Now that American homosexual-advocacy groups rule the United States, they are trying to advance their agenda worldwide, as you have undoubtedly heard. The latest issue on their agenda is the Russian Federation’s law against spreading “gay propaganda.” Our national economy is headed downhill at high velocity in a flaming dumpster, but our self-appointed betters know that what’s really important is what people in Russia have to say about homosexuality.

Reuters reports on the latest critical event in this all-important saga: the suggestion that two female Russian athletes were making a political statement when they publicly kissed last Saturday:

A Russian athlete denied on Tuesday that she had intended to show her disapproval of her country’s “anti-gay propaganda” law when she kissed a teammate on the lips on the winners’ podium at the Moscow world championships.

Kseniya Ryzhova said she was insulted that the Russian 4x400m relay team’s victory celebrations on Saturday had been overshadowed by speculation in the Western media that the kiss with Yulia Gushchina had been intended as a protest.

“There was no hidden political motive,” she said of the kiss, shown by television channels around the world.

Ignorance is bliss for advocacy groups, however; the story noted that the kiss was undoubtedly innocent of either sexual or political content:

It is not uncommon for close women friends to kiss on the lips in Russia.

After all, the story also noted:

“First of all, both Yulia and I are married,” she said to applause from Russian journalists.

And they are not married to each other, I suppose one must state explicitly these days.

Russians, you see, are rather different from us. They still disapprove of homosexuality, even though they’ve been told repeatedly that to do so is unacceptable anywhere that U.S. influence extends. (The latter seems to be shrinking in recent years, as it happens.) Reuters notes that the law “has been widely condemned abroad, but opinion polls show a vast majority of Russians support it.” Indeed they do, and their athletes agree:

Despite calls from gay rights groups for a boycott of Russia’s hosting of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, some Russian athletes have defended the law.

World champion pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva suggested in a statement to the media, which she later distanced herself from, that there were no homosexuals in “normal” Russia.

She also said two Swedish competitors who painted their fingernails with rainbow colors in support of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) rights had been disrespectful to her homeland.

This incident is another, and quite vivid, manifestation of Americans’ dismal habit of sexualizing everything. One of the two athletes swept up in the media frenzy characterized that mentality as a pathology:

“For eight years we have not won a gold medal. You can’t even imagine what it was like … when we understood that we’d won,” she said.

“It was a wave of unbelievable feelings and if somehow, completely by chance, while we were congratulating each other, our lips touched … whoever fantasizes about that is sick.”

Although one might well suggest that the Russian athletes’ rejection of the homosexual-advocacy agenda dominant in the United States and several other nations, one might equally well suggest that Americans athletes and other citizens are the other side of that coin. If freedom of speech is being trampled upon in Russia in this regard, the same is happening here in the United States. Of course, no one has ever referred to Russia as the Land of the Free.