Shas MK says homosexuals caused last earthquake

Homosexuals caused Israel's last earthquake, Shas MK Shlomo Benizri said Wednesday. During a special Knesset session on earthquakes, Benizri said he proposed that the Knesset "find a way to prevent mishkav zachar [sexual relations between men], and thus save [us] a lot of earthquakes." MK Ophir Paz-Pines (Labor) responded to Benizri's statements by saying that MK Nissim Ze'ev should be banned from the Shas faction because of his influence on his party members. Last week, Ze'ev told faction members that "homosexuals were poisoning society," and that "homolesbianism legitimized the state of Israel's 'self destruction.'"