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Russian MP Temporarily Withdraws Bill To Remove Children from Gay Parents

Jim Burroway

October 19th, 2013

Russia’s RAI Novosti’s headlines makes it sound like good news — “Russian MP Withdraws Bill Taking Children Away from Gay Parents” — but you only have to go to the second paragraph to see the other shoe drop:

bill that proposes stripping gays with children of their parental rights, introduced by Russian lawmaker Alexei Zhuravlyov, has been withdrawn from the parliament, a spokesperson for the lawmaker said Saturday.

“Yes, he has indeed withdrawn it,” spokesperson Sofia Cherepanova said, adding that the document would be later revised and again submitted to the Russian State Duma. She said that the author’s position on the matter “remains unchanged.” “Anyway, we are interested in passing the bill,” Cherepanova added.

The bill had been scheduled to come up for debate in February, at about the same time Russia would take center stage internationally as host to the Winter Olympics. Given that Zhuravlyov intends to resubmit the bill, this may be a delaying tactic to avoid drawing attention to Russia’s dismal human rights record while the television cameras are on in Sochi.



Michael C
October 20th, 2013 | LINK

Brian Brown hand delivered the Regnerus paper to the Russian government in June. Shortly thereafter, Putin signed the adoption ban.

Brown was back in Russia last week (days before this announcement). Is it possible that he is attempting to control the damage that he helped start, or is he just aiding them forming a better strategy?

Is Brian Brown at all surprised by what can happen when you light the torches and pass out the pitchforks?

October 20th, 2013 | LINK

Michael C-

I think brown may not have the Russians interests at heart here, but his own. After Fred Karger wrote a letter to the DOJ to investigate him for colluding with a foreign government in a manner that hurts the USA’s interests, Brown looks to be trying to mitigate the consequences HE’S possibly facing.

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