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Date: 08/22/13 05:27 PM

12 Responses to Gay Reporter Invited To Speak On Russian TV

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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14626 posts
    August 22, 2013 at 5:28 pm
    Link: Gay Reporter Invited To Speak On Russian TV - Goes on epic anti-anti-gay rant
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    August 22, 2013 at 6:09 pm
    The message is that it`s ok to be biblically anti-gay if you are Arab/African/Indian, but if Russia adopts a law that`s even a few magnitudes less oppressive than the norm in those previous cultures, it will be the biggest fracking deal ever on the internet, Obama will specifically mention it, and the media will have a hernia over it.


    Which may all well be fine, actually. But it highlights the peculiar issue, why only Russia?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 22, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    Well she`s in a snit!
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    YugureKage Female 18-29
    1205 posts
    August 22, 2013 at 10:16 pm
    " why only Russia? "
    Because stupid people still think the Cold War is going on and Russia is still "the Enemy". I don`t know how I feel about this. I hate when anyone comes onto a program like this and starts ranting, even if I agree with some of what they are saying. I just don`t know...
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    sutra46 Female 40-49
    2550 posts
    August 22, 2013 at 11:04 pm
    @andrew155, Indians? There is a old sodomy law, leftover from the British occupation days. That is not actively pursued. Nothi g in the Hindu religion or Indian political manifesto is even remotely anti gay.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    August 23, 2013 at 12:49 am
    It doesn`t matter what the issue is, what right does rainbow pants -or any non-Russian- have in telling them how to run their country? THEIR country.
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    Jonno22 Male 18-29
    55 posts
    August 23, 2013 at 1:52 am
    @drawman61

    That`s an outdated concept of statehood based on Westphalian ideas of international relations and state sovereignty. Globalization has blurred the lines of state borders, as has increased transnational communications.

    It`s ironic that Russia are asking people not to get involved in their politics considering their history of influencing other states` politics. It`s particularly ironic that gay people in other countries aren`t allowed to talk about what`s happening to gay people in Russia, since the whole idea of Communist Russia was for workers to unite worldwide and overthrow corrupt governments.
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    dirtysteve00 Male 30-39
    373 posts
    August 23, 2013 at 1:41 pm
    Russia portrays itself as a modern democracy. Issues like this are created to be a smokescreen for that spunktrumpet gangster Putin and his corrupt cronies.

    For a long while people have looked the other way, especially when you consider the international criticism of the US, Russia has had it easy.
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    JacobTrue13 Male 18-29
    260 posts
    August 23, 2013 at 2:49 pm
    "It doesn`t matter what the issue is, what right does rainbow pants -or any non-Russian- have in telling them how to run their country? THEIR country."

    @drawman61 - The actual issue aside, criticising the actions of another country`s government is not `telling them how to run their country`.
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    JacobTrue13 Male 18-29
    260 posts
    August 23, 2013 at 2:52 pm
    "Which may all well be fine, actually. But it highlights the peculiar issue, why only Russia?"

    @Andrew155 - If you think that Russia is the only country that`s been criticised for being anti-gay, you`re either paying attention selectively or you haven`t been paying attention at all.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7740 posts
    August 23, 2013 at 4:31 pm
    It`s ironic that Russia are asking people not to get involved in their politics considering their history of influencing other states

    @jonno22, by Russia you mean the USA, surely.
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    dirtysteve00 Male 30-39
    373 posts
    August 24, 2013 at 9:35 am
    Putin just banned public assembly for the Olympics.
    Why do we have sympathy for this mean person again?

    @drawman61 - US may not have clean hands, but it`s saintly next to Russia.

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