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.