Skip to comments.Vladimir Putin insists he is 'not prejudiced', 'has gay friends' and likes Elton John
Posted on 01/21/2014 9:15:48 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
Vladimir Putin has insisted he is 'not prejudiced in any way', and that he has some gay friends, amid an outcry against Russia's laws against gay 'propaganda'.
He also made efforts to praise the 'personal achievements' of gay celebrities such as Elton John, whom he called 'extraordinary'.
But the Russian leader also linked gay people to paedophiles, who are covered jointly in the controversial propaganda law, ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympics, which start next month.
Despite reassuring visitors the laws present 'no danger' to them, the Russian leader still suggested there was a need to 'clean up' homosexuality in Russian order to drive up the country's birth rate, and defended the country's right to pass such a law.
In an interview broadcast amid international outrage ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympics, he said: 'Read our law carefully its called "a ban on the propaganda of paedophilia and homosexuality". But this is nothing to do with persecuting invididuals for their sexual orientation.'
'It seems to me that the law we adopted doesnt harm anybody. Whats more, homosexual people cant feel inferior here because there is no professional career or social discrimination against them.
'When they achieve great success [they are honoured] for example Elton John is a extraordinary person, a distinguished musician, and millions of our people sincerely love him, regardless of his sexual orientation.'
In a segment later broadcast on the BBC's Andrew Marr show, the president dodged a question on whether gay people are born or made.
But he did tell Andrew Marr: 'If you want my personal attitude, I would tell you that I dont care about a persons sexual orientation.
'I myself know some people who are gay we are on friendly terms. I am not prejudiced in any way.'
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Recommendation to Putin: Stop doing interviews with Marxists from the BBC and George Stepphanpopulist.
maybe Putin could move to Vermont and run for the Senate. Will Elton come and endorse him?
The hard sell of homosexual perversion is on, and anyone who doesn’t buy into it is going to have the full weight of leftnut pressure bashing them. Brush them off like flies, and keep your morals.
I think the homosexual craziness that is going on now is clear the path for Obama coming out of the closet, ...as if everyone doesn’t already know he is a pervert.
Who is this Elton John? Homosexual friend of Putin and Limbaugh? There is more to this guy tan fancy glasses and boas.
Clearly, the “recent” propaganda “push” from ABCNNBCBS about the hazards of Muslim terrorists against Putin (the Russian Olympics) start, stop, and end with the administration obsession with homosexual agenda worldwide. Putin does not “like” nor tolerate homosexuals, so Putin is now an enemy to be attacked in all ways economic, political, and military.
To illustrate, were not almost all of the US-”selected” former Olympians to Russia homosexual or lesbian?
Putin says millions of Russians sincerely love the extraordinary and distinguished Sir Elton. Putin clearly does not want to alienate Sir Elton’s millions of Russian admirers.
Get back honky cat. Living in Moscow ain’t where it’s at.
I like Elton John too, and I was 17 years old when I found out he was gay. And I didn’t care. His lyrics and piano playing are still profound and awe-inspiring, and he is still one of the greatest musical artists of the 20th century. No matter what his sexual orientation is, Elton John is still a Clear Spirit. Go to YouTube and listen to “I’m Still Standing”. It’s a good, hard song, and you can tell that he put his heart and soul into it.
I am sure that Elton John is proud!
I feel the same way about artists I grew up on after I found they were gay - I never cared and left it up to them to decide if they want to make a colossal deal out of it. For me, Rob Halford of Judas Priest was a case in point - and thank G-d he decided not to go the Dan Savage or Ellen Degeneres route and make it his entire identity.
Elton was one of the first Western Rock Acts to play in the Soviet Union in the late 70s.
The Pink Hand is going international.
“Go to YouTube and listen to Im Still Standing.
No, you WATCH, not listen on Youtube. And yes, it’s full of faggots in the video.
That “clear spirit” says it is “heartbreaking” that his adopted son will grow up without a mom.
But he paid her big money to never see him again.
So he’s totally responsible for the heartbreak and travesty of keeping a child forever apart from his mom.
He bought him like a farm animal.
It wasn’t a child who otherwise would be abandoned, that no one else would take.
The mother was artificially inseminated by elton john.
Yea my mother loved Billie Holidays music.... Billie Holiday was a heroin addict....it didnt make her approve of heroin addicts ....even though she still loved Billie Holiday and her music
> I think the homosexual craziness that is going on now is clear the path for Obama coming out of the closet, ...as if everyone doesnt already know he is a pervert.
You have to wonder what Michelle thinks about the gay allegations. I mean you hear rumors once or twice you wonder....but thousands of times? Surely she has to know sonething. There were rumors about them getting a divorce at one time. Maybe she caught him snuggling up to Reggie in Hawaii...
Is this a tactical retreat by Vlad or capitulation to the homo mafia I wonder.
No, you WATCH, not listen on Youtube.
You must be deaf. One can both listen and watch on YouTube.
Hang tough dude
His inspiring lyrics....which often make little sense....were nearly all written by Bernie Taupin
Some make sense....Texas Love Song...
I like Elton too
Why not, he's tough on American and allied troops by his arming and support of our enemies. He's tough on reporters and others there and elsewhere who are critical of him politically. There is a list from here to the moon of such reporters who've mysteriously 'vanished' or turned up dead in Russia. Hard to believe that people are so simple minded that a single issue like this actually wins them over to liking a KGB POS like Putin. And there are more than a few on FR that openly love the guy.
I really dont give a rat’s ass what you think dickwad. I wasn’t talking to you.
I can’t hear you.
how about faggot lover? can you hear that?
Why are you so bitter?
Gays are admitting they want to influence children to be gay by opposing Russia’s child protection law.
Lately despite the hard sell, there’s been a strong push-back around the world. Even Africa is getting in on the issue and everyone is openly saying they’re sick of the gay community pushing people around.
Vladimir Putin insists he is ‘not prejudiced’, ‘has gay friends’ and likes Elton John
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He took that line right out of the “White Guilt handbook of the 50’s and 60’s”.
When I was a lad Johnny Mathis was a very popular (and very good) singer and granted the average teen knew ‘Gay’ was happy and carefree.
When the ‘boys’ found out Mathis was singing his ‘love songs’ to them - not the girls - most just said “Oh well, still has a good voice”.
But Johnny Mathis didn’t dye his hair purple and flout his ‘boyfriends’ around, guess he figured you play to the audience that REALLY supports you.
Besides he had to convince White America that being Black shouldn’t have been a problem....then the OTHER shoe dropped.
Still popular and still doesn’t really ‘flaunt’ it.
The biggest critics of Putin are Homos and Soros.
And, I guess, add Islamic Terrorists, too
What about McCain?
georgie boy will be dealt with russian style. His days are numbered... he angered the bear.
Phew! One of the greatest musical artists of the 20th Century...wow, just wow.
He bought him like a farm animal.
I, too, was willing to overlook Elton’s personal life — long before this child was in the picture. What really did it for me was reading about the concert he did, several years back, as a fund-raiser for a group seeking the lowering of the age of consent in the UK.
My blood really boiled as I read the description of the dancers who were on stage during his performance. He used boys who were of age but who looked underage. They were dressed in uniforms meant to look like Boy Scout uniforms and were performing homo-erotic routines.
Elton John a “distinguished musician”? Who knew?
Check out the pedo-friendly musical “Billy Elliot” that he concocted with Tim Rice. I was taken to see this dreck in London about 10 years ago and was appalled by a “gay” child character. Then a Swan Lake scene featuring a half naked man and a male child. Then a newspaper interview in which Mr. John expressed an interest in taking care of all the male children who were playing Billy. In the immortal words of the homophobic Men on Film: HATED IT!
This is your schtick isn’t it?
Are you Bosnian?
Elton John recorded radio ad for the Pink Pussycat Boutique (on WNEW). NSFW
Uh..No, thanks. I’ll pass.
It dates to 1980 and was presented as evidence that Elton John’s faggotry on parade is nothing new.
Also to those who play up the detail that Elton John played at Rush’s wedding. Rush is deaf. He can make out music if he already knows the song but he can’t hear new music. I doubt that Elton was performing there for Rush’s benefit. More likely it was for his wife and invited guests’ benefit.
Okay, but I am not sure what you are trying to tell me.
If you are trying to say that Elton John’s songs are the only ones Limbaugh is really familiar with, I have to answer that that is a very weak argument. Rush and I are from the same generation, so I am betting he knows the work of many singers, and I am sure he could have found one that was not a blatant paraphiliac.
As for Rush Limbaugh’s choice of friends, from what I can, see Limbaugh is someone who has brilliant business sense. He carved out a unique niche early on and makes a lot of money by talking about conservative principles. Putting such principles into action is sometimes quite difficult....
I’m saying that Rush probably didn’t care WHO the entertainment was going to be since he can recognize songs but not really enjoy them much anymore.
Wedding celebrations are for the bride and friends, really.