It takes courage in a climate of Russian homophobia forlesbians to kiss – but it takes
GREATER courage to take a cell phone photo and kiss while Russia’s most vile politician and homophobe is just seats away from you. The plane’s seatbelt sign should have warned, “this action is detrimental to your health!”
This action could be likened to the Biblical story of the shepherd boy, David, taking on the giant Goliath. Yes, David won – but this is Russia and not the biblical land. And Milonov takes his Russian Orthodox religion very seriously!
Heroines Take A Stand
After the photo went viral, Milonov threatened to shut down “Infinity” St. Petersburg lesbian club.
“I didn’t understand what they are doing but they have a nice sense of humor,” Milonov told reporters shortly after the picture went viral. “I also have a good sense of humor. I will perhaps continue this joke by closing their gay club in St. Petersburg.”He went on to describe the women as “mentally ill.
The nightclub is owned and operated by Kseniya Infinity, one half of the same-sex couple who recently took a photo of themselves kissing on a flight the couple was sharing with Milonov, a key architect of Russia’s nationwide ban on so-called gay propaganda.
There have been “Complaints”
The “complaints’ came from an anti-gay group called “Moscow-Not Sodom! Petersburg-Not Gommorrah!” The “complaints” were taken to the St. Petersburg prosecutor and “claims” were made that Infinity was a ““a lesbian club where [sodomites] corrupt young girls.” It is a well known fact that the present laws against the LGBTI community are to save the young from homosexual influences. The anti-gay group would like the prosecutor to punish the women. On the equivalent of Russian Facebook, they wrote, “Before the eyes of everyone on board a flight from Moscow to St. Petersburg, they demonstrated their perverse inclinations, causing a scandal on the Internet
The Club is Raided
Infinity was raided on the pretext that drugs were being sold and that minors were members.
Is Milonov Connected to Anti-Gay Group?
Whether he is directly connected or not, Milonov is anti-gay himself.
This isn’t the first time Milonov has made headlines regarding his outspoken anti-LGBT sentiments. In October 2014,after Apple’s CEO Tim Cook declared he was gay, Milonov called for a lifetime ban on Cook entering Russia. He claimed Cook would bring “the Ebola virus, AIDS, [and] gonorrhea to Russia.”
Religious Ignorance: The antigay groups keep referring to Sodom & Gomorrah and assuming that it was destroyed only for homosexual activity: Here are some more informed scriptural passages.
Sodom and Gomorrah were a town/towns that God destroyed according to the Old Testament because the people there were really sinful. Taken from Genesis.
- The people of Sodom and Gomorrah were uncharitable towards the poor. For that all the people, rich and poor, men women and children needed to die a horrible death when fire rained down onto the city.
- The men of Sodom and Gomorrah liked the other kind of sex, well at least they wanted to do sex with angels that god sent. For that all the people, men women and children needed to die a horrible death when fire rained down onto the city.
Lot, who was a righteous man, offered up his two virgin daughters, but the men of Sodom and Gomorrah liked the angels better. God and the angels showed mercy to righteous Lot and his family, who were given a chance to leave before the destruction. Lot’s wife dared to look back at the destruction and for that was turned into a pillar of salt.
Ezekiel 16:49-50 declares, “Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. They were haughty and did detestable things before me…”