Vladimir Putin (www.kremlin.ru)
Vladmir Putin, probably the most high profile world political leader to speak out against the homosexual agenda, has stated that he wants his country cleansed of homosexuality, though he also does not want to scare homosexuals away from attending the Winter Olympics in Russia:
MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered new assurances to gay athletes and fans attending the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics next month. Yet he defends Russia’s anti-gay law by equating gays with pedophiles and says Russia needs to “cleanse” itself of homosexuality if it wants to increase its birth rate.
Putin’s comments in a TV interview broadcast Sunday still show the wide gulf between the perception of homosexuality in Russia versus the West. A Russian law passed last year banning “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations” among minors has caused an international outcry. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/putin-russia-must-cleanse-itself-of-homosexuality/
Russia is not “going after” gays, President Vladimir Putin said…, defending a ban on “propaganda” about homosexuality that has brought criticism from the West ahead of the Winter Olympics.
The Kremlin hopes the games, starting on Feb. 7 in the city of Sochi on the Black Sea, will showcase Russia’s modern face more than two decades after the Soviet Union collapsed.
Putin has identified himself closely with the $50 billion event and also pledged Russia will do everything to ensure safe Games in spite of security concerns.
But Russia last year upset the West and human rights activists by banning what it called the promotion of homosexuality among minors. Calls for a mass boycott of the games have failed, but the row has clouded the build-up to the event. http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-olympics-putin-says-russia-is-not-going-after-gays/1832433.html
While Vladimir Putin is correct that societies should try to cleanse themselves of homosexuality, I do not believe that homosexuality is the cause of the low birth rates in Russia. The old Soviet Union embraced abortion more than most other countries did, and that legacy, plus cultural and economic factors, are why Russia has a low birth rate.
That being said, many in the West have vilified Vladimir Putin’s stands against homosexuality, as well as the attempted strong stands against the homosexual agenda by many leaders in various African countries. Political and economic pressures have been brought against Uganda and some others who have had the courage to condemn something that the Bible refers to as an abomination (Leviticus 18:22; 20:13).
Vladimir Putin is a supporter of the Russian Orthodox Church.
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