Monday, September 15, 2014

Anti-gay leader's activities in Russia attracting negative Congressional attention

Looks like NOM president Brian Brown's "international homophobic partnerships" is attracting attention. But I doubt that the criticism of  US Congressman would be attention that Brown or NOM would want.

From FrontiersLA:

Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA)
“I think it’s awful and whether it’s people going to Russia to help propagate these discriminatory laws that are increasing in places like Russia and East Europe and Africa or whether it’s some of our captains of industry that are going to Moscow and trying to seize of business opportunities like this. It really calls into question their commitment to our country and its ideals. So I think it’s horribly counter-productive and only a further incentive to the belligerent, dangerous, backward policies of Putin and his cronies.” - Congressman Adam Schiff after being informed about Brown's activities. Schiff sits on the Appropriations Committee and the Foreign Operations Subcommittee

FrontiersLA also said:

Schiff’s comments come a day before the Human Rights Campaign released a major expose entitled “Global Advocacy of American Anti-LGBT Extremists Exposed.”

 . . . Last October, Fred Karger of “Rights Equal Rights” wrote Sec. of State John Kerry and Attorney General Eric Holder asking that they investigate whether Brown violated the Logan Act, a “federal statute making it a crime for a citizen to confer with foreign governments” against US interests. Karger notes that Brown testified before Russian Duma officials—including a subcommittee chaired by Mizulina, who then helped write the anti-gay propaganda and adoption laws—and asks if Brown did so without prior authorization of the US government. Karger has not yet received a reply. 

I have a feeling that if Brown keeps his nonsense up, we won't be hearing the last of this mess.

And I am so looking forward to it.

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