Pornographic gay propaganda? Part of the 100 rouble note.
Two Russian leaders have exposed the extreme absurdity of the country’s “gay propaganda” hysteria, claiming that banknotes and football shoes are out to promote homosexuality.
Member of Parliament Roman Khudyakov has lashed out at Russia’s 100 rouble note because it includes a depiction of a naked statue of the Greek god Apollo.
He’s warned that the image will lead Russian youth down the path of homosexuality and says that the pornographic bank note is therefore in violation of the country’s gay propaganda law.
“You can see clearly that Apollo is naked, you can see his genitalia,” an alarmed Khudyakov told Reuters.
He has submitted a request to the head of the central bank asking for the banknote to be amended so as to “protect children.”
Meanwhile, Russian Orthodox Priest Alexander Shumsky has proclaimed Brazil’s football World Cup a “homosexual abomination.” His reason? Because the players wear colourful shoes.
The Moscow Times reports that Shumsky wrote on a Christian website that the bright and colourful shoes popular with football players are promoting the “gay rainbow.”
“Wearing pink or blue shoes, [the players] might as well wear women’s panties or a bra,” he asserted.
Shumsky also welcomed the departure of the Russian team from the international tournament.
“… I am glad that the Russian players have failed and, by the grace of God, no longer participate in this homosexual abomination,” he said.
in June last year, President Putin signed a federal law banning gay “propaganda” to “protect” children, which has been used to restrict press freedom and music concerts, to ban gay Pride events and protests and has led to an increase in violence and discrimination against LGBT people.