RUSSIA: Orthodox Church Calls For Banning Facebook Over Marriage Icon
Earlier this month Facebook debuted a relationship status icon for gay couples. Now the Russian Orthodox Church is demanding that Facebook "stop flirting with sodomites" or else they'll call for a national ban on the site.
In just three days the activists managed to obtain 34,000 signatures, said the leader of the Orthodox public organization, Vladimir Roslyakovsky. The goal is to get the support of at least a million citizens, he stated, adding that Muslim, Catholic and Jewish communities are also participating in the campaign, since “Dealers who cash in on children have neither conscience nor religious beliefs.” “We demand only one thing: Facebook should be blocked in the entire country because it openly popularizes homosexuality among minors,” Roslyakovsky is quoted as saying. The organization’s leader has already sent a request to the Prosecutor General’s Office asking it to inspect the social network’s activities in terms of gay, lesbian and pedophile propaganda.