Russian lawmaker Vitaly Milonov says that gay people “rape kids,” and insists there is no violence against gays, but “much violence” by gay people against straight people. The comments were made in St. Petersburg, Russia, to French journalist Julien Pain of France 24, and recorded on video (below).
Milonov is the author of St. Petersburg’s anti-gay law that became the template for
the “homosexual propaganda” laws signed by Vladimir Putin.
Pain ran into Milonov in St. Petersburg outside the Queer Fest film festival that Milonov was trying to get shut down. He tells the Russian lawmaker, “There’s so much violence going on against gay people.”
“Oh no no no, it’s a fake, it’s a fake information,” Milonov insists. “It’s not true. I think that much violence goes from gay people to straight people. Much more violence.” When Pain asks, “You think there’s no violence against them?,” Milonov says, decidedly, “No.”
Blogger John Aravosis obtained the videos from France 24.
“Why did you beat peaceful citizens on the street because they were protesting against same-sex marriages?,” Milonov asks Pain, pretending Pain is a “representative” of the people of France, rather than a journalist. “In France, they beat [hard], they treat with the gas, like Syria rebels,” Milonov claims.
Of course, Milonov is referring to the dreadful and at times violent anti-gay marriage group, Hommen, who were not just “peaceful citizens,” but were responsible for many attacks on the LGBT community and their allies.
Milonov also claimed that the French police are the “SS” — a ridiculous statement.
Aravosis writes, “I’m pretty sure the French government didn’t use Sarin gas against religious right anti-gay protesters in Paris. Good try, though. As lies go, Milonov wins an Oscar for that one.”
When Pain tries to explain that anti-gay protesters were arrested several months ago in Paris for violently attacking the police, Milonov claimed it was all lies. In fact, Milonov is the one who is lying, as has been detailed repeatedly on this site, and via the French media and live video taken from the violent far-right anti-gay protests in France.
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