By Hunter Wallace
And a round of thunderous applause erupted from across the beleaguered West:
“Russia’s ruling political party has designed a “heterosexual flag” to honor traditional family values, the Izvestia newspaper reported Wednesday.
Copies of the flag, which feature the outlines of a man and a woman holding hands with three children, were shown to Izvestia by Andrei Lisovenko, deputy head of the United Russia branch in Moscow. The flags also come printed with the Russian-language hashtag “A Real Family.”
According to Lisovenko, the flag will have its official unveiling at Moscow’s Sokolniki park later Wednesday, where hundreds of people will gather for a United Russia rally in honor of the Day of Family, Love and Fidelity, which the country celebrates annually on July 8.
United Russia’s decision to unveil a “heterosexual flag” comes after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to legalize same-sex marriage in late June, when the White House was lit up in the colors of the rainbow flag traditionally associated with the LGBT community.
“This is our response to same-sex marriage, to this mockery of the concept of the family. We have to warn against gay-fever at home and support traditional values in our country,” Lisovenko was quoted as saying by Izvestia. …”
Newsweek adds that the flag will be unveiled tonight at a traditional values march:
“The official unveiling of the flag takes place in Moscow this evening at a “traditional values march”, a conservative parallel to gay pride marches, which around 1,000 Russian families have been invited to attend by United Russia.”
I will speculate that nowhere was the standing ovation heard louder than in the American South which is more fed up with Washington’s “world leadership” than any place on earth. In particular, Texas was impressed.
Note: Patriotic-Flags sells the Russian flag.