Bryan Fischer of the Christian conservative American Family
Association (AFA) has praised Russia's “gay propaganda” law as
The law recently signed by President Vladimir Putin prohibits the
positive portrayal of gay men and lesbians in a public setting where
minors might be present. It has created a worldwide outcry, calls
for a boycott of next year's Winter Olympics in Sochi, and has
increased tension between the United States and Russia.
has “no patience” for anti-gay laws in Russia.)
“Russia is not being homophobic, it's homorealistic – the
Russian government is trying to take the issue into consideration and
establish public policy to contribute to public health, as this
lifestyle is not to be promoted, endorsed or granted special legal
explained to The Voice of Russia, which
described Fisher as an “expert.”
“Homosexual behavior is just as risky as drug abuse,” he said.
“I think the Russian government is right to be concerned with
propaganda on teenagers who are at the age of struggling through
sexual identity issues and we should help to channel these urges in
productive behavior. Heterosexuality is God's design. Policies that
encourage young people think this are good ideas.”
“Homosexual behavior damages the body and soul,” he added.
“We love homosexuals enough to tell them the truth.”