More than 7,000 participated in the 20th annual Jerusalem Pride Parade on June 2. The event was attended by Knesset Speaker Mickey Levy, Social Equality Minister Meirav Cohen, and Public Security Minister Omer Barlev. Levy told the homosexual rights activists, “You are entitled to love who you want, you are entitled to marry who you love, you are entitled to raise a family like anyone else” (“A victory of light over darkness,” The Times of Israel, June 2, 2022). Barlev called the parade “a victory of light over darkness, a victory of sanity over extremism.” The government fielded more than 2,400 officers to protect the participants. At the 2015 parade, an ultra-Orthodox Jew stabbed a 16-year-old girl to death. The Tel Aviv Gay Pride parade, scheduled for June 10, is one of the world’s largest. The rapidly-growing global support for homosexual rights is a major sign of the times. Sodom is mentioned multiple times in the Gospels and the New Testament Epistles in connection with the end times. “But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed” (Luke 17:29-30). In the book of Revelation, Jerusalem is called “the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom” (Revelation 11:8).
(Friday Church News Notes, June 10, 2022, www.wayoflife.org email@example.com, 866-295-4143)