Good news from Kazakhstan; moving in same direction as Russia on ‘gay rights’

21 Aug

Though this Atlantic piece predictably mourns it, their report is encouraging to us reactionaries.

Naturally, the ‘progressive’ writer is paranoid in his description of Russia’s new laws:

In Russia, you can get punished for telling a child this sentence: “Gay people exist.” If Russian officials wanted, they could probably find a way to punish me for writing that on the Internet—that’s how far and wide their anti-gay “propaganda” laws go.

Yeah, right, whatever. But anyway, apparently lawmakers in Kazakhstan are looking to enact similar legislation to that which Russia has enacted:

In Kazakhstan, there are already murmurs of a Kazakh version of this legislation being enacted. On Monday, Aldan Smaiyl, a member of the Majilis (the Lower Chamber of the Parliament), announced that he plans to propose a similar measure in September, when the Majilis returns from summer recess, Tengri News, an English news site in Kazakhstan, reported. Another Kazakhstan MP, one Murat Akhmadiyev said he would support that law.

These anti-gay propaganda laws aren’t exactly new. “I asked to ban gay-clubs, demonstrations and any and all of these disgusting relations,” Smaiyl said, referring to a request he made to Kazakhstan’s Prime Minister Serik Akhmetov this past spring. “This should not continue the way they are now,” he added.

As the article notes, Kazakhstan is heavily influenced by the actions of its neighbour, Russia. And with good reason, which the writer didn’t bother to go into: a significant portion of the population of Kazakhstan is Russian, and the rest are mostly ethnic Kazakhs, who, being Muslims, aren’t likely to wish to follow Western trends, either (though admittedly that isn’t always the case).

Anyway, go Kazakhstan! (See, we’re about good news here, too! 😉 )


Posted by on August 21, 2013 in Fuck Yeah!, good news


11 responses to “Good news from Kazakhstan; moving in same direction as Russia on ‘gay rights’

  1. Peter Blood

    August 21, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    We need more countries resisting the Great Satan.

  2. electricangel

    August 21, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Anything that resists the Cathedral weakens their ability to come after Catholics and other orthodox Christians (including steadfast Prots, of course.) As Peter Kreeft wrote, better someone whose theology captures 60% of what God is about than the radical atheists who run our land.

  3. Will S.

    August 21, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    @ Peter Blood: Yes!

    @ EA: Absolutely. I’ve long liked Peter Kreeft, ever since I read ‘Darkness at Noon’.

  4. C. Y. Chen

    August 23, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    *Borat voice* “Very nice!”

  5. gkruz

    August 25, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    “If Russian officials wanted, they could probably find a way to punish me for writing that on the Internet—that’s how far and wide their anti-gay “propaganda” laws go.”
    Funny how that sort of international over-reach isn’t a cause for alarm when Canada and several European countries threaten to prosecute citizens of other nations under their anti-hate laws and Holocaust denial laws.

  6. Will S.

    August 25, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Indeed. Leftists be hypocrites; quite willing to accept tyrannical international law, by organizations like the U.N., or the ICJ in the Hague, when it suits their purposes, fits their agenda, but scream ‘extraterritoriality’ in cases like this, where Russia’s law is mostly symbolic – no other country is going to go enforce Russian law, certainly not in the U.S. where that writer is writing from… Paranoid, and hypocritical.

  7. thelyniezian

    August 25, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Hmmm… I don’t agree with what happens when the gay lobby decide to get their hands on establishment-space and conflate legitimate anti-bullying messages with anti-religious propagandism, but at the same time I don’t agree with legal limits to free speech either. These laws appear to be such. The modernists are all too keen to demonise traditionalists as “hate speech”, which is just as bad.

  8. Will S.

    August 25, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    I take a relativist view, in that while I’m generally in favour in English-speaking countries and cultures of maintaining maximum free speech, I’m not prepared to stand in judgment of others from other cultures and countries, of doing whatever they see fit, and in fact, as a Christian opposed to the Brave New World Order, I welcome any ‘pushback’ against the gay rights agenda, and thus say to Russia and Kazakhstan, etc., ‘Bravo!’, as you English would say.

    BTW, I haven’t yet figured you out; are you a republican, and anti-monarchist? Are you a Christian or an atheist? Not quite clear from your blog, at a quick glance of it, at least.

    We here are unabashedly Christian, and I as a Canadian am monarchist, in which I may be alone amongst us here, but oh well. I recognize America’s history is different, and I respect the different POV most Americans may have on such matters, but I cannot join with republicanism, as a heritage-loving Canadian. (And the Queen of Canada may happen to also be the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, but Her Majesty is so independently of her capacity as our Queen of Canada; a lot of our American friends don’t get that, nor do all Brits. Even if Britain abolished the monarchy, I’d be happy to declare Canada a Kingdom at last, rather than a Dominion – no longer officially used, but not not the case, either – and invite the Royal Family here to continue reigning over us.)

  9. thelyniezian

    August 25, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    I’m a Christian who is pretty ambivalent about the monarchy. I would be for the monarchy if it actually did something worthwhile, especially keeping in check the blatantly anti-Christian laws which governments over here seem to keep passing form time to time, when the Coronation Oath is supposed to uphold them. I don’t mind watching Trooping the Colour and standing for the National Anthem, though. But as it is, all the monarchy and what it’s supposed to stand for is little more than a ceremonial function which might draw a few tourists and rubberstamp the actions of governments who don’t do right.

    As to Russia and the whole gay thing. I take your point about not standing in judgement of other countries’ laws, as national sovereignty is a necessary thing. The move towards internationalism being in part a reversal of the judgement of Babel, in part something that is bound to lend it self to absolute power which corrupts absolutely. The gay lobby in my country doesn’t seem to agree though, even going so far as to try and get the Winter Olympics moved out of Russia despite the fact that these laws are only meant to bar expressions of homosexuality and other non-traditional lifestyles from the public sphere, and won’t affect athletes unless they use the Games as a political platform.

    My point about freedom of speech is that in stopping the propaganda there is a legitimate concern that it will stop concerns over bullying and attacks on gay people being expressed (I don’t see moral wrong being used as a justification for such attacks, as these are based on real hate [as opposed to PC “hate”] not Christian love), but this all too often seems to be a tactic the gay lobby use to force the rest of us to accept what we consider to be a sinful lifestyle.

  10. Will S.

    August 25, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    I hear you. I, too, am disturbed at the lack of faith present in members of the Royal Family; even the Queen’s annual Christmas addresses are increasingly multiculturalist and syncretist, alas…

    We don’t endorse violence against homosexuals, and in fact, agree with you that opposition expressed against such things is all too often a cover for the gay agenda, in order to enact what they want…


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