News from Eastern Europe:
Poland's parliament defeated draft laws that would have given limited legal rights to homosexual couples, a setback for liberals trying to challenge conservative moral attitudes in the devoutly Catholic country.
Russia's parliament backed a draft law on banning “homosexual propaganda.” The measure must be passed in three readings by the lower house, approved by the upper house and then signed by President Vladimir Putin to go into force. It would ban the promotion of gay events across Russia and impose fines of up 500,000 roubles ($16,600) on organizers.
I know I am going to get tons of hate-mail, but I actually consider that both of these stories are good news. First of all, I do not believe that governments should promote homosexual couplings by granting them privileges usually reserved only for heterosexuals married couples. Secondly, I do not accept the public display of sexual deviancy, and having been to numerous gay “pride” parades in both San Francisco and LA, this is exactly what inevitably happens at these events. Although, I do not like the idea of “banning” such demonstrations of free speech, I also think that the common good of society must be considered. It's a difficult question. My deepest prayer is that homosexuals (who have this inclination) will abandon their desperate need for public-spectacles in a vain attempt to gain forced public acceptance. All we need is to display ourselves to Christ; not to the world. Then, these laws will no longer be needed. That is my hope for my brothers and sisters.