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How US Evangelicals Helped Create Russia's Anti-Gay Movement

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Elle B (84)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 9:39 am
Ty Cal ... excellent article and info! Macro: yet more current manifestations of fear via overfed severely bloated egos--individual and collective. These groups' global affiliations and collaboration is fact ... crying "conspiracy theories" in refutation is mere propaganda ie. well funded massive marketing using carefully seeded key words and phrases to evoke public response on cue. It is necessary to own infinity ... ie. "die trying" ... until the disease has actually been balanced to a state of eradication ... lifelong diligence and awareness required ... as the participants/culprits are addicted to their disease with no intentions for withdrawal nor rehab . . .

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. (0)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 10:33 am
This is just a stupid article. Forget the outrageous title of the article, there were only 1,000 people in attendaced at this event...
Russia had denied people religious, political, personal freedoms since the Revolution. This is LONG before the word evangelical was created. "Mother Jones" has always just thrown aricles out there to see what response they would cause. Their response here is sloppy journalism, and the attempt to take advantage of a group of people who should not, could not be placed in the same sentence as the title states is just an embarrassment to Mother Jones.

Angela J (61)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 1:53 pm
Thank you.

Winn A (179)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 2:40 pm
Disgusting and despicable. There is nothing wrong with being gay. Never has been, never will be.

pam w (139)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 4:17 pm
This is NOT a ''stupid article." Forget the denial in Allan's post and pay attention to the export of US lunacy under the guise of religion. Something similar is happening in Guatemala as evangelicals challenge the Catholic church there.

SusanAWAY A (219)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 6:50 pm
I could not disagree with you more Allan. This is precisely what brought this about. American evangelicals did the exact same thing in Uganda where they now want to execute LGBT folks. You just could not be more wrong Allan. I was happy to see this article and shared it one of my other groups dealing with Russia and the anti-gay laws there. This is an excellent article. Noted and shared!

Alfiya Topchiy (80)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 11:27 pm
Noted, thank you

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 1:21 am
Gay people have the right to say they are gay and their opponents have the right to say they are wrong.I think that people have the right to behave in the way they want to behind closed doors.But I confess I do not like to see two men behaving in a sexual matter in public and this includes a nephew of mine.

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 1:54 am
And how do you feel about two heterosexuals showing each other affection in public Alfred???!!! Frankly you sound homophobic. I'm same sex attracted, and you've managed to insult me. I pity your nephew.

Hazel G (27)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 4:24 am
Thank you.

John B (185)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 6:10 am
Thanks Cal for the link to the article by Ms. Levintova. Mr. Jacobs, Mr. Carlson and their cronies should be tried on terrorism charges. Read and noted.

Lindsay K (6)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 6:54 am

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linda b (186)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 9:10 am
I watched the documentary "Hunted" about how Russia's vigilante gangs hunt and torture gay people, it was absolutely horrifying I was shaking in fear for these victims. I don't care what sexual preference people have and gay people are human beings first and foremost. Thanks for a great post Cal.

David B (38)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 9:30 am
U.S. 'evangelicals' would be wise to pull their stupid heads in before they get cut off... 'A gay-hating God' is on their side? --- How stupid is that?

Ben B (20)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 8:34 pm
The story of the creation of the WCF, the support that it has garnered from Russian billionaires and the network of hate that the WCF has been able to build with their support is mind-bogglingly chilling. The fervent work of such groups opposing LGBT human rights is shocking. I read this article with a growing sense of unease and concern, the prevalence of hate speech scarcely hidden behind such terms as "traditional family values" is sickening. That such vile bile can be spread is frightening... That vigilante groups feel entitled to hunt, bash and humiliate LGBT people and the number of anti-gay laws indicates a level of official approval that is totally unacceptable for all those concerned with equality and human rights.

Sadly noted, thanks Cal for posting.

Lisbeth Jensen (80)
Monday June 16, 2014, 8:29 am
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