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Madonna Sued for Promoting Homosexuality During Concert in Russia
Christian Post ^ | 08/23/2012 | By Myles Collier

Posted on 08/23/2012 2:30:04 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Madonna is being sued for millions in Russia after she performed in Moscow and advocated homosexuality. There are strict laws in Russia related to the promotion or advocacy of homosexuality with those found in violation of such acts facing stiff punishment.

A new law that was passed in February makes it illegal to promote homosexuality to minors and that is that basis for the lawsuit against the singer. The plaintiffs alleged that there were children as young as 12 at Madonna's concert on Aug. 9 and that her remarks made during the show are in violation of the law.

Alexander Pochuyev, a lawyer representing the nine activists, revealed that the suit was filed Friday against Madonna, the organizer of her concert, and the venue where the show took place and seeks total damages of 333 million rubles, or nearly $10.5 million, as reported by AP.

With Madonna's global appeal there has been swift backlash against authorities in Russia, but the lawyer representing the defendant stated that tolerance should be afforded to all types of societies and that the laws were passed with large public support.

"No one is burning anyone at the stake or carrying out an Inquisition," Pochuyev told local news agency RIA Novosti, adding, "modern civilization requires tolerance and respect for different values."

The offenses, as they are described in the lawsuit, state that a video taken at the concert apparently showed Madonna stepping on an Orthodox cross and asking her screaming fans to lift their hands and wave the pink armbands in support of gays and lesbians that were distributed among the audience, according to reports from RIA Novosti.

Madonna's spokeswoman, Liz Rosenberg, has not yet provided a statement concerning the incident nor has she revealed the singer's reaction to the lawsuit.


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: homosexuality; madonna; russia

1 posted on 08/23/2012 2:30:17 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Not the first time in her life Madonna has faced anything stiff. She can handle it.


2 posted on 08/23/2012 2:32:12 PM PDT by donozark (Old Indian saying:Follow the cigar smoke, find the fat man there.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Couldnt happen to a nicer person.


3 posted on 08/23/2012 2:33:09 PM PDT by elephant
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To: SeekAndFind

Why didn’t they just arrest her? Bring back the plain-clothed KGB days!


4 posted on 08/23/2012 2:34:36 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Put the proceeds from the concert in escrow until the trial is over.


5 posted on 08/23/2012 2:48:41 PM PDT by navyblue (<u>)
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To: SeekAndFind
>""modern civilization requires tolerance and respect for different values."

Differing values like lethal behavior?

Why should we respect, and openly accept the two legged plague rats desire to spread their disease?

6 posted on 08/23/2012 2:55:47 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a Barack 0b0tt0my!)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

THEY DONT HAVE PLAIN CLOTHES KGB ANYMORE..Obama does


7 posted on 08/23/2012 3:00:30 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Throw her butt in the gulag.


8 posted on 08/23/2012 3:07:33 PM PDT by 353FMG (The US Constitution is only as good as those who enforce it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“stepping on an Orthodox cross”

The Devil take her.


9 posted on 08/23/2012 3:08:54 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: SeekAndFind
There are strict laws in Russia related to the promotion or advocacy of homosexuality

"Even a broken clock is right twice a day."

Kudos to Russia. I'm impressed. Somehow, they're ahead of their time on this issue. The rest of us are just waking up!

10 posted on 08/23/2012 3:10:27 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: SeekAndFind

And the message is, The Russians are Serious about being a Dominant Player on the world stage, unlike us.

They want a large and healthy population. They’re not interested in Their people being childless.


11 posted on 08/23/2012 3:13:47 PM PDT by To-Whose-Benefit? (It is Error alone which needs the support of Government. The Truth can stand by itself.)
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To: donozark
Not the first time in her life Madonna has faced anything stiff. She can handle it.

LOL ! Kind of interesting on how Russia looks down on homosexuality and we are promoting it in this country. We should take Russia's direction to frown on it, not promote it.

Now on Madonna, I never like her from when she showed up in the 1980's.
12 posted on 08/23/2012 3:25:38 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: SeekAndFind

This stupid tramp goes around moaning and crying about how oppressive the United States is and how horribly the US treats gays. Now she gets to see what real oppression is.


13 posted on 08/23/2012 3:30:44 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Wow. I actually agree with the Russian government that homosexuality ought not be promoted to minors.

However, I also don’t think that speech promoting homosexuality to minors ought to be CRIMINALIZED.

There should be a difference between what good sense, manners, and social norms call for (non-promotion of homosexuality [or for that matter any sexuality] to minors), and what the law enforces.

Leave people and society to police their own norms. Let Free Speech reign. Let there be a robust debate and concurrence of what ought and oughtn’t be legitimate, and let parents screen what their children are exposed to.

Otherwise, it’s your preferred speech next that is Verboten!


14 posted on 08/23/2012 3:31:49 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: CORedneck
Kind of interesting on how Russia looks down on homosexuality and we are promoting it in this country. We should take Russia's direction to frown on it, not promote it.

The Lenin's quote on the right says: "All prohibitions regarding sexuality must be removed. We have plenty to learn from suffragists: even the prohibition of homosexual love must be abandoned."

This quote is from a personal letter that Lenin wrote to Trotsky in 1911. Lenin was a nudist himself and converted his family to nudism. Many Bolscheviks were cut from the same cloth. Communists were quite enthusiastic about nudism and sexual freedoms because that quickly reduced the man to an animal. Communists were glad that the rabble "has something to do" instead of questioning their politics. In 1920's public nakedness was welcomed and supported by the state; contemporary reports mention naked men and women in the street, in public transport, in stores. Everyone was supposed to become a pervert by the age of adulthood. Some regions issued laws that eliminated the family, welcomed unrestrained mating of men and women, and mandated purchasing the resulting children from mothers for raising in government-managed facilities. Hey, it's not easy to manufacture the new man of the communist future :-) Good that cloning back then was unheard of.

In other words, Lenin would feel entirely at home here, in the country that is willingly destroying the family. The populace is taught from young age to play with themselves and with their "partners" [it was a useful word until recently] in many unnatural ways while the country is about to collapse. But narcissists do not care about the industry and the debt and the mining of rare earths if they can play all day and all night.

By the way, do you know who put an end to all this gayness? Stalin. He needed workers - and the LGBT lifestyle, like sexual freedom in general, was not helping. By the end of 1930's USSR became a reasonably conservative society, at least with regard to sex.

15 posted on 08/23/2012 4:13:50 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: SeekAndFind; Revolting cat!

Couldna happened to a more sparklin’ chippy.


16 posted on 08/24/2012 12:41:01 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: Uncle Miltie; wagglebee
However, I also don’t think that speech promoting homosexuality to minors ought to be CRIMINALIZED.

You underestimate the sex positive agenda. They see orgasm as a birthright to be enjoyed by everyone at all ages. They encourage sexual experimentation at all ages. They seek to end ALL moral judgments over ALL sexual pairings regardless of sex, age, relation, marital status, number, or species of partner(s).

Socialists like Reich, Kinsey, and feminists all espouse this philosophy. Planned Parenthood spun off a sex positive agency called SIECUS and I believe there is an international branch.

There have been efforts to take this "sexual freedom" to the United Nations under the banner of a bill of rights for kids.

They aren't there to help the young. They are there to exploit them. Free love isn't free.

17 posted on 08/24/2012 10:23:54 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: a fool in paradise

So, you’d throw people in prison for what they say?


18 posted on 08/24/2012 11:15:04 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Corrupting a minor is a crime. They seek to see them sexual active to be used and abused.

Do you think it is proper to teach 5th graders about oral and anal sex as is being proposed by the Left even in Texas?


19 posted on 08/24/2012 11:18:59 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Fair enough... At least you don’t dismiss the First Amendment generally.

So, down to specifics:

“The offenses, as they are described in the lawsuit, state that a video taken at the concert apparently showed Madonna stepping on an Orthodox cross and asking her screaming fans to lift their hands and wave the pink armbands in support of gays and lesbians that were distributed among the audience, according to reports from RIA Novosti.”

Is “lift their hands and wave pink armbands in support of gays and lesbians” sufficient to jail someone? It’s hardly the corruption of minors examples you gave.

As we proceed to discuss, please know that I’m trying to be able to draw a fine line between legitimate speech which Putin quashes generally, and truly harmful sexualization of minors. Putin is showing himself an anti-speech dictator in several venues (see Pussy Riot, Gary Kasparov, dead journalists, etc.)

I don’t mind law that addresses specifically and deeply harmful acts. But raising arm bands is hardly one of those acts.


20 posted on 08/24/2012 11:40:05 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

The armbands are to show unity with the political movement of the homosexual agenda. NAZI armbands are verboten, the Lavender Mafia or Gaystapo’s bands aren’t much different. They aren’t weapons but they represent an evil ideology.


21 posted on 08/24/2012 11:59:19 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Would you imprison people for wearing Nazi armbands?

Your willingness to support the First Amendment for your opponents seems tenuous at best.


22 posted on 08/24/2012 1:50:51 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: Uncle Miltie
In Germany, yes it is prohibited. Germany was also against the vindictive cultish behavior of Scientologists.

Russia has their own problems with such groups.

Homosexuals push and push and push. They aren't like the "feel good cartoony characters" in Roger Rabbit (Roger WAS guilty in the original book, by the way).

It is a deviant agenda aimed at sexualizing children and it does need to be countered.

Russia's law doesn't even prohibit their lifestyle or "rights" advocacy. It DOES prohibit them targeting kids for indoctrination. You seem to be okay with that. We'll just have to agree to disagree.

http://www.positive.org/Home/index.html

We have a quick and easy online tour through the most important topics for teens who are sexually active now or just thinking about having sex. It's called "Just Say Yes" (en español: "¡Di Que Sí!") because we're tired of people telling us what we can and can't do. There's no preaching. No moralizing.

http://www.positive.org/JustSayYes/index.html

Just Say Yes is about having a positive attitude towards sexuality -- gay, straight,bisexual or whatever. It's about saying "yes" to sex you do want, and "no" to sex you don't. It says there's nothing wrong with you if you decide to have sex, and nothing wrong with you if you decide not to.

You have the right to make your own choices, and to have people respect them.

Sex is enjoyable when everyone involved is into it, and when everyone has the information they need to take care of themselves and each other.

About our language: We chose words for this guide that we use when we talk about sex with our friends. We're not doctors and we don't pretend to be, so pardon our French!


23 posted on 08/24/2012 2:02:49 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: a fool in paradise

You are right that we will disagree.

I understand your concern which is valid, but I’m more concerned and absolutist about the First Amendment.

Have a good weekend!


24 posted on 08/24/2012 3:04:19 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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