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Israeli Religious Leaders Show Gay Intolerance

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Israeli Religious Leaders Show Gay Intolerance

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Israeli Religious Leaders Show Gay Intolerance

Israeli Religious Leaders Show Gay Intolerance

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An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man shouts during a protest outside the Israeli parliament against a gay pride parade scheduled to be held in Jerusalem on Nov. 10. Uriel Sinai/Getty Images hide caption

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Some Jewish, Muslim and Christian leaders in Jerusalem agree on one thing: They don't want gays and lesbians to march in Jerusalem on Nov. 10.

Israel's chief Rabbi has called the Gay Pride march "a threat to Israel."

A Jerusalem councilwoman said, "The homo-lesbian community is immoral and must be condemned."

And a Muslim leader recently said, "This is the 'Holy Land,' not the homo land."

Gay activists call the angry reaction a disgrace and an affront to religious and social tolerance.