Tuesday, November 21, 2006

To Say or Not To Say?

Now that the issue of the Gay Pride Parade in Yerushalaim has died down, I'd like to write an interesting observation.

We all would love to shelter our children from indecent and decadent trends in the outside world. But what is the proper role of a Frum Jewish newspaper? Should it write about the news, obviously in a sensitive way, even though children may read it, or should such issues be completely ignored?

On one hand nobody wants their innocent child asking about the Parade, but on the other hand in today's world they would probably find out regardless, so it would be better for them to be informed from a Frum perspective and not an outside one.

To my knowledge, the Hamodia chose to ignore the issue, while the Yated wrote about it delicately.

I'm honestly at a loss as to what the proper thing to do is.


Truth said...

The proper thing to do is to recognize that half of yeshivah bochurim are gay too, and have them join the parade.

Sara with NO H said...

FWQ, I noticed that the issue was tiptoed around too. It's pretty understandable I guess. I can't blame parents for wanting to protect their children. Sort of the see no evil hear no evil speak no evil theory. In reality, it just makes children more curious, but you can't blame people for trying..

Sara with NO H said...

whoops. not fwq, IFT. My bad.

chaverah said...
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chaverah said...

truth - oy! dont say thaT! how negative.

I think perhaps the papers should ignore it. why give them the attention. Its pretty sad. I know people have problems with this issue but to have a parade and show pride is wrong.

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Independant Frum Thinker said...

truth - Thank you for stopping by and commenting, but as a matter of principle I must repudiate your comment.


Why are there so few comments to this post, while the one about Skvere is steaming? It seems people are more passionate about controversial issues.

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anonym00kie said...

i think its crazy that poeple dont talk about it and newspapers ignore it.
worse of all tho is people rioting against it without necessarily knowing what they are rioting against..