Anti-Parade Gopstein meets gay Assi Azar

In the midst of the Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem, gay TV personality Assi Azar met with Parade opponent Bentzi Gopstein.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

בנצי גופשטיין ואסי עזר
בנצי גופשטיין ואסי עזר
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In the midst of the hullabaloo of the Gay Pride Parade, which has attracted thousands to the center of Jerusalem, Gay TV presenter Assi Azar sat down on a bench with the head of the Lehava organization, Bentzi Gopstein, a vocal opponent of the Parade, for a talk about values.

"I'm just happy that, as it stands, there's the parade, and there's you, and they can exist together," opined Azar.

Gopstein, however, was not impressed: "I think your children will be pathetic [from living in a household with two male parents]. I have eight children and two grandchildren, I'm sure that [our way and not yours] will endure."

"What is there to be 'proud' about?" Gopstein asks. "You don't see straight people marching over the fact that they are attracted to women."

At one point in the conversation, Gopstein asserts that 'normal' is "a man and a woman," to which Azar interrupts: "In that case, I am a proud abnormal! I'd love to have a homosexual child[...]"

When Gopstein asks how he can possibly have a child in a homosexual relationship, Azar responds, "I'll find a nice woman [...] Where did your 8 kids come from, anyway?"

The Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem has more than 25,000 people in attendance.