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Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva says she may have been 'misunderstood' about gay comments

BY JIM HEINTZ, ASSOCIATED PRESS

MOSCOW -- A day after her condemnation of homosexuality, Russian pole vault great Yelena Isinbayeva said her comments in English may have been "misunderstood."

The two-time Olympic gold medalist supported Russia's new anti-gay law Thursday and criticized two Swedish competitors for their rainbow-colored fingernails in support of gay rights.

"English is not my first language and I think I may have been misunderstood when I spoke yesterday," Isinbayeva said Friday in a statement issued through local organizers of the world championships.

"What I wanted to say was that people should respect the laws of other countries particularly when they are guests. I respect the views of my fellow athletes and let me state in the strongest terms that I am opposed to any discrimination against gay people."

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The laws of Nazi Germany were that Jews were vermin. The laws of Iran are that gays should be executed. The laws of Russia are that gays MUST hide in the closet. Sorry Yelena, some laws are not worthy of respect.

Say NO to the Dictatorship of the Butt Pirates!

Russia is a free and democratic country. The Russian government is merely protecting the Russian people from activities and propaganda they view as dangerous to the safety and welfare of children and young people.

No one in the U.S. has a right to attack the Russian people for exercising their right to protect themselves. Calls for boycott against Russia are discriminatory, hateful, and intolerant. They are imperialistic and chauvinistic, pure and simple.

Hysterical supporters of the antisocial IDEOLOGY pushing the macabre “celebration” of biologically aberrant, morally deviant, health injurious sexual behaviors, or Aberrosexualism, attack the Russian people for breaking free from the Aberrosexualist strangle-hold.

Aberrosexualism is an ideology that borrows much from Communism and Totalitarianism. Aberrosexualists seek to impose on Humanity the Dictatorship of the Butt Pirates. Anyone that disagrees in any way with the Butt Pirates’ ideology is routinely scheduled for wicked ostracizing, marginalizing and sodomizing.

An international campaign is already spreading throughout the world: “Say NO to Aberrosexualist Totalitarianism!” “Say NO to the Dictatorship of the Butt Pirates!” Long live Freedom and true Human Rights!

Individuals in Russia are completely free to engage in biologically aberrant and morally deviant sexual behavior, or aberrosexualism (homosexualism). They just can shove their degenerate behavior down other people’s throats!

Just because aberrosexualists cannot force-indoctrinate Russian children in their macabre ideology doesn’t mean aberros are not free to engage in whatever perverted sex they like in the privacy of their clubs and homes… There are no round-ups of aberrosexuals in Russia. Aberros are not hunted down and shot. Russia is a free and democratic country.

Let's show Russia more tolerance and respect.

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