I am not surprised that The Jewish Press published this article. This is the same publication that has ads for JONAH, the organization denounced by the RCA that works to change people from Gay to Straight.
As far as this ridiculous (so-called) ban, people can have different views. For those that hold that homosexual sex is a sin, a group that identifies as gay does not violate that. Identity vs. action is a huge difference in Jewish law.
Rabbi Eliyahu Fink said in his comment,"Have any of these rabbis ever approved of the parade? Their people don't go to the parade anyway. What's the point of this?"
And banner of Orthodoxy? Like we need to pick up a license from the Rebbe to say we are or not? Paleeaaassee... If we had to do that, we would hardly have anyone called orthodox left.
Lastly, it is the Israeli day parade. It is not the orthodox parade. It is the parade for all those that support Israel.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: 5/31/13 by Alan Betsalel Friedlander- Jewish Press