WTH is going on? – To some conservatives, Vladimir Putin is ‘the defender of Christian civilization’

Yes, that Putin. No, really.

Daily Kos

Oh look, the radical conservative American quote-unquote-“pastor” who helped form a vicious anti-gay movement in Uganda that led to the killing of publicly outed gay Ugandans is a huge fan of Vladimir Putin.

Last month a federal judge allowed a first-of-its-kind lawsuit to proceed against [Scott Lively] that alleges the pastor persecuted gays in Uganda and committed a potential “crime against humanity” — one that contributed to a bill that would have made homosexuality an act punishable by death. And yet the grey-haired 57-year-old has refused to quiet down.On his blog this month, Lively praised Putin as “the defender of Christian civilization” for signing this summer a ban on information that treats being gay as valid or attractive — and traced the idea to his own tour of Russia in 2006-7. Last week, Lively suggested Russian officials foil gay activists planning to rainbow-bomb the Olympics by flying a rainbow banner over the games so “the global homosexual movement” would be reminded that “the rainbow belongs to God!”

What the hell is going on? Have we abandoned irony forever, now that the staunch conservatives that saw communism as the be-all, end-all threat to humanity have shuffled into embracing the rather unambiguously creepy Russian leader and the nation’s latest restrictions of human rights—nay, even bragging about their connections to Russian politics? Is there anyone who was alive for even the smallest portion of the Cold War that thought Red Dawnconservatism would move into being pro-Russian-government?

Nope, apparently the hatred of gay Americans is greater than all those old fears of the creeping communist menace. John McCain and other old-schoolers keep trying to get them worked up about Russian plots and dangers and diplomatic machinations, but the social conservatives are too worked up about the Gays and the Muslims and the Obamas to even remember what they were supposed to be worked up about in the before-times. The enemy of my enemy isawesome.

Vladimir Putin, the “defender of Christian civilization.” There’s really no way of making fun of these people anymore, they do it to themselves before you ever get the chance.


  1. “There’s really no way of making fun of these people anymore, they do it to themselves before you ever get the chance.”
    Unfortunately, that is so true.


  2. Well, let us not forget Putin is now the hero of the (mostly far) left as well. Because he “Avoided” war by guaranteeing the civil war will rage on without foreign intervention. And of course his motivation is in no small part a result of their war in Chenya.


  3. I expect that the fact that Putin wasn’t born in the US won’t deter the conservatives from asking him to run in 2016. He’s not black and it’s all that matters.


    1. They won’t have “the black Anti-Christ” to run against in 2016. If Hillary is on the ticket, they’ll just have to use the Benghazi and Bill Clinton legacy as her evil persona.


      1. I dunno, I remember that they got a lot of mileage back in the Clinton days from portraying her as the aggressive feminazi…there’s plenty of woman hatred in the GOP ranks too. Or at least, hatred of a certain type of woman.


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