Aleph concerns on homophobic slogans

May 22, 2020 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Antisemitic vandals who sprayed swastikas on the fourth green of Melbourne’s Cranbourne Golf Club also drew a homophobic slogan at the same time.

On the 4th green at Cranbourne

Cranbourne was founded in Jews in 1953 and has a large Jewish membership today.

LGBTIQ+ group Aleph Melbourne is disturbed by the senseless act of cowardly vandalism.

The antisemitic and homophobic graffiti demonstrates profound immaturity and insensitivity by the perperator/s.

On behalf of Aleph, Michael Barnett said: “As a support group for LGBTIQ+ Jews we feel the pain doubly. We are targeted for being Jewish. We are targeted for our sexual orientation.

What makes this type of vandalism especially pernicious is that it was laced with hate. It wasn’t an ordinary case of self-expression on a fence or wall, but rather, a calculated and targeted act of intolerance designed to hurt people.

We hope that the perpetrator/s are brought to justice. More than that, we hope that they come to understand the nature of their crime and make amends for their actions.”


2 Responses to “Aleph concerns on homophobic slogans”
  1. Adrian Jackson says:

    Why give these morons publicity. Ban spray paint cans too.

    • Michael Barnett says:

      I too questioned the sensibility of J-Wire adding this photo to the story. Blurring the image would have made it less objectionable.

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