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Russia Rejects Gay Rights Remark in G8 Statement
Wall Street Journal ^ | 13 Apr 2012 | Alexander Kolyander

Posted on 04/14/2012 11:11:40 PM PDT by Cronos

Russia, where anti-gay sentiment is strong, Thursday distanced itself from the endorsement of gay rights made in a joint statement by G8 foreign ministers on fundamental human rights and freedoms.

Following a meeting in Washington, the statement of the G8 Foreign Ministers Meeting Chair said: “The ministers reaffirmed that human rights and fundamental freedoms are the birthright of all individuals, male and female, including lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender individuals. These individuals often face death, violence, harassment and discrimination because of their sexual orientation in many countries around the world.”

The document came with a footnote saying “the Russian Federation disassociates itself from this language given the absence of any explicit definition or provision relating to such a group or such persons as separate rights holders under international human rights law.”

Russia’s deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov said Friday that “under the pretext of protecting the so-called sexual minorities, in effect there’s aggressive propaganda and the imposition of certain behavior and values that may insult the majority of the society.”

He added that the international law has no separate norms for the protection of people according to their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Earlier this year, the parliament of St. Petersburg, Russia’s second-largest city, approved a law banning “homosexual propaganda” directed at minors, with fines of up to $17,000 for offenders. Two people have already been prosecuted for displaying a sign reading “being gay is normal” near a youth club.

The city parliament’s members said the law should be enacted in the whole country. Three Russian regions have followed St. Petersburg’s suit. ..

According to a poll by the Levada Center, 74% of Russians consider homosexuality an amoral mental deviation, and less than half think that homo- and heterosexuals should have equal rights.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.wsj.com ...


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1 posted on 04/14/2012 11:11:44 PM PDT by Cronos
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To: Cronos

Buggering as a “human right”? Wow. What about calling it what it is, arse rape? This is so oxymoronic, and I am surprized the G8 was about gay sex now.


2 posted on 04/14/2012 11:22:57 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: JudgemAll

“74% of Russians consider homosexuality an amoral mental deviation,”

Nuff said.


3 posted on 04/14/2012 11:31:41 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Cronos

There are times i admire the bear

Unabashed ethnonationalism.... we had that once


4 posted on 04/14/2012 11:32:16 PM PDT by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: JudgemAll
"....and I am surprized the G8 was about gay sex now."

If that is where the G8's focus is, it explains why the economy is such a mess.

5 posted on 04/14/2012 11:34:11 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: DannyTN
If that is where the G8's focus is, it explains why the economy is such a mess.

Europe is all agog about human rights. But they are silent about human responsibilities. In their merry world everything is permitted and there are no moral norms at all. Everything becomes moral.

The USA is not far behind, though, and for the same reason. Politicians are looking for another fringe group of "oppressed" people; then they make hay on fighting for "their rights."

6 posted on 04/14/2012 11:45:49 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: Cronos

Political correctness is a weapon used against the West by liberals to tear down the establishment.

Why would Ruskies want to join in the sodomite parade? They care too much for their own childrens’ future.


7 posted on 04/15/2012 12:00:47 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: Cronos
"74% of Russians consider homosexuality an amoral mental deviation,"

I have to cast my vote with the Russians. They are right. So is KJV.

8 posted on 04/15/2012 12:01:02 AM PDT by matthew fuller (The Magic Mormon is now in position to re-elect the Magic Negro.)
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To: Cronos

Russia’s deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov said Friday that “under the pretext of protecting the so-called sexual minorities, in effect there’s aggressive propaganda and the imposition of certain behavior and values that may insult the majority of the society.”

Bingo!


9 posted on 04/15/2012 12:26:42 AM PDT by mkleesma (`Call to me, and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.')
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To: Cronos

RUSSIA IS THE NEW AMERICA.


10 posted on 04/15/2012 12:28:55 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: Lazamataz
RUSSIA IS THE NEW AMERICA.

Based on the past few years, it sure seems that way. They don't cave to the sodomite lobby. Their top guy might be a bit of a tyrant, but he clearly has the best interests of his country at heart, and he doesn't embark on groveling, useless, apology tours. They also seem to espouse some reasonable financial good sense (e.g., debt is not good; reducing taxes is beneficial to economic growth), as opposed to our lunatics in D.C....And for a bunch of former atheists, they seem to support their Orhtodox church fairly strongly....
Damn, the world is upside down...

11 posted on 04/15/2012 1:20:58 AM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Cronos

We should export all of our liberals to Russia, and China, and various other 3rd world dung heaps so that they can educate the masses about gay rights, and all the other crap they value. Places like Russia need to be politically corrected.


12 posted on 04/15/2012 1:30:57 AM PDT by yank in the UK ( A liberal mocking Christianity. I asked "why don't you mock Islam?" he replied "Muslims are violent)
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To: El Cid

I’d rather have Putin than Obama.


13 posted on 04/15/2012 1:33:31 AM PDT by IamCenny
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To: Cronos
74% of Russians consider homosexuality an amoral mental deviation

100% of this house agrees.

14 posted on 04/15/2012 2:12:35 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: Cronos
74% of Russians consider homosexuality an amoral mental deviation,

I guess I am a Russian too.

15 posted on 04/15/2012 3:44:46 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Cronos

Who inserted that blasphemy to begin with? —es verdad a nobrainer probably some spook working for OBUMMER.


16 posted on 04/15/2012 3:54:59 AM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: Cronos

If nothing else, one cannot claim Russia is being run by metrosexuals.


17 posted on 04/15/2012 4:13:10 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Cronos

“It should never be a crime to be gay,” Mrs Clinton said at the United Nations in Geneva, adding that a country’s cultural or religious traditions was no excuse for discrimination. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16062937

I guess the Russians aren’t swallowing this!


18 posted on 04/15/2012 4:38:11 AM PDT by greenhornet68
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To: Greysard; DannyTN
Western Europe...

Also, sadly enough Obamboo is using OUR dollars to cut off aid to countries that do not give gays "full rights"

19 posted on 04/15/2012 5:07:23 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: yank in the UK

I vote to send them to Saudia...


20 posted on 04/15/2012 5:08:11 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: IamCenny

Ditto!


21 posted on 04/15/2012 6:10:35 AM PDT by origins9622 (Go Sarah!!!)
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