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  1. Derek Williams 8 Aug 2013, 11:09pm

    Hell no!

    1. “told the world to “calm down”

      Sounds like he is getting a bit nervous about this.

    2. Yes! This is great! Russian politicians are obviously getting a bit bothered about this issue. About bloody time!

  2. picket the russian embassies blockade them dont let them move !

    1. Jock S. Trap 9 Aug 2013, 9:04am

      Seems fair since they have restricted fairness and equality of their citizens, restricting movements we should do unto them what they seem fit to do the same from their Embassies!

      See how they like it.

      My thoughts are they wouldn’t and would protest about it… Loudly!

  3. lynsey howell 8 Aug 2013, 11:20pm

    people the world over hold views that are out of line with rational thought. these are the kind of people whose mind cannot/will not be changed by outrage the world over, indeed the louder the world shouts the more firmly they hold on to their beliefs. better by far to eradicate people like this from our and i mean our (the rational understanding , accepting folk) of the world we do not need such bigots who servr only to perpetuate such ignorance

    1. The next link in the chain of reasoning will be: the only effective way to erradicate the promotion of homosexuality to our beloved children will be to lock gays in prison camps, because the very fact that they exist is promoting their “life style”. We all know what is next…

    2. eradicate? eradicate? you mean like hitler eradictaed the Jews? or like the very ‘rational’ chairman mao eradicated the ‘irrational’ peaceful Buddhists?

  4. lynsey howell 8 Aug 2013, 11:25pm

    thing is that these bigots will only entrench their position the more the world screams stop, better by far to eradicate all those who would pollute rational thought with such bigotry

    1. This shouldn’t be voted down as it actually holds truth – dictators like Putin like to blame the rest of the world and convince their people they are the ones who are right and more often than not they succeed.

      When the power cuts daily in North Korea, the people are told it’s because of America. “Blame America!!!” they say, because they’ve been told it’s the their fault.

      The same could happen here; Putin could easily re-assure his people that “he will not COWER in the face of the world, he will stay strong for mother Russia. He will NOT allow the motherland to become WEAK like the rest of the world. We must not GIVE IN to the MORALLY BANKRUPT WESTERNERS and stay true to our TRADITIONAL VALUES.”

      He will put it in a way they cannot argue or disagree with, you’re either with us or against us. You stay true to the motherland, or side with the traitors, the outsiders, the filthy perverted foreigners.

      It’s very easily done, warping the minds of the sheep. It happens over here, too.

      1. Frank Boulton 9 Aug 2013, 6:02am

        I agree, there is now no discussing these discriminatory new laws with Russians. They have to agree with Putin. They are not in a position to show the slightest sympathy with the LGBT community through social media or emails, because they would be seen to be promoting non-traditional relationships in public, including to minors.

    2. eradicate? eradicate? you mean like hitler eradictaed the Jews? or like the very ‘rational’ chairman mao eradicated the ‘irrational’ peaceful Buddhists?

  5. “I want to ask you to calm down as in addition to this law we have a constitution that guarantees all citizens a private life.”

    Yeah, well, your so named constitution isn’t worth the paper it’s written on, and would be better used wiping Putin’s greasy back end.
    You have over 500 groups on social media sites across your country which deliberately target gay youth for beatings and forced outings. You have a priesthood that publicly promotes intolerance and violence against LGBT citizens. You have a military and police force which both act violently in public against gay people, both native and foreign.
    Gay Russians literally have no privacy, because the thugs that invaded Russia in the 1940s and killed over 20 million Russian soldiers and civilians are now taking over your country. And the FIRST thing they will burn is your constitution.

    But I guess you’re secretly in favor of that aren’t you?

  6. “Calm down” he demands! What he’s really telling the world is that visitors to the Games will be safe if they’re all ‘straight-acting’. Then he adds: “but of course you have to respect the laws of the country you are in.” That means that a visitor only has to look gay to get ‘special treatment’ from their undercover fascist police force (didn’t Hitler also have one of those?). ‘Looking gay’ to Putin’s SS warrants the death penalty in Russia, or torture if they’re feeling generous.

    He states that it’s a ban on promotion of “non-traditional relations among the young generation”. Is that why they have been torturing and murdering children? So any child that appears to ‘look gay’ to Putin’s SS also gets the death penalty in Russia or torture if they’re feeling generous. Actual events, proven with photographs and video footage.

    If it’s all about protecting young people why then is their SS going after 12-16 year olds?

    “Calm Down”? I think not.

  7. The russian people don’t want their kids force fed homosexual propaganda – get over it !

    Its not genocide or holocaust and comparing it to the nazi’s is insulting .Most men in the brownshirts were homosexual including Rohm.

    “Many…[Freikorps] leaders were homosexual; indeed homosexuality appears to have been widespread in several volunteer units. Gerhard Rossbach…was an open homosexual. On his staff was Lieutenant Edmund Heines who was later to become the lover of Ernst Roehm”

    “Roehm, as the head of 2,500,000 Storm Troops had surrounded himself with a staff of perverts. His chiefs, men of rank of Gruppenfuehrer or Obergruppenfuehrer, commanding units of several hundred thousand Storm Troopers, were almost without exception homosexuals. Indeed, unless a Storm Troop officer were homosexual he had no chance of advancement”

    Now we have the rainbow fascists with their flags and ‘pride’ marches trying to sanction the russians for rejecting homosexual propaganda and ideology .

    1. Now we have morons like you whose comments will be removed.

      1. Nah man ! Censorship is wrong, mmmkay. Let the fools make as much a fool out of themselves as they like. It takes an even bigger fool to let a fool like this hold any influence over them ! Let them ramble on about what they know nothing about, like sexuality, gender, history and politics – it’s nothing more than comedy. The class clown, the village drunkard, the totally clueless bafoon.

        Mr. Pink

    2. Homophobe says what?

      No amount of “force fed propaganda” is going to influence a childs sexuality one way or another; in the same sense a sh!tload of heterosexual propaganda being shoved down my throat 24/7 throughout my entire life has not influenced me, I still like boys and always have done.

      “homosexual ideology”!!! that’s a new one for the books, oh how I chuckled ! Next you’ll be saying the “homosexual machine” is devouring your children with our “secret agenda” to take over the world and turn everyone gay for our grand evil scheme to make the whole world extinct with our gayness…

      But you know this full well, who are you trying to fool here ?

      Your “homophobic propaganda” and your “homophobic ideology” hurts children, ours does not.

    3. Do not feed the troll!

      I have reported Ray’s post. We should expect PinkNews to remove it.

      Is there any way that PN could ban his IP address from accessing this site or from posting at the very least? If not, then any illegal comments from posters such as ‘Ray’ and ‘Keith’ should be reported by PN to the police. Visitors and contributors to this LGBT site should not have to view the daily torrent of homophobia from people who’s sole intention is to be hateful towards the LGBTs here.

      That would be better than removing non-abusive and non-controversial comments by LGBT posters. I’ve had posts removed for absolutely no good reason. I’m gay. Glad to be gay! I’ve no internalised homophobia issues, so no reason to be abusive towards fellow LGBT posters. Please PN, don’t treat genuine contributors in the same way, or worse, than homophobic trolls.

      1. Beelzeebub 9 Aug 2013, 3:04am


        We come here in hope of meaningful discussion with people who have lived the experience of being gay on the topics Pink News themselves publish , and all we get is continual denigration sanctified and allowed by the alleged moderators of this forum.

        I’ve already cut and pasted many of the various trolls vile comments and forwarded them to the marketing departments of the advertisers on this site.

        I’m sick and tired it.

        1. You’ve had at least one post removed, Beelzeebub. It all started yesterday when you requested PN to do something about ‘Keith’. You mentioned what happened to your young gay niece after she read homophobic posts. I responded to you, but both our posts were deleted. I then noticed that more of my recent posts were also deleted. It happened very quickly. I wish there was the same eagerness to remove homophobic posts as there has appeared to be in deleting non-abusive and genuine comments by LGBT posters. To be honest, I’m wondering whether it’s worth visiting this site. I’d prefer not to have to look elsewhere for LGBT news, but I’m not going to stand being treated in the same way as a troll when I’m most certainly not.

          1. Beelzeebub 9 Aug 2013, 8:40am

            I’m on a mission now to shut this paper down. All they are interested in is revenue. Screw gay people.

      2. Why is the word ‘homophobia’ the only word you can use when the destructive homosexual lifestyle is criticised ? Targeting those who are under 18 with homosexual propaganda , has been made illegal in Russia .What is the problem ? Can’t you wait till they are 18 ? – it’s not illegal then .Why is the homo-lobby targeting children and always campaigning to do away with the age of consent ? I deplore any violence towards those who are same sex-attracted , but i do agree with the Russian peoples rejection of homosexual propaganda.The Russian people see the homo-lobby with their militant politics , marches , flags and contempt for decency as a mirror to the fascism they suffered under the Nazi occupation.

        The Russian people have said ‘No’ to the politics behind the homo-lobby – why have you got to force your agenda on people who don’t want it and can see beyond the victim phoney victim tag of ‘homophobia’ .

    4. You might want to check your facts with an independant source that isn’t homophobe historian Scott Lively.

      Ernst Rohm was executed on Hitler’s orders long before WWII got underway, something called the “night of the long knives” you might have heard of. One swallow doesn’t make a spring.

      As for the rest…

      “Upon the rise of Adolf Hitler, gay men and, to a lesser extent, lesbians, were two of the numerous groups targeted by the Nazi Party and were ultimately among Holocaust victims. Beginning in 1933, gay organizations were banned, scholarly books about homosexuality, and sexuality in general, were burned, and homosexuals within the Nazi Party itself were murdered. The Gestapo compiled lists of homosexuals, who were compelled to sexually conform to the “German norm.”
      Between 1933 and 1945, an estimated 100,000 men were arrested as homosexuals, of whom some 50,000 were officially sentenced”

      Sound familiar?

    5. Jock S. Trap 9 Aug 2013, 9:08am

      So people are not allowed to be themselves but the Murder of innocent children just for suspecting they may be Gay is fine to you?

      Disgusting individual.

      Gay people are feared by idiots like you because we get on with our llves.

      You’re continuous jealousy is noted but to sanction and excuse murder, esp of children shows you up for the nastiest form of humanity.

    6. Ye are really showing your fear and getting scared, eh? Cowards in the face of reality and truth that ye are now being forced to accept. The future is now, baby!

      1. A very gay person 9 Aug 2013, 11:25am

        You shall see, my friend.
        The future is very, very gay.

  8. This anti-gay legislation has the Russian Orthodox Church’s fingerprints all over it.
    Organised religion has had far too much privilege, power and protection for far too long. Humanity needs to evolve and the continued inclusion of superstitious beliefs in the affairs of state is not helping that process.

    1. Helge Vladimir Tiller 9 Aug 2013, 8:29am

      YES Pavlos ! This Church is the real DEVIL ! Super right fascists in Russia gather religious People ( very much the older generation ) and urge them to demonstrate against gays and transgender persons.(— And The Government wants to side with the Church- ) Telling them that WE are the ultimate threat to LIFE and GOD ! As for the Russian LGBT-community ; The Russian Orthodox Church is the root of all evil !

      1. Agreed! Just as in Greece, it’s the Orthodox church, with its grip on everything in Russia and Greece, that is at the root of this frightful problem.

        Religion again.

        C’mon, you gay Russian Orthodox clerics, time for you to step forward and declare you and what you are and NOT allow for the persecution of YOUR gay and lesbian brothers and sisters!

  9. Beelzeebub 9 Aug 2013, 2:55am

    Oh dear.

    Embarrassed at all the bad publicity your vile laws are generating.

    The potential lost income.


    Ditch the Section 28 then well talk.

    Lets hurt these bar stewards everywhere it hurts.

    Viral every gay bash video that comes out of that country. It has worked to date, despite this liars drivel.

  10. On the Sky News website there is a report about Stephen Fry’s letter and the pressure for a boycott of Russia’s Winter Olympics. It’s over 30 paragraphs long, but with regard to detailing actual events in Russia in order to put the furore into context, it only mentions the following from Nikolai Alexeyev, head of Gay Russia: “”We saw in recent months a rise in homophobic crimes, we saw that several people were killed on the basis of hatred towards LGBT people.”

    UK media in general appears to be unable to report Stephen Fry’s letter accurately. The British public are not being informed of actual cases of torture and murder, so many people will not take an interest. It begs the question if there’s an agenda to prevent growing public interest in this.

  11. He is so stupid.

  12. Calm down my ass !! Russia deserves even more boycott and protests !!

  13. Frank Boulton 9 Aug 2013, 6:07am

    So Mr. Mutko say: “You have to respect the laws of the land you are in.” No. We should have no more respect for these new laws than for any other oppressive legislation. These laws are no more worthy of respect than were the laws that enabled the Holocaust or the laws that enabled Apartheid.

  14. colin Cass 9 Aug 2013, 7:07am

    Its the sort of thing Hitler might have said ,like leave us alone & let us get on with our Evil.The Russians don,t like the fact that the World has seen the Filthy tricks that it is getting up to! & is doing something about it!Step up the pressure!

  15. Calm down!

    Right! as if!

    This has only just gotten going. If the Minister tells the world to calm down, clearly the momentum being gained by the outrage against Russia is beginning become obvious and gain strength! Clearly he’s in denial about the truth hitting home home.

  16. F*** that fascist monster and his evil overlord Putin.

  17. Jock S. Trap 9 Aug 2013, 9:02am

    Despicable people in a despicable country…. Boycott Russia… Period!

    By allowing and refusing to investigate they have legalised the murder, the torture, the beating all those who are Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender as well as those who just ‘look’ like they are regardless of if they actually are and Mr Mutko that INCLUDES children!!!

  18. The boy needs to by some olive oil to rub around his neck, then pull his head out of his backside.

  19. Hell to the no!!!!!!

  20. First they came for the communists,
    and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist.

    Then they came for the socialists,
    and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a socialist.

    Then they came for the trade unionists,
    and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist.

    Then they came for me,
    and there was no one left to speak for me.

  21. I really fear for the Russian LGBT communities.
    If Putin offered to recreate the USSR tomorrow I think the world would be surprised and shocked at how many countries would join – happily leaving the EU behind.
    Yes of course we should be shouting and screaming to stop this state and church sanctioned hatred but Putin will never ever allow himself to lose face he would rather press the ‘button’ and destroy the world than back down.
    And though it might be hard for us to believe more than half of the population think he’s their saviour – a deity.
    Putin pouts and sneers at world leaders and tells the Russian people that the ‘West’ is trying to tell them how to run their country. He is a spiteful man with a large and powerful following both in Russia and elsewhere.
    My heart aches for those being persecuted by this evil regime. Many will suffer and die. Get out and seek safety elsewhere – millions have died before believing they could evade or ignore their haters

  22. Robert in S. Kensington 9 Aug 2013, 12:25pm

    They’re obviously feeling the ‘heat’ from the reaction in western countries and trying to play it down. Well, I’ve news for him. It’s not working.

    We should cut diplomatic ties with Moscow and expel its diplomats. The ECHR needs to take a more pro-active stance.

  23. Staircase2 9 Aug 2013, 3:34pm

    The bloody idiot…!

  24. Its all nice and well to say it might start having an affect in Russia: but we must do more HERE!

    The BBC : we need to put pressure on them to boycott the broadcast – without viewers there is no advertising, so that will hurt the sponsors – and money talks.
    Can we shame the BBC into saying; We will not broadcast from a fascist country?

    The athletes – do they care about human rights, or more about their own glory? Let’s shame the selfish/egocentric ones that will go there no matter what.

    And keep on boycotting the sponsors too!

    1. Russian Sports Administer, Vitaly Mutko, says “calm down” and BNP leader Nick Griffin says “Fry needs to get over it”… I say… YOU calm the f*%k down and YOU get the f*%k over it! Oh… and wipe that f*%kin smirk off your faces. YOU make me sick!

  25. As someone else has said :

    “The law is not against LGBT community. They are free to love and be together have they choose to. The law passed by the Duma, prohibit “propaganda” of “non-traditional” sexual orientation among minors. If in the Europe and the US they think its ok to expose children to this information they are free to do so, but Russians (90% of the population support this law) think that children need protection from certain info. Why in the west they think they are right and Russian are wrong.”

    The homosexual lobby are acting like the real fascists now-a-days :

    The Nuremberg-like Pride rallies , rainbow flag waving and intimidation seem to be the order of the day from the gay brownshirts .

    1. Tim Hanafin 12 Aug 2013, 6:44pm

      Ray – you talk utter drivel. The days of you religios’ influence on the course of politics in this country are numbered. As in every other developed Western nation we find we have no more use for your fairy stories. The LGBT community is oppressed and discriminated against around the world but things are changing and we are on the move. We are no longer prepared to put up with the way we have been treated historically. Yes, we are organised, yes, we are motivated, yes we have a long list of demands that you aren’t going to like but to compare Pride rallies with Nazi rallies is fatuous and beneath contempt. You are a moron.

  26. …stupid ****!, calm down, do you think the treatment of Gay people is CALM?

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