You don´t have to be gay or even Russian to feel the wrath of the Russian government´s homophobia. You could go to jail if you are "pro-gay," whatever that means. And that´s under just one of a growing number of hate-infused bills becoming law at a time when, as it happens, Russia is preparing to host the world in the next Winter Olympics. The perverse anti-gay legislation is inflaming an atmosphere of persistent intimidation and at times deadly violence against Russian gays and lesbians. The question now is: What should the rest of the world do?
Comments: If the word "gay" means what it used to mean (happily excited; merry; keenly alive and exuberant; having or inducing high spirits), then I would agree that we should make the Olympics in Russia the gayest ever. But if "gay" means what it´s been corrupted to mean (homosexual), then I hope the Russians will enforce their anti-homosexual law sternly.
There are a ton of folks out there who are sick and tired of the love that dares not shut the heck up. Russia is not going to put up with any nonsense. Russia doesn´t care about western elites feelings.
Russia has never been ´gay friendly´. But when it was controlled by the communist party liberals never seemed to notice. Russia was the shining beacon of the future for progressives around the world, until they showed that communism was a colossal failure.
One of the first things Fidel Castro did when he came to power, is to put the Havana rent-boys out of circulation. The "chaperos" or "maricones" who could get away, fled to ply their trade in Caracas, Cancun or Miami.
But to the Left, the Communists could do no wrong.
So now the U.S. Government is intent on cultivating, mainstreaming and exporting homosexuality and other forms of sexual disorientation (Dept. of Justice, State Dept., even the military) while Russia is trying to curb the cultural rot.
Please go to Sochi and act the fool. I don´t know if you know who runs that town, but I can assure you that it´s not Putin, the cops,or the Boy Scouts for that matter. And the powers-that-be there have a very low opinion of anyone who disrupts their very lucrative business activities. And they respond accordingly.
Not forgetting the duty of loving my neighbor, but not his lovely wife, I´m trying to picture how many of the subjects herein would respond with support if there was a call to arms for persecuted Christians. I just can´t get behind the sin. The sinner, yes, but not the sin. Not the actions of sinners who are trying to advance the perversion.
During the Olympics there will be a lot going on to keep the Russian officials very busy, and you can bet that they will simply ignore the people who arrive and start waving their rainbow colored scarfs around as long as they do not try to disrupt the show, the Russians recognize that the rainbow scarf people´s presence will be very transitory.
The rest of the world should applaud Russia for taking the same stand that God takes on the issue, and for not bowing down to the small percentage of loud-mouthed perverts who keep screaming that abuse of the human body is normal behavior. Remember, Russia is still around in the End Times but America is not. I´ll support Da Bear.
I do not approve of the physical act of a male inserting his penis into another male´s rectum for the purpose of sexual gratification. When you strip away all of the PC BS about "gays", this is what it´s really all about. Therefore I am a proud "homophobe" AKA normal person. So sue me.
Hope these "gay" young homosexuals/lesbians/sodomites enjoy cold weather. Heard the average temperature during the Winter months in Russia´s Northern Siberian labor camps hovers at around -47 degrees Fahrenheit...Have fun kids! /s
As #18 says, just walking around with a brightly striped scarf is not likely to get any attention from the authorities, though the wearers may think they´re being incredibly brave and daring. But if any homosexuals want to stage a kiss-in at the local Orthodox cathedral, they might want to wait until AFTER their medal events, as spending a few nights in jail is not recommended for athletes in training.
What they want is an incident and then with the weight of the U.S. Government behind them try and get some concessions from Russia. Expect to see MSM propaganda showing the kind, passive homosexuals being brutally suppressed (with none of the provocation by them shown) and all they want is to be with their true love. Expect to see it 24/7.
Homophobia is a mythical word, created by libtards, due to the inability of leftards to refute the fact that homos are defective humans.
Our planet has around 7 billion humans on it. Each and every one of us arrived here via the interaction between a male of our species and a female of our species. Not a single human has been created by the interaction between a male and another male, nor the interaction between a female and another female.
Uhhh, Frida, opposing homosexuality does not equate to hate. It´s an important distinction that the militant homosexual left-- the tiny yet loud minority within a minority-- does not want the public to make.
Uh, Frida, is this one of your "hate-infused bills"? "In Russia it is now illegal to even speak about homosexuality around minors, much less openly display gay pride. Technically the ban is against "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations" around minors...."
I presume, since you are so strident Ms. Ghitis, that you will be leading the rainbow flag wavers. Dress warm.
Russia has a history of horrors going back many years. Stalin murdered his own people in the name of Communism. The latest piece of inane legislation - the "gay propaganda" law - is indicative of the fact that the Russians don´t respect the concept of freedom.
Questions should also be directed toward the IOC. Why did it give the winter games to Russia in the first place? Was money paid to the IOC? There´s a can of worms there waiting to be opened.
How about taking care of the U>S> and letting other Countries take care of themselves. Since the Olympics is a event encompassing all Countries, I expect that Russia will take a Cosmopolitan attitude and exempt all participants from their in-Country legalities. All host Countries wish to be looked at favorably by the rest of the World.
All those foreign people in the USA, whether permanently, illegally or as guests of the USA who disagree with any laws or mores of the USA should immediately exercise their right proceed to behave according to their own perceptions of what the laws and mores should be, and bother the American government and people.!
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