RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin has claimed that the woes of his “friend”, Italy’s former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, are due to the fact that he is has been victimised for:
Irreconcilable heterosexuality … Berlusconi is being accused for his love affairs with women. Were he a homosexual then no one would lay a finger on him.
Putin’s defence of the womanising tax-fraudster came during a little rant he had earlier this year at something called the Valday International Discussion Club. There he explained why he:
Deeply disliked societies that legalised same-sex marriage.
According to this report, Putin, who is moving ever closer to the Russian Orthodox Church, compared gay marriage with Satanism.
In March 2013 he personally initiated a ban on foreign same-sex couples adopting Russian orphaned children. In signing the ban into law in the summer of 2013, Putin said:
We note that many Euro-Atlantic countries have practically betrayed their roots, including the values of Christianity which were essential for the Western civilisation. Moral principles together with any traditional identity (national, cultural, confessional or even juridical) are being denied.
Putin went on to deny that Russia was penalising sexual minorities. There is only one law that:
Prohibits the propaganda of homosexuality to minors.
There is nothing to be worried about, he added, but then blamed homosexuals for worsening Russia’s demographic crisis, and warned that Europeans were dying out because of homosexuality and immigration.
Meanwhile, Gambia’s Muslim President, Doctor Al-Haji Yahya Jammeh who claims to have the knack of curing AIDS with herbs and bananas, last week used his address to the United Nations to attack lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people – claiming gender and sexual minorities are one of the three:
Biggest threats to human existence.
The imbecile compared homosexuality to the sins of greed and a lust for power, saying it is
More deadly than all natural disasters put together.
Speaking to world leaders at the UN on September 27, Jammeh said:
Those who promote homosexuality want to put an end to human existence. It is becoming an epidemic and we Muslims and Africans will fight to end this behavior. Homosexuality in all its forms and manifestations which, though very evil, anti-human as well as anti-Allah, is being promoted as a human right by some powers.
Jammeh’s comments drew worldwide criticism, with Andre Banks, executive director of international gay rights group All Out, calling him ‘paranoid and disturbing’.
In a statement, Bank said:
In his list of the world’s greatest threats, the President left one out – intolerance.
Hat tip: George Broadhead (both reports)