Sochi Mayor Claims No Gay People Live In His City

    January 27, 2014
    Ann Casano
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A Russian drag queen that goes by the name Madame Zhu-Zha said that there is in fact a gay community in Sochi and throughout Russia. “There are very many clubs for gay people in Moscow, in Sochi we have two gay clubs as well. In some places there’s serious prejudice against gay people.”

How is it possible that the two alleged gay clubs in Sochi stay in business when the city’s Mayor Anatoly Pakhomov claims that there are no gay people in his city? “It’s not accepted here in the Caucasus where we live. We do not have them in our city.”

One thing that the Olympics is sure to do is shine a light on a locale’s ideology. Since the cold war ended, we haven’t had the same eye on Russia that we did thirty years ago. It looks like, from a tolerance standpoint, that very little has changed.

Just last June, the Russian Government passed a law banning the distribution of information about homosexuality to children. In fact, if a person gives any information to anyone under the age of 18 about homosexuality, they will be fined.

If you’re gay and are participating or planning to attend the Olympics next month in Sochi, you shouldn’t have to worry as long as you keep your lifestyle on the down low. The Russian President himself wants to assure the LBGT community that the red welcome mat will be rolled out for them. However, Vladimir Putin does want to make sure that you leave the children alone. “Our hospitality will be extended to everyone who respects the laws of the Russian Federation and doesn’t impose their habits on others.” He added, “We don’t have a ban on non-traditional sexual relations. We have a ban on the propaganda of homosexuality and pedophilia.”

The 2014 Winter Olympics will commence on February 7th. The Games have already had their fair share of controversy. Of course, there’s this whole gay propaganda warning which has led to possible boycotts and fears among the LBGT community. In addition, there have been numerous concerns over security.

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  • J.T.

    Christ said — love your neighbor as yourself. This is pretty self explanatory. Then he followed it up and said don't judge or you will be judged. We want to have the morality police in this world. The only problem with that is that morality is selective and often, the truth is hidden behind lies. I can give many examples of this.

    The innocent man who gets sent to prison by a corrupt prosecutor. The innocent man has his life taken away from him for decades but the corrupt prosecutor never sees justice. Yet, we look at the man in the prison and just assume he is guilty. The truth was hidden behind many lies. The soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan that kills an innocent person but has a drop weapon and lies about the killing. They get away with it. The truth is hidden. The man who receives decades in prison for sleeping with an underage girl even though she consented. His life is taken away. But had that man been born in another country, nothing would have happened to him. Again, morality is so selective. Two people consent. No one is harmed. Yet, we create suffering. The man who smokes a joint and has $350 worth of pot, but is sentenced in Utah to 55 years in prison, meanwhile, the judges that sentence him are the ones buying cocaine from the drug dealers (ask drug dealers who their clients are — you will be surprised). Again, morality is selective. Then there is the man who has a life sentence for stealing a pair of tube socks. Tube socks.

    So please don't speak to me of morality in this nation or the world. It is selective.

    In life, we need to follow what Christ said. Not necessarily what man says. Man is very much flawed. If you see a gay person, treat them like you would treat yourself. It is that simple. Don't judge. As the examples above show, what you think you may see or know, could be totally wrong and your judgement could be so much worse than what that person did. If that is the case, then you will find that you are guilty in the eyes of the Lord. I promise you that our Lord will not look favorably on the people that let a man sit in prison for 55 years simply for smoking an herb. Could you even imagine trying to explain that to the Lord? "Well, Jesus – you see he was smoking an herb. We thought that was equal to taking away a man's life. It was just Jesus. Honestly, it was just." Then the Lord will look at you and say —- I died so that man may live and you took his life from him. At that moment in time, I wouldn't want to be that person. Then in walks the people who sent a man to prison for a pair of tube socks. Jesus wouldn't even have to listen. All he would have to say is "Tube socks …. really? Tube socks?"

    Love your neighbor. Don't judge. Pray.