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  1. The insane savagery of orthodox religion, which informs the idiocracy that throwing rocks is somehow “better” than recognition of innate personal characteristics.

    These people are the latest iteration of the Nazis attacking Jewish people, or the KKK attacking people of colour. Same stuff, different day (and all underpinned by the rancid filth of the Abrahamic faith)

  2. The insane savagery of orthodox religion, which informs the idiocracy that throwing rocks is somehow “better” than recognition of innate personal characteristics.

    These people are the latest iteration of the Nazis attacking Jewish people, or the KKK attacking people of colour. Same stuff, different day (and all underpinned by the rancid filth of the Abrahamic faith)

  3. Contrast the UK news stories on this site-and you realise just how lucky we are to live here.

  4. Our city was used to be labelled as “the city-hero that defeated fascism”.
    Now it is like “the hero-city that was defeated by Nazism”

    As it turns out today a peaceful gathering that was permitted by the city administration was attacked by approximately 400 nazis and policemen did almsot nothing to prevent it. Deputy Milonov , a member of orthodox cult,took part in organizing remotely pogrom, planning it ahead and helping all these nazis and priests get organized Nazis took their children and brought them to the gay rights event and then started calling to administration saying that there were children exposed to homosexual propaganda.

    Disgusting.

    This is the new policy of tchekist Puten- a federal and international criminal, a bald kgb rat stuffed with botox.The policy of criminal, orthodox terror and lawlessness. The war on our Constitution, on the declaration of human rights, on international treaties signed by Russia.

    1. Helge Vladimir Tiller 29 Jun 2013, 8:08pm

      Good comment, Olga ! We are just having an organized collection of money here in Oslo in order to pay the fine for “Comig out”- By the way: We had Pride Parade today as well. Even if the rain was pouring down, it was a tremendous success ! Only nice and smiling people were watching and everybody rejoiced with joy and friendliness.. What a contrast to Russia ! Miss Putin is a devil in disguise. Best wishes from Norway !

    2. hank kelly 29 Jun 2013, 8:10pm

      Olga, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I have seen the old newsreels showing the defense of Stalingrad and how the Russian people battled the Nazi invasion. It’s an insult to the millions of Russians who fought and died to now surrender to the ideals of the Nazis.

  5. Vladimir Putin’s Russia: racist, homophobic, and with the “marriage” of Putin and Russian Orthodoxy, an unholy, quasi-dictatorship where every hysterical, religiously-based superstition becomes law. Church-sponsored terrorism aimed at destroying the lives of Russian
    LGBTs.

  6. These people who fought with us during our war with Hitler now have produced a very Western hater youth population.
    Look at your own negative effects from the war. Missing generations and a defecit beyond measure. We spent our own families for that war and the Russians spent so many more. So look at your own misfortune and multiply that feeling. We have lost our allies to a long retreat and now they have raised the fascism left behind moving backwards when the ark of the covenent is moving to the West again. Only this time it didn’t just move West. They moved it off world.
    Anyway we need to talk about this amongst our community and contact our councillors and tradesfolk. We must construct a community response to our politicians in a constructed way. We either go for adopt a russian gay fugitive or we all raise this concern with our politician. Especially the ones who voted against equal marriage bill. Can they not now at least give the LGBT community in Russia the same right?

    .

  7. Don’t you see that the two cases are moral opposites? The Russian demonstrators are trying to end prejudice, the English B&B owners are trying to preserve prejudice. Or do you think one should disregard such niceties and obey all laws willy-nilly?

    1. oh bugger off!
      and go play with ur latest sex toy bc thats the only sex ul b gettin u lil worm

    2. That There Other David 30 Jun 2013, 8:48am

      Don’t bother Joe. His entire aim is to be a waste of your time.

    3. bobbleobble 30 Jun 2013, 9:03am

      Morals like slavery and genocide for example, your God was quite keen on those things. Do you advocate slavery and genocide? If not then aren’t you creating morality too?

      Russians aren’t trying to preserve decency, they’re scapegoating a vulnerable section of society to distract the population from other problems. It’s no different from what they’ve done before with Jewish people, Christians at the height of Communism and any particular group that Stalin didn’t like. That was all about preserving decency too.

      That you would approve of these actions speaks volumes about you. You clearly lack any sense of decency or humanity. I’m sure that if their is a God he’s not going to want you anywhere near him when you die.

      1. bobbleobble 30 Jun 2013, 10:29am

        Caribbean slaveholders argued the same thing about their slaves too. You didn’t answer my question though, are you in favour of soa very and genocide?

        Incest and polygamy are not the same as homosexuality and only idiots think they are.

      2. bobbleobble 30 Jun 2013, 10:43am

        Oh and I’m not surprised that you are secure in your faith because like everyone I’m sure you ignore the inconvenient bits, in your case for example that annoying bit about loving your neighbour,

    4. Jock S. Trap 30 Jun 2013, 9:49am

      Actually moral or decided only by man and usually over ego’d men like you who feels life is worthless.

  8. Dont 4get that the russian orthodox church abroad in every country was infiltrated by KGB agent spies in the former soviet union. Putin was head of the KGB 4 a long time.The churches stance on Pussy Riot and any other group that is a threat to their stranglehold on power shows that cracks are appearing in Russian society. These gay protestors are extremely brave in the face of police and govt. corruption. I also applaud Madonna and Lady Gaga who spoke up at their concerts for gay rights whilst in russia unlike Graham Norton who said nothing whilst recording a Eurovision program in russia whilst gay protestors were being arrested.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/global/2009/may/16/peter-tatchell-arrested-moscow-gay-rights-march

  9. Jock S. Trap 30 Jun 2013, 9:45am

    I thought Putin said the country wasn’t homophobic? Clearly he lies and the country is homophobic on the extreme.

    Appalling!!

  10. Jock S. Trap 30 Jun 2013, 9:47am

    Being Gay is a Human Right issue to be one-self. The only law should be protection.

    You are a disgusting human being.

    1. bobbleobble 30 Jun 2013, 10:37am

      If you’re so interest in that type of play then I’m sure you can find a website where you can hook up with a like minded individual. Maybe then you can get over your obsession and start discussing things rationally.

      1. JackAlison 1 Jul 2013, 5:45am

        @dirt road
        id like to see u in a museum
        along with the dinasours

  11. bobbleobble 30 Jun 2013, 10:34am

    They don’t have the same case and only a fundamentalist idiot would conflate the different issues.

    1. bobbleobble 30 Jun 2013, 11:01am

      Fundamentalist idiot with a sc@ t obsession. Point and laugh people.

    2. I’m still waiting for you to have the courage to meet me in person, so we can have a coffee, a bite to eat, and chat. The offer is open any time.

      I’ve no idea why you feel the need to come here – clearly your have some deep-seated insecurity, or, and forgive me for this, some paranoia that me having equal rights somehow means you lose some. That’s illogical – equality means we have equal rights. Why would that be unfair. If you believe your God created all of us then he clearly intended for some people to be gay. Are you saying God made some sort of mistake? Gay people have been part of all societies since the dawn of mankind, so it’s not the “permissive society”, or rock music, or estrogen in the water supply.

      Why are you against accepting me for me? Why do you feel the need to control my life and opportunities? Again, this seems to be routed in your own insecurities.

      1. bobbleobble 30 Jun 2013, 12:13pm

        Not to put a damper on your rant but adult incest IS legal in Russia. Are you still quite as keen on their moral outlook?

    3. Jock S. Trap 30 Jun 2013, 11:57am

      For someone who constantly talks about crap you do talk so much of it it’s difficult to know which end your talking put of!

      1. Jock S. Trap 30 Jun 2013, 11:58am

        ‘out of’ even

      2. bobbleobble 30 Jun 2013, 12:21pm

        Actually if you just focused on the ball and not the player you wouldn’t make much of a footballer. In any debate it is important to take note of who is making the arguments so as to know whether it’s worth taking their arguments seriously. But in calling us HIV riddled freaks aren’t you doing exactly what you accuse Jock of? If you opened your mind just a fraction (not easy for a fundamentalist I know) then maybe you could actually learn something instead of spouting hate at us. Maybe that turns you on, I don’t know.

  12. bobbleobble 30 Jun 2013, 2:13pm

    Homosexuality isn’t illegal in Russia.

    No I don’t believe incestuous adults should be able to marry in Russia, anymore than I think they should be able to marry in any other country. Marriage requires arm’s length consent, there should be no duress and no undue influence and it is impossible to prove in a familial relationship that duress and influence haven’t been exerted.

    Plus marriage is about creating a legal relationship where none currently exists. A brother already has a legal relationship with his siblings. If I die today my brother gets all my possessions if I don’t have a will. If I’m rushed to hospital my brother would be allowed to come into my hospital room without question. If people are so disposed as to have a relationship with their sibling then they don’t need to be able to marry since they already have legal familial rights.

    1. bobbleobble 30 Jun 2013, 2:34pm

      Actually duress and undue influence are both grounds for an annulment of a marriage. Forced marriages are also illegal. So yes duress and undue influence are bars to marriage. We also don’t allow people in positions of power to have sexual relationships with people under the age of 18 in their care because of the possibility of under influence or duress. Doesn’t matter how willing the 16-18 year old might appear to be, the possibility of undue influence is enough to ban it for everyone.

      This is the problem with arguing with a fundamentalist loon, you are incapable of rational thought or argument. You simply scream about incest as if homosexuality and incest are the same thing and yet they’re not. You don’t understand nuance, you simply see things in black and white and are incapable of seeing anything but your own deluded arguments.

  13. I love how the homophobes who declare themselves morally superior are always the ones totally lacking in any kind of common sense or education on Homosexuality. Didn’t anyone tell you? it is natural, and it is good for the community. Look it up!

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