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Russia Says ‘Nyet’ to Gay Adoptions

Posted on | July 4, 2013 | 28 Comments

Vladimir Putin signed a law yesterday that prevents gay foreigners from adopting Russian children and, in the course of researching a news article about it, I was somewhat surprised:

The government says the law aims to protect children from “dictated non-traditional sexual behavior” and cites “psychologists’ research” about stresses it says “are often experienced by children raised by same-sex parents.” . . .
Since his re-election last year, Putin “has embraced the Russian Orthodox Church as a moral authority and harnessed its influence as a source of political support,” according to the Reuters news agency. Russia does not recognize same-sex marriage, and Putin complained last month that protesters and journalists keep “pestering” him about the issue. Last week, Putin signed a controversial new law against ”propagating homosexuality among minors” . . .

You can read the rest at ViralRead, but my take on it is that this is not really about Putin pushing an anti-gay agenda so much as it is about Russians getting sick and tired of the non-stop agitation. And ironically, considering that it was the Bolsheviks who pioneered “political correctness,” Russian society now doesn’t have the kind of hegemonic institutional bias that acts as a filter on public discourse in the U.S.

Whereas we have a national meltdown over “homophobia” because a celebrity with a bad temper goes off on a gossip writer, it seems Russians haven’t been so endlessly tutored on this subject. They have become fed up with being told by international busybodies that they have to embrace the gay-right agenda. The Russian cultural elite is evidently not as monolithic as ours. So the phenomenon of the minority tail wagging the national dog (whereby the 97 percent of Americans who are heterosexual automatically flinch in fear of being criticized for being less than enthusiastic about gay rights) doesn’t work in Moscow as effectively as it does in the United States.

Now that Russia has actually made it illegal to promote homosexuality to kids, small wonder they banned U.S. adoptions of Russian children. These days, American education system scarcely seems to teach anything else except the gay agenda.

But maybe our public schools still aren’t teaching the gay agenda as thoroughly as some “activists” would prefer . . .

 

Comments

  • http://theothermccain.com smitty

    What an odd Independence Day, where the Russians are seeming somehow more morally squared away than we are.
    Repent, America!

  • Delaney Coffer

    It’s 99 percent, not 97.

  • CrustyB

    So Russia is not enslaved by the PC police nor the sick minority. I may have to look into going there.

  • missred

    It is quite interesting that the Russians have now become a beacon of freedom!
    – missred

  • concern

    Yes quite. Who’d of thunk it. Russia as a bastion of morality in our world. Thanks Putin.

  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    And the operative word is “seemingly.”

    In truth, there will be no such ban. The Russians have merely noticed that the demand has surged for this category, and a cursory bit of research told them that “partnered” gays have incomes well above the average prospective adopters.

    The communist state was replaced by kleptocracy, and their standby way to fleece anyone is to ban their business first. The gay couples will still get their adoptions, they will just pay a lot more for them.

  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    Somewhere, Garry Kasparov is beating his head against a wall.

  • Patrick Carroll

    Good for him.

    Slgithly off-topic, but did you se the looks of utter scorn he gave The Won at the G-8?

  • jame2

    @Natassia

    (continued from another thread)

    “Do the math. Look at the percentage of sexual offenders who are male. Then look at the percentage of boys who are victimized. If heterosexual men, as a group, produce a proportionate amount of child predators as homosexual men, as a group, then boys should be victimized maybe 10% of the time, and 90% of the men’s victims should be girls. But that is not the case. Boys are victimized at higher rates than would be expected.”

    You ignore the fact that most of the male sexual offenders who victimize boys have sexual relationships with adult women, and that the child’s gender isn’t usually important to the abuser. Only about a fifth of men who molest boys are completely homosexual; the rest are heterosexual or bisexual, and most of them married and with biological children.

    (Gene G. Abel, “The Child Abuser: How Can You Spot Him?,” Redbook, August 1987,100.)