In an effort to counter the gay "pride" march, a group of Jewish Israelis from Haifa and the surrounding areas are embarking on something similar to the "Straight Pride March" in Boston called Mitzad Hamishpacha (the Family March).
The event's main organizer, Attorney Naama Sela, told Breaking Israel News that the march was the initiative of both religious and secular Israeli citizens looking to emphasize the importance of traditional family values. "We feel that the country is being taken away from us by a gay lobby with a very specific agenda—to obliterate the nuclear family," Sela said.
The move was the initiative of Sela, who is secular and Rabbi Yair Horowitz. Although Sela describes herself as a secular Israeli, she explained how appalled both she as well as many other secular Israelis like her are at how the LGBT special interest groups have infiltrated "every facet of Israeli society, especially education." The organizer added how in her son's school, on "Family Day," the teachers teach them about how just about anyone can call themselves a "family." "Israel's educational system has completely lost their minds" she added. Sela noted how in junior high and high school, people from the LGBT community, with no background in education, come in and lecture the kids while injecting them with their (anti-family) "propaganda."