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Russia's Largest Gay Club Has Shut Down
ABC News ^ | 3-27-2014 | MELIA PATRIA via Nightline

Posted on 03/27/2014 8:24:21 AM PDT by tcrlaf

After enduring months of homophobic attacks, including gunfire and toxic gas, Russia's largest gay nightclub, Central Station, has finally closed its doors for good.

The club management surrendered to a spate of harassment in late February, after a group of men allegedly blocked the front gates, preventing patrons from entering the building safely, according to staff members who were on the scene. The well-known club was widely considered a haven and a symbol of freedom for the country's besieged LGBT community.

"All was [taken] by our enemies," lamented former club dancer Alexander Moskalets. "It's all gone."

"They really stopped the normal work of our club," said a manager, who asked that his name not be used out of safety concerns.

"Of course, I'm sad," he added, "but I was ready for this situation."

Prior to the shutdown, "Nightline" aired a special report on the Moscow nightclub after a months-long investigation into the business's effort to survive. "Nightline" traveled to Russia amid evidence of escalating violence against the LGBT community there following the passage the Kremlin's controversial "anti-gay propaganda" law.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: gay; homosexualagenda; media; russia
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DEAR GOD!!! Where will the U.S. Media hang out on their off time while in Moscow now??? Oh, the horror!!

You'll note what the US Media considers important news. Little wonder the rest of the world is looking at us like we are nutz, is it?

1 posted on 03/27/2014 8:24:21 AM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

Glenn Beck to throw a hissy fit in 3... 2... 1...


2 posted on 03/27/2014 8:26:10 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: tcrlaf

Do they have bath houses over there? If so, they are probably next.


3 posted on 03/27/2014 8:27:43 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: tcrlaf

Russia is the enemy of the US now.
But Russia makes Obama look weak
But Russia is anti-gay
But Russia is anti-US
#journalistheadexplosion


4 posted on 03/27/2014 8:27:59 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: tcrlaf

“All was [taken] by our enemies,” lamented former club dancer Alexander Moskalets. “It’s all gone.”

What’s all gone? The 55-gal drums of KY-Jelly? Oh, the horrors!


5 posted on 03/27/2014 8:28:43 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: tcrlaf

ABC news will shriek about this, but stories about the daily bombs in Iraq and the American casualty rate in Afghanistan are completely buried.


6 posted on 03/27/2014 8:28:53 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: tcrlaf

Homosexuals don’t like bisexuals.


7 posted on 03/27/2014 8:30:12 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: tcrlaf
It's not like we are nuts, we are nuts. Mentally ill. Disordered mind set. Lost.
8 posted on 03/27/2014 8:30:25 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Do they have bath houses over there?

They have a "gay dancer," so that's a sign that they're essentially a bath house.

Most, if not all, of these sodomite hangouts allow open, anonymous sex to occur on premises. So, what's the difference?

9 posted on 03/27/2014 8:30:45 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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Media bias by word #5
10 posted on 03/27/2014 8:33:15 AM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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To: PGR88

“ABC news will shriek about this, but stories about the daily bombs in Iraq and the American casualty rate in Afghanistan are completely buried.”

ABCCBSCNNNBC/AP got the memo to publish this story to bury Ukraine/Crimea stories.


11 posted on 03/27/2014 8:33:23 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: tcrlaf
Oh, dear...

Anal syphilis infection rates may drop in Moscow now.

Oh, dear...Oh, dear...Oh, dear...!

12 posted on 03/27/2014 8:33:23 AM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: tcrlaf

I wonder if ABC “news” has any concern about the number of Christ followers who are being murdered in Africa and Asia because of their faith....or, if they are too lazy to do that, talk to some Christian leaders here in the USA who are losing their LIBERTY because of Team Obama.

Guess that wouldn’t fit ABC’s world view.


13 posted on 03/27/2014 8:34:08 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: tcrlaf

Way back in the 1980’s the classified project I worked on got a security briefing by the FBI giving a general picture of the security situation at the time. They presented convincing evidence that (among other things) the KGB was bankrolling the then nascent LGBT movement. If a group got their name in the paper for something they’d get an anonymous donation ranging from the hundreds to the thousands of dollars. The larger the group the more money they got. The objective was to destroy the family unit. It was an attack on the pillars of American society. I’m certain Putin would be aware of the corrosive effect as that’s what was intended. It’s almost humorous that Russia is now under attack by the very monster they created.


14 posted on 03/27/2014 8:34:35 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Russians love their bath houses. Big party of their culture. It’s called banya over there. No doubt plenty of faggotry happens in them.


15 posted on 03/27/2014 8:34:57 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: tcrlaf

Now the libs will call us to arms.

Russia Invading an occupying a sovereign state doesnt bother them the least, but shutting down gay nightclubs?

This is War!


16 posted on 03/27/2014 8:35:03 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: AppyPappy

“But Russia makes Obama look weak”

Barry doesn’t need Russia’s help for that.


17 posted on 03/27/2014 8:35:18 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: tcrlaf

Looks like Obama won’t be visiting anytime soon.


18 posted on 03/27/2014 8:35:40 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The future ain't what it use to be -- Yogi Berra)
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To: tcrlaf
I thought there was very little harassment of gays in Russia until the Olympics, when the US administration decided to make it an issue.

19 posted on 03/27/2014 8:36:33 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: tcrlaf

Lindsey Graham is deeply saddened.


20 posted on 03/27/2014 8:36:42 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: tcrlaf

ABC News has blocked me from commenting. I’ll take that as a badge of honor....


21 posted on 03/27/2014 8:37:14 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: tcrlaf

I wonder if anyone at ABC might care what happens to Mrs. Maria Corina Machado, mother of 3, catholic.


22 posted on 03/27/2014 8:37:16 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: AppyPappy

The American Left gleefully referred to President Bush as BusHitler. How will they configure Putin? HitlerPootie?


23 posted on 03/27/2014 8:39:06 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%
Homosexuals don’t like bisexuals.

While I, a heterosexual, do not believe they exist. If a man has sex with another man, even if it's on a part time basis, he's queer.

Same for woman on woman.

24 posted on 03/27/2014 8:40:50 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (God is not the author of confusion. 1 Cor 13: 33)
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To: tcrlaf; All
in Lexington KY, the Lexington Herald-misLeader "Newspaper"; *snickering* is
(conveniently) close to a gay/mtg. place, right across the street from the liberal rag.
so I've been told, next to the wall enclosing the Horse Stautes.

26 posted on 03/27/2014 8:46:21 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: clintonh8r
ABC News has blocked me from commenting.

American freedom of speech.

27 posted on 03/27/2014 8:47:23 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers; AppyPappy
AppyPappy ~ But Russia makes Obama look weak

ZirconEncrustedTweezers ~ Barry doesn’t need Russia’s help for that.

What do you mean by that???

Bo Faery photo obama_pixie1.jpg

28 posted on 03/27/2014 8:49:24 AM PDT by null and void ( Everything evil in the world may not be Islamic but everything Islamic is evil.)
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To: tcrlaf
I think what drives the liberal media absolutely bonkers is the “political correctness” assault that they have used successfully for the last decade to destroy anybody that disagrees with their leftist agenda in the United States and Western Europe doesn't do squat for them in Russia. Putin doesn't care, the Russian citizenry doesn't care. Their stories fall on deaf ears and have zero impact. They just can't come to grips with the fact that they've tried all their normal tactics and basically run head first into an unmoving stone wall....
29 posted on 03/27/2014 8:53:38 AM PDT by apillar
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To: factoryrat
Putin is a communist if there ever was one

Really? I thought the hallmark of Communism was destroying a nation, its people, its culture, its history, its economy, and the very idea of decency and normalcy. This, of course, what we have going on in this country. But is this what is happening in Russia?

Putin is a strong man ruler, there is no doubt, but a Communist?

30 posted on 03/27/2014 8:54:25 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: tcrlaf

If the US was a godly nation, we’d re-criminalize homosexuality, if for no other reason than we desired God’s blessings again. But we’ve become too depraved and too demonic to want God’s blessings anymore. Our sin is far, far too important.


31 posted on 03/27/2014 8:56:16 AM PDT by afsnco
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To: tcrlaf
homophobic attacks,

That they insist on using this psychological term which, last i heard, even the AP discourages, attests to their commitment to furthering the homosexual; agenda (which of course, they will deny exist), being driven by Christophobia.

32 posted on 03/27/2014 8:57:55 AM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: tcrlaf

Maybe they were drafted.


33 posted on 03/27/2014 8:59:00 AM PDT by angcat
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To: Graybeard58

“If a man has sex with another man, even if it’s on a part time basis, he’s queer.”

Yep!

What my father always told me, he said “son, you might pull the lever on a train’s horn, but that damn sure don’t make you a conductor, however, if you suck just one d!ck you are a d!ck sucker for life.”


34 posted on 03/27/2014 9:00:24 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: CounterCounterCulture

I object to their use of the tern “homophobic.” This term is intentionally meant to be hurtful. My fweelings are hurt. They should use the term “morally correct” or something like that.


35 posted on 03/27/2014 9:06:58 AM PDT by Vehmgericht
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To: tcrlaf

Yep, the #1 issue in the entire world is homosexuality. Our entire foreign policy seems focused on it. Forget about everything else. Does your country allow “gay marriage” and treat anal sodomy like it’s normal and natural? No? Well, America won’t stand for that!

That said, I adamantly oppose violence against homosexuals. I think they’re mentally ill perverts, but I respect their right to do their detestable deeds as consenting adults in private. What they do not have a right to do is tell me and mine we have to give our approval to those deeds. They also cross the line when they try to propagandize my children or demand that government give its stamp of approval to their perversity.


36 posted on 03/27/2014 9:07:36 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Sodomy and abortion: the only constitutional "rights" cherished by Democrats.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

There are Christians being murdered all over the world, but like you wrote, our media and government are focused like a laser beam on homosexuality. It’s sick—truly pathetic.

I’m sorry, but I’m no longer proud of America. I love her and will work to restore her, but I despise what she’s become. It seems like our government is on the wrong side of virtually every issue these days.


37 posted on 03/27/2014 9:15:41 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Sodomy and abortion: the only constitutional "rights" cherished by Democrats.)
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To: factoryrat

“One wants to build a nation, the other wants to destroy a nation.”

I think that sums it up. America is on the decline. We’ve even embraced it, because the left thinks America must be fundamentally transformed in order to create their new utopia. You can’t create a one world government with nation states like America standing in the way.


38 posted on 03/27/2014 9:23:43 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Sodomy and abortion: the only constitutional "rights" cherished by Democrats.)
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To: tcrlaf

Well, it is good that it is shut down. I think I would have preferred that the government shut it down. The way it was shut down makes it seem like those that are responsible broke laws, when it would have been better if the government assumed proper authority and responsibility for shutting it down.


39 posted on 03/27/2014 9:23:44 AM PDT by ForYourChildren (Christian Education [ RomanRoadsMedia.com - a classical Christian approach to homeschool])
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To: daniel1212

“...being driven by Christophobia.”

Being driven by normalphobia! One doesn’t have to be a Christian to understand it’s not normal for a man to bugger another man. Not only that, but anal sodomy is a public health threat. Meaning? Government has a legitimate interest and should discourage homosexuality, because it spreads disease.


40 posted on 03/27/2014 9:33:12 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Sodomy and abortion: the only constitutional "rights" cherished by Democrats.)
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To: tcrlaf

‘Has’ or ‘Was’?


41 posted on 03/27/2014 9:42:23 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: Gen.Blather

Funny thing about that is, once the left have full control of this country, the LGBT community will be the first ones purged from the government.

Happens in every leftist society.


42 posted on 03/27/2014 9:47:44 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: CitizenUSA

“You can’t create a one world government with nation states like America standing in the way.”

Or Russia, for that matter. Even China. They are not getting into the jacuzzi with the transnationals.


43 posted on 03/27/2014 9:51:12 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Indeed. One of the Soros-Obamacons on FR was complaining about the oppression of homosexuals in the Russian Federation. Homosexuality was a serious FELONY in the Soviet Union. They are more tolerated than in the past, but generally still not approved of.


44 posted on 03/27/2014 9:54:23 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: areukiddingme1

LOL


45 posted on 03/27/2014 10:04:22 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: Count of Monte Fisto
Putin is a strong man ruler, there is no doubt, but a Communist?

More like an oligarch. A "czar", if you like.

46 posted on 03/27/2014 10:16:48 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: Albion Wilde

Communist ideology is just a marketing program aspiring oligarchs use to obtain total control of a society.


47 posted on 03/27/2014 10:31:14 AM PDT by Justa
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To: lodi90; Jack Hydrazine
“Russians love their bath houses. Big party of their culture. It’s called banya over there. No doubt plenty of faggotry happens in them.”

Been going to Russian bathhouses for decades and have never seen anything gay.

Except for dressing rooms, they are co-ed. Drinks are also served and/or BYOB. A great place to pickup fit Russian women.

It's basically like a beach for cold climates.

48 posted on 03/27/2014 10:42:38 AM PDT by varyouga
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To: tcrlaf

Well, hell, this makes all of Putler’s actions justified, doesn’t it?


49 posted on 03/27/2014 10:49:49 AM PDT by Red White and Blue patriot (USA all the way. Love it or Leave it. Ted Cruz 2016)
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To: varyouga

Wow!


50 posted on 03/27/2014 11:08:36 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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