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Russian Orthodox group looked to sue US for Alaska to save it from same-sex marriage

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  1. The USA should make a deal- they can keep Alaska in exchange for Sarah Palin moving to Russia.

    1. Helge Vladimir Tiller 16 Mar 2013, 8:42pm

      Good point. I really like your comment ! Wonderful-

    2. Not just that crazy bitch whose gunsights video is almost certainly responsible for the carnage in tuscon , but all the evangelicals and the catholic hierarchy

      I cant think of anything more deserved then these creeps end up as slave labor under communism

      Palins jr whore can keep the guards happy in the gulag, Interesting eample of how the relgiious right really lives

  2. “I can see Russia from my House”!

    Can people get any more stupid. Gee wizz people are totally nuts!

    1. apology: ffs! i just reported this comment by mistake because of these stupid animated & totally IN YER FACE adverts! if this is the shape of pink adverts to have a sprinkling of news, i won’t bother coming back. yeah, you need the money, but the increased load times makes for a poor reader environment… sort it out! not everybody has super-duper broadband with bells on it…

  3. That There Other David 16 Mar 2013, 1:29pm

    I like this idea. Don’t like the policy of a country’s government, sue them!! For a start, how about EVERYONE sues the Principality of Muscovy to give back all Russian territory and save it from rampant homophobia?

    1. Don’t forget to file the claim in a non-Russian jurisdiction.

      If a Moscow arbitrage court carries enough weight to dictate domsetic policy in the USA, then surely a Devon divorce court can over-rule Russian domestic policy?

  4. John Roberts 16 Mar 2013, 2:03pm

    “Alaska … was recognised as the 49th state in 1953.”

    Alaska became a state in 1958.

  5. 1959….. 3 January I remember :)

  6. perhaps i’m being too pragmatic but if non-religious people choose to sin, then it is not for religious “people” to comment. guilt-trip people of your own kind and leave everybody else out of it.

    1. But it’s no fun.

    2. my vaniry licence plate SINMORE

      mY wifes vanity plate – MORESIN

      They refused my 1st choice BCUMGAY

  7. Jacob Dugan-Brause 16 Mar 2013, 3:18pm

    Erm, Russian settlement in Alaska was colonial and disputed, as multiple indigenous (First Nation) peoples there never uniformly ceded lands to Russia.

    It took over 100 years for Alaska Native counter land claims to be settled in an act of US Congress in 1972, permitting construction of the trans Alaska oil pipeline (in which BP had a majority stake, by the way).

    Russia really has no ground to stand on given development in international and indigenous peoples’ law since the time of European empires.

    The story is about an act than cannot be actioned.

  8. Pavlos Prince of Greece 16 Mar 2013, 5:16pm

    And what about Finland, who was part of Russian Empire 1805-1917 and is debating same-sex marriage at the moment too?

    1. From what I understand, most Finnish Orthodox are indifferent about whether they’re Orthodox, Lutheran or any other denomination. It’s a very secular country.

      1. Pavlos Prince of Greece 17 Mar 2013, 2:07pm

        Well, Finland is less secular and liberal as Sweden, Norway or Denmark. Indeed, its most conservative Scandinavian country, where same-sex partnerships are legal since 2002, much later as in another four countries, and this only because Finish President (Finland is semi-presidential Republic wit strong powers of President) at the time, Ms. Taira Vailkonen (straight women, who was gay activist in the 1970-es), was very in favor of this; majority of Finish people was then against any legal recognition of gay couples. However, we can say this in another way: Finland is most liberal Baltic state (at least before World War II it was named exactly so, alongside of another three Baltic Republics); because of his complicated history it belongs for both regions, Scandinavia and Central Europe.

  9. must be taking lessons from Kirchener … trying to annex lands to which do not belong to you by claiming they do.

  10. MerlynHerne 16 Mar 2013, 8:41pm

    OMG. Stupidity and bigotry like this is why I left the Orthodox Church. These idiots just don’t quit when it comes to to hating and wanting to exclude “teh gay”.

    I would LOVE to see all the Russian Orthodox emigres sent back to Russia. If being here is so bad, they can just go home.

  11. Christopher in Canada 16 Mar 2013, 11:56pm

    Had Britain not been so anxious to please the States when it brokered this deal, Alaska would have been Canadian. Now Alaskans don’t even realize there is a whole other nation between them and the Lower 48.

    1. Pavlos Prince of Greece 17 Mar 2013, 1:16am

      Yes, indeed, ‘if’. Same-sex marriage is legal in all Canada since 2005, but in Alaska even civil partnership still is a very controversial issue. Why gay rights are all ways so difficult thematic in the territory of Orthodox Christianity ? Its very sad.

    2. jamestoronto 17 Mar 2013, 3:54am

      Sarah now says “I see Seattle from my house but the buildings in Vancouver get in the way!! Hell”, says Sarah dear, “we could have been part of that country just to the south of us, but mother got a better deal. Maybe soon, cousins.”

  12. 50,000 Russian Orthodox Christians out of a population of 730,000! It seems that the Russian Orthodox church is hardly the majority of the population in Alaska. No one is forcing them to have a same sex marriage, what the hell has it got to do with their church? I think, nothing would be the most appropriate answer! It seems to me that these 50,000 people need to take a permanent holiday to Russia… where they will be free to worship as they wish, in a homophobic and corrupt country! I am so sure that they will be very happy to be there… so much so, that they’d be coming back as quick as they could!

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