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Could LGBT issues be the bigger
takeaway from Obama´s snub of Putin?

Christian Science Monitor, by Fred Weir

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 8/8/2013 6:27:46 PM

Moscow - President Barack Obama´s decision to cancel a planned Moscow summit with President Vladimir Putin next month was brought on by a wide spectrum of US frustrations with Russia, not least of which was its decision to grant temporary asylum to fugitive ex-National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. But another issue, one that´s just beginning to come into public focus, may carry the long-term potential to do far more damage to Mr. Putin´s and Russia´s already deteriorating image in the West. That is the widespread impression, based on a new Russian law that bans "homosexual propaganda,"

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pearson365, 8/8/2013 6:51:35 PM     (No. 9464992)

Lil Barry was distraught because his very best friend, Reggie Love, read about Russia´s laws against homosexuals. Because of Reggie´s tears and fact that Bam´s mother-in-law was not that interested in seeing St Petersburg after all, Lil Barry asked Valerie Jarrett if he could cancel the summit. Val Jar mentioned that Putin might help with halting the killing of innocents in Syria and with returning Snowden and his NSA secrets. "I don´t care about Syrians or Snow Storm. I wanna stop Reggie´s tears and skip a fight with Mooch´s mother. Ya gotta cancel the summit." The result of this conversation was announced on the Leno show.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: JAN, 8/8/2013 6:53:22 PM     (No. 9464998)

The festering anger may well be that Russia informed us that they had WARNED us about the Tsarneav (sp) brothers and we ignored their warnings.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lilo, 8/8/2013 7:17:14 PM     (No. 9465030)

Not to sure about that. Most Americans don´t really care who you sleep with, but are getting totally fed up with the "in your face, we´re right and you´re a bigot" attitude. And a lot of the third world and Muslims countries aren´t´ exactly lovin´ it either.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Penney, 8/8/2013 7:45:13 PM     (No. 9465064)

This episode but displays the special interest clique which funds his campaigns, supports and motivates 0bama, ...so much so, it even trumps Putin.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Bohallx, 8/8/2013 8:17:16 PM     (No. 9465098)

#3 ~ pretty much the tale.

Just about everyone knows the GBLT crowd focuses first and foremost on their sex organs and many of them can´t control their needs for even the 3 days needed for attendance at a particular winter games event.

People like Obama imagine that is normal and of widespread concern to hundreds of millions of Americans.

Actually, I don´t think so.

If they can´t handle it they can stand aside and let a contestant go who can control himself or herself.




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Reply 6 - Posted by: Keekng, 8/8/2013 9:27:01 PM     (No. 9465179)

It doesn´t matter to me if people are gay, straight or like to sleep with brooms. It is the never ending liberal propaganda that ticks me off.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: grounded, 8/8/2013 11:26:15 PM     (No. 9465327)

Bath House Barry is troubled by Russia´s treatment of its LGBT population. It seems the only populations with which the Bamster is truly simpatico are the muzzies and the rump rangers.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bighambone, 8/8/2013 11:37:02 PM     (No. 9465331)

The Russian Government and the Russian Orthodox Church are not about to change Russian law because of what Obama says or thinks, as if the truth be known, those laws regarding the Russian LGBT population are probably highly supported by the greater Russian population.

Obama would probably be more successful if he called Putin on the telephone and offered to get the Russian LGBT population off his hands, by offering to bring them all to the USA as refugees. Certainly the wimpy Republicans would not oppose Obama writing his own personal immigration laws to facilitate the Russian LGBT population entering the USA.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 8/9/2013 1:36:31 AM     (No. 9465400)

New law perhaps but Russians follow their Orthodox Christian rules and they don´t compromise their beliefs.
Remember these are the peoples who for 2 generations or more met for worship in secrecy under threat of prison or worse.


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Reply 10 - Posted by: Chief1942, 8/9/2013 7:56:17 PM     (No. 9466587)

n this issue, Russia has it right.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 8/9/2013 9:36:06 PM     (No. 9466695)

Putin claims to be Orthodox Christian.
Obama claims to be Christian.

In light of those claims, it´s interesting to note the stance of each of them on this issue, and some others.


From rt.com: “In many of the World’s regions, especially in the Middle East and in North Africa inter-confessional tensions are mounting and the rights of religious minorities are infringed, including Christians and Orthodox Christians,” the Russian President noted, adding that such conflicts could lead to the most serious consequences.
Putin called for immediate measures to prevent such situations.




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