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Russian parliament passes bill 436-0 -- Bans giving homosexual information to minors or holding gay-pride rallies
Violence erupts as gays stage "kiss-in" nearby before vote.
POSTED: June 13, 2013
This week Russia became the latest in the growing list of countries that is clamping down on homosexual activism, particularly regarding children.
The Russian parliament (the Duma), voted 436-0 for a bill which bans giving information on homosexuality to minors or holding "gay pride" rallies. It is expected by insiders to pass easily in the upper house and be signed by Vladimir Putin. Just before the vote, homosexual activists held a public "kiss-in" outside the parliament building, which incited a heated reaction by traditionalists who were also there.
The bill is a culmination of events going back to 2007, when Massachusetts-based Pastor Scott Lively went on a 50-city speaking tour of Russia on pro-family issues. Lively subsequently published a widely distributed open letter to the Russian people warning them about allowing the homosexual agenda to become "mainstream" in that country.
Here is the Associated Press account of the bill's passage:
Russian anti-gay bill passes, protesters detained
Obviously, it is unfortunate that there was violence over this, though apparently it was provoked by homosexual activists.
It's expected that the United States, Britain, and other Western countries, which have formal foreign policies calling for protection of homosexual activism throughout the world, will announce their intention to impose sanctions or other action against Russia over this. It would appear that the Russians aren't worried about it.
As we reported last week regarding the recently passed bill in Nigeria outlawing homosexual activism, many countries are starting to recognize the destructive aspects of the homosexual movement and taking concrete steps to deal with it. Although in some cases the punishments are more draconian than Westerners are comfortable with, there is a sense that these nations do not want their cultural decisions dictated by the United States and other Western countries.