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Russian Orthodox Church official calls for re-criminalizing homosexuality

Friday, January 10, 2014

MOSCOW — An spokesperson for Russia’s powerful Orthodox Church called on the Russian government Friday to reintroduce Soviet-era laws banning homosexuality.

Rev. Vsevolod Chaplin cited recent polls show that more than 50 percent of adults in the Russian Federation views homosexuality as either an illness or a crime.

Vsevolod Chaplin

Vsevolod Chaplin

“There is no question that society should discuss this issue since we live in a democracy,” Chaplin said. “For this reason, it is precisely the majority of our people and not some outside powers that should decide what should be a criminal offense and what should not.”

Chaplin said that the proposal to ban gay sex reflects a firm defense of traditional values many Russians view as coming under attack from both European nations as well as the United States.

Last year, the Russian Duma approved a ban on what it termed “gay propaganda,” prohibiting the promotion of “non-traditional sexual relations” among minors.

A companion law banning the international adoption of Russian children by citizens in countries that recognize same-sex unions quickly followed. Both were quickly signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

But Chaplin and others in the church hierarchy don’t feel that the laws goes far enough.

“I am convinced that such sexual contacts should be completely excluded from the life of our society,” he said. “If we manage to do this through moral pressure, all the better. But if we need to revert to assistance from the law, then let us ask the people if they are ready for this.”

Chaplin, who heads the church’s Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations, also warned that the legalization of same-sex unions in other countries will lead to the fall of Western civilization within the next 50 years.

Pavel Krasheninnikov, a member of Putin’s ruling party and a Deputy of the State Duma, said Chaplin’s call to reinstate the Soviet era law “will not be adopted — in part because of our international obligations,” referring to the European Convention on Human Rights of which Russia is signatory nation.

The Soviet Union had criminalized homosexuality in 1934 at the height of pogroms promulgated by Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin that saw millions of Soviet citizens die in prison camps. The law was repealed in 1993 by the government of then Russian president Boris Yeltsin.

“We have moved on from those times,” Krasheninnikov added.

While acceptance of gays increased in the 1990s, a poll conducted last fall by the Levada-Center, a Russian independent, non-governmental polling and sociological research organization, found that 74 percent of the population believes society should not accept homosexuality.

The poll revealed that only one in five Russians believe that people are actually born gay while one-third said homosexuality should be treated medically and only 13 percent supported the idea of making it a crime.

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  1. lets criminalize stupidity!!!!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:35am
  2. Well did they ever come out id the 14th century?

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:35am
  3. that took the long enough… anyone who didn’t see this coming are fools!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:35am
  4. What a sad bunch of miserable, authoritarian collectivists.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:36am
  5. ……why is everybody hating on Russia as a whole country? What the heckie? It’s certain individuals…come on, people….

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:37am
  6. We have our own dirty laundry right here can you say Mormon good ol Pat Roberson Just to name a few.

    Replied on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:11pm
  7. There's that too.

    Replied on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 4:03pm
  8. Their all pedophiles……

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:37am
  9. “I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. They are so unlike your Christ.” — Mahatma Gandhi

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:38am
  10. Perfect. Ghandi was Christ like and we KNOW he lived.

    Replied on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 5:54pm
  11. Idiot

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:38am
  12. Let’s criminalize their religion and see how they’d feel. :/

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:38am
  13. If they re-criminalize homosexuality, they should re-criminalize religion while they are at it. The only thing, the church would cry that is being prosecuted while prosecuting others.

    Replied on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:10am
  14. Yeah, that's what I said and meant, but in fewer words lol

    Replied on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:13am
  15. Lol ^

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:39am
  16. they are going so backwards…it is just tragic

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:40am
  17. Oh you know Putin will sign this into law right away fucking bigot fuckhead

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:40am
  18. If anyone remembers their history there was a time under the Soviets when the church was illegal… so yeah irony

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:40am
  19. How can this be Christian?

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:41am
  20. So in tother words do not send our athletes to the Olympics in Russia.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:41am
  21. Fuck you.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:41am
  22. Why do they always want to go backward? Do they not remember Germany in mid century?

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:41am
  23. That goatee is a criminal offense

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:41am
  24. How can this be human?

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:41am
  25. If I was ANY kind of minority I would get the HELL out of Russia now. Before it is too late.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:42am
  26. no

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:42am
  27. Assholes.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:42am
  28. The Russian Orthodox Church would do well to make itself pertinent in today’s world rather than cement itself to the discredited Soviet era doctrines.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:43am
  29. Yeesh – conservative church to the max

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:43am
  30. Oh look a religious person following their religion how unexciting

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:44am
  31. i do not like this but i will share it

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:45am
  32. This is rich.Well,it´s better for us to know who is who in the mainstream society,let´s show the whole world who they really are then !!!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:46am
  33. And this is the work of extreme American evangelicals?

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:46am
  34. Fuck em

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:46am
  35. How about criminalize priest that molest children? Life sentences.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:47am
  36. How about criminalizing religious bigotry!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:48am
  37. Sweet, tolerant religion…nothing has changed over millenia:
    http://www.truthbeknown.com/victims.htm

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:49am
  38. ….Reagan should have nuked these fuckers!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:49am
  39. This is truly sad and frightful. May god and goddess be with you my gay brothers and sisters in Russia!!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:49am
  40. Ojalá se quede paralítico ;)

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:50am
  41. Very Christ like to make love a crime. Jesus isn’t going to be very happy with you bigots!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:50am
  42. Luke Goura – your thoughts?

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:50am
  43. Russian Orthodox Church lives in times long since past in the West. Stupid people, ignorant people, miserable people, blind and deaf people, indoctrinated in long-since-outdated biblical doctrines and dogmas. They will die out one day, with nothing left, because they are so out-of-date.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:50am
  44. I say bomb the hell out of those goddamn commies

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:51am
  45. What!! This is insane!! Homosexuality is NOT a crime

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:51am
  46. the Nazi Party is growing stronger :-(

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:52am
  47. These people disgust me!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:52am
  48. All the name calling isn’t gonna help the gays in Russia, instead we should be discussing what we can do to help.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:52am
  49. Russia is a backwards country–they could be one of the great nations if they just give freedom a chance!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:53am
  50. definitely another false Christian who hasn’t read the Bible.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:54am
  51. Russia seems to be continuously the breeding ground for tyrants.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:54am
  52. Using religion to persecute people who are different than them. Where have we seen that before….

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:55am
  53. I hate Russia!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:57am
  54. I’m hoping for Russia to fall again.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:58am
  55. This is just getting ridiculous, come on Russians this is the 21st century not the 19th!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:59am
  56. Also since when is Love a crime?

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:00am
  57. Shame, Shame, Shame.. these people are members of a church-like club, they are not true Christians.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:02am
  58. Where is our global society spiraling towards

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:04am
  59. Im worried for their safety. Enough to warrant seeking assylum?

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:11am
  60. Russia you are going down again harder then before bye bye

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:14am
  61. Sure, the first ones locked up should be the child molesting priests. I’m sure they’re worried that they won’t be getting any young boys when their churches are empty. Delusional fucks.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:14am
  62. No wonder the old Pagan religions are on the rise there.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:15am
  63. Freak

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:20am
  64. well lets have them as test subjects shall we

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:22am
  65. The church is the criminal… So much for that whole love thy neighbor BS!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:22am
  66. Persecuted for prosecuting and judging their fellow human being.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:23am
  67. CLOSET cases.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:26am
  68. Every single one of those 'priests' is a flaming hypocrite. They preach anti-gay propaganda while they molest children. I know because I was molested after they said to me that gays will go to hell

    Replied on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:35pm
  69. Phuck him!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:31am
  70. … H8′ERS!!!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:32am
  71. The rest of the civilized world takes one step forward, Russia takes ten steps back.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:32am
  72. heart-breaking. SHAME ON THOSE WHO PERSECUTE OTHERS

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:32am
  73. Backwards hypocrites…..Olympics should have been moved.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:33am
  74. How can they call themselves Christian?

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:34am
  75. Isn’t time to move out of the dark ages or are we going there again or still!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:34am
  76. See, this is why we need secularism.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:35am
  77. They may think they are orthodox but they are not Christians, they are haters, there is a difference

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:36am
  78. Bend over I’ll show you ..

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:42am
  79. Here’s Russia Moving back in time…So Sad….

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:43am
  80. You cannot make laws based of your myth system.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:43am
  81. Their church needs to be recriminalized as it was in the USSR!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:45am
  82. Be careful perps the skies going to fall. There are gay people out there! Oh myy!!!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:48am
  83. just dropped the ROC from my list

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:57am
  84. What a dirty mouth you have, Cubby priest. Of course, your Daddy Kirill has probably been filling it with things, not the least of which being words. Duct tape, please…

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 4:02am
  85. well, no god there

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 4:15am
  86. OK FINE IF WE CAN CRIMINALIZE THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH TOO.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 4:17am
  87. they are gay..lets hope they find men & become men.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 4:21am
  88. You are better to criminalize stupid hater like you. Bigot.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 4:23am
  89. I call for criminalization of the church. I bet we could make that one stick a whole lot better.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 4:25am
  90. Let’s hope that there is a big number of people who would avoid watching the winter games, travelling to that country for several years, stop buying their exports and from those international sponsors for that winter game.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 4:27am
  91. What the hell is going on in Russia right now with gays? Is the whole fucking country focused on queers that need to die….WTF.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 4:47am
  92. Stupid fools

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 4:53am
  93. Pompous old windbags.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 5:04am
  94. Being gay is not a crime and it should never ever be a crime.all they what is equal rights and they. Should have them because they are Human just like everyone else and people who saying. crap like you do and keep hating or judging them for who they are need to stop because it is pathetic and I wonder if you sat down with any gay person to.talk to them and get to know them as a person.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 5:04am
  95. These people are EVIL!!!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 5:07am
  96. Funny that Putzin’ s being so quiet about these issues. Too much vodka and cigs have stunted their brains.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 5:15am
  97. Tsarist, communist, or a bourgeois republic, Russia is still a pile of sh*t.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 5:16am
  98. F you Russia!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 5:19am
  99. Hopefully someone takes out Rev. Vsevolod Chaplin in Russia

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 5:23am
  100. I’ve been tellin’ you guys the Russian Orthodox Church has been fueling the divisiveness towards Gays and paid for by the Vatican…

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 5:26am
  101. I hope not

    Replied on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:58pm
  102. Ah, Christians. Always ready to kill people in order to prove how peaceful they are.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 5:32am
  103. Russia: Uganda of the North

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 5:33am
  104. “We keep on being told that religion, whatever its imperfections, at least instills morality. On every side, there is conclusive evidence that the contrary is the case and that faith causes people to be more mean, more selfish, and perhaps above all, more stupid.”
    Christopher Hitchens

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 5:41am
  105. It is so sad for Russia as a country to host the Olympics. There are threats of terrioristic acts in the news and warnings to people attending and we still think going is a good thing? I pray for anyone willing to be a part of events that the people of Boston or New York understand as no one should ever have to endure. I pray that even though I disagree with many of their ways that there will be no harm to anyone and any one who is GLBT will make it out with out harm.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 5:43am
  106. Screw this evil empire !!!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 5:55am
  107. Soviets did ONE right thing…they banned religion!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 5:55am
  108. Don’t you dare bring that horrible mind set over here.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 6:12am
  109. Russia a prefect model of what certain politicians just might be ignorant enough to think ( actually they already do).

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 6:15am
  110. well you religious psychotics need to find the real GOD afore y’all burn in hell….

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 6:22am
  111. Goddammit. Russia.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 6:30am
  112. crazy!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 6:45am
  113. BOYCOTT THE OLYMPIC GAMES! SHAME RUSSIA AND PUTIN BEFORE THE WORLD!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 6:57am
  114. another bunch of fossilized ante-diluvians

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 7:08am
  115. I call for you to be criminalized!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 7:12am
  116. What an asshole.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 7:14am
  117. Those Russians

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 7:47am
  118. …messed up!!!!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 8:16am
  119. Of course it always seems to be the church trying to hurt people or scare people. , good grief. Or should I say GOOD GOD!!!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 8:19am
  120. I like to think of Putin as Hitler, and this guy as Hitler’s shit.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 8:24am
  121. love that

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 8:36am
  122. This is a bunch of crap!!!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 9:34am
  123. Why is getting picked on gays, transsexuals, etc., when they finally manage to come out of the closet?
    It’s not about showing that something better, or so one is: you want to finally get rid of the distress under which one years – has suffered for decades, only to fit into the picture or to please people who do not appreciate one anyway – or not to be discriminated against.
    Everyone wants to be who he really is – why do / that many people can not understand?
    This “normal” people could the pressure to which one is exposed not withstand.
    So let us live our lives as we’ll let you live yours.
    Accepts us as we are!
    We are quite normal and want to be treated that way, that’s all.
    Our identity is to us!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 9:39am
  124. Boy that’s pretty stupid

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 9:40am
  125. How about if they criminalize stupidity?

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 10:01am
  126. Going back to the middle ages!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 10:13am
  127. that’s a good idea!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 10:28am
  128. When has Russia EVER been a democracy under Putin?. A country that jails opposition party leaders, represses protests and abuses its own people is not a democracy. Putin is Russia’s never Tsar, actually no. He is Russia’s new Stalin…..without the gulags.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 10:35am
  129. Oh, fuck off already…!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 10:59am
  130. And we are sending our people their for the Olympics. That scares me.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 11:20am
  131. This is why I loathe religion.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 11:24am
  132. and the usa is going to compete… sigh

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 11:40am
  133. Shows how backwards and uneducated they are

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 11:56am
  134. Seriously these twats can go dance in a firey pit.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:07pm
  135. Homophobic hateful evil savages!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:47pm
  136. Just another asshole.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:08pm
  137. ASSHAT!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:13pm
  138. Out to criminalize that damned outfit…FASHION CRISIS!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:15pm
  139. fuck

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:29pm
  140. Wait wait waiit, these flip flipping mothers…

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:30pm
  141. Asshole.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:32pm
  142. Mea culpa! I shouldn’t have jilted him.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:34pm
  143. way to make friends!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:01pm
  144. And the USSR is born again! Worse than ever!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:04pm
  145. dislike

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:09pm
  146. the really fucked up situation about this is that if you happen to be gay and you have adopted a child that would take your child away….there was a woman on NPR doing an interview about this- she had to migrate to the us to keep from losing her child.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:21pm
  147. Fundimental christianity is an abomination against the will of God. Please stop trying to kill my joy with your phobias.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:29pm
  148. WTF!!!!!!!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:45pm
  149. there’s one thing called TOLERANCE

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:46pm
  150. wow I saw him in a gay club not long ago, I am sure he is gay

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:03pm
  151. Tell the fucking church ot go back to its monasteries.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:13pm
  152. I will offer one of the most unpopular posts on here. The ROC, the RCC, and the rest of the right-wing Christians had best be very careful. They a truly ignorant beyond belief and they worry about things that their “god” has created; however, there is a force “their god” did not create and was created by another “god”. That force they fought for years and called a truce. They best be concerned about that force and leave the homosexuals alone!! For that force will destroy them while they pray the gays away.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:15pm
  153. Christianity at work again!!!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:27pm
  154. Uh what? God I hate this world

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:30pm
  155. It seems like the investigative reporters have stopped investigating and reporting on the pedophilia and financial corruption of the major religions. I hope they get back to doing this. I also hope the major churches lose their tax exempt status and are labeled as hate organizations. Where are the legislative bills and ballot initiatives to do this? If churches paid taxes, all of our tax rates would drop to practically nothing.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:40pm
  156. You’d think they would focus on important things like eradicating krokodil or something :(

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:44pm
  157. this is why churches should be destroyed

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:52pm
  158. No.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 4:10pm
  159. There is a small group of Americans that go over and prosyletize hatred of gay folk. The Russians and some Africans are buying this shit up, believing in what the hate monger missionaries have to say. Cut those assholes off and the problem may solve itself.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 4:32pm
  160. Fuck them and their fabricated Jesus

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 4:34pm
  161. They need to Criminalize him & his thoughts & lock him up in the asylum. What a sick Puppy!!!!!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 4:42pm
  162. Putin former KGB embraces for now the Russian orthodox church as Hitler embraced Catholicism to retain their middle class Conservative Power Base.

    Lest we forget Russian orthodox church persecutions.

    Marxism-Leninism, which made atheism the official doctrine of the Soviet Union and the Soviet regime ostensibly committed to the complete annihilation of religious institutions and ideas under the ideology of the ‘struggle against bourgeois ideology’, ‘dissemination of materialist ideology’, etc.
    Some actions against Orthodox priests and believers along with execution included torture, being sent to prison camps, labour camps or mental hospitals.
    In 1959, Nikita Khrushchev initiated his own campaign against the Russian Orthodox Church and forced the closure of about 12,000 churches. By 1985, fewer than 7,000 churches remained active.
    A more aggressive period of anti-religious persecution began in the mid-1970s, following upon the 1975 amendments to the 1929 anti-religious legislation and the 25th party congress….

    Once Putin has dispensed with his joint power share with the Russian orthodox church to prop up his ailing support while both conveniently using minorities and that of our LGBT community as a convenient Scapegoat and easy target the Russian orthodox church will be seen as an obstacle for Putin’s ambitions and again will be put in their place as history will repeate itself !

    Watch out Russian Orthodox Church Putin is about, Your time will come ;o)

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 4:44pm
  163. Socks make my sick

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 4:46pm
  164. These people do not know Jesus in their hearts only their minds… They do not know what they do

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 5:01pm
  165. terrible hate is poison

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 5:04pm
  166. Their church should be banned for hate speech. Shunned by the international christian community. What an outrage. As an atheist I am so against these people.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 5:09pm
  167. This is Nazi Germany all over again. First it was the Jews, now thr gays. Who’s next? You?

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 5:14pm
  168. Interesting…. They want the dignity of having male sex to themselves.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 5:14pm
  169. Russian Orthodox Church also calls for an end to true Christianity. Jesus agrees.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 5:18pm
  170. Why are Christians so eager to invade other people’s privacy? They care very much about everyone else’s sex lives, it seems, maybe because their own sex lives are so boring. It’s missionary-position only, you know.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 5:38pm
  171. FU Russia!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 5:46pm
  172. All of Russia is hoping on a bandwagon of discrimination.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 6:41pm
  173. Funny how so many conservatives hated the Soviets because they were against religion and now they want a cowardice law from the soviet’s past to be brought back. So sad that cunts like this are still destroying our real world with their fantasy dogma.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 6:45pm
  174. Stupid

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 6:55pm
  175. For the love of God…or lack thereof.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 7:26pm
  176. How about we make your Religion Illegal. Its basically the same thing you are doing to us.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 7:33pm