[quote="Wakko9001, post:1, topic:336306"]
Let me start off by saying that I do not applaud homosexual acts. I believe what the Bible teaches, just as any following Christian would.
However, I also do not applaud how Putin is handling homosexuality... at all. For instance, I found this article (through George Takei on Facebook - oh, my) that a news anchor was fired just because he admitted to being gay. And that is, in no way, the worst of it. You can get roundhoused by guards and officials just for mentioning "gay". Putin might have good intents, but those intents are all thrown away by this persecution and humiliation of homosexuals.
The worst part, is that I see some Christians on these forums, praising Putin for this law. And this is well after all of this violence was reported. These people are saying things like, "Putin has taken a step in the right direction," or "Putin is definitely better than Obama." The truth is... they're both endorsing unjust deeds - just on different spectrums. Obama wants homosexual marriages to be legal, while Putin is treating homosexuals like they're all monsters. This will probably sound wrong and offensive, but this type of persecution is why Christians are being persecuted. Homosexuality is a very touchy, personal thing, and it should be dealt with through Catholic love and understanding. Russia's law isn't a step in the right direction - it's fear.
And yes, I know the difference between being against gay marriage, and hatred.
I understand that some of you will say, "As long as the sin is being condemned, the law should continue." Okay, but do you really want all of this violence and discrimination to continue, which comes along with this law?
Please, I'd be very happy to debate the situation, I'm just angry that this type of discrimination can be allowed. Thank you, and God bless.
I think a lot of people in general have a problem on the internet talking about things without reading the forum or article they are posting about.
The Russian law is actually quite harsh and says that both those for or against so-called "gay marriage" cannot publicly protest.
The "good intentions" you speak of are what buries liberty time after time after and it's a lesson that American will perhaps soon learn.
The Church has made it clear many times that homosexuals should not be discriminated against. Of course, the progressives will use that to advance to their agenda without really understanding the meaning which is frankly pathetic; on this side note, if so-called "gay marriage" is so great, why can't it stand on its own merits?
But what the Church means is human dignity must be respected and that so-called "gay marriage" must be opposed .