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Russian Right Seeks Facebook Ban Over 'Gay Propaganda'

FaxMachineLike their ideological counterparts here in the States mulling a David v. Goliath-type movement against Google, Russian conservatives are calling on a nation-wide ban on Facebook after the tech giant unveiled relationship icons representing same-sex marriage. But the activists, mostly from the Russian Orthodox Church, don't call the icons "icons;" they call it "gay propaganda" and "flirting with sodomites."

From the government-backed RT.com:

Russian religious activists have demanded Facebook be banned in the country over “gay propaganda” among minors and have launched a campaign to criminalize homosexuality.

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In response [to the icons], an Orthodox community in the city of Saratov, southern Russia, issued an ultimatum demanding that Facebook stop “flirting with sodomites” and remove all content promoting homosexuality.

The activists sent a fax to the international network’s office in Russia and gave the company 24 hours to fulfill the demands. If Facebook does not comply, they threatened to sue internet service providers who give users access to Facebook content.

They sent a fax, clearly unaware that even the fax machine is on Facebook.

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  1. Just the way things are headed over there, I knew it was only a matter of time before social media got swept into the propaganda mix.

    Posted by: kirkyo | Jul 11, 2012 12:00:23 PM


  2. Banning Facebook could cause the next Russian revolution.

    Posted by: Craig | Jul 11, 2012 12:10:48 PM


  3. Makes you value the doctrine of separation of church and state all the more. In Russia, priests are allowed to form their own political parties, and elsewhere in the Balkans and Greece, where Eastern Orthodoxy has considerable influence, priests are paid employees of the government. I hope Facebook and Google never back down. They can help LGBTs all over, especially in backward, third-world countries.

    Posted by: My2cents | Jul 11, 2012 12:15:38 PM


  4. ummm yeah good luck with that!

    Posted by: Johnny | Jul 11, 2012 2:54:18 PM


  5. ummm yeah good luck with that!

    Posted by: Johnny | Jul 11, 2012 2:54:26 PM


  6. Googles "propaganda" is nothing compared to the anti-gay Christian propaganda and psychological warfare they have been doing to LGBT people and other minorities for god knows how long. The CIA know how to make and use propaganda and they have been training the anti-gay Christians how to do use it against the LGBT people and other minorities.

    Posted by: Mike | Jul 11, 2012 4:00:08 PM


  7. I have Facebook freinds who live in Russia. They are gay. Make our day, Sue us all.

    Posted by: Jacques Rosas | Jul 11, 2012 4:10:18 PM


  8. Anti-gay Christian black propaganda has been used by the anti-gay Christians for a very long time to make LGBT look bad. We need to start a movement to stop the anti-gay Christians from pumping out black propaganda that makes gays look bad. When you make gays look bad in the news media and on the street then people think badly of gays and that is what black propaganda is. The CIA use it all the time to destroy their enemies and they are teaching it to the anti-gay Christians.

    Posted by: Mike | Jul 11, 2012 8:04:50 PM


  9. Isn't the Russian Right the old left wing Communists?

    Posted by: andrew | Jul 12, 2012 12:42:53 AM


  10. But the activists, mostly from the Russian Orthodox Church, don't call the icons "icons;" they call it "gay propaganda" and "flirting with sodomites."

    Posted by: Slyvia | Nov 19, 2012 5:44:52 AM


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