From the Desert Sun:
A competitor from Tel Aviv, Israel, Nathan Shaked, 37, is the new Mr. Gay International after two days of competition in Palm Springs.
Prizes include a modeling contract, a Caribbean cruise and a trip to Puerto Vallarta.
Shaked assumed the title from last year’s winner, Jesse Basham of the United States.
This is the second consecutive year that the competition has been held in Palm Springs, according to a release from organizers.
Robert Tarroza of the Phillipines won the Mr. Congeniality title.
So take that, rioting Haredim. Y’all probably know by now that Jerusalem is contemplating revoking the license for the parade, which is supposed to take place next week. The reason given? It may ‘disrupt police operation’.
Follow Muffti here. The police get worried about being able to control crowds. Clever move by rioters? Go riot and provide all the evidence one needs to show that police disruption is a real factor. Result?
The protesters pelted police and motorists with stones, and set garbage bins on fire blocking traffic in the street…
Lovely. At least one nice result: Jews, Christians and Muslims are working together against their common enemy, the marching gays:
The burgeoning opposition to the local city parade has again united an unusual cross-party and inter-faith coalition of Conservative Orthodox Rabbis, Muslims, and Christians who call the event a deliberate affront and provocation to millions of believers around the world.
Muffti futhermore can’t help feeling that revoking a license because of rioting is not dissimilar to the one thing we have been told never to do: give in to terror. This sort of terror is no better than any other.