Homophobia in Russia among Politicians
Yesterday Newsland.ru published an article titled “Lavrov Refused to Recognize Homosexuality as Universal Value”.
“In Russian society, vast majority of which adheres to the Christian Orthodox tradition, homosexuality will not be accepted,” – said the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergey Lavrov. “Sexual minorities attempt to load the universal values with their own understanding of human rights. And when we try to protect our society from the promotion of homosexuality – it often results in nervous reaction from the European Union. I, however, think that these efforts go beyond the universally recognized values,” – said Lavrov in the interview to radio station Kommersant FM.
“In our [society] where the overwhelming majority of the population are Orthodox Christians, or at least adheres to the Orthodox tradition, such appendices to the universal values will hardly give [positive] results,” – said the minister. “After all, other non-European civilizations also have their own values which will hardly make roots on European soil,”- he added.
On March 11 the governor of St. Petersburg Georgiy Poltavchenko signed a bill banning the promotion of homosexuality and pedophilia among minors. Relevant amendments were made to the law “On Administrative Offences in St. Petersburg.”
This bill was widely criticized by Western politicians. Particularly, the U.S. State Department expressed its concern over the legislation.
Homophobia in Russia among General Population
No matter how dismayed one might be reading such statement from Russia’s high ranked official – this is just an opinion of one man.
I assume, however, that the readers of this post will be much more disappointed with the comments left by Russian netizens to this piece of news.
chelovekzemli: Homos are “value of society”? Wow – those Anglo-Saxons… Go, f*** in the a** and get the Order of Friendship of Peoples.
aleksandr5000: Sick of you, faggots, go to……..Amsterdam.
groza negodyaev (replying to aleksandr5000): Why to Amsterdam? In Kazan police is very interested in men’s asses. Those are real faggots.
AP1001: Amsterdam is already occupied by drug addicts. Faggots should go to Brussels and London or Washington. Also [they are welcome] in American army.
Predstavitel ER: Soon heterosexuality will be outlawed and then normal people will have to hide and prove that they are homosexuals and lesbians in front of fascist faggots.
poleskypartizan: They are sick people, normal man can’t show interest in the ass of another…, they must [be taken] to reservation and treated through a forced labor so that the ass doesn’t relax.
rus-patr: I say the same – why in the USSR it was “punished”? If there was such law, then probably there were gays, but somehow they were treated. At least, they didn’t intrude with their demands to organize gay-parades in hero-city Moscow.
YuzhUral: Why is our minister of foreign affairs concerned with the problem of “ass-pokers” and “cock-suckers”; have we already solved all international problems?
DAM 2012 (replying to the comment above): Because currently this is the most important international problem. And we want to be in the vanguard of the world politics.
Leadoff: For many Europeans homosexuality is hereditary, cause they had burnt more beautiful on fires… than people died from the plague.
Niko: Russia still has chances for revival, if we have such attitude to homosexuality, as Lavrov says.
Black Technologist: The fun will start when Russia is occupied by gay invaders bombing us with smart gay bombs under the guise of protecting the rights of gay people… [There will be] concentration camps for straight patriots, compulsory pervert propaganda and totalitarian tolerance and celebration of juvenile justice. Children will be taken away from straight parents and raised in gay orphanages! Or those who are pretty will go as pedophilic slaves and those who are not – as donors for organs!!
zavval: Legal and legalized homosexuality is the “achievement” of Western “democracy”!!! Russia didn’t have and doesn’t have democracy, and even if it appears in the future, it will be our – Russian [democracy], without homosexuality! Otherwise, Russia won’t be Russia!!! It will be a different country then!
tapetum: He should also refuse to acknowledge gonorrhea as the universal value. Hopefully, I didn’t write anything homophobic? Noone will trial me?
wasilek: We shouldn’t allow homosexuality to take root in Russia. This is deviation from traditional values. Such people should be treated and prohibited to distribute their sick affections to the rest of the normal society. This is mental disease of catholic priests.
chernokoren (replying to wasilek): Almost completely agree with you – only will add from myself that homosexuality is not only the deviation from the common moral norm, but also deep deviation from the biologic norm, symptom of biologic degradation.
But what does it have to do with priests?
putalex: I suggest to collect all gays and lesbians on two close islands (island to each) …………then we will see …………
ilihan (replying to the comment above): Better on one [island] – Great Britain is the best [for them].
zvezdunov: It seems that not recognizing the “universal values” will close Russia’s entrance to European community …)
zinzibar (replying to zvezdunov): Russia doesn’t need to enter anywhere. Russia doesn’t need faggots.