Why Is Russia So Homophobic?

Why Is Russia So Homophobic?

There are 50 comments on the Free Republic story from Jun 15, 2013, titled Why Is Russia So Homophobic?. In it, Free Republic reports that:

The Russian Duma unanimously approved a law on Tuesday that prohibits the distribution of homosexual "propaganda" to minors.

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abc

United States

#1 Jun 15, 2013
The Russian Duma unanimously approved a law on Tuesday that prohibits the distribution of homosexual "propaganda" to minors. Holding gay pride events, speaking in defense of gay rights, or equating gay and heterosexual relationships can now result in fines of up to $31,000.

Before the vote, gay rights activists who attempted to hold a "kiss-in" outside the Duma were pelted with eggs by Orthodox Christian and pro-Kremlin activists. Anti-gay protesters also gathered, with one holding a sign that read: "Lawmakers, protect the people from perverts!"

The argument that a young person can be "propagandized" into turning gay may seem outdated (not to mention an overestimation of the power of propaganda), but it's actually not out of place in modern Russia.

"Children maimed by pedophiles jump out of windows, they take their own lives. Pedophilia is an attempt on a child's life!" cried one St. Petersburg lawmaker when a similar ban in that city passed last year, seemingly confusing homosexuality and child molestation. Madonna was recently sued for speaking in favor of gay rights during a St. Petersburg concert. When a 23-year-old man in Volgograd revealed he was gay to some drinking companions last month, they beat him, shoved beer bottles in his anus, and crushed his head with a stone.

In the Soviet Union, homosexuality was a crime punishable by prison and hard labor, and Stalinist anti-gay policies persisted throughout the 60s and 70s. Gays were considered "outsiders," and homosexuality was thought to be the domain of pedophiles and fascists.
Jackie Boy

Budapest, Hungary

#2 Jun 15, 2013
abc wrote:
The Russian Duma unanimously approved a law on Tuesday that prohibits the distribution of homosexual "propaganda" to minors. Holding gay pride events, speaking in defense of gay rights, or equating gay and heterosexual relationships can now result in fines of up to $31,000.
Before the vote, gay rights activists who attempted to hold a "kiss-in" outside the Duma were pelted with eggs by Orthodox Christian and pro-Kremlin activists. Anti-gay protesters also gathered, with one holding a sign that read: "Lawmakers, protect the people from perverts!"
The argument that a young person can be "propagandized" into turning gay may seem outdated (not to mention an overestimation of the power of propaganda), but it's actually not out of place in modern Russia.
"Children maimed by pedophiles jump out of windows, they take their own lives. Pedophilia is an attempt on a child's life!" cried one St. Petersburg lawmaker when a similar ban in that city passed last year, seemingly confusing homosexuality and child molestation. Madonna was recently sued for speaking in favor of gay rights during a St. Petersburg concert. When a 23-year-old man in Volgograd revealed he was gay to some drinking companions last month, they beat him, shoved beer bottles in his anus, and crushed his head with a stone.
In the Soviet Union, homosexuality was a crime punishable by prison and hard labor, and Stalinist anti-gay policies persisted throughout the 60s and 70s. Gays were considered "outsiders," and homosexuality was thought to be the domain of pedophiles and fascists.
Sounds like Russia is doing everything right!

Way to go Russia!
BB board

Knoxville, TN

#3 Jul 15, 2013
Jackie Boy wrote:
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Sounds like Russia is doing everything right!
Way to go Russia!
Russia is leading the way in common sense and decency!

“Building Better Worlds”

Since: May 13

Europa

#4 Jul 15, 2013
Russians have an inferiority complex. Especially since losing both their internal empire (the countries that made up the old Soviet Union), and their external empire (the communist countries of eastern Europe that were under the thumb of the Soviet Union).

Their population has been shrinking since the 1980's. Their per capita GDP is now 43rd in the the world. Their military is a bare shadow of it's former self. Who WOULDN'T have an inferiority complex now after reviewing that history, and looking at the current state of Russia, and not seeing any hope on the horizon at all ?

So they turn the anger at themselves outwards, and blame others, real or imagined, for all their troubles.

Since their population has been falling for decades, perhaps they should depopulate the country completely, and start all over again from scratch, and try to build a nice, "normal" country, like other countries have done after suffering terrible things in their history.

Many countries have been able to do this, such as Germany, Japan, Spain, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, and many others. The Russians CAN do it IF they have the will to do so.
Harold

Anonymous Proxy

#5 Jul 16, 2013
Jackie Boy wrote:
<quoted text>
Sounds like Russia is doing everything right!
Way to go Russia!
Absolutely!
Omar

Anonymous Proxy

#6 Jul 16, 2013
I admire and commend the Russians for taking a stand against homosexual perversion!
The AssTroll Stopper

Chesapeake, OH

#8 Jul 16, 2013
Ain't no such thing as homophobic. They just don't like Homosexuals. They ain't afraid of no Queers.
mail you a few

Knoxville, TN

#9 Jul 16, 2013
The AssTroll Stopper wrote:
Ain't no such thing as homophobic. They just don't like Homosexuals. They ain't afraid of no Queers.
I agree, there's no such thing as homophobia. It doesn't exist.

“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#10 Jul 16, 2013
mail you a few wrote:
<quoted text>I agree, there's no such thing as homophobia. It doesn't exist.
Keep reassuring yourself by posting that. It will make you feel like no one would ever think you gay! Do you tell all your buddies you post on the gay forums? Oh.....homophobia doesn't exist, so shout your posting history from the roof tops! I bet your a "closeted" gay forum poster! LOL. All your straight buds will understand and love you anyway!

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#11 Jul 16, 2013
The Russian government, apparently completely powerless to do anything about the myriad of real social, political, economic and governmental problems that have plagued the country since its re-inception, are using us as sacrificial scapegoats to claim they are actually doing something to someone for causing all these ills, even if they aren't actually our fault.

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#12 Jul 16, 2013
Rick in Kansas wrote:
The Russian government, apparently completely powerless to do anything about the myriad of real social, political, economic and governmental problems that have plagued the country since its re-inception, are using us as sacrificial scapegoats to claim they are actually doing something to someone for causing all these ills, even if they aren't actually our fault.
Prick in kansas talking bollocks. Hehehehe.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#13 Jul 16, 2013
Dimitri100 wrote:
Prick in kansas talking bollocks. Hehehehe.
That was ever so clever of you bunny, did you think that up all by yourself? I'd say you were talking bollocks, but I really kind of doubt you have any.
reality check

United States

#14 Jul 16, 2013
Rick in Kansas wrote:
The Russian government, apparently completely powerless to do anything about the myriad of real social, political, economic and governmental problems that have plagued the country since its re-inception, are using us as sacrificial scapegoats to claim they are actually doing something to someone for causing all these ills, even if they aren't actually our fault.
Don't flatter yourself onto center stage. No one really cares, here or there.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#15 Jul 16, 2013
reality check wrote:
Don't flatter yourself onto center stage. No one really cares, here or there.
You cared enough to reply sweetie, that's all that matters to me.
darwinian ape

United States

#17 Jul 16, 2013
Didn't Kansas pass a law banning evolution?

“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#18 Jul 16, 2013
The AssTroll Stopper wrote:
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Nice insult [email protected] Even a Queer knows there's nothing worse than a filthy Queer
oh....I bet all your family/friend(s)/co- workers wouldn't think anything of you posting on the gay forums. Hey, bring them on here. Go tell EVERYONE you found a place to put all the "fags" in their place. Go spread it from the roof tops...a homophobe has nothing to hide. Hey, shouldn't you be shagging some pootang about now? Careful...you might be considered GAY!!!!!
The AssTroll Stopper

Chesapeake, OH

#19 Jul 16, 2013
NE Jade wrote:
<quoted text>oh....I bet all your family/friend(s)/co- workers wouldn't think anything of you posting on the gay forums. Hey, bring them on here. Go tell EVERYONE you found a place to put all the "fags" in their place. Go spread it from the roof tops...a homophobe has nothing to hide. Hey, shouldn't you be shagging some pootang about now? Careful...you might be considered GAY!!!!!
There's no such thing as a homophobe, [email protected] You Queers like make believe, such as the tooth fairy, the Easter Bunny or even Elves. Get a grip. Your mental illness is getting the better of you.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#20 Jul 16, 2013
The AssTroll Stopper wrote:
There's no such thing as a homophobe...
Puddin'head, you are the absolute last child on the short bus to be screaming that. Every time you post you prove that not only does homophobia exist, but that it's a much more seriously debilitating psychiatric condition than anyone ever imagined. If you hadn't made yourself a complete embarrassment to your fellow mentally-disturbed sufferers, you'd be the homophobia poster fool right now. It's f*cked you up something stupid bunny, you need a new life. The one you have sucks.

“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#21 Jul 16, 2013
The AssTroll Stopper wrote:
<quoted text>
There's no such thing as a homophobe, [email protected] You Queers like make believe, such as the tooth fairy, the Easter Bunny or even Elves. Get a grip. Your mental illness is getting the better of you.
Careful there, big boy. One of these nights, while you are all alone, jacking to gay porn, reality is going to hit one more time, just before the big orgasm, and you will sadly spurt some lonely spritz into your pillow and know you love posting on the GAY Forums for a reason. Do share that with all you friends.
Ronald

Kansas City, MO

#22 Jul 16, 2013
NE Jade wrote:
<quoted text>Careful there, big boy. One of these nights, while you are all alone, jacking to gay porn, reality is going to hit one more time, just before the big orgasm, and you will sadly spurt some lonely spritz into your pillow and know you love posting on the GAY Forums for a reason. Do share that with all you friends.
You mad bro?

Wow you got some serious anger issues to work out.

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