Allegedly, it is the role of the State to uphold public morality. But it is not the State’s role and it’s no one’s role to inculcate hate.
The Soviet Union cultivated hatred of homosexuals in the name of communism. Now, with those roots, Russia continues to cultivate that hatred in the name of Christianity.
But, while some policies may be advisable, what is not good, and what is certainly NOT the work of Our Lady is some of the hatred we see in Russia today, where homosexuals (proven or merely suspected) have been abducted and tortured due to their homosexuality (real or imagined!)
For example, one recent story from Russia: two men lured a young boy to their home with promise of gay sex on a social media website. They then tortured him, covered him in human urine, made him hold a dildo and pose for humiliating pictures.
There is another video, again from Russia, of many men (more than 5) abducting a boy they believe to be gay and they can be seen smiling, laughing and yelling anti-gay slurs at him while strangling him.
These are not isolated incidents. This is a pattern of hatred, that has been developed from the seeds of communism, by the current Russian government and by Christian sects in the name of God. It is sick and it is not of Our Lady, it is of the Devil.
I would post links but this content is very disgusting and graphic. If you really need to verify, do a google search, the stuff is out there and it’s scary.
So I would caution everyone here. Speak the truth but do so with care. It is no more Christian to encourage hatred and violence against these people than it is to say “there’s nothing wrong” with homosexual acts.