Thursday, the theocrats running Russian politics visited our Capitol for the National Prayer Breakfast. They were welcomed to lay their hands all over each other and rub themselves in Jesus oil with their American counterparts, and yes, Trump was in attendance despite the bad look of hobnobbing with Russians. I mean, the sanctioned Russian Spy chief was invited to DC last week to meet with his US counterpart, so why not invite the people who believe in the Magic Sky Man?
The Russian religious elite at today’s conference numbered three times the amount from last year, though none were ‘official’ government representatives the ties are strong. This swell in attendance illustrates how American evangelicals have embraced Russian theocrats as allies. They both share hatred of LGBTQ people and suppression of women. They’ve been working together since 2010, beginning with a series of ‘family’ conferences held in Russia and attended by Americans. This alliance has fired up the Russians own delightfully wretched ‘family values’ fervor.
The American Russian evangelicals’ unholy alliance has resulted in a groundswell of anti gay sentiment in Russia. The so called “gay propaganda” legislation passed in Russia was crafted by the American World Congress of Families, an umbrella group for evangelicals. This law has made just living life for LGBTQ people in Russia illegal, as gay bashing goes unpunished, and any expression of non traditional relationships is now illegal.
The American nut bag evangelical Christians have teamed up with the even nuttier orthodox Russian evangelicals... Goddess help us.
By Being Liberal contributor: Sarah Ficca