Christian conservative Bryan Fischer on Friday proclaimed that
Russia's recently approved anti-gay laws should be celebrated by gay
rights activists in the name of diversity.
Russian President Vladimir Putin in recent weeks has signed laws
that prohibit gay and lesbian couples from adopting Russian-born
children and the public promotion of gay rights. The nation's “gay
propaganda” law prohibits the positive portrayal of gay men and
lesbians in a venue where children might be present, effectively
outlawing everything from Gay Pride marches to the simple act of
wearing a rainbow pride pin in public.
The laws have been met with worldwide outrage and calls to boycott
next year's Winter Olympics to be held in Sochi.
sports minister: Anti-gay law will be enforced at Sochi Games.)
“All these people in our culture that believed in, if they
really believed in multiculturalism – they believed in celebrating
diversity, they were all about celebrating the wonder of diverse
cultures all over the world – they would be excited about this.
They would say, 'Hey this is great! We've got plenty of room in our
multicultural world for all sorts of different cultural values and
trends. Isn't this wonderful what Russia is doing? Let's celebrate
diversity and let's support this tradition in the nation of
“Somehow, don't think that's going to happen,” Fischer added.
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