The Jerusalem Post reports:
The Gerer Rebbe, Rabbi Ya’acov Arye Alter, head of the largest and most influential hassidic movement in the country, prohibits demonstrating against the parade.
"The rebbe does not want his hassidim to have anything to do with darkness and ugliness," said a Gerrer hassid and journalist.
He said that Alter imposed a ban on coverage of the march by Hamodia, a haredi daily controlled by Gerer hassidim.
Alter does not want his followers involved with homosexuality, including demonstrating against the march. He argues that his hassidim, especially young children, can be adversely affected just by turning their attention to the issue of homosexuality. They are liable to ask embarrassing questions and get confused. The best strategy is to simply ignore the phenomenon.…
[Hat tip: Conserva-Girl.]