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Russia: Punishment halted against middle school girl accused of spreading gay ‘propaganda’

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  1. Centauri2002 6 Feb, 4:47pm

    All I can think of when it comes to Russia is… “Think of the children!” Now what do they propose to do? >.>

  2. That There Other David 6 Feb, 5:16pm

    Sadly, we know that once the by then dirty and unkempt looking journalists have left Sochi normal service will be resumed.

  3. I suppose when Putin’s highly-intelligent, intellectual regime was drafting the anti-gay propaganda law, no-one figured on minors themselves spreading material. This must have TOTALLY thrown them. I believe that is why they have halted the prosecution. What really needs to happen now is for millions of young people simultaneously to begin spreading pro-gay material. They couldn’t punish them all so the regime and it’s vile law would look increasingly ridiculous.

    1. charles 7 Feb, 5:16pm

      you see Putin has mistakenly took the so-called “expert” advice of Bryan Fischer and his pal Scott Lively of the American family Association too seriously. The backfire has just begun. it is too bad that story of the failed ex-gay ministry of 37 years entitled Exodus International can’t be presented to Russia as a real live failed attempt of gay to heterosexual conversion.

  4. friday jones 6 Feb, 6:56pm

    Just leave the kids alone, please, Mr. Putin, you monster.

  5. Peter B 6 Feb, 7:18pm

    Surely by suppressing their own laws in order to avoid “bad publicity”, they must obviously know that their policies are morally abhorrent; otherwise it would be business as usual.

    I am boycotting watching the Olympics. But I hope that gay athletes attend. I would love it if one of the gold-medal winners announces he is gay publicly on the podium. The fact that the Russian competitors are beaten by a gay person who will undoubtedly be applauded by the international community will be a great smack to Putin’s rhetoric and will hopefully make a subtle change to attitudes

  6. A blind eye will be turned when the Olympics are in town, but when the Olympics are over, the gloves are going to come off.

    Halted and deferred, not stopped. Get this girl out of the country before the Olympics end.

  7. BlokeToys 7 Feb, 2:51pm

    The notion that Russian authorities would be confused about what to do when it’s a child breaking these laws is nonsense, they deem all LGBT people to be sub-Human, no matter the age, gender, sexuality or nationality…

    They would have no problem at all throwing this girl into one of the Gulags, because they really are that ignorant, disgusting and hateful.

    These are religious ultra-nationalist fascist freaks we’re talking about here, not rational Human beings.

    Well done for her staying strong through this. It seems she’s far more intelligent than the average knuckle-dragging Russian, so here’s hoping she continues to become a symbol and has the chance to further the cause for all of her peers.

  8. BlokeToys 7 Feb, 2:54pm

    And, off topic but needs to be said, PN PLEASE quit with the damned gigantic adverts! Every time my mouse wanders accidentally my entire screen is filled with an ad that I have ALREADY SEEN 100 TIMES!

    Ads are important, I get that, but there is a fine line between promoting something for money and annoying your audience so much that they go elsewhere.

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