Russian lessons

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With Holyrood’s outlandish “same-sex marriage” plans continuing, rightly, to appal the majority of a reasonably-minded Scottish public, First Minister Alex Salmond and his deputy Nicola Sturgeon have an awful lot to learn from their wiser, and more discerning, counterparts in Russia.

With politicians given the right of a free vote, members of the Soviet parliament passed the Kremlin-backed law in a 436-0 vote. In imposing stiff fines or prison terms for spreading “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations”, it is clear that Russia values its children more than we do, sadly, here in Scotland. The law prohibiting the promotion of homosexuality among children simply codifies that Russia truly is interested in protecting its children, and not that it is interested in persecuting homosexuals.

Russians have consistently denied homosexual groups parade permits, sparing its children and the public at large the ludicrous and disturbing behaviour on show in the squares and streets of Scotland and the rest of the UK. While Russians certainly do not want to encourage homosexuality, by no means do they criminalise homosexuality, nor do they discriminate against homosexuals, as the howling press and media have claimed.

Donald J Morrison

Old Edinburgh Road

Inverness