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Pelosi tells Putin: When you talk about people being created equal – don’t forget gays and lesbians

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  1. Excuse me?

    And what about the human rights of hundreds of thousands of Middle Easterns not to have the bejesus blown out of them by cluster bombs and remote trigger-happy drone operators you daft woman?

    And while you’re at it, tell your Mr. Prezziedent to hand back his sacrilegious, misnomered Nobel Peace Prize why don’t you?!

    What a sick and twisted world we inhabit.

    1. …one drenched in the stench of hypocrisy and the waft of double standards!

    2. St Sebastian, the humanist 14 Sep 2013, 1:25am

      WOW. Look at the intent, it was a TWEET you TWIT.

      Do you really think Nancy Pelosi does care about the plight of innocent victims of the unrest in the Middle East? Have you checked her twitter account to see if she has made any comments with regard to the victims of the unrest in the Middle East?

      I think you’ll find Nancy Pelosi is one of the most compassionate politicians in the USA, and is very active in supporting causes that would have little personal impact on her own life.

  2. What an utterly inane response.

    she means well but ‘god’ ? Surely she’s not thick enough to believe in that?

    1. Her references to ‘god’ were in quote marks, because it was Putin who originally said it.

    2. What an utterly inane comment. Did you even read the article?

    3. Metsän poika 14 Sep 2013, 1:12am

      It seems some of the anti-religious crowd are just as intolerant as the religious lot, and I say that as an ambi-theist.

  3. Christopher Coleman 13 Sep 2013, 5:12pm

    As we all know from our personal histories and that of our countries that, although we may be “created equal under God”, we do not have to be treated as equals by other human beings, be they under God or not.

    Pelosi should never forget that, when the phrase was used in the newly formed USA, black people were not included. Nor were Native Americans. So, an appropriate response to Putin and his use of “god” would have been the Biblical injunction to “do unto others as you would have others do unto you”, a quotation ascribed to someone who should be taken seriously by Putin’s own Orthodox brethren. She could then ask Putin why, if he is content to have lgbt people in his country stigmatized and treated badly, anyone reading his opinion piece in the NYT should not question his sincerity.

    That would have been a properly politic response. But Pelosi is merely employed as a politician and, therefore, believes she is one. A common modern delusion.

    1. “She could then ask Putin why, if he is content to have lgbt people in his country stigmatized and treated badly, anyone reading his opinion piece in the NYT should not question his sincerity.”

      That’s what she did. You missed it.

  4. Christopher Coleman 13 Sep 2013, 8:10pm

    Hey, Chaps! Five of you didn’t like my post. Did you read it? Did you understand it? When you turn against people on the same side, it indicates that something is seriously wrong.

  5. Helge Vladimir Tiller 14 Sep 2013, 7:26am

    Pelosi ! More efforts to improve the situation for the LGBTQ community in The US please. A lot of challenges in front of you. (—more than in most countries in the world ! )

  6. I don’t understand all the negative responses to this article. She said something in support of GLBT Russians. What’s the problem?

    1. Basically, people can never be satisfied.

      I mean if I was that woman and I came on here and saw all these ungrateful responses I would just be sad and disappointed I wasn’t appreciated. No she’s not exactly storming Putin’s office and demanding an explanation but she is saying “I’ve got my eye on you, so don’t try anything funny” !

      Putin needs to know his actions are not going un-noticed on the political stage and beyond, does he not?

      1. Christopher in Canada 16 Sep 2013, 2:32am

        But does he care? He’s perfectly insulated from the world in his own (rather large, geographically) fiefdom, and chooses to look down his nose at anyone else. The world may be getting smaller, but it’s still too big to really affect change in the heart of the self-righteous and xenophobic.

    2. People don’t seem to read very well. Pelosi slammed Putin, and apparently a lot of people just didn’t get it, although I thought it was fairly obvious.

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