Gay Threat to Israel Revealed: It’s Earthquakes!

Back when Israeli Kessnet member Nissim Ze’ev was ranting about how gays were a plague that would destroy Israel, I wondered openly just what the heck he could possibly mean: how exactly were gay people going to go about destroying the Middle East’s only functional democracy, one that’s more progressive in its legal attitudes towards gay people than even the US?

It turns out that his fellow member of the Shas party, Shlomo Benizri, has the answer: its earthquakes. Gay people cause earthquakes now. The most charming thing about his accusation (or at least how it was translated) is that he seemed to phrase it as sort of aside, as if it were just an uncontroversial fact that everyone was already aware of:

He called on lawmakers to stop “passing legislation on how to encourage homosexual activity in the state of Israel, which anyway brings about earthquakes”.

You know, it’s a bad idea, and anyway it brings about earthquakes, so there’s that, too!

4 Responses to Gay Threat to Israel Revealed: It’s Earthquakes!

  1. jeffsdeepthoughts says:

    This is funny… But I think it must be metaphorical earthquakes that are being referred to; in other words, these things cause major problems. (I might say such-and-such a person was elected on a tidal wave of public opinion)
    And as I look at the syntax, it seems ambiguous to me: Are the gay people the cause of the earthquakes (whether metaphorical or literal) or is the passing of legislation” the cause of the earthquakes?

  2. Bad says:

    He’s pointing to actual earthquakes. He was, after all, making these comments during a session on earthquake preparedness, which came after two big quakes.

  3. Bob Carroll says:

    He seems to believe that homosexual acts are earthmoving experiences. Hmmm.

  4. I think he is alluding the the stereotype that gays tend to engage in multiple partner coupling. The aggregate effect of many people thrusting and gyrating simultaneously in one location could case tectonic plate shifts. There is some scientific justification for this theory (I read it at

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