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Tuesday, March 3, 2020
CNS Praises Right-Wing Authoritarians In Russia For Hating Gays

For the past week or so, has been bashing Bernie Sanders for noting that communist regimes in Cuba and China for having done positive things like encouraging literacy or reducing poverty (while burying the fact that Sanders did criticize the authoritarian nature of those regimes). But CNS loves right-wing authoritarian regimes that share the same views it does, especially on the subject of homosexuality. For instance, we caught CNS last year touting right-wing Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro's hatred of gay people.

That happened again in a  Feb. 18 article, with managing editor Michael W. Chapman, CNS' chief gay-basher, doing the honors:

During a meeting about amending the Russian Constitution last week, President Vladimir Putin said, "as long as I'm president" there will be no "gay marriage" in Russia. "there will be dad and mum," he added.

Putin made his remarks on Feb. 13 during the meeting in the Kremlin, in Moscow. Putin made clear, according to Reuters, that there would not be a "parent number 1" and "parent number 2" on birth certificates or related official documents.

"As far as 'parent number 1' and 'parent number 2' goes, I've already spoken publicly about this and I'll repeat it again," he said, "as long as I am president this will not happen."

"There will be dad and mum," said the Russian president.

Unsurprisingly, Chapman made no mention of  Putin's authoritarian tendencies -- which include a communist-style command economy, cronyism, increasing state control over media and the crushing of political opposition -- or the fact that Putin-directed agents meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Instead, Chapman went on to cheer how "So-called gay marriage ... is not allowed" in Russia and that "In 2013, Russia enacted a law that prohibits the promotion of homosexual propaganda to minor youth and children, through print, radio, television and the Internet."

Chapman didn't explain why he's allowed to praise aspects of otherwise unsavory regimes and Sanders isn't.

Posted by Terry K. at 12:51 AM EST
Updated: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 9:07 AM EST

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