IDF's Gay Pride Facebook photo stirs controversy

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Israel's Military Proudly Posts Photo of Two Soldiers Holding Hands | Advocate.com


Israel's military posted a photo to its official Facebook account that may be a first for any fighting force.

"It's Pride Month," the caption reads, from the Israel Defense Forces. "Did you know that the IDF treats all of its soldiers equally?"

The photo from Monday shows two male soldiers walking together, holding hands. And it already has more than 8,000 likes, 6,000 shares and more than 1,000 comments because of the inevitable controversy.

The IDF has allowed gays and lesbians to serve openly since 1993, when it passed an anti-discrimination policy. That's the same year that "don't ask, don't tell" was signed into law in the United States.

The Times of Israel established that the photo was staged as part of a shoot for the military, and that only one of the men in the image is actually gay. That has some in the comments calling it "pink washing," a term used to describe using pro-equality stances to overshadow the ongoing conflict with Palestinians.

“The photo reflects the IDF’s open minded attitude towards soldiers of all sexual orientations," a military spokesman told the Times. "The IDF respects the privacy of the soldiers featured in the photograph, and will not comment on their identities.”
 

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Arik will be on here in a minute to explain the degree of the problem.
 
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You could tell they were Irons just from the state of those berets.
 
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I doubt it. Muslims don't approve of homosexual sex between adults.
 

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FFS!

Walking around in public like that! It's discgraceful!


















Now get yer berets on yer heads and get that phone off yer ear!
 
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I'll let Keith Chegwin do the talking:

[video=youtube;klXUOM4wtT8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klXUOM4wtT8[/video]
 
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Another sickening decline in standards and morals . They can bum all they want but they should do it in decent pressed rig . Clearly not enough IRONS in the IDF if that shambles is anything to go by.

I bet he has a filthy barrel too . :cheers:
 
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Another sickening decline in standards and morals . They can bum all they want but they should do it in decent pressed rig . Clearly not enough IRONS in the IDF if that shambles is anything to go by.

I bet he has a filthy barrel too . :cheers:
That put me in mind of the character "Sweet William" when he tells Sharpe, who had commented on the shit order Sweet Williams men were in, Sweet William repled "men are dirty, rifles are clean.
 
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Thats Gayism that is!

Are you homophobic?
No, he's right, it's all there in the handbook: neat, flamboyant attire, giving off a scent of faeces and Joop Homme cologne, fondness for showtunes, the lot. If they fail on average more than one standard out of four, they get hauled into a hollow square of saucy-looking Guardsmen and have their Judy Garland records ceremonially destroyed.
 
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As an aside I saw two stunning lesbos snogging the face off each other in Glasgow city centre the other night.

Any photos of that? Real ones I mean. Not your missus and her mate when they were both drunk on lambrini and a playful squeeze of the tit got out of hand.

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As an aside I saw two stunning lesbos snogging the face off each other in Glasgow city centre the other night.

Any photos of that? Real ones I mean. Not your missus and her mate when they were both drunk on lambrini and a playful squeeze of the tit got out of hand.

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Were they the fit type of lesbian that you see in grot mags and the like or the real world type lesbo's that are only 'bians as no bloke is brave enough to even try and get his knob in it?

Either way, you know the rules, pics or it didnt happen and your a fibber
 
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