Russia, Russia, Russia… whatever will we do with you?
First you accuse the EU of this aggressive propaganda, then you accuse Germany of failing to protect LGBT rights. Why should you care what anyone else does? You’re like a nosy neighbour who has to point fingers and tattle on everyone else in the neighbourhood. Get a grip, Russia!
Russia has accused the European Union of the “aggressive propaganda of homosexual love” in order to force “an alien view of homosexuality” on all countries worldwide — while simultaneously slamming Germany for not doing enough to protect LGBT rights.
According to a Russian foreign ministry report on human rights in the EU, published Wednesday in Russian and a clumsy English translation, the EU’s member states “consider, as one of their priorities, the dissemination of their neo-liberal values as a universal lifestyle for all other members of the international community.
“This is particularly evident in their aggressive promotion of the sexual minorities’ rights,” the report says. “Attempts have been made to enforce on other countries an alien view of homosexuality and same-sex marriages as a norm of life and some kind of a natural social phenomenon that deserves support at the state level.” At one point, the English version of the report refers to gay people as “queers” — even though the Russian original refers to them as “people with non-traditional orientation.”