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Vladimir Putin insists he is 'not prejudiced', 'has gay friends' and likes Elton John
dailymail.co.uk ^ | January 19, 2014

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 – it’s 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 doesn’t harm anybody. What’s more, homosexual people can’t 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 don’t care about a person’s sexual orientation.

'I myself know some people who are gay – we are on friendly terms. I am not prejudiced in any way.'

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Russia
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; putin; russia; sochi

1 posted on 01/21/2014 9:15:49 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Recommendation to Putin: Stop doing interviews with Marxists from the BBC and George Stepphanpopulist.


2 posted on 01/21/2014 9:17:45 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Tailgunner Joe

maybe Putin could move to Vermont and run for the Senate. Will Elton come and endorse him?


3 posted on 01/21/2014 9:22:45 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (Let the dead bury the dead. Let the GOP bury the GOP.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

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.


4 posted on 01/21/2014 9:26:07 PM PST by pallis
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Who is this Elton John? Homosexual friend of Putin and Limbaugh? There is more to this guy tan fancy glasses and boas.


5 posted on 01/21/2014 9:29:47 PM PST by DManA
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To: neverdem; narses; SunkenCiv; Nachum; pallis

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?


6 posted on 01/21/2014 9:33:16 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: DManA

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.


7 posted on 01/21/2014 9:36:34 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Get back honky cat. Living in Moscow ain’t where it’s at.


8 posted on 01/21/2014 9:40:12 PM PST by DManA
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To: Tailgunner Joe

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.


9 posted on 01/21/2014 9:43:53 PM PST by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I am sure that Elton John is proud!


10 posted on 01/21/2014 9:55:56 PM PST by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: jespasinthru

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.


11 posted on 01/21/2014 10:00:39 PM PST by freedom462
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Elton was one of the first Western Rock Acts to play in the Soviet Union in the late 70s.


12 posted on 01/21/2014 10:04:49 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: pallis

The Pink Hand is going international.


13 posted on 01/21/2014 10:20:10 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: jespasinthru

“Go to YouTube and listen to “I’m Still Standing”.

No, you WATCH, not listen on Youtube. And yes, it’s full of faggots in the video.


14 posted on 01/21/2014 10:38:19 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: jespasinthru

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.


15 posted on 01/21/2014 10:39:48 PM PST by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

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


16 posted on 01/21/2014 10:40:50 PM PST by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: pallis

> 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.

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...


17 posted on 01/21/2014 10:45:08 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Is this a tactical retreat by Vlad or capitulation to the homo mafia I wonder.


18 posted on 01/21/2014 11:02:03 PM PST by Paulie (Buy local, bank local, exert your influence locally; the left will fold like a cheap suit.)
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To: max americana

No, you WATCH, not listen on Youtube.


You must be deaf. One can both listen and watch on YouTube.


19 posted on 01/21/2014 11:48:10 PM PST by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Little doubt what his favorite Elton John song is...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLet_aHMHbM

20 posted on 01/21/2014 11:48:24 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Vlad

Hang tough dude


21 posted on 01/21/2014 11:50:39 PM PST by wardaddy (wifey instructed me today to grow chapter president beard back again....i wonder why?)
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To: jespasinthru

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


22 posted on 01/21/2014 11:53:09 PM PST by wardaddy (wifey instructed me today to grow chapter president beard back again....i wonder why?)
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To: wardaddy
Vlad, Hang tough dude

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.

23 posted on 01/22/2014 12:02:47 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: laplata

I really dont give a rat’s ass what you think dickwad. I wasn’t talking to you.


24 posted on 01/22/2014 12:07:03 AM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: max americana

I can’t hear you.


25 posted on 01/22/2014 12:23:48 AM PST by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: laplata

how about faggot lover? can you hear that?


26 posted on 01/22/2014 12:25:12 AM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: max americana

Why are you so bitter?


27 posted on 01/22/2014 12:42:38 AM PST by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Gays are admitting they want to influence children to be gay by opposing Russia’s child protection law.


28 posted on 01/22/2014 1:05:27 AM PST by RginTN
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To: pallis

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.


29 posted on 01/22/2014 1:13:39 AM PST by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Vladimir Putin insists he is ‘not prejudiced’, ‘has gay friends’ and likes Elton John
= = = = = = = = = = = = = =
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.


30 posted on 01/22/2014 2:36:39 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --Because you have your head up your arse doesn't mean you have to have a crappy outlook.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe; All

The biggest critics of Putin are Homos and Soros.

And, I guess, add Islamic Terrorists, too


31 posted on 01/22/2014 2:41:41 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: SeminoleCounty

What about McCain?


32 posted on 01/22/2014 3:35:12 AM PST by cunning_fish
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To: Viennacon

georgie boy will be dealt with russian style. His days are numbered... he angered the bear.


33 posted on 01/22/2014 3:39:00 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: jespasinthru

Phew! One of the greatest musical artists of the 20th Century...wow, just wow.


34 posted on 01/22/2014 4:04:15 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Mount Athos

He bought him like a farm animal.

**
Perfect description.

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.


35 posted on 01/22/2014 4:13:45 AM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Elton John a “distinguished musician”? Who knew?


36 posted on 01/22/2014 4:35:15 AM PST by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

37 posted on 01/22/2014 4:49:36 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Tailgunner Joe


38 posted on 01/22/2014 4:54:48 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Bigg Red

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!


39 posted on 01/22/2014 5:32:50 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein

Yuck!


40 posted on 01/22/2014 5:52:22 AM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: ETL

Lol

This is your schtick isn’t it?

Are you Bosnian?


41 posted on 01/22/2014 9:37:08 AM PST by wardaddy (wifey instructed me today to grow chapter president beard back again....i wonder why?)
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To: Bigg Red

Elton John recorded radio ad for the Pink Pussycat Boutique (on WNEW). NSFW

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOUEjhQFUFk


42 posted on 01/22/2014 10:47:07 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: a fool in paradise

Uh..No, thanks. I’ll pass.


43 posted on 01/22/2014 10:55:31 AM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: Bigg Red

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.


44 posted on 01/22/2014 10:59:06 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: a fool in paradise

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....


45 posted on 01/22/2014 3:54:21 PM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: Bigg Red

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.


46 posted on 01/22/2014 3:59:55 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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