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Russian TV Official Dehumanizes Gays On Popular News Program: VIDEO


Deputy General Director of the Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company, Dmitri Kisilev recently dehumanized gays on a popular, government-run television program broadcast by the state-owned network Rossiya 1.

His translated comments state, "I think that just imposing fines on gays for homosexual propaganda among teenagers is not enough. They should be banned from donating blood, sperm. And their hearts, in case of the automobile accident, should be buried in the ground or burned as unsuitable for the continuation of life."

The audience applauded after Kisilev's comments.

The New Civil Rights Movement adds that Vesti — the show where Kisilev delivered his comments — is "Rossiya 1′s top news show — which airs all across Russia every two hours," and that Kisilev has served as Deputy General Director of state broadcasting since 2008.

Regarding Rossiya 1, the BBC notes: "Russian TV is dominated by channels that are either run directly by the state or owned by companies with close links to the Kremlin. The government controls Channel One and Russia One - two of the three main federal channels… TV is the main news source for most Russians… Russia is a regular target for criticism and condemnation from media freedom watchdogs."

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  1. please tell me what straight guy plucks his eyebrows. can you say self loathing closet case

    Posted by: walter | Aug 11, 2013 9:11:04 PM

  2. And this is how it begins, as the world once again turns a blind eye because homosexuals in 2013 are considered expendable. Shame on every gay rights group in America that is not screaming from the rooftops about the obscene corporate and national sponsorship of this filth.

    Posted by: tom | Aug 11, 2013 9:27:02 PM


    Posted by: dedblt | Aug 11, 2013 9:36:53 PM

  4. "Wow, and we give Uganda a bad rap.

    POSTED BY: KISSYFUR | AUG 11, 2013 6:34:11 PM"

    You have to wonder while in certain countries homosexuality is punishable by death why these places seem to now take the back of the bus seat to the USSR. Other than the obvious upcoming Olympics there. Yes, the fact that you could be machetteed to death on a Ugandan street instantly for being a f@g gets them a worse "rap" than Russia. Same with any Islamic country where LOOKING gay gets you shot.

    Is it because gay Russians are white?

    Posted by: MIke | Aug 11, 2013 9:46:31 PM

  5. One can only wonder how long it will be before they go ahead and burn gays' hearts without the cumbersome inconvenience of making sure we're dead first... No "games" are worth this, nuke 'em now!!

    Posted by: Onnyjay | Aug 11, 2013 9:49:41 PM

  6. You must have missed, "The New Normal"

    Posted by: Jake | Aug 11, 2013 10:02:01 PM

  7. @MIKE

    I think we hold Russia (the USSR does not exist anymore) to higher standards, because it still is a part of our Western civilisation. With countries whose cultures are further removed from our own, we seem to be less critical. It is harder to accept that someone with whom you have so much in common is capable of going against your convictions.

    Posted by: borut | Aug 11, 2013 10:04:08 PM

  8. @KevinVT: And his claim about why they don't accept blood from gays is simply wrong. It simply
    reflects a statistically higher percentage of people infected with HIV (mostly for historical reasons as the straight community is doing a good job of catching up). They'll take samples from a number of individuals, mix them, and then run a sensitive HIV test. If it turns out positive, they have to basically do a binary search to eliminate the donors who were infected. The cost effectiveness of this is dependent on the percentage of people infected. If you try 10 people and 1 percent are infected, you have a 90 percent chance of being able to accept all of them without the cost of testing each one. if 1.5 percent are infected, there is an 86 percent chance. They simply figure that it is more cost effective to lose a few percent of possible donors than to increase the cost of testing - if you have to try multiple times, your cost for testing goes up substantially.

    All that is changing, of course, due to the (relatively) recent availability of rapid and low cost HIV tests, but bureaucracies react slowly.

    Posted by: Bill | Aug 11, 2013 10:04:20 PM

  9. Someone needs to assassinate this man. The time for political correctness is done!!!

    Posted by: Scott | Aug 11, 2013 10:07:15 PM

  10. A good point is raised - would the world be so hesitant to boycott the games if Russia were legislating against Jewish people? And if not then why not?

    Posted by: Tristram | Aug 11, 2013 10:16:26 PM

  11. Please stop taking every disclaimer of legitimacy and false explanations at face value. His explanation of intentions is ludicrous. Is he a blood specialist, or a research scientist? Does he have expertise in hematology? No. He's a Putin crony hate monger with a free license to use incendiary language against LGBT on a nationally televised broadcast without fear of repercussion. Do you honestly think that any honorable discussion about the safety of blood donation and heart transplants would be conducted in a forum like that anywhere?

    His true intention is to incite anti-gay fervor and is easily understood for the endorsement of violence against LGBT it purports.

    Burning and burying homosexual hearts. Ask yourself this ... how would they even know a heart came from someone LGBT?

    Posted by: JONES | Aug 11, 2013 10:25:37 PM

  12. @borut: one obvious difference between Russia and Western countries is the number of lawyers - in the very unlikely event that an HIV+ person who does not know he is infected donates an organ, and the most sensitive tests don't detect the virus, you'll still have some pompous lawyer going on about how the FLAGRANT disregard for his client's health (of course we won't talk about the possibility of his client expiring due to a lack of matching organs, since you can't sue someone for what is not available from a third party.)

    Well, less so in most Western countries.... It is like the joke about why California has the most lawyers and New Jersey has the most toxic dumps - New Jersey got the first choice.

    Posted by: Bill | Aug 11, 2013 10:39:18 PM

  13. In terms of HIV in Russia, they should be more worried about straight drug addicts than gay people. But, of course, this isn't really about about the Russian blood or organ supply but rather about branding gay people as other: pedophiles, diseased, non-Russian, inhuman.

    Posted by: Ernie | Aug 11, 2013 11:38:26 PM

  14. Pig.

    Posted by: Tranquilo | Aug 11, 2013 11:55:46 PM

  15. It's always darkest before the dawn.

    Posted by: Steven | Aug 12, 2013 12:04:07 AM

  16. We aren't going to CHANGE this man or the 75% of the country which agrees with him -- they have a long road ahead before any hint of acceptance. Like the U.S. in the 1950s and going back to Oscar Wilde.

    However, I think we have a duty to our Russian gay brothers and sisters, at the very least, to show ourselves, to be counted, and to take a stand against these oppressive laws. The BIGOTS need to see us taking a stand. We'll banter back & forth on these threads like we do for the next few months about the horribe legislations and repressive regime, but when the chips are down, we must show ourselves, our gay athletes must declare themselves, our straight allies must, too. We must not take over the show, but we have a moral duty to be counted and do the right thing.

    Posted by: will | Aug 12, 2013 12:08:14 AM

  17. Thank you WILL, that was right minded and heartfelt. We must all take part in concerted community action against everything that this loathsome commentator represents.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Aug 12, 2013 12:59:36 AM

  18. Russia: the only country where time actually runs backwards!

    And that clip looks like some sort of kitsch 1970s SNL parody.

    Posted by: Betty Treacle | Aug 12, 2013 3:11:38 AM

  19. I just want to know who it is that controls OUR channels.

    Posted by: Bill Michael | Aug 12, 2013 3:31:37 AM

  20. While is comments are certainly horrific, I'd be interested in the context. Two clicks through the ABOUT section of the video and we see that this was part of an almost 100 minutes long program:

    Posted by: Wolfgang | Aug 12, 2013 4:33:59 AM

  21. We hold Russia to a higher standard than Uganda because Russia is a world power. And Uganda is not.

    Posted by: TheSeer | Aug 12, 2013 6:42:41 AM

  22. I don't think those who applaud these jack boots understand that gays are just the beginning. It is already a crime to speak against the Russian Orthodox Church. Soon it will be a crime to propogandize minors in another religion. Then Jews, Protestants, and Roman Catholics will be jailed for teaching their children their faith.

    Posted by: Mike | Aug 12, 2013 6:49:15 AM

  23. Stalin would be very proud of today's Russia.

    Posted by: Perry | Aug 12, 2013 8:16:48 AM

  24. EVERY LGBT owes it to HUMANITY to speak fiercely and constantly about the brutality of our LGBT brothers & sisters in Russia frequently and without shame, leading to these Olympics. Use social media as our gift.

    Posted by: T.J | Aug 12, 2013 9:18:31 AM

  25. This is awful on so many levels.

    Posted by: Corted | Aug 12, 2013 9:18:51 AM

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