Leading Russian actor on gays: ‘I’d burn them all alive in ovens’

"I'd burn them all alive in ovens," Ivan Okhlobystin says of gay people, according to a Russian website.

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“I’d burn them all alive in ovens,” Ivan Okhlobystin says of gay people, according to a Russian website.

A leading Russian actor, who was formally a priest, has called for gay people to be burned alive in ovens.

Ivan Okhlobystin, who stars in the country’s version of hit medical comedy “Scrubs,” says children – he is a father of six – need to be protected from “sodomites.”

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“I’d burn them all alive in ovens,” Okhlobystin said, reported a Russian website, NGS.Novosti. The actor was speaking on stage at an event being held in the east of Russia.

“It’s Sodom and Gomorrah, as a religious person I can’t be indifferent to it. It’s a living threat to my children.”

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He continued: “I don’t want my children to think that being a [‘faggot’] is okay.

“It’s queer fascism! If a person can’t choose someone similar from the opposite sex for reproduction, it’s a clear sign of a psychic anomaly, it means they need to be deprived of the vote,” according to Buzzfeed. His comments come amid growing concern about homophobia in Russia.

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Earlier this year, the country passed into law new legislation banning “homosexual propaganda.”

Opponents say the law has enabled anti-gay groups to pursue violence against homosexuals and lesbians.

Okhlobystin, an Orthodox priest until 2011 before being defrocked for pursuing a career in acting, reported Novosti.


Nation / World – NY Daily News

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