Skip to comments.How US Evangelicals Fueled the Rise of Russia’s ‘Pro-Family’ Right
Posted on 01/22/2014 2:05:18 AM PST by cunning_fish
This past June, the Russian Parliament passed an anti-gay law that came as a surprise to much of the rest of the world. The statute, an amendment to the countrys Code of Administrative Offenses, bans propaganda regarding nontraditional sexual relations among minors. (In earlier versions of the bill, it was simply referred to as homosexual propaganda.) The bills language is so vague that it could include just about any kind of gay rights advocacy, from newspaper editorials and advertisements to public information campaigns and demonstrations. Among the penalties: fines of up to 5,000 rubles for an individual and 1 million rubles for a media organization or other legal entity. (A few days later, a bill banning the adoption of Russian children by same-sex couples in countries that recognize gay marriage was also passed.) In November, the editor of a newspaper in the far eastern city of Khabarovsk was charged under the new law after quoting an LGBT activist saying, My entire existence is credible proof of the normality of homosexuality.
Though it sparked worldwide condemnation at a moment when Russia is poised to host the Sochi Olympics, the bill in effect codified existing social policy. Several regions, including St. Petersburg and Novosibirsk, had already passed similar laws; gay rights demonstrations have been routinely banned; and LGBT activists have lived for years in a climate of fear, enduring beatings, arrests and harassment
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Evangelical Christians helping Russia deal w anti-sodomy
...while George Soros is leading anti-Russian riots in Ukraine...
Wonder how the PutinWhiners gonna spin this...
Russia is officially more socially advanced than the United States. I never thought I’d see the day when our one time enemy followed our Constitution closer than we did.
“while George Soros is leading anti-Russian riots in Ukraine...”
I understand that Russia has issued an arrest warrant against Soros. Do you have any details on that?
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