviv.  Homosexuality is not new. It always existed but was kept quiet and restricted to locations which were designated as places where Gays gathered such as Gay beaches, Gay clubs.  The Gay community respected and recognized that there was opposition to them and conducted their interaction in public places designated for them.

Cults in Religion and Politics

A cult is usually looked at in a negative light. In the language of Wikipedia pejorative. But this is not always true.  There are good healthy cults and destructive cults.

Christianity began as a cult. Its leader was considered to be the messiah by his followers.  When it began there were only a few people following Jesus.  In the Mishna which are the oral teachings on Jewish law  is mentioned about which people should be chosen to lead the congregation in prayer.  Not everyone is qualified to lead prayers in a synagogue because of lack of knowledge and other reasons.