Topic: Gay Propaganda Ban in Russia
MOSCOW, August 19 (RIA Novosti) – British Prime Minister David Cameron met informally with actor and campaigner Stephen Fry last week to discuss gay rights in Russia and Britain’s participation in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, according to a report in The Guardian newspaper.
The meeting was brokered by British newspaper tycoon Yevgeny Lebedev, the son of former billionaire Alexander Lebedev, and took place in a pub in East London, The Guardian reported Sunday.
Fry, who has over 6 million followers on social networking site Twitter, wrote an open letter to Cameron on August 7 comparing Russia’s treatment of gay people to Nazi Germany’s treatment of the Jews, and called on Britain to boycott the upcoming Winter Olympics.
The meeting between Fry and Cameron reportedly took place last Monday in a back room at the Grapes Pub in London, which is jointly owned by Yevgeny Lebedev, prominent gay British actor Ian McKellen and gay British theater director Sean Mathias.
Cameron and Fry discussed the issue of Britain’s participation in the Olympics, and Cameron – who has said he does not support a boycott – explained to Fry how Britain was planning to use its attendance to make the case for gay rights, according to a report in the Daily Mail newspaper Sunday.
Like his US counterpart President Barack Obama, Cameron has criticized Russia over its treatment of gay people, but has said Britain would be better served by taking part in the Olympic Games.
The meeting was dubbed by some British newspapers as the “gay rights pub summit.”
With less than six months before Russia is due to host the Winter Olympics, the country has faced a barrage of criticism from gay rights activists, celebrities and officials from around the world over a new law passed by the State Duma banning the “promotion of non-traditional relationships to minors.”
Critics say that the law amounts to a state-supported crackdown on gay people, while Russian officials maintain it is designed to protect children, and does not restrict the freedom of adults to make their own sexual choices.
Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said Sunday that the promotion of homosexuality, alcohol and drugs could all have similarly harmful consequences for young people.
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- Panthera Pardusafter "exporting democracy" with no-fly zone will they also "export sodomy" in a similar way?14:17, 19/08/2013in the last years the greatest export item of Free West was democracy; indeed it needed some bombing, collateral damage between civilians but, hey, a dozen of wrecked states and some thousands of dead bystanders is a price "worth to pay" (actually the price tag for democracy is half a million of dead Iraqi children, as per famous Madeline Albright statement)..
Anyway, after Prism, Tempora etc.. the beacon of democratic value look to be a little opaque.. can you imagine Obama-the-Manchurian-president lecturing the evil Chinese because they hack the goggle email of dissidents?
Naughty, Naughty totalitarian Chinese leaders.. Obomber reads the NSA summary of all google email of everyone on the planet just before the regular meeting to determine who is going to be droned out of existence in the incoming week (terrorist, guest of weeding party, children, you name it.. from a camera they all look the same but.. imagine the happiness of the relatives “hey, my 9-year old sister has just being killed by order of a Nobel Prize recipient for Peace, yeah, bring it on, more democracy”)
So well, a new marketing gag and a repositioning of the Free West brand is necessary so enter the “treatment of gay people” as the new value to export .. oh yeah, right, talking about “gay” have you ever heard these two miscreants, Obummer and his pet dog Cameron, or this clown Fry mention the treatment of the so called “Tea Boys” in Afghanistan ? which a “treatment” happening under the nose of their troops by the way.. maybe they are blinded by the light of the beacon of freedom and democracy.
- Mikhail1228What kind of person....23:36, 21/08/2013What kind of person thinks that an 8 year old child needs to know and be taught about sodomy? Who in their right minds wants their little children exposed to this?
Why do people in the West think that little children need to hear about the gay lifestyle and why does it need to be promoted to them? I have to laud President Putin for having the balls to stand up against this shit and for standing up for traditional families, children and the Orthodox Christian Church. Too bad our leaders in the US are too weak and spineless to do the same. Increasingly, religious Russians look on America, with its Hollywood values and celebrations of homosexuality as a sick society in moral decline and a focus of cultural and moral evil in the world.
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