Tuesday, January 30, 2007

This is Certainly a Contrast

I heard about this yesterday on a local Christian radio program. ("Moscow Mayor Calls Gay Pride Parade Satanic", MosNews) The mayor of Moscow, Russia, spoke out against the pressure from the west to sanction gay relationships. Apparently, Moscow has been under considerable pressure to allow a gay parade to take place in the city. Mayor Yury Luzhkov went so far as to describe these events as “Satanic”. It was also this conservative mayor who refused to allow Portuguese bullfights in 2001 due to their violence, and did not allow the rock group Leningrad to perform in the city because of their explicit lyrics.

Luzhov went on to say, Religious thinkers throughout the world have said that the West has reached a crisis of faith. Some European nations bless single-sex marriages and introduce sexual guides in schools,” Luzhkov said. “Such things are a deadly moral poison for children.”

That is a very bold public statement. Compare this to what typically takes place here in the U.S., where the push for tolerance is rampant. Read this article about the furor that erupted after a man warns potential visiting families concerning the “Gay Ski Week” in Tulleride, CO.

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