Russian MP Pushes Law Allowing The Public Whipping Of Gays
If Alexander Mikhailov has his way, a ban on speaking against the LGBT community in public won't be the most heinously anti-gay law in Russia. Mikhailov, an MP and the deputy of the Legislative Assembly of the Trans-Baikal Parliament, has called for a law that would punish out members of the LGBT community with public floggings at the hands of marines.
Citing a crackpot doctor who testified against marriage equality in Europe, Mikhailov wants the public lashings to frighten Russians into believing that homosexuality, like pedophilia (as he claims), is a "common shame."
“In Russia for many centuries the ass was used for educational purposes and not for love entertainment. So we should use it according to its intended purpose,” the MP said.
Isn't it fishy that someone who's rather obsessed with gay anal sex is pushing for the public flogging of gays by sturdy marines? Is Mikhailov attempting to play out his BDSM/voyeur fantasies under the guise of conservative bigotry? I mean, what else can explain his 18th century approach to homosexuality?
This is exactly why the Human Rights Watch has demanded that the International Olympic Committee protect openly gay athletes from Russia's notorious homophobes next year in Sochi.