Add William Owens of the National Organization for Marriage and the Coalition of African-American Pastors to the growing list of American theocrats to sing the praises of Russia’s new law that puts people in jail merely for advocating equality for gay people. In an email to CAAP members he wrote:
When I heard the news report regarding Russia’s new law prohibiting the propagating of homosexuality I was intrigued but the outcry that followed from the American news media, the LGBT community, and gay rights advocates was very disturbing. Many of these organizations threatened to push for a ‘boycott’ of the U.S. Olympics, while others threatened to put pressure on our legislature, and congressional representatives to compel Russia [a sovereign nation] into backing away from what ‘they’ consider a ‘discriminatory’ law. I believe that this is just another one of their ploys to cover their real intent, which is to force the acceptance of a lifestyle that is a clear violation of American values and moral law.
Friend, this response from the homosexual community is absurd. Since when does America have the right to force its immorality, depravity, and sin on another nation? We are currently witnessing the free fall of our nation. Over the past five years, we’ve moved from a super power position to a nation that is perceived to be weak and contemptible. This overall decline of our nation has proven to be an unequivocal manifestation of a ‘heavenly verdict’ against the nation…With the battle for the family waging across this nation, instead of condemning a sovereign nation for its laws we need to be changing ours. The family unit is under attack and we must stand against those who want to redefine and destroy it. The family is the foundation of a society and the glue that holds it together. I applaud the Russians for taking a stand for children!
You have to laugh at this sudden concern over not expressing any concern about the oppressive actions of a “sovereign nation.” When Iran imprisoned a Christian pastor, Owens and his wingnut pals raised holy hell over it (and rightly so) and blamed Obama for not doing enough to protest it. It didn’t matter that Iran was a sovereign nation. But you see, that’s the difference between them and me. I condemn oppression by any country no matter who is the victim of it; they only give a damn if it’s a Christian being oppressed.