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    Emails Show “Pro-Family” Activists Feeding Contacts To Russian Nationalists

    "Russian nationalists and social conservatives appear to be working together to use links with “pro-family” organizations in the U.S. and around the world to promote Russia’s geopolitical agenda, according to emails sent between right-wing activists.

    The emails include frequent correspondence between senior Russian figures, such as Dugin, the financier Konstantin Malofeev — who has close ties to Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine and is a patron of causes dear to the Orthodox Church — and Alexey Komov, an official with the Orthodox patriarchy and the “Russian representative” of the World Congress of Families, a social conservative network based in Rockford, Illinois."


    The conference caused an uproar in the United States because it was originally organized as a World Congress of Families summit, but the WCF was forced to drop its official sponsorship when some American partner organizations withdrew their participation in protest of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

    Komov, who had promoted the event as the “‘Olympics’ of the international Pro-Life movement supporting the Natural Family,” moved ahead with the event under the auspices of foundations controlled by Malofeev and another oligarch in Vladimir Putin’s inner circle, president of the state-owned railway company Vladimir Yakunin, and two members of the WCF’s leadership served on the organizing committee.


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    Hey "pro-family"(whatever that means) movement, at least you got far right wingers like Putinites on your side and extreme right wing nationalists... Wohoooo


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    Re: Emails Show “Pro-Family” Activists Feeding Contacts To Russian Nationalists

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    Hey "pro-family"(whatever that means) movement, at least you got far right wingers like Putinites on your side and extreme right wing nationalists... Wohoooo [/FONT]
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    Re: Emails Show “Pro-Family” Activists Feeding Contacts To Russian Nationalists

    Because buzzfeed is a reliable and unbiased source...

    What ultimately matters is the message, and the pro-family message of one man one woman raising children together in a loving home beats all others.
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    Re: Emails Show “Pro-Family” Activists Feeding Contacts To Russian Nationalists

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Because buzzfeed is a reliable and unbiased source...

    What ultimately matters is the message, and the pro-family message of one man one woman raising children together in a loving home beats all others.
    The document and spreadsheet is all right there....


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    Re: Emails Show “Pro-Family” Activists Feeding Contacts To Russian Nationalists

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Because buzzfeed is a reliable and unbiased source...

    What ultimately matters is the message, and the pro-family message of one man one woman raising children together in a loving home beats all others.
    There are proven links between US Pro Family groups and what's happening in Russia and Uganda.

    They can't win in the US so they're exporting hate abroad.

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    Re: Emails Show “Pro-Family” Activists Feeding Contacts To Russian Nationalists

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    The document and spreadsheet is all right there....
    Was anything damning said? Or is it just equating talks with Russians as being this secret evil organization? Regardless, I wouldn't trust Buzzfeed to provide a fair or spinless review on something like this, they clearly have an agenda (especially given the pro LGBT section of the site).
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    Re: Emails Show “Pro-Family” Activists Feeding Contacts To Russian Nationalists

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    The document and spreadsheet is all right there....
    But this isn't an important news story. It's not even breaking news unless you're one of the uninformed.

    Putin is a master at the geopolitical game.

    No story here.

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    Re: Emails Show “Pro-Family” Activists Feeding Contacts To Russian Nationalists

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Was anything damning said? Or is it just equating talks with Russians as being this secret evil organization? Regardless, I wouldn't trust Buzzfeed to provide a fair or spinless review on something like this, they clearly have an agenda (especially given the pro LGBT section of the site).
    It didnt say Russians are evil. It stated that documents coming from a man named Georgy Gavrish who is part of the Eurasianist movement with "frequent correspondence between senior Russian figures, such as Dugin, the financier Konstantin Malofeev — who has close ties to Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine and is a patron of causes dear to the Orthodox Church — and Alexey Komov, an official with the Orthodox patriarchy and the “Russian representative” of the World Congress of Families, a social conservative network based in Rockford, Illinois."


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    Re: Emails Show “Pro-Family” Activists Feeding Contacts To Russian Nationalists

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Because buzzfeed is a reliable and unbiased source...

    What ultimately matters is the message, and the pro-family message of one man one woman raising children together in a loving home beats all others.
    Perpetuating this lie doesn't make it less of a lie.

    APA Policy Statement: Sexual Orientation, Parents, & Children

    Many lesbians and gay men are parents. In the 2000 U. S. Census, 33% of female same-sex couple households and 22% of male same-sex couple households reported at least one child under the age of 18 living in the home. Despite the significant presence of at least 163,879 households headed by lesbian or gay parents in U.S. society, three major concerns about lesbian and gay parents are commonly voiced (Falk, 1994; Patterson, Fulcher & Wainright, 2002). These include concerns that lesbians and gay men are mentally ill, that lesbians are less maternal than heterosexual women, and that lesbians' and gay men's relationships with their sexual partners leave little time for their relationships with their children. In general, research has failed to provide a basis for any of these concerns (Patterson, 2000, 2004a; Perrin, 2002; Tasker, 1999; Tasker & Golombok, 1997). First, homosexuality is not a psychological disorder (Conger, 1975). Although exposure to prejudice and discrimination based on sexual orientation may cause acute distress (Mays & Cochran, 2001; Meyer, 2003), there is no reliable evidence that homosexual orientation per se impairs psychological functioning. Second, beliefs that lesbian and gay adults are not fit parents have no empirical foundation (Patterson, 2000, 2004a; Perrin, 2002). Lesbian and heterosexual women have not been found to differ markedly in their approaches to child rearing (Patterson, 2000; Tasker, 1999). Members of gay and lesbian couples with children have been found to divide the work involved in childcare evenly, and to be satisfied with their relationships with their partners (Patterson, 2000, 2004a). The results of some studies suggest that lesbian mothers' and gay fathers' parenting skills may be superior to those of matched heterosexual parents. There is no scientific basis for concluding that lesbian mothers or gay fathers are unfit parents on the basis of their sexual orientation (Armesto, 2002; Patterson, 2000; Tasker & Golombok, 1997). On the contrary, results of research suggest that lesbian and gay parents are as likely as heterosexual parents to provide supportive and healthy environments for their children.

    Research suggests that sexual identities (including gender identity, gender-role behavior, and sexual orientation) develop in much the same ways among children of lesbian mothers as they do among children of heterosexual parents (Patterson, 2004a). Studies of other aspects of personal development (including personality, self-concept, and conduct) similarly reveal few differences between children of lesbian mothers and children of heterosexual parents (Perrin, 2002; Stacey & Biblarz, 2001; Tasker, 1999). However, few data regarding these concerns are available for children of gay fathers (Patterson, 2004b). Evidence also suggests that children of lesbian and gay parents have normal social relationships with peers and adults (Patterson, 2000, 2004a; Perrin, 2002; Stacey & Biblarz, 2001; Tasker, 1999; Tasker & Golombok, 1997). The picture that emerges from research is one of general engagement in social life with peers, parents, family members, and friends. Fears about children of lesbian or gay parents being sexually abused by adults, ostracized by peers, or isolated in single-sex lesbian or gay communities have received no scientific support. Overall, results of research suggest that the development, adjustment, and well-being of children with lesbian and gay parents do not differ markedly from that of children with heterosexual parents.
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    Re: Emails Show “Pro-Family” Activists Feeding Contacts To Russian Nationalists

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    But this isn't an important news story. It's not even breaking news unless you're one of the uninformed.

    Putin is a master at the geopolitical game.

    No story here.
    How has his mastery of geopolitics worked for the ruble's value?
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