It’s been a big year for gay parents in Israel. ...So whatever religious scruples the Israelis have, they take a second seat to the goal of out-populating the Arabs. And if they have to use gays and lesbians to outsource Jewish baby-making to India, that is what they will do.
But the societal change really hit home with the premiere in November of “Mom and Dads,” a series on the cable channel Hot. This comic drama, starring three of Israel’s most popular actors, is about a gay couple raising a child with a single woman.
If that sounds familiar, it might be because the basic premise, on the surface at least, bears a striking resemblance to the American show on NBC, “The New Normal,” which just landed in Israel as well, ...
The shows may be fighting for viewers, but they’ve already won the battle for acceptance. For the most part Israeli society, which has made long and quick strides in gay rights in the past two decades, has reacted to the baby bump and the programs about it with nonchalance. Even the country’s sizable religious segment has merely shrugged at the series.
“As soon as the gay community became a parental community, I think acceptance by society became smoother,” said Doron Mamet-Meged, founder of Tammuz, a business that helps couples, the majority of them gay men, have children via surrogates in India. ...
The population balance between Jews and Arabs has political implications, so demographics are an Israeli obsession. In building families gay parents contribute to the national project of maintaining a Jewish majority. “For Israelis it doesn’t matter how you make a family,” said Mirit Toovi, who heads Hot’s drama department and gave the green light to “Mom and Dads.” “If you make a family, you’ve done the right thing.”
Note that they are not too interested in same-sex marriage. Lesbian marriage is just a stepping stone for destroying the family, and they will skip it if they can:
While lesbians and straight single women have been having children for decades, thanks in part to the state’s generous policies, which provide free in-vitro fertilization procedures for up to two children until parents are 45, gay men didn’t have a way to legally expand their family tree until the recent court decisions. Since then parenthood has preoccupied gay men — more so than marriage. (Courts recognized same-sex marriage performed abroad in 2006, leading the gay community to turn its attention to parenting, trading the chuppah for the bris as its ritual of choice.)I guess the NY Times readers are expected to know Jewish words like chuppah (wedding canopy) and bris (male circumcision).
The New Normal TV show is also about a single mom with two gay men, one a gynecologist and the other a stereotypical effeminate gay man.
That surrogacy has become so common is perhaps less surprising when you realize that the practice has biblical roots. Consider the story of Abraham, who fathered a child through Hagar, his wife’s handmaiden, when his wife, Sarah, was unable to conceive.That is a stretch. Hagar was an Egyptian slave who got evicted when Sarah had her own son, and who supposedly is an ancestor of Muhammad.
These LGBTQ activists are nothing like Abraham of the Bible. We are in the midst of a propaganda campaign to destroy the traditional family, and eliminate fatherhood as we know it.