5:33 am, December 4, 2019
The Russian Orthodox Church now formally opposes new draft legislation in Russia that would increase penalties on domestic violence.
In an announcement by the Patriarchal Commission on Family Issues and the Protection of Motherhood and Childhood, the Church argues that the bill recently published by the Federation Council “contains a number of legal defects that make its adoption unacceptable.”
Specifically, the church commission says the legislation “disregards universally recognized legal principles of common sense, justice, and equality,” and warns that its implementation “can and will lead to grave and mass violations of the rights of individuals and families.”
The commission also says the bill has a “clear anti-family focus, diminishing the rights and freedoms of people who choose a family lifestyle, childbirth, and child-rearing that differ from others.” According to the Russian Orthodox Church, the legislation “effectively introduces special punishment for family life.”
The legislation creates the conditions for inciting family conflicts, particularly “divorce wars” (provisions in similar laws are widely used for this in foreign countries). The law’s proposed approaches and vague norms will inevitably lead to the destruction of normal family ties and relationships, the nature of which relies on mutual trust and respect.PATRIARCHAL COMMISSION ON FAMILY ISSUES
The speakers of both houses of Russia’s Parliament have expressed tentative support for the draft legislation against domestic violence. State Duma deputy Oskana Pushkina, who co-authored the bill, says she and several women who helped develop the law have received threats from the ultra-conservative group “Forty Times Forty.”
As the Russian Orthodox Church criticizes the legislation for being too radical, several of the women’s rights advocates who helped develop the law say the published draft text “panders to radical conservative groups” and doesn’t go far enough to protect survivors of domestic violence.
© Meduza 2019
“…clear anti-family focus, diminishing the rights and freedoms of people who choose a family lifestyle, childbirth, and child-rearing that differ from others.”
So, having penalties for beating women is anti-family? Diminishes rights and freedoms? Different lifestyle?
Wow, where’s my vodka?! I don’t understand, maybe the vodka will help…
Muslims and Russians have a lot in common when it comes to the treatment of women. Both have a caveman attitude that treats women worse than animals.
I doubt any of the ROC leadership have ever read the Bible.
I very much doubt they can even read. Blessing weapons to kill Ukrainians is their forte.
Do they not have calendars?! Everyfuckingthing they do is medieval.
Fucking hell Red, they haven’t reached abacus level yet. LMAO
Yes they have! I read an article about it on Meduza. They described the abacus (Абака) as a modern-day tool to make calculations and serves as an alternative to evil capitalist computer systems. Jeez, Focusser, you’re so mean ;))
Medvedev will be pissed off when apple pull out of Muscovy. His iphone will have to be replaced with Russphone. 😁
I am SO waiting for that!
Well, knowing how big business put profit before morals, I would be very surprised if Apple pull out.
Two tin cans and string.
They use it as toilet paper, same with Minsk and Budapest…
lmao, yeah stuff the pages with weed and then go beat the nearest girl they can find. ruSSki culture for you…
Russians have no religion.
Sure they do, they worship the limping imp with platform shoes. They have to or they go to the gulag.
As an aside and in reference to another post regarding sending a copy of Nikki Haley’s new book to the journalist idiot; I am reading With All Due Respect now. What an excellent person she is! She has given me new insight into the backroom boxing ring of pollyticks under Donald Trump. My opinion of POTUS Trump has been improved by a number of insights she reveals.
I am still concerned about his diplomatic skills and where early advisor chioces has led the US of A. IMHO, he still has some questionable people in advisory positions, whether official government appointments or otherwise.
One thing has been clear for some time, the direction the Trump administration is going with respect to international relations is worlds improved from the limp wrist stance of the Obumer administration.
Good job Grumpy, its good to be informed and think for yourself.