Yes, this is happening in the 21st century, in the country that is hosting the 2014 Olympic Games.
According to Towleroad, Ivan Oklhobystin, a popular actor in Russia, received a round of applause from an audience that he told he would like to burn all gays alive.
“I myself would shove all live gays into furnace,” he said to cheers. “This is Sodom and Gomorrah, I as a believer in God can not treat this indifferently, this is a live threat to my kids!… I do not want my kids to think that faggots are normal. This is lavender fascism. If a person can not choose someone of an opposite sex for procreation – this is a overt sign of mental abnormality, so they should be denied of voting rights.”
The popular actor, who has not been reprimanded for his statements, clarified them on Twitter: “For a man there are only two options available to have an attitude toward sodomites: either acceptance or rejection. Given the aggression with which sodomites dictate their will to the world, there can not be some middle way. If you continue to flirt with sodomites, citing the rules of international, civil or criminal law – it means to be cunning and violating the law of God. Putting it simple – to serve the devil. Even non-participation in the solution of this problem is a betrayal of God, whatever numerous and often conflicting “rights” claim. Plus the existence of official organizations which sodomites have in all their forms, from homosexuals to pedophiles – it is a direct insult to the feelings of believers in God, and therefore it should be prosecuted.”
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