Vladimir Putin says “marriage is a union of a man and woman” as he declares support for traditional family values and rejects homosexual “marriage”
By Julio Severo
Russian President Vladimir Putin on February 13, 2020 stressed that marriage should be solely the union of a man and woman.
“A marriage is a union of a man and woman,” he said at a meeting with a Kremlin-appointed committee discussing new amendments to the Russian constitution. He made clear he would not allow the traditional notion of mother and father to be subverted by homosexualists who seek to turn father and mother just in the neutral “parent number 1” and “parent number 2” even in birth certificates and passports, as it is happening in some Western nations.
“As far as ‘parent number 1’ and ‘parent number 2’ goes, I’ve already spoken publicly about this and I’ll repeat it again: as long as I’m president this will not happen. There will be dad and mum,” Putin said.
During his two decades in power, Putin has closely aligned himself with the Christian Orthodox Church and sought to distance Russia from left-wing Western values, including the homosexual agenda.
His leadership has produced more conservative policies, with groups promoting Orthodox Christian views becoming stronger and left-wing and homosexualist stances attacked.
His actions aim at pleasing the Christian Orthodox Church, which rejects homosexual “marriage” and defends only marriage as a union of a man and woman.
The Advocate, the largest gay magazine in the world, said, “Putin’s Russia is a very homophobic and transphobic place.”
American evangelical Paulie Heath said,
“Being mindful of world politics, and the vast pressure President Trump is putting on other countries, to embrace the evil of sodomy; even threatening to reduce support for these countries if they do not embrace the evil, I can see exactly why Putin wants to make his stand clear – they are not confused about God’s intention for sexuality. Big contrast to the morally decadent U.S.”
Presidents of Christian nations should also please their national Christianity. For example, the United States was founded by a population 98 percent Protestant. And their Protestantism was conservative. So it is not wonder that the main voters for President Donald Trump in 2016 were evangelicals.
Yet, Trump has not expressed any rejection of homosexual “marriage.” He has not also expressed any clear support to marriage as a union of a man and woman. On the contrary, he told Fox News personality Geraldo Rivera that he would be willing to vote for a homosexual for president of the United States.
Rivera interviewed Trump on February 13, 2020 and asked, “Would Americans vote for a gay man to be president?”
“I think so,” Trump answered. “I think there would be some that wouldn’t, and you know, I wouldn’t be among that group, to be honest with you.”
Homosexual activists did not put Trump in the White House. Conservative evangelicals did it. Cannot Trump respect and honor his conservative evangelical voters by openly rejecting gay “marriage” and supporting only marriage between a man and woman just as Putin is doing for his Christian Orthodox voters?