She really just needs to crawl back under the rock she’s existed under for her whole life. Maybe Russia should shut itself off from the world like its friends in North Korea.
A Russian newspaper columnist just discovered Manchester’s Gay Village, and she’s not happy.
Alisa Titko, a columnist for the country’s biggest-selling newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda, which has ties to the Kremlin, went on a horrific anti-LGBT diatribe in a column about the English city of Manchester.
It’s been a rollercoaster week for me and I’m sure you feel the same. I’ve alternated between being scared for my own personal future as a Lesbian and as a woman, but also for this country. And wanting to do the right thing of trying to understand the other side. I hate living in a country so divided like this. Especially when I have friends who are on the opposite side of the chasm.
I am terrified that this will become a country like North Korea, cut off from the world and run by extreme Christians whose leader has probably never set foot in a church. A country so full of hate that LGBT are shot on site. A country so full of hate that women become the chattel we once were so long ago. I have friends in other countries that I would like to continue to communicate with and I fear that might come to an end. I am afraid that any country that pisses this president elect off in the slightest way, he’ll bomb into non-existence. That’s no way to handle things.
Yet I hear all of those who say that the reason we are in the situation we’ve found ourselves in is because we don’t talk to one another. So I sit in contemplative silence trying to find the means to start bridging the gap. I cannot begin to figure out how to unravel the hate. Christian Conservatives claim to follow the bible and while I haven’t opened one in a while, I’m pretty sure that there are plenty of verses in there about helping others. On a whim I have searched for a few…
- Matthew 5:42
- John 15:12
- Matthew 25:35-40
- James 2:14-17
- 1 John 3:17
- 1 John 4:19-20
- Philippians 2:4
And in each of these instances, there is no foot note or asterisk leading you to a note at the bottom of the page in tiny print that reads, “If you disagree with this, it’s okay, you’re still a part of the team.”
How does love conquer hate? How do I find hope again? I wish I had answers.