[This is a Call to Action. Please read the entire post before you act.]
“In previous years the Toronto Pride Parade has been littered with anti-Israel floats and displays of vile anti-Semitism (photos and video at Lumpy, Grumpy and Frumpy). In fact, several prominent individuals associated with the notorious You-need-another-Holocaust Palestine House appeared in 2009’s parade.” Square Mile Wife
SMW has suggested targetting Key sponsors such as Labatt/Bud Light and TD CanadaTrust. In that Spirit Breath of the Beast has sent along this fine letter he sent to Labatt.
“I regret to say that I will no longer be enjoying your beer. I have been buying and enjoying your products for almost forty years. I am sick at heart to see that your Canadian company is a “Premier Sponsor” of an event that used to stand for tolerance and dignity and has now been hijacked and turned into a tool of extremists and hate mongers. I am speaking of the “Pride Toronto” event and it’s board’s decision to allow the expression of “Israeli Apartheid” as an acceptable message. Let alone that this is a concern that is entirely out side of the event’s mission, it is actually proof that hating Jews and Israel is more important to some segment of the Toronto gay community than supporting gay pride or even gay survival.
This, after all, is a propaganda slogan designed to undermine the legitimacy of the only nation in the Middle East that does not have and actively enforce laws against homosexuality. Homosexuals are routinely beaten, stoned and hung in public squares in all of the countries that will be served best by the tainting of the only democratic, liberal, rule of law state in the entire region. In Israel, unlike its neighboring states, Muslims, Christians and Jews all share full citizenship, vote in free and fair elections and speak their minds in a legislative body which makes laws according to the desires of those voters. Any Israeli citizen may go anywhere in the country. In al Arab/Islamic countries, real Apartheid is the order. And they hate gay people so much they kill them – legally! So what other conclusion can be drawn from this action than there is some powerful faction- perhaps even a majority of people in this organization who are so blinded by Jew hatred that they will support their own enemies to hurt Jews.
Before my Jewish faith, I am the straight father of a son with whom I joined the Gay-Straight Alliance in his High School. And before that I was the nine-year-old the brother of a young boy who at thirteen years of age, took his own life because he could not face the social stigma of growing up as a gay (in 1958) in America. On my brother’s grave, on my son’s handsome head and on the simple grounds that the support of such an ugly and misshapen organization is offensive to my very humanity, I want you to know that unless you withdraw your support from this event or use your financial power to correct this error, I will no longer be your customer. And don’t even try to smoke screen the naked facts of this with the parliamentary mumbo jumbo that announced it in on the Pride Toronto web site. It is what it is, an example of an organization whose mind was so open, its brains fell out.
Oh, and you can count on me to spread the news of this and advocate for a boycott of your products.”
Yaacov ben Moshe
Yaacov Ben Moshe