Skip to comments.Russia retaliates: New report says EUís promotion of homosexuality ignores real human rights issues
Posted on 01/18/2014 4:39:59 PM PST by ReformationFan
Far from backing down on its national ban on homosexual propaganda, the Russian government is going on the offensive, saying the European Union's promotion of homosexuality has led it to ignore real human rights violations, including the growth of ultra-nationalist and neo-Nazi groups.
Since the bill was signed into law, Russia has been the target of a massive international campaign, spearheaded by the European Union and homosexual campaigners at the EU, to overturn it.
A report on human rights to the EU by the Russian government, accuses the EU of the dissemination of their neo-liberal values as a universal lifestyle for all other members of the international community.
This is particularly evident in their aggressive promotion of the sexual minorities' rights, the report said. Attempts have been made to enforce on other countries an alien view of homosexuality and same-sex marriages as a norm of life and some kind of a natural social phenomenon that deserves support at the state level.
This approach, it said, encounters resistance not only in the countries upholding traditional values, but also in those countries which have always taken a liberal attitude towards queers.
The 150-page report, titled Report on the Human Rights Situation in the European Union, notes that massive opposition with rallies of up to a million people against Frances gay marriage bill were ignored or condemned by the French Socialist government as well as the EU. Suffice it to recall the protest reaction of a major part of the French society to the decision on legalization of same-sex marriages in the country, it said.
It says that while the EUs obsession with promoting homosexuality has led to suppression of civil liberties, xenophobia, racism, violent nationalism, chauvinism and neo-Nazism are growing unchecked across the continent.
In this context, it is still clear that the existing system of protection of fundamental human rights and freedoms in the EU remains ineffective and [flawed], the report said. In the context of financial and economic crisis that continues in Europe, grave violations of the rights of minorities, refugees and migrants are increasing, and social rights of citizens are being infringed upon The facts proving systematic and mass violations of privacy and infringements on the freedom of speech and media have caused a special concern, the report said.
At the same time, Svetlana Zhurova, the a gold-medal figure skater and Russian MP and the honorary mayor of Sochis mountain Olympic village, has defended the law. Zhurova, who voted in favor of the law, told Russian TV channel Dozhd that it was a matter of protecting minors.
I think they just shouldn't show a cartoon on TV excuse me, I have two boys where a king loves another king, she said to Dozhd, which was repeated in English on Buzzfeed.
The Advocate, a homosexual magazine, reported that Zhurova has also said that other politicians, who will not speak out publicly, have contacted her to let her know they secretly support the law.
The law, which has raised fury in other countries, particularly Britain, was passed first on a smaller scale in historic St. Petersburg and nine other Russian jurisdictions, outlaws the propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations to minors, including sex of any kind outside of marriage. The law effectively outlaws any observance of the Gay Pride movement that dominates many jurisdictions in Europe. The country has also moved to ban the adoption of Russian orphans outside Russia by homosexuals in countries with gay marriage or civil union laws.
Britain has pledged to send to the Sochi games the government minister responsible for passing the same sex marriage law, as a deliberate act of provocation. The British government announced yesterday that Culture Secretary Maria Miller will attend on Britain`s behalf. Maria Miller has been a staunch champion of gay equality here in Britain," said Sam Dick, Director of Campaigns, at Stonewall the countrys leading homosexual political lobby.
In addition, the U..S has announced it is deliberately including three openly homosexual athletes in their delegation, and government officials from Germany, France, and the United States have said they will boycott the games.
While it continues to be the target of homosexual supporters outside the country, however, the law enjoys strong support from the Russian public. A 2013 survey found that 74 percent of Russians believe homosexuality should not be accepted by society, up from 60 percent in 2002.
Vitaly Mutko, Russias sports minister, accused the international media of fomenting the backlash against the law, saying that up to 88 percent of the Russian population supports it. He and the Russian government continue to insist that it will in no way affect the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympics.
I am starting to respect Russia more and more.
It's not nice to fool mother nature.
” a matter of protecting minors.””
she came.....right out......and said it
in AMERICA she’d be Breitbarted within hours.
Breitbart affirmed homosexuality.
encounters resistance not only in the countries upholding traditional values, but also in those countries which have always taken a liberal attitude towards queers.
Yeah, so what if Russia arms our enemies? It’s all ok if they’re anti-homo.
Russia is right.
It was whatever it was he didnt affirm... that got em killed I guess
“Yeah, so what if Russia arms our enemies? Its all ok if theyre anti-homo.”
Hell, WE arm our enemies!
Wonder if the sexual abuse by gays of children adopted from Russia was the reason for this law.
I suppose so.
I think it probably had something to do with it. I also wonder if Putin prohibited adoption of Russian babies by Americans because our nation elected Maobama twice. He probably figured that the majority of us were too stupid, indiscriminate and undiscerning to handle parenting responsibilities.
Let me think, which one do "I" want to emulate?
So it is ok, then. All those arms that Russia funneled to Syria, that were funneled to Iraq in turn to kill our soldiers. I should forget it all, because we elected a Muslim and FReepers find the Russian president more attractive (pun intended).
No more so than the arms Obama funneled into Syria
Russia is an autocratic state with a “strongman” ruler with a state-controlled media.
We aren’t so different these days.
See what I mean? Those American soldiers’ deaths were senseless (to use a current term), because you oppose Obama.
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