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Law, culture, and Catholicism...up in smoke!

Friday, February 16, 2007

Mayor Uses Word "Satanic" to Describe Western "Creativity"

"Religious thinkers throughout the world have said that the West has reached a crisis of faith. Some European nations bless single-sex marriages and introduce sexual guides in schools," Luzhkov said. "Such things are a deadly moral poison for children."

wow... who said that?
"Last year, Moscow came under unprecedented pressure to sanction the gay parade, which can be described in no other way than as Satanic," Luzhkov said at the 15th Christmas educational readings in the Kremlin Palace.

Surely, he is all alone on the issue, no?
Vladimir Putin told a Kremlin news conference he respects human freedoms, but joked that issue of sexual minorities is linked to the demographic problem in the country.

Last year, Putin highlighted the demographic crisis afflicting Russia in his May state of the nation address, proposing radical new measures to deal with the falling birthrate and a population decline of some 700,000 a year.

That's the address where he said Russian women need to be having babies (more baby making machines).

surely the courts would rise to protect human "freedoms"?
The Moscow City Court rejected Tuesday an appeal lodged by the organizers of a gay pride parade in May against a ban on the event, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported from the courtroom.

But the people would surely support it despite the law, no?
Gay activists went ahead with their May 27 march in Moscow in defiance of the authorities' ban, but riot police, supported by neo-Nazis and militant Christians, broke up the rally shortly before it began.

This Elderly Widow was Probably one of the "Militant Christians"

surely the American newspapers are reporting this with accurate quotes, no?
MOSCOW - A top Moscow official repeated Wednesday that the city will not allow a gay rights parade, echoing the mayor's vocal criticism and saying that homosexuality is bad for your health, the RIA-Novosti news agency reported.

well, it is true that satanic possession can be harmful to your health. I guess that's what the AP translators had in mind when they rendered the word "satanic" to "harmful to health." From what Casimir can read of the Russian news on the subject, the mayor described it a lot more colorfully.

Makes me think Pope John Paul II consecrated them after all... And isn't it fitting that the same country that caused error to spread would now be the one best placed to correct everyone it misled?


UPDATE -- SVENIGOROD (Pulaski). In an effort to find public comment on the developing human "rights" crisis in Russia, Pulaski News Service contacted the Chairman of the Anomalous Phenomena Service, Andrei Gorodovoi, for comment.

Gorodovoi has been investigating strange phenomenon in the world for many years, including seeking evidence of mermaids in the Azov Sea.

"Look, as Russians, we have many more pressing things to worry about than whether these people can parade about large cities. For instance, recently two fisherman devoured a squeaking space alien. We are worried that the space aliens may come destroy Moscow in retaliation." Gorodovoi shared an image of the devoured alien, and explained that diplomatic solutions are being formulated.

Gorodovoi continued, "likewise, we have many other classes of people that we wish to help that do not like to parade about, such as two-headed girl. She deserves special place in heart of Russians, not these others."

Stella Bombonovov, elderly widow and militant Christian had only one thing to say, "Pfoouey! [she spits on the ground] These people do not make little babies for Mother Russia nor to make joy in my old heart, but like to play in the sewer drain instead." Bombonovov, who makes frequent appearances at events requiring elderly opinion, said she was on her way to Ukraine where the peasants needed help with the attackers. She added to her comment that, "They want to call us intolerant, but they are ones attacking us with their ideas and notions. I know what such ideas make, I saw such ideas in German tanks."

Rev. Viktor Cherynejivov only said one thing in response, "it is like we say in Russia, they are trying to wipe the butt by reaching over the shoulder."

UPDATE 2 -- wow, from a post within the comments comes this statement by Ukrainian parliament, Head of the Committee on Human Rights, National Minorities and International Relations of the Supreme Council (Parliament) of Ukraine, communist Mr. Leonid Grach in an interview stated that "homosexuality is an anomaly, which is caused by the amorality and the depravity of man". Grach's following comment shows that Ukraine is now using natural law as a justification for its legislation (or lack of legislation):
"Me and my colleagues in the Parliament have to defend society from infringements upon morality, and not admit into the consciousness and souls of people of any age the thought that the state is on the side of the people who are sowing debauchery, propagandising for dissoluteness, for sexual permissiveness, and for bringing the abomination of seduction into society". In the opinion of Leonid Grach, the "state must protect society from an evil, from violence, including such evil as homosexuality, lesbianism and suchlike others". The MP considers that Ukrainians must observe the norms of moral cleanness, "bequeathed to us from ancient times by orthodox ancestors".

Wow. I added the emphasis at the end. For some reason, I can't believe that guy is a communist to be speaking of upholding norms of morality bequeathed by the orthodox church. Nonetheless, Casimir wonders if they aren't going to be putting the signum crucis on state emblems in the near future.