Russia's Orthodox Church: Criminalize...

Russia's Orthodox Church: Criminalize Gay Sex

There are 16 comments on the EDGE story from Jan 10, 2014, titled Russia's Orthodox Church: Criminalize Gay Sex. In it, EDGE reports that:

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Patriarch Kirill, head of the Orthodox Church, attend a meeting of top clergy in Moscow.

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Since: Feb 09

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#1 Jan 10, 2014
We should criminalize authoritarianism. Those people who insist that they know how other people should live their lives should be recognized as having a mental defect and locked up until they are cured.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#2 Jan 10, 2014
How about a referendum to criminalize the Russian Orthodox Church? I wonder how the good Patriarch would feel about the public wanting a return to that particular Soviet era policy.

“Where's my fairy wand!”

Since: Apr 08

Reading PA

#3 Jan 10, 2014
"For this reason, it is precisely the majority of our people and not some outside powers that should decide what should be a criminal offence [sic] and what should not."

The majority of people should tell any and all minorities what their rights are.

I wonder if they would think the same if the majority of people said it was illegal to believe in ANY God?

What if the majority of Russians say it's illegal to be less than 5 feet tall?

That tyranny of the majority thing falls apart real quick when you think about applying that standard to something you are.
Franz

Germany

#4 Jan 10, 2014
Once again Mr. Putin has it right!

Go Russia go!
Franz

Germany

#5 Jan 10, 2014
Gay sex is depraved and disgusting and should be criminalized!

“Common courtesy, isn't”

Since: Nov 07

Location hidden

#6 Jan 10, 2014
Fascinating ... these Russian Orthodox Church leaders are actually agreeing to criminalize their own behavior?

I wonder if the Patriarch Kirill ever flips those little white flaps on his chapeau around and pretends to be Cher?
Straight Guy

Crockett, TX

#7 Jan 10, 2014
Franz wrote:
Once again Mr. Putin has it right!
Go Russia go!
Wow, it is shocking that you can even operate a computer! Your obvious deep hidden desire to swallow cock, has now turned inside out, and is on the attack, so you don’t feel like such a closet sword swallower, and it is really getting ugly...

I am straight, BTW, just informed, and not full of hate for my brothers, and sister’s, who live their lives in love, peace, and harmony. You should try it, it’s great!

“Where's my fairy wand!”

Since: Apr 08

Reading PA

#8 Jan 10, 2014
Franz wrote:
Once again Mr. Putin has it right!
Go Russia go!
Yes Franz by all means - go to Russia....go!
Christsharian Deelite

Philadelphia, PA

#9 Jan 10, 2014
That is the infomercial "Miracle Window Cleaner" hat. The idea is while you're doing your housework - if your usual nude, male, Russian Army cleaner has the week off - you can have those little flaps handy to wipe your windows. Or to wipe the spo ge off the mirror. Whatever! Very handy.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#10 Jan 10, 2014
Criminalize religion first
.
See how well that works out
david traversa

Argentina

#11 Jan 10, 2014
That's how seriously they take their religion .. Boot-licking fakes !

Since: Jan 08

Bangkok, Thailand

#12 Jan 11, 2014
Keep 'em barefoot, pregnant, and ignorant... and they'll believe anything.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#13 Jan 11, 2014
KirkW wrote:
"For this reason, it is precisely the majority of our people and not some outside powers that should decide what should be a criminal offence [sic] and what should not."
The majority of people should tell any and all minorities what their rights are.
I wonder if they would think the same if the majority of people said it was illegal to believe in ANY God?
What if the majority of Russians say it's illegal to be less than 5 feet tall?
That tyranny of the majority thing falls apart real quick when you think about applying that standard to something you are.
Just a side note: "Offence" is not a spelling error. It is the British spelling. Words ending in "-ense" in the US are generally spelled "-ence" in the UK and Canada. Noah Webster tried to make a bunch of English spellings look more Latin and less Norman when he created his American dictionary.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#14 Jan 11, 2014
As for this stupid Kirill, it would be nice if that ridiculous headgear would cause him to be blown away like the Flying Nun. The Catholic Church may still be living in the 19th century but the Russian Orthodox Church is still living in the 14th century.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#15 Jan 11, 2014
I told ya guys so.

Now even the "EDGE" is figuring it out.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#16 Jan 11, 2014
Then stop doing it!
Franz wrote:
Gay sex is depraved and disgusting and should be criminalized!

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