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Anti-discrimination bill in Moldova being challenged by Orthodox Church

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  1. Hitch was right – Religion poisons everything.

  2. Paddyswurds 9 Apr 2012, 1:48pm

    This is an important moment in the history of Moldova and will be recorded as such. Watch the downward progression into barbarity,

  3. Paddyswurds 9 Apr 2012, 1:55pm

    …once religion takes control, sadness follows. As the people of Ireland can attest to north and south and for many different reasons from bigotry to abuse and beyond…….

  4. Dear Pink News editor,
    You’ve made an essential mistake saying that the anti-discrimination bill is to be passed in the city of Balti. The Alliance for European Integration (AIE) is attempting to pass an anti-discrimination bill in national parliament so it becomes a nation-wide legislation. The City Council of Balti has adopted the ordinance (not the law) banning the “propagandising” of homosexuality. Please, consider this. You have actually mixed up two different things. I tell you this because I live in Moldova. Thank you.

    1. It looks like this has been amended now.

  5. “Pederasts” Islam is famous for it’s men indulging in this. A number of different Islamic men have told me there is a saying . Women for duty,boys for pleasure. I have absolutely no respect for any Abraham religions for their hypocrisy. Unfortunately a strong division between progress and backward facing idiots is an inevitability. We need to watch our backs…

  6. Lumi Bast 9 Apr 2012, 3:33pm

    Even though I disagree with the viewpoints of people who are against marriage, I can at least see why they have their viewpoints (their religion)

    There is no reason that someone should be against an anti-discrimination bill, that’s sad

    1. I’d like to add what a shame it is Moldova is so homophobic because I think that Moldovan woman can be mega hot ;)

  7. The answer to this is simple! BAN MOLDOVAR from the EUROVISION SONG CONTEST until human rights are restored for all!!

    1. I think the article states quite clearly that the NATIONAL government is trying to ban anti-gay discrimination, and it is LOCAL councils under the influence of a pro-Russian so-called Communist Party that are doing the BS.

  8. Dangermouse 9 Apr 2012, 6:50pm

    This at least confirms that in eastern Europe we are in the 12th century.

  9. Why do some Christians like these make all Christians look bad, like the Westboro Baptist Church people do. There are now millions of gay Christians and more who are coming out of the closet every day and they need to stand up to the anti-gay Christians who think they can hijack the Christian religion only for themselves. The Bible is a bridge not a wedge to dive between people of faith gay or straight. God’s highest command in the Bible is that we love one another. God also said we are all equal.

    1. God’s highest command in the Bible is that we love one another.

      Really? Where is God supposed to have said that?

  10. A joke:
    How many Orthodox does it take to change a lightbulb?


  11. Nurse Happyweather 9 Apr 2012, 7:51pm

    I can understand the objection to Islam being recognised as anything other than a dangerous political ideology… but homosexuality?

    The Orthodox churches around the world are not particularly progressive, but you’d be hard-pressed to find hardcore oppression or mass murder carried out in the name of that particular branch of Christianity.

    This is not good.


  12. GingerlyColors 9 Apr 2012, 8:42pm

    The problem with Europe is that the further east you go, the more homophobic it gets. Moldova is the smallest of the former Soviet Socialist Republics. While much of the country has an affinity with neighbouring Romania a region called Transnistria wants union with Russia. Over 90% of the population are Eastern Orthodox, not known for being LGBT friendly. Greater progress towards LGBT rights have been made in Romania where it was criminalized under Nicolae Ceausescau.

    1. That is true. Romania is better than Moldova, Hungary better than Romania, Austria still better, Czech even better, Germany better, than you have Benelux. East from Moldova you go into even darker territory, Ukraine, Russia, than a lot of Muslim countries…

    2. Also, the further into eastern Europe you go, the stronger the links to US fundamentalism. For example…

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