Skip to comments.Russia Rejects UN Committee Edict on Homosexual Propaganda (God Bless Russia!)
Posted on 12/15/2012 4:10:25 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o
A UN committee of legal experts reprimanded the Russian Federation last month for allowing the Ryazan province of Russia to enforce a law that bans the promotion of homosexuality among minors as part of a national effort to protect children from early sexualization, and related adverse health consequences.
In 2009 Irina Fedotova, a lesbian activist, lodged a complaint against Russia with the UN Human Rights Committee, which monitors the implementation of the 1966 International Convention of Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). She was detained and fined for standing outside a secondary school with posters that read Homosexuality is normal and Im proud of my homosexuality ask me about it. Russian secondary schools are attended by children as young as 10 and as old as 17.
The UN committee decided that Ms. Fedotova had not made any public actions aimed at involving minors in any particular sexual activity or at advocating any particular sexual orientation and that she was merely giving expression to her sexual identity and seeking understanding for it.
The decision of the committee, known as views because it is neither binding nor enforceable, was divulged on November 30, and comes at a time when the Russian Federation is being widely criticized for bans on the promotion of homosexuality among minors enacted by several provinces and municipalities of the country. Similar legislation is being contemplated at the federal level.
The Constitution of the Russian Federation, according to Russias Constitutional Court, allows bans on the promotion of homosexuality among minors to preserve their health and morals.
The 1966 treaty on civil and political rights under which the complaint was brought similarly lists the preservation of public health and morals as one of three grounds on which state parties may limit free speech. The Human Rights Committee, formed by that treaty, disagrees with the Russian Constitutional Court on whether homosexuality is a sufficient moral and health concern to curtail free speech.
Despite differences between UN member states on homosexuality, and the absence of any mention of homosexuality in the treaty it is charged with monitoring, the committee bases its rationale on the evolving nature of moral standards.
Citing its own interpretation of the 1966 treaty published in a non-binding document last year, known as General Comment 34, the committee maintains that limitations on speech for the purpose of protecting morals must be based on principles not deriving exclusively from a single tradition and that in order to avoid being discriminatory they must be based on objective criteria. The committee found Ryazans ban on the promotion of homosexuality among children defective on both counts.
Russia argued that the law did not affect Ms. Fedotovas private conduct in any way, and that the purpose of the law was to protect minors from derangements of their spiritual, mental, physical and social development. But the experts said that even if Ms. Fedotovas purpose was to engage children on the subject of homosexuality this would not justify curtailing her speech.
Laws banning the promotion of homosexuality among minors are routinely enforced by Russian authorities, as two celebrity divas have discovered. Madonna faced a lawsuit after she voiced support for homosexual rights during a recent tour. Reuters reported this week that Lady Gaga has been threatened with similar action because she did the same at a concert in St. Petersburg on Sunday
Russia protects kids from derangements of their spiritual, mental, physical and social development.
I like their take on it better than ours.
>> Russia argued that the law did not affect Ms. Fedotovas private conduct in any way, and that the purpose of the law was to protect minors from derangements of their spiritual, mental, physical and social development.
HoDS. It’s a real problem. And the “deniers” on the Left are too “unintelligent” to grasp this fact of “evolution”.
Wow! Russia is becoming what America once was. We worship sexual deviants here now.
I wouldn’t equate that status quo to the USA.
Jesus said the powers of hell will not prevail on the church. Homosexuality, or rather the worldly acceptance of it, is only one finger of the antichrist. The antichrist is not a person, I believe, but rather the unholy philosophy of this age. Socialism, political correctness, secularism. I’m completely in favor of a secular government, by the way, but the Left today wants a secular SOCIETY instead. They want government to totally control society. That is an evil concept, and whether they know it or not, they’re in league with the devil by trying to bring it about.
My interpretation differs: it’s both, and both pave the way for each other...
For my future reference, where is the scripture that “Jesus said the powers of hell will not prevail on the church”?
There is a very powerful opportunity for American Orthodox and conservative religions to get very useful support and cooperation from the Russian and Eastern Orthodox churches, especially as relates to internationalist anti-religious efforts.
The Russian church in particular has the ear of the Russian government, and even if the US government will not stand in the way of anti-religious efforts, the Russian government is far more willing to do so.
I’m paraphrasing, paraphrasing. I don’t have the entire bible stored in my head. You can see the earlier post however.
they could just ban her for outright lying to children. never has been normal. because the word normal has a real, precise definition, and none of those definitions can apply to homosexuality.
A Congressional record of 1963 listed 45 Communist goals...
26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”
Russia got Putin. Who do we have?
America is certainly better off without Putin. He is definately not a kind of politician who can improve USA.
He was best Russia had in centuries, but you can’t ignore huge difference between American and Russian societies.
It’s a riddle, a symbol, and an analogy. 666 is the number of a man. What man? All men, all humans. It’s the other side of our nature. We are a dichotemy, the spiritual side vs. the other; both at odds with one other. Which do we pay attention to? Secular humanism claims there is no spiritual side, only the beast. There are many facets of that serving to drive us away from our spirtual selves, all of them very powerful tools in the hands of others intent on minding the business of anyone but their own.
Good for the Russians on this score.