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Russian anti-gay group sues Madonna for $10m for ‘causing moral suffering’

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  1. More proof of the utter catastrophic bone-headedness of the Russian anti-gay “movement”.

    Do they want to know what threatens their nation’s border the most? Stupidity. Knuckle-dragging, mouth-breathing, ignorant, moronic thick-wittedness of the kind that they are displaying.

    1. Spanner1960 18 Aug 2012, 7:43am

      If you think that’s bad, check this:
      “Gay parades banned in Moscow for 100 years”
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19293465

      These people have seriously lost the plot.

    2. Thanks to Russia! Despite this twisted reporting of the events, Russian attitude for the homosexual lifestyle remains correct!

      1. In your dreams, buddy.

        We are all looking forward to Putin’s Arab Spring that will put an end to that lying, corrupt, disgusting regime. Russians deserve much better, and they will get much better.

        I shall put some bubbly in the fridge in anticipation of this happy occasion.

      2. Hardly. But we are thinking of re-naming Russia as “Dumfukistan”. You could stop being a pack of bloody sheep who keep falling for totalitarian drivel.

  2. This man has caused me moral suffering. Can I have $10m off him now?

    1. me too please

  3. Russia is in the grip of thieves and murderers and madness such as that from Alexei Kolotkov is but a reflection of the distorted thinking of Czar Putin in the Kremlin. The country is being bled to death cut by cut as the voices of freedom are silenced behind prison walls. This is the writing on the wall what is going to happen in Russia will bring it to the same place as the Middle East. The word moral and Putin do not apply.

  4. don’t they have to file this in the USA because shes an american citizen?

    1. That’s what I was wondering presumably she could just leave Russia and ignore the lawsuit.

  5. “A group of homophobic Russian activists have sued Moadona”

    Bloody hell Pink News, don’t you have spell check?
    It’s spelt Madonna…

  6. That There Other David 17 Aug 2012, 11:42pm

    Just when we thought the world couldn’t possibly get any stupider….

  7. Oh, Russia.
    You do come up with the silliest of things…

    1. These so-called activists might be satirists. In Russia it is often difficult to tell.

      The best answer to this would be to send in Lady Gaga and Sir Elt to outdo Madonna in duet. He is so totally on form at expressing his feelings these days that they wouldn’t know what had hit them.

  8. Unfortunate :(

    “Maybe someone does not see the link but after Madonna’s concert maybe some boy becomes gay, some girl becomes lesbian, fewer children are born as a result and this big country cannot defend its borders – for me it causes moral suffering.”

    As usual it seems that the cause of all the trouble is a lack of understanding about human sexual diversity… My mum has the same ideas about homosexuality being seen as ‘fashionable’ because of what is said and done in the media. It’s easy to see why it looks like that, I suppose. More people are being openly gay at the same time as homosexuality becoming more accepted in the general population – but it’s a false correlation :/

    Moar education plz :)

    It’s just too bad that very little progress can be made on this issue or any other issue until there is major change in the Russian government.

    1. It’s not just the government, I assure you. Sadly, it’s the general attitude of the society as a whole. Education, say, in schools won’t help either because ordinary people do see it as propaganda (and that’s one of the few things the society as a whole agrees on with the government). Russians prefer not to talk about homosexuality aloud, while at the same time being rather accepting in everyday life.

      It’s in the Russian mentality. Sticking out is disapproved, and the more you stick out the worse. That’s why all the gay rights activists are only making it worse by repeatedly trying to hold pride parades instead of using other methods. Ordinary people sincerely support the ban on parades. Their logic is: “Live the way you want, sleep with whomever you like, but please do it quietly. Why attract so much attention to yourself?” And it’s the attitude towards lots of things and people, not just gays.

      Maybe this “be quiet” attitude will change someday. Maybe it won’t. Who knows?

      1. So Russian society doesn’t tolerate difference?

  9. GingerlyColors 18 Aug 2012, 2:23am

    Considering how the Russian courts dealt with Pussy Riot, I won’t be surprised if the homophobes win their case against Madonna when they have their day in court. What about the ‘moral suffering’ caused to the gay community?

    1. I concur with your comment… it wasn’t so much about a trial as it was a foregone conclusion and precedent setting example!.

      What concerns me more is that the people claiming damages for moral suffering are doing so in the belief that Madonna personally offended them and disregarded their laws! It offends me that their personal feelings and bigotry are are important tare important enough they lend support to a government which is who’s intent is to suppress and erode g democratic human rights to a regressed, repressed dictatorship!

      I would like to see Madonna counter sue… but then she would be in violation of the St Petersburg law against gay propaganda

      1. I hate pink box proof reading! Sorry!

        I concur with your comment… it wasn’t so much about a trial as it was a foregone conclusion and precedent setting example!.

        What concerns me more is that the people claiming damages for moral suffering are doing so in the belief that Madonna personally offended them and disregarded their laws! It offends me that their personal feelings and bigotry are are important enough they lend support to a government which is intent ion suppressing and eroding democratic human rights to a regressed, repressed dictatorship!

        I would like to see Madonna counter sue… but then she would be in violation of the St Petersburg law against gay propaganda

        1. Kudos to her for stick her neck out for gay rights in such a lawless country, but if she’s got any sense she’ll now get the hell out of there and use her influence outside to have the whole benighted kleptocracy boycotted by any artists of her stature…She wouldn’t stand a chance in any court in Russia once she’s taken a stand against Czar Putin and his boyars…

          1. Absolutely! What she did was bold and courageous in light of the policing in place at her performance. It was actually a relief to see her make it out of the county before any action was taken.

            As for a return… I don’t see her being allowed back, nor would I wish to see her try to return. She certainly has enough influence to raise international voices in protest. On a Foreign Policy level I doubt anything can influence Putin to change his policy or regime.

        2. That There Other David 18 Aug 2012, 4:04pm

          There is no concept of innocent until proven guilty in Russia. The courts will nearly always side with the prosecution, even when the defence has a completely water tight argument.

          This is why nearly all rich Russians live in other Western Europe. There is no rule of law in the country, just corruption at all levels.

  10. It’s up to us to do a better job in educating these people

    1. I respectfully ask how?

      The whole basis of Madonna speaking out was against violations of human rights and being denied freedom of free speech.

      If you can’t inform, enlighten or inspire change because of anti propaganda laws in the country, how can you educate successfully from beyond it’s borders with such high degree of censorship and policing that exist?

  11. Where do you find all these nutters? Who is this man? Seriously, I’m Russian and I’ve never heard of this “activist”. No Russian news agency or blogger has written about this. Is he even real?

    And it’s not the first time. You drag assorted nobodies people would never have heard of otherwise from God knows where and try to make russophobic “news” out of obvious nut cases. Why?

    1. It’s not “russophobic”. If anything, it would be “Putinophobic”. But it’s not even that, as to be a phobia, it has to be an irrational fear. Fear of Putin’s atrocities and oppressive authoritarianism and the misery he is causing to many Russians’ lives, is anything but irrational.

      As McCain said, roll on Putin’s Arab Spring. It’s not only gays and lesbians who are sick of this travesty of a modern democratic, liberal and progressive state.

      1. GingerlyColors 19 Aug 2012, 3:54pm

        I don’t think Russia wants an ‘Arab Spring’. Can you imagine them lot from Chechnya ending up in the Kremlin? Russia had a ‘spring’ in 1991 when the USSR broke apart following an attempt to depose Gorbochev. During the USSR years homosexuality was illegal on pain of a five year sentence. It was decriminalized by Vladmir Lenin following the October Revolution of 1917 but recriminalized under Stalin in 1934. At least nowadays homosexuality is now legal in 13 of the 15 former Soviet Socialist Republics although in several cases, Russia and Ukraine, open gayness continues to be repressed.

  12. Spanner1960 18 Aug 2012, 7:41am

    MADONNA MADE ME GAY!!
    I WANT MY MONEY BACK!

  13. This stood out to me “Maybe someone does not see the link but after Madonna’s concert maybe some boy becomes gay, some girl becomes lesbian, fewer children are born as a result and this big country cannot defend its borders – for me it causes moral suffering.”
    Followed by:
    “Darya Dedova another activist told Reuters that money won in the case would be donated to orphanages.”
    So first they maintain that Russia doesn’t have enough kids and it’s all the fault of teh gays for not breeding, then the next they’re talking about giving money to the kids which the current straight population previously haven’t been able to support.
    Leaving aside the “gays are using their magical mindpowers to recruit the straights” canard, it’s not a great example of joined up thinking is it?
    If I was Madonna I’d flip them the bird.

  14. Talentless woman and geriatric freak!

    1. Worthless ad-hominem insult

    2. Suddenly Last Bummer 18 Aug 2012, 10:37am

      Elton is that you?

  15. ‘Sue and be damned’

    Isn’t the best thing for gay russians to do is to go abroad and march where parades are allowed; proudly waving their national flag, with placards stating that they are not free to do this in their own country.
    I don’t think russia is easily shamed but every little helps.

  16. Russia is such a tragic country at present. Pity, they have the potential to be great.

    1. Bill (Scotland) 18 Aug 2012, 10:42am

      It has been a tragic country for quite a long time, certainly since the October Revolution and all that followed until the country ditched Communism. Yeltsin was a colourful fellow and certainly did not seem to have the instinct for dictatorship of most other Russian/Soviet leaders; he may have allowed ‘crony capitalism’ to flourish, but he was a mere amateur when compared with Putin and his thuggish regime (Medvedev was merely a puppet to allow Putin back into power after paying lip-service to the Russian Constitution, so his hands are not clean either, however ‘reasonable’ he may at times seem) with its policies kleptocratic.

      1. That There Other David 19 Aug 2012, 12:04pm

        The rot goes back much further than Communism. Tsarist Russia was a good 400 years behind Western Europe in how it was structured. Even today the people there still think along medieval lines. You’re either a lord or a peasant.

  17. Suddenly Last Bummer 18 Aug 2012, 10:35am

    The $10m donated to orphanages, yeah right.

    1. Let’s hope they are not Catholic operated!

  18. Something is rotten in the state of Russia!

  19. Anybody get the idea that a lot of Russians don’t yet get this whole liberal democracy lark?
    Trouble is, they seem to be the ones running the show.
    I don’t much like Madonna – she’s always seemed too much of a ruthless self-promoter to me – but bloody good on her for this.

  20. “Maybe someone does not see the link but after Madonna’s concert maybe some boy becomes gay, some girl becomes lesbian, fewer children are born as a result and this big country cannot defend its borders – for me it causes moral suffering.”

    . . . maybe because of Madonna’s words the sky will fall in and the entire planet will come to an end!

    Religionists are just unbelievable!

  21. It gets worse!,, Keith,/ 18 Aug 2012, 11:01am

    From gay cruisers to deviant tourists in Uganda, the pleasure seeking deviants seem unable to obey the laws of the lands which they visit.
    This mistaken belief that their selfish perverted morals are somehow superior (despite the fact that those morals cause death of innocents) wi be their undoing.

    1. Christian monsters molesting helpless children, power mad dictators murdering and robbing entire countries with the full co-operation and active assistance of “churchmen” in the name of Jesus, perverted morals in the Vatican, the Kremlin, and the Southern Baptist Conventions, all thinking that they are superior to law and the rights of anyone else. The Republican Party and its Tea Party wing selfishly plotting to turn America into a theocracy in which they rule and everyone else is ruled by them, the power mad money crazed deviants who preach the sanctity of marriage while divorcing serially, committing adultery endlessly, unable to obey the laws of man or their god fiction. The war mongers who kill for Jesus without a seconds thought, blood and horror from pulpits and rightwing politicians.

      1. Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother’s eye.

        Now do float off you rancid turd.

        1. So you do not deny that your perverted deviance causes the death of innocents which kills even babies?
          eg: Bisexual deviant infects female deviant with HIV, Female deviant concieves. Foetus is infected via the womb or as a newborn through breast milk.
          Conclusion…
          All immoral heteronormals and homodeviants are responsible for the spread of AIDS.
          The biblical principle of abstinence until mutually monogamous man nd woman marriage would eradicate AIDS (which kills innocents) yet the hedonistic pleaure sekers prefer to play russian roulette with their lives and others.
          Did you know that homosexual males are 50 times more likely to be HIV infected?

          1. You are mentally ill. As a result of your illness you manifest shrill crazed nonsense. It is impossible to reason with you, nor show you the infantile thinking process you use when ranting against your own homosexuality. This is the last response I will make to any of your postings. Get medical help.

    2. Why do you call us “perverted” and “deviant” when psychiatrists have agreed for 50 years that we are normal? Do you normally deliberately disregard science whenever it conflicts with your nasty little prejudices? Does that not make you anti-science, intellectually dishonest, and a thoroughly unpleasant embarrassment to the human race?

      You need to accept reality, stop trying to make people miserable just for being who they are, and stop being a worthless piece of scum. If you find yourself having to deny science in order to support your stance then it’s high time you ditched that stance and campaigned for something worthwhile and rational instead.

      I won’t even bother asking if you’re “religious”.

    3. That There Other David 19 Aug 2012, 12:46pm

      Why Keith, it sounds like you’re making the argument for society to encourage monogamous same-sex relationships in some way?

      I take it you’re backing marriage equality then. Good man. First sensible thing you’ve ever done.

    4. Hold on a min…. homosexuality causes death to innocent people? Have I missed something?

      1. Just ignore it.

        It is clearly out on license from some institute.

  22. Paddyswurds 18 Aug 2012, 12:03pm

    How about the GLBs of the world al get together and sue Russia for £100 billion for the distress and homophobia being directed at us by Russia?

  23. Thanks to Madonna for taking on Russia. She has a larger pair of balls.

    Russia is just rulled by religious nutters and thugs.

  24. Ah, I see that the mentally ill Keith has appeared again. All those in Russia who go on about religion should be treated in a psychiatric hospital, for we need to remember that religious is a mental illness.

    1. It gets worse!,, Keith,/ 18 Aug 2012, 12:22pm

      So you think Madonna is mentally ill due to her religious beliefs?
      Looks like another butt buggerer has been hoist by his own petard!!!!

      1. Spanner1960 18 Aug 2012, 4:49pm

        Anybody that believes in fictitious deities has to be a couple of Nectar points short of the pop-up toaster.

  25. 1. Actually, global warming causes homosexuality. The extended Spring and Summers gives more time for the inner lusts to build and to experiment further on the numerous warm nude beaches. Try living greener. Even if it doesn’t stop homosexuality, the rest of the world will appear a bit Gayer, and we won’t stand out as much.

    2. I would be very willing to house any 18+ yr old Russian Gay boy… especially if he can cook and clean. I am willing to make that sacrifice. This goes for any other Gays in an oppressive third-world society… like Alabama… or being held hostage by a family of US Republicans.

    1. It gets worse!,, Keith,/ 18 Aug 2012, 12:46pm

      Yet you hide your true agenda which is far less noble. That of a sexual predator seeking to satisfy deviant sexual lust.
      Did you now that homosexual males are by far the highest risk category for AIDS?

      1. Katie Kool-eyes 18 Aug 2012, 12:48pm

        Actually, heterosexuals are more likely to contract aids

        1. It gets are eworse!,, Keith,/ 18 Aug 2012, 1:06pm

          Dumb reply. It is an establishd fact that male homosexuals are the highest risk group! Where do you get your false information?
          http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/archive/ldn/2009/aug/09082609
          http://www.avert.org/young-gay-men.htm

          1. Katie Kool-eyes 18 Aug 2012, 3:43pm

            here’s just a small snippet from around the world, not some “family” site with a motive

            http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/images/attachement/jpg/site1/20071129/0013729e477108b8d74806.jpg

        2. Spanner1960 18 Aug 2012, 4:47pm

          I am in no way trying to support that homophobic cretin Keith, but you are wrong. UK men are 111 times more likely to contract HIV than straights. Please stop throwing erroneous conjecture around in order to shut people up, you just make yourself a bigger fool than them.

          1. Katie Kool-eyes 18 Aug 2012, 6:06pm

            Actually, global statistics show that HIV is more likely to be transmitted through either drug related activities or under developed medical practices in poorer countries.

            Not only that, but straight people (being the larger number and just as active as homosexuals) are more likely to come into sexual contact with someone who has HIV.

            Not only that, but many countries where prostitution is illegal and goes unchecked boost up the numbers for straight (mostly males) people.

            Now, before you say “well of course third world countries are more prone to hiv, i wasn’t counting them”. No good, that’s like saying “america has a smaller population than the uk, if i don’t include 48 states”.

            What this evil person is doing is typical fear mongering and blame placing.

          2. Spanner1960 19 Aug 2012, 2:57pm

            “The epidemic continues to grow in one population in all countries: men who have sex with men. Some countries, including the US, Spain, Chile, Thailand, Malaysia, South Africa and some African and Caribbean nations, record HIV prevalence in this group at 15 per cent or higher. Worldwide, gay black men are 15 times more likely to become infected with HIV than the rest of the population; in the UK they are 111 times more likely. Gay men remain most at risk of contracting HIV in the UK with one in 20 testing positive, compared with one in 900 of the population as a whole. Campaigners have called for an increase in targeted face-to-face work with the most at-risk men.”
            http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/10-steps-to-an-aidsfree-generation-7964253.html

  26. Aw diddums, did the naughty lady hurt your big, butch feelings?

    1. It gets are eworse!,, Keith,/ 18 Aug 2012, 1:22pm

      Not at all. She just postulated an unsubstantiated, biased and unsupported false claim.
      Are you likewise averse to the truth?

  27. Satya Vijay 18 Aug 2012, 1:58pm

    “Maybe someone does not see the link but after Madonna’s concert maybe some boy becomes gay, some girl becomes lesbian” LMAO…….thats hilarious! Educate the Russian homophobes please!!!

  28. Russia is being turned into a dictatorship by Putin. Keep out of Russia and let the Russian people start their own new revolution against totalitarianism. The Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church in Poland have signed an agreement following hundreds of years of being at loggerheads with each other. The terms of the agreement are no gay marriages, (for either country) and a fight against consumerism etc etc.
    It comes as no surprise that this has happened to Madonna but it should be taken into account by any other LGBT artists who want to perform to Russian audiences. If it is a protest performance – go for it. The Russians are not very bright all the time.

    1. With our supreme court being majority conservative and if conservatives control both houses while Romney becomes president, we too will become a church control state like Utah. In Utah, the church control everything, including banning protest in certain public square. It’s not impossible. Our gains on liberty and freedom can be reversed with conservatives at the helm.

  29. When he laws can’t protect it’s citizen from the Church and the law can’t protect it’s citizen from bias laws. This can happen in America. It has happened in America many times before. Salems witch hunt for example. Can you name others?

  30. Yes, Keith, all religious faith is a mental illness, but there are degrees of this. You, Keith, appear to suffer from a virulent form of religious mania. You can be treated, but it would involve a considerable period of time in a mental hospital. At the very least, if you were incarcerated in such a hospital, society would be protected from your very serious delusions.

    1. So you are calling Madonna mentally ill?

  31. People can’t see the link because there isn’t one. What a moron.

    Poor person plans to get money from a rich person. That the true link here.

  32. “Maybe someone does not see the link but after Madonna’s concert maybe some boy becomes gay, some girl becomes lesbian, fewer children are born as a result and this big country cannot defend its borders – for me it causes moral suffering.”

    He forgot to say Madonna’s concert will also cause a comet to collide with Earth. It’s so clear, why doesn’t everyone see the link between Madonna and the comet ?

  33. Brad Reddekopp 19 Aug 2012, 10:26am

    Oh man; some folks is nuts.

  34. So you do not deny that your perverted deviance causes the death of innocents which kills even babies?
    eg: Bisexual deviant infects female deviant with HIV, Female deviant concieves. Foetus is infected via the womb or as a newborn through breast …milk.
    Conclusion…
    All immoral heteronormals and homodeviants are responsible for the spread of AIDS.
    The biblical principle of abstinence until mutually monogamous man nd woman marriage would eradicate AIDS (which kills innocents) yet the hedonistic pleaure sekers prefer to play russian roulette with their lives and others.
    Did you know that homosexual males are 50 times more likely to be HIV infected?

    1. Toni Browning-Early 19 Aug 2012, 3:49pm

      Keith, you truly need to read your Bible, you would have made an excellent Pharisee, for you do not understand the teachings of Christ at all.

      I only pray that God will be more merciful to you than you are to your fellow man.

      FREE PUSSY RIOT!

      — an LGBT Christian.

      1. faeces on the penis causes HPV and HIV,, 19 Aug 2012, 7:40pm

        You should read Jude verse 7

    2. Lol @ this. Surely if aids is passed onto babies, and they grow up and get married, they’ll pass the aids onto their partner/child, no?

      Really what you’re asking for is everyone with aids to die/abstain from sex. It has nothing to do with homosexuals/bisexuals specifically. It has nothing to do with morals either. HIV is transmitted via sex, there’s no stipulation that it has to be any form of “perverted actions”, whatever that means.

      I’m bisexual. Neither me nor my fiancé have aids.

  35. Poor Keith once again spouts forth the ramblings of the insane which, I suppose, excuses his semi-literacy.

  36. Cardinal Capone 19 Aug 2012, 12:43pm

    If Russia incorporated the European Convention on Human Rights directly into its domestic law as we did, it would be a start in recognising the rights of the citizen, and of minorities.

    It’s unlikely under the present regime, sadly.

  37. “Maybe someone does not see the link but after Madonna’s concert maybe some boy becomes gay, some girl becomes lesbian, fewer children are born as a result and this big country cannot defend its borders – for me it causes moral suffering.”

    Lol. That made my day.

    There seems to be a direct correlation between stupidity and homophobia. The evidence is overwhelming.

  38. http://nplusonemag.com/pussy-riot-closing-statements

    Maria Alyokhina.
    “This trial is highly typical and speaks volumes. The current government will have occasion to feel shame and embarrassment because of it for a long time to come. At each stage it has embodied a travesty of justice. As it turned out, our performance, at first a small and somewhat absurd act, snowballed into an enormous catastrophe. This would obviously not happen in a healthy society. Russia, as a state, has long resembled an organism sick to the core. And the sickness explodes out into the open when you rub up against its inflamed abscesses. At first and for a long time this sickness gets hushed up in public, but eventually it always finds resolution through dialogue. And look—this is the kind of dialogue that our government is capable of. This trial is not only a malignant and grotesque mask, it is the “face” of the government’s dialogue with the people of our country”.

  39. “Moral suffering”

    I laughed. I’m not even sorry.

  40. So they found the ‘pro-equality’ theme more offensive than all the guns, sex and violence that took place in the concert? Says a lot about their morals.

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