American Religious Right and Russian Orthodox Leaders are Colluding in Putin’s Persecution of Gay People

With the disgusting acquiescence of the Russian Orthodox bishops, Vladimir Putin has accomplished what Sarah Palin, Franklin Graham and Michele Bachmann could only dream of doing in America. He's made it okay to persecute gay people people in Russia. As Adam Lee notes, Putin has built his power base of corruption and terror with the help of the religious and conservative elements of his society. He's become expert at courting the alliance of the Russian Orthodox Church. And here in America … [Read more...]


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