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Sochi Mayor Says There Are No Gay People In His City (TEXT and VIDEO)

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The mayor of Sochi is under the impression that there are no gay people in his city.

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Wilde Thange (10)
Monday January 27, 2014, 11:48 am
I think the Ahmadinejad's statement turned out to be poor translation for one thing. We didn't have gays in our government once upon a time Hoover made sure of that, they were just spies for him or they lost their jobs. So being gay or commie made you keep your nature closeted. The resurgence of religious orthodox control and their encouragement form western fanatics is increasing the culture war of reaction to acknowledging gays and giving them rights.
Gays in the US are at times bullied on the streets of supposedly liberal college towns in the US also today. Oh and there are second generation evangelical Ukrainians in the US on hate group lists for gay bashing and worse..

Past Member (0)
Monday January 27, 2014, 11:58 am
I think that 'gay' in this story should be preceded by 'openly'. I'm betting there are LOTS of gays there, in their padlocked (from the inside) closets ... trying to keep themselves safe from the government and prying and nosy neighbors.

. (0)
Monday January 27, 2014, 2:00 pm
I think Mickey has it right. Nobody can be that ignorant...can they?

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday January 27, 2014, 2:04 pm
Noted. Well, the article stated there are at least 2 gay pubs in the city, as well as multiple communities. So, this guy is either in denial, or terrible at making jokes. Probably just doing what our own US rightwing pols do---grandstanding with stupid remarks for effect. I wish there was an "app" to "delete" these mouthy idiots....

Birgit W (160)
Monday January 27, 2014, 2:36 pm
That is the joke of the day. He is hilarious.

Past Member (0)
Monday January 27, 2014, 3:42 pm
What a DELUDED douche...ignorance is so blissful. Thx Carrie

Past Member (0)
Monday January 27, 2014, 3:43 pm
I wonder how many people openly laughed their ass off at what he had to say! He is either a liar or very na´ve I think.

Ondine J (134)
Monday January 27, 2014, 6:15 pm
A fool and dangerous. Thanks Carrie

Mitchell D (87)
Monday January 27, 2014, 6:29 pm
Yes, I thought of the Ahmeninejad (sp?)quote, as well.
But, I wonder how he could have said anything, with his lips pressed to Putins backside so intensely!
Alan, Natasha: "igrorant?" Reminds me of my favorite Darwin quote, as on my home page, here, something in the vein of "Only absolute ignorance can produce absolute certainty."
OMG!! That must be the secret to the GOP's war on women.
Carrie_ the Huckabee quote for me is the one about their having a "war FOR women," yeah, just like Newt's "Contract For America," was not a "Contract ON America!"
And, my good buddy, St. Reagan, had he not owned both houses of congress, might just have found numerous articles of impeachment in his asrtological chart.

. (0)
Monday January 27, 2014, 11:39 pm
In 2010 the total population of Sochi was 420,589. The mayor of Sochi must be the only mayor of such a large city who knows about the sexual life of every one of the residents. Somehow I find that hard to believe. Then again, it is Russia.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 12:38 am
I wouldn't go there no matter who I sleep with.

Ben O (171)
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 5:48 am
In fact there are no gay people in all of Russia!

Esther Z (94)
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 7:51 am
Lol....I think Ben's got it right! Lol....

Vallee R (280)
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 12:10 pm
Wishful thinking on his part - stupid though.
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