Israel to Issue ‘Gay-Friendly’ ID Cards to Children of Homosexuals

Jerusalem PDThe Israeli government will begin issuing “gay-friendly” ID cards to children of homosexuals, according to reports coming out of the country.

Heretofore, the cards had always had a space for “father” and “mother,” and one of the homosexual twosomes had to be listed as such regardless of whether they were male or female. However, the new cards will now say “father” and “father” or “mother ” and “mother,” to reflect the gender of the individual and accommodate the same-sex nature of the household.

Homosexuals in Israel have been able to adopt their partner’s child as their own since 2006, but documentation has not reflected the allowance. Therefore, three children of same-sex “couples” filed a request to the Population, Immigration and Border Authority to ask that it alter the identification cards to reflect the two mothers or fathers.

“Each and one of these children were born to a lesbian family being headed by two mothers,” the request outlined. “Each one of the kids was adopted by the non-biological mother, and were then registered as a child with two mothers.”

Homosexual groups in Israel are applauding the move, stating that it demonstrates progress in their goal to obtain equality with families that consist of a mother and father.

“Israel is home to thousands of gay families which aren’t registered with the state, and issuing ID cards is another important step in our struggle for equal recognition,” Chen Arieli told YNet News.

The development comes just weeks after a bill allowing homosexuals to have children through surrogacy passed its first reading in the Knesset.

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“This bill is about the principle of equality, regardless of one’s sexual orientation or the composition of the family unit,” said Health Minister Yael German, who submitted the proposal at the beginning of the year.

But some have been opposed to to the idea.

“The health minister presented a bill meant to destroy the nature of family as we know it,” opined Moshe Gafni of United Torah Judaism.

Although same-sex “marriage” is not legal in the country, homosexuals are protected under Israeli law. As previously reported, in 2009, a pair of lesbians filed suit against the Messianic kibbutz Yad Hashmona for declining to host a “marriage” celebration at their moshav. Tal Ya’akovovich and Yael Biran had tied the knot in England the year prior, and workers at the Yad Hashmona hotel, where the wedding hall is located, explained that the celebration could not be hosted at the site because of their biblical beliefs.

In 2012, the Jerusalem Magistrate Court ruled against Yad Hashmona, rejecting the hotel owner’s arguments that they should have the right to practice their religion. The judge also declared that rejection of homosexuals constitutes “sexual harassment.” Yad Hashmona was ordered to pay 60,000 shekels ($17,400) in damages to the lesbian women, as well as 30,000 shekels ($8,700) in attorney’s fees.

The case was then appealed, but in June of this year, Judge Moshe Yoad Cohen upheld the ruling and agreed that Yad Hashmona was guilty of violating Israeli law. As a result of the rulings, the owners of the hotel closed the wedding hall due to fear of further lawsuits, and the facility has been struggling to fund the kibbutz ever since.

“I feel sad that people are getting so far from God and celebrating the victory of sin,” hotel manager Tsuriel Bar-David told Morning Star News. “I feel shame that this behavior is now officially becoming ‘normal’ and accepted. I feel that we are getting closer and closer to the days when being a follower of Jesus—Yeshua–will not be accepted anymore, and that those who would like to stay faithful will have no choice but to be set apart from the ‘normal’ society.”

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  • Gary

    Homosexuality is a shameful perversion. Those who accept and accommodate that perversion will also face the judgment of God. Even Israel.

    • Demmi Greene

      God will return and ”cleanse his ‘threshing floor’ in Israel as he has sworn . Matthew 3/12; “His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear His threshing floor; and He will gather His wheat into the barn, but He will
      burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”.

      This ”secular Israel” is in apostasy, just like ”secular America”. Israel has been taken into captivity twice before, causing them to be driven from their land, and now they bow down again to the ”gods of the Canaanites” – paying homage to this modern day ”illicit sex idol” of homosexuality and licentiousness?? Israel’s past is doted w/ desires to be like other nations,..for this, they should know better by remembering their sacred calling. Israel is God chosen land, its people should remember HE is holy. Israel is in need of much prayer and intercession.

      Isaiah 2:…3/ ”And many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, To the house of the God of Jacob; That He may teach us
      concerning His ways And that we may walk in His paths.” For the law will go forth from Zion And the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.”

  • janmit63

    Why are they so accepting of this abomination.

    • Demmi Greene

      They need a spiritual awakening. Pray for them.

  • Michael Eade

    I say good on israel, religion is the real problem these days with the world as it promotes rape, murder, slavery, genocide, child sacrifice.

    • Pax Humana

      I say sod off, you tosser! Your lack of religion has not only corrupted the rebuilding of the nation of Israel, but that it also has contributed to the deaths of numerous Christians and Jews, so you and your ilk are butt hurt because they are exposing your little con games. What was the amount of deaths that you and your kind last did to the human race, about 500,000,000 people and rising, perhaps as many as 1,000,000,000 people?

      • Josh

        ^ We have ourselves another idiot here.

        • Pax Humana

          Yes, it is you, Josh, and thank you for admitting the first step towards your recovery in your Idiots Anonymous group meeting.

          • Josh

            I like that you had to take a week to think that up.

          • Pax Humana

            I like to make my comments memorable and I also like to make sure that people can not retaliate in their lives. I love it when bullying douchebags like you get put into their place.

      • Michael Eade

        you are the biggest prat i have ever had the misfortune of talking to pax.

        • Pax Humana

          Thank you for admitting what you are, sir.

  • Owen King

    Any excuse to hand out ID cards.

  • Yet people still declare PHYSICAL Israel to be God’s chosen people…

    Jesus (Talking to the Jews)…

    Matthew 21:43, “Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.”

    Does physical Israel exhibit these fruits?

    Galatians 5:22-23, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”

    YE SHALL KNOW THEM BY THEIR FRUITS! Who is Israel according to the Scriptures?

    Besides…why would God’s supposed chosen people do this…a thing which He hates?

    • John_33

      God did choose the Jewish people, and they are still His people as Paul notes in Romans 11:1;12-14. Any teaching that denies this truth is extremely dangerous. In fact, this teaching is partly why the Jewish people have faced unjust persecution for thousands of years. Compare it with scripture. In Jeremiah 50:17-20, God promises that He will heal and forgive Israel’s sins so they will never be found again. In Jeremiah 30:7-11, God promises that, out of all the nations, Israel will be the only one that will be preserved. In the end times, God promised that national Israel will be saved and established (Ezekiel 39:25-29). As Paul explained in Romans 11:12, the Christian Church did not supersede Israel – they are still viewed as a nation in that verse. Although blindness in part is happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles come in, they will one day see the truth as a nation and many will repent when God comes to save them just as He promised He would in the prophets (Isaiah 45:17; Jeremiah 23:6; Jeremiah 30:7-11; Ezekiel 39:25-29; Isaiah 19:24-25).

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  • Josh

    Good for them. The time of the bigoted, self righteous, freedom suppressing masses is slowly coming to an end.

    • Demmi Greene

      Right on cue with the ‘end of the age’.

  • railhead

    Revelation 11:8 “And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.”
    No surprise that spiritual Sodom is friendly toward sodomy.