Putin? I simply don’t know enough about the man to tell you, as I’ve never met him face to face, nor have I ever spoken with him, however I have spoken to some of his wealthy yet lower level cronies at our Russian embassy during my time as a political aide and from most of them I definitely did get the impression that they went along more for political opportunism then out of any rabid anti-gay personal sentiment.
I’m not an expert on theology, nor have I ever desired to be, what I do know is that many of its higher level priests and its patriarch are definitely very much corrupt and very anit-gay, whether this is actually in line with a teleological interpretation of the Church’s theoretical doctrines and scripture or not, much like how in the US political Christianity has mostly reduced itself to being 1) anti-abortion and 2) anti-gay. Christ was big on charity to the poor, from what little I do know of Christianity, yet neither that sentiment, nor the turn the other cheek mentality are anywhere to be found in the political leaders of American Christianity today.
Maybe these last posts have been getting a bit too off-topic and frankly depressing for a game discussion though, @Havenstone @Sashira @JimD could any of you move this (starting with my post #568) to its own topic (or fold it with another on discrimination), I didn’t want to create it because I honestly thought this would be too depressing and fringe of a topic for its own thread, but I guess I was wrong.
I guess I should thank Canada and Trudeau and Cata and all the other countries (honestly surprised, semi-pleasantly for once too to see Trump’s USA and May’s Britain on there) for joining Uruguay and us in our toothless diplomatic condemnation.