2014-01-10 17:10:00

Idea to return criminal liability for homosexuality is logical - Orthodox human rights activist

Moscow, January 10, Interfax - The human rights center of the World Russian People's Council supports the proposal of actor and priest Ivan Okhlobystin to return criminal liability for homosexuality.

"The idea to return the criminal article for sodomy seems quite logical to me. The non-acceptance of homosexuality is a sign of healthy moral atmosphere in the society along with the rejection of racism and chauvinism," human rights center director, expert of Islam, Roman Silantyev, told Interfax-Religion on Friday.

Homosexuals stopped being satisfied with the cancellation of the relevant article in the Soviet Criminal Code long ago and "are demanding special rights for themselves now," Silantyev said.

Returning the article for sodomy will give additional opportunities to isolate Wahhabis, who "practice sensuous perversions along with religious perversions," Silantyev said.

The relevant article of the Criminal Code will help Orthodox believers "to get rid of people, who indecently interpret the commandment on love," Silantyev said.

The World Russian People's Council is an international non-governmental organization, which was established in 1993 and has become the all-Russian tribune of the public thought. Representatives of all authorities' branches, public organizations, law enforcement agencies, higher clergy of traditional Russian religions, teachers and students, scientists and artists participate in the World Russian People's Council meetings. The World Russian People's Council is headed by Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia.

In 2005 the World Russian People's Council was granted a special consultative status under the UN. A number of Russian regions have branches of the World Russian People's Council.