While most of the world has condemned Russia for its "gay propaganda" law, which forbids any public speech of gay rights, six Christian and conservative groups have signed a statement supporting the anti-gay law and the Russian government.
Ironically, conservative and Christian organizations have condemned and demonized Russia for half a century.
Russia's anti-gay law bans any public advocacy or speech that supports the rights of homosexuals because children might witness it.
According to a press release, the groups that support Russia's anti-gay law include: World Congress of Families, Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute, Mission America (led by Christian radio personality Linda Harvey) GrasstopsUSA, Population Research Institute and His Servants (a Christian organization).
The statement they all agree on reads:
The signing entities below are highly concerned about the heavy attacks that the Russian Federation is facing due to its recent Federal Law of June 29, 2013 No. 135-FZ “On Amendments to Article 5 of the Federal Law On Protection of Children from Information Harmful to their Health and Development …” that protects innocence and moral formation of children by prohibiting propaganda of "non-traditional sexual relationships" among them.
We affirm that the natural family created through the marriage of a man and a woman is the foundation of any human society and is entitled to protection by society and the State as stated in the international Human Rights norms, including Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Art. 16 (3)). Any harmful initiative for the natural family is destructive for the society as a whole. We also affirm that the children need special protection due to their innocence and immaturity.
We acknowledge that the Russian law protects the innocence of children and the basic rights of their parents recognized in the international legislation and treaties. With its new law Russia is protecting genuine and universally recognized human rights against artificial and fabricated "values" aggressively imposed in many modern societies. We also note that the concepts of “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” are not outlined in the existing binding international treaties and agreements.
We thus call for respect of the sovereignty of the Russian people and we invite all organizations and people who feel responsible for the protection of the innocence of children and their rights, the natural family and parental rights to stand up for Russia, as well as for Ukraine and Moldova suffering the same pressure due to similar laws.