It should come as no surprise that theocrat Bryan Fischer just loves what Russia is doing with its fascist new law that criminalizes even advocacy of equal rights for gay people. The Voice of Russia bizarrely refers to Fischer as an “expert.” In what? I have no idea.
VOR also spoke with Bryan Fischer, head of the American Family Association, who has a different view on the situation.
“Russia is not being homophobic, it’s homorealistic – the Russian government is trying to take the issue into consideration and establish public policy to contribute to public health, as this lifestyle is not be promoted, endorsed or granted special legal protection”, the expert said, warning of high health risks linked to this lifestyle.
He cites the Center for Disease Control that has monitored the HIV epidemic since 1987 and determined that 61% of HIV-positive males had sexual contacts with other males.
“Homosexual behavior is just as risky as drug abuse,” Fischer said.“I think the Russian government is right to be concerned with propaganda on teenagers who are at the age of struggling through sexual identity issue and we should help to channel these urges in productive behavior. Heterosexuality is God’s design. Policies that encourage young people to think this are good ideas.”
Funny how they always mentioned health stats on gay men but ignore gay women, which have lower rates of STDs than straight people do. So since this is all about health, their authoritarian ideas apply only to gay men, right? Of course not. Because that is a pretext, not a serious argument. It’s classic special pleading to cover up the fact that their only real argument is “ewwwwwwwww.”