"I trust you to act wisely to remove this disgrace from us, especially now in these holy days between Jerusalem Day and Shavuot," the letter stated.
Levenstein, Lior, Shapira and Smotrich have all been known to be disparaging of the LGBT community.
Hatred against the parade or the gay community doesn’t begin or end with hatred against one community.
An 'in pictures' story of the annual "love without borders" Jerusalem pride parade.
Participants in the Jerusalem parade congregated in Liberty Bell Park amid heavy security, and at 17:30 began wending their way through the city.
Rabbi Aryeh Stern describes gay pride flags as symbolizing “the opposite” of holiness, and says he is “saddened” that the parade is taking place at all.
"Beyond possible attempts to harm the participants of the march, it is important to remember... past attempts to carry out terrorist attacks," said Police Commissioner Roni Alsheich.
The transgender descendant of the Baal Shem Tov describes her journey from Williamsburg, NY to becoming the woman she is today.
"The essence of this parade is contradicting the trend of Jerusalem as a holy city," said Chief Rabbi Aryeh Stern.
Proponents of the campaign feel that the LGBT community is being taken for granted and needs to take action to move toward a more just society.