17 August 2012, 10:11
American activist stands for punishing Pussy Riot and supports Putin as he protects morality
Washington, August 17, Interfax - Vice President and Managing Director of the World Congress of Families Lawrence D. Jacobs (USA) holds up Russian President Vladimir Putin as an example to his American counterpart Barak Obama.
"How sad and ironic is it that the Russian President (labeled a communist dictator by many in the Western media elite) is the one defending laws and morality consistent with the freedom in the U.S. Constitution while our socialist American President has launched an all out assault against religious freedom and the moral and religious people of America," Jacobs says in his article posted by Interfax-Religion on Friday.
He reminded that America's second president, John Adams once spoke of the freedoms offered to Americans saying that "Our (U.S. - IF) Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."
Jacobs thinks that neither in Russia, nor in any other country in the world those who invade in churches to commit vandalism must be justified.
"Criminal responsibility for such actions is reasonable measure to protect believers from attacks of extremists of any kind," the representative of the Parents' organizations stresses.
According to him, "it should be embarrassing to U.S. government, that while Russia has been quick to punish violence against religious believers, the Obama administration continues to encourage violence and discrimination against Christians and people of faith by asking them to violate their beliefs and conscience by paying for healthcare plans that force coverage of harmful abortion procedures and coverage of abortifacient contraceptives that are dangerous to women."
Jacobs condemned the desire to set a new dividing line between Russia and Western countries saying that such "expressions of freedom" are recognized as a norm in Europe and the United States.
"Many Americans feel insulted by Pussy Riot act, as well as the Russian people. And I have no doubts that in my country such a crime would be punished under trespassing, public nudity, and vandalism laws. In fact, just the repeated saying of the band's name (a shameful vulgarity and degradation of women) in the presence of minor children could be considered profanity and violate decency laws in the United States," Jacobs sums up his article.
The World Congress of Families is an international network of organizations, scholars, leaders and people of goodwill from more than 60 countries that seek to restore the natural family as the fundamental social unit and the "seedbed" of civil society.
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