They are now mobilizing with the Prosecutor's Office to prevent further the circulation of sodomite propaganda in their region. . .
Employees of the Citizens' Rights Protection Center of the party "Just Russia - Patriots - For Truth!" handed over LGBT literature to Father Gennady at Alexander Nevsky Church. We remind that representatives of the local branch of the party bought the remaining circulation of books with LGBT propaganda in "Chitay-gorod" (bookstore) at the request of ministers of the Nizhniy Tagil Eparchy of the Russian Orthodox Church. According to unofficial information, a total of five thousand copies of "non-traditional" literature were sold in Nizhny Tagil.
As "It's My City" and "Between the Lines" elaborate, the books in question are "In the End They Both Die" by Adam Silver, "Leah: Life Not by Notes" by Becky Albertalli, "Summer in a Pioneer Tie" by Elena Malisova and Katerina Silvanova, "Harvard Square" by Andre Asiman, "Days of Our Lives" by Mikita Franco, and "River of My Regrets" by Medina Mirai. All are labeled 18+.
"Real Tagil" quoted Alexander Mishin, a representative of Just Russia. He suggested that the books would be burned in a crematorium:
"We think that after that there will be no more new imports and sales of such literature, at least openly. Both the Nizhny Tagil diocese and patriotic movements are working with us, on behalf of which appeals to the prosecutor's office regarding these materials will be prepared. In the near future we plan to visit the remaining bookstores, buy the last copies, and then decide on the date of disposal. The place has not yet been chosen - perhaps it will be a crematorium, so it would be easier to throw it all in one place and burn."
Said the representative of the "Just Russia".
Later, Mishin's reasoning about how to dispose of the literature was replaced with a quote from Yevgenia Mikhailidi, an expert on family, maternity, and childhood issues at the party's "Center for Citizens' Rights Protection":
"We are not evaluating the psychological illness of these people, we are talking about the unacceptability of LGBT propaganda. The books are in the public domain, there are no age restrictions on them. We consider it propaganda in its purest form, which means we have to protect our children by any means necessary."
Father Gennady said:
"Nothing to do with morality here. There is immorality here. This is lawlessness, which people simply call 'sodom'. This is definitely unacceptable to us - to our mentality, to our Russian tradition. It is simply disgusting. I think this is the essence of this satanic information propaganda."
The priest also expressed his gratitude for the civic position shown by the specialists and activists of the CPAG:
"I am very glad that young people are not indifferent, quite actively engaged in the purity of morals and defends the basis of the state - the family. The family is the foundation. A healthy family means a healthy society. A sick family - a sick state. So we understand and support it. I think our Orthodox Gymnasium, teachers and parents are not indifferent to what you are doing. And every church parish with a priest is standing up for our traditional values now more than ever. Especially family values. And those morally high ideals that our people had and gave them strength must be restored today. Before us are heroes and saints. A nation that forgets its heroes ceases to be a nation. When a man becomes obsessed with passions, he will kill himself. It is no matter alcoholism, no matter drug addiction - any perversion of nature is dangerous for us. We would not want our holy Russia, the Russian land, which God gave us, to be desecrated by this abomination - sodomy. We love our land and must not allow this."
"Chitai-Gorod" did not comment on the action.
It should be noted that earlier the public reacted to the appearance of such literature on the shelves of "Chitay-gorod". In particular, the youth public movement "Gvardia" called to boycott the networker because of LGBT propaganda. The stores were offered to remove the books from the shelves until the prosecutor's decision. The activists wrote a statement with a request to check the stores for LGBT propaganda.
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