An evangelist who visits Russia frequently believes the move
afoot there to ban the public display of homosexuality is because
the nation's leaders -- both political and religious -- have seen
the damage American culture has suffered from the homosexual
Russia is preparing to debate and act on legislation barring
homosexuality from the public arena, including homosexual "pride"
parades. The country is moving to ban same-sex "marriage" and even
public acts of affection between homosexuals.
The Associated Press reports
that the bill, which comes up for a vote later this month in the
Russian parliament, is "part of an effort to promote traditional
Russian values as opposed to Western liberalism, which the Kremlin
and the Russian Orthodox Church see as corrupting Russian youth
As an evangelist who works in Russia,Tim Todd tells OneNewsNow
that is quite a contrast to America, which has the most
pro-homosexual president in the country's history. Todd, who heads
International and has worked in Russia, understands that
country's stand against the homosexual agenda.
"America is opening the floodgate -- and if you want to know
what God thinks about the sin of homosexuality, you can look at his
urban renewal development plan in Sodom and Gomorrah," he points
out. "It gives you a pretty good idea."
Todd says Russia has had an opportunity for years now to observe
the homosexual agenda in America and Europe and learn firsthand
what it has done to the culture.
"[In America] there is open, blatant homosexuality on television
and on the Internet where the homosexuals have come out of their
hideouts in publicly proclaiming their sinful activity," he
Todd adds that he believes Russia has known all along the
detriment homosexuality has on society -- and now they have proof
in the United States. There is also a surge of interest in
Christianity in Russia.
"In fact, we've provided more than 2.5 million Bibles for
Russian public school students," he says. "We've provided more than
one million Bibles for Russian Red Army soldiers, and that work
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