As most of the civilized world condemns Russia’s homophobic laws, Putin’s corrupt and bigoted regime is finding itself supported by strange bedfellows — this country’s religious right. The latest of these groups to rush to the defense of the indefensible is the World Congress of Families (WCF), which announced in a press conference on Wednesday that they will be holding their 2014 summit in Moscow this coming September.
One of the most outspoken supporters of Russia’s oppressive new law is Janice Shaw Crouse, a spokeswoman for Concerned Women for America who said that WCF is “far more important than the Olympics.”
“The fact that the people who are our allies in Russia have been so successful in having an impact on the culture there, so successful in having an impact on the government officials, in bringing their concerns to the floor is, I think, very significant and is important for us,” Crouse said. “And I hope the United States will learn some lessons from Russia.”
She and other groups who have said that they will be attending the summit seem to be more concerned with limiting the free speech of gays and lesbians than they are in the religious suppression that is still ongoing in Russia and other states of the former Soviet Union. As they praise their “allies,” those same “allies” are oppressing other Christian groups within their borders.
On Thursday, Worthy Christian News reported that Russian Ministries, an evangelical mission group, had issued a statement saying, “Even as demonstrations increase, protesters’ hold on religion and civil liberties appears to be slipping in the North Caucasus and Central Asia.”
“The situation in Russia has been building over the last several years, and is as much about religious liberty as it is about political freedom,” the statement continued.
None of this seems to concern groups such as WCF and CWF as long as Russian authorities continue to go after those evil homosexuals who they just know are out to recruit all of our children to their “depraved” lifestyle.
As these “Christians” gathered to praise Russia for its wisdom in suppressing homosexuality Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak reminded athletes and attendees at the games in Sochi that they must refrain from speaking out in favor of gay rights because this type of speech is banned by both the Olympic Charter and Russian law.
He then went on to claim that there is no sexual discrimination in his country and that gays are free to speak to adults about their lifestyle — but not to children — once more implying that homosexuals are child molesters.
Listen to Crouse’s remarks in the audio clip below.