RUSSIA: Orthodox Christian Network Offers Gays A One-Way Plane Ticket Out Of The Country [VIDEO]

The Independent reports:

Gay people in Russia have been asked to compete for a one-way plane ticket out of the country by an Orthodox Christian television channel. “If you are gay and wish to emigrate from Russia, channel Constantinople will buy you a one way ticket with great pleasure”, Tsargrad TV writes in the video’s description, complete with emojis of a plane and a sick face.

The channel said anyone interested should have a “medical certificate” confirming “sodomy or other forms of perversion.” The homophobic video message was posted earlier this week on Saint Petersburg-based social network VK, Russia’s most popular website, and has since gained over 34,000 views.

The channel’s host suggests the winners choose California as their destination because there “you can openly submit to your sins.”

Tsargrad TV was founded by a Putin ally and promotes itself as Russia’s version of Fox News. They regularly lavish praise upon Alex Jones.

  • bkmn

    Anyone else getting that ‘closet-case’ vibe from him?

    • Silver Badger

      Oh yeah

    • David Walker


    • another_steve

      Ooh… he ain’t bad, is he?

      Come on over here, my Ruskie honey. We’ll talk Putin.

      Over cocktails.

      • Silver Badger

        Be sure to get your syphilis vaccination first.

        • carrot festival

          You never know where he’s been Putin that thing.

    • Treant

      Yeah, there’s a guy who knows the geography of many penises. Most of them probably not yet mature, he also throws the pedo vibe.

  • Lazycrockett
  • Ninja0980

    They can say the tickets are going to California but I bet in reality the only place any LGBT folks that take these guys up on their offer will be going is one of the death camps in Russia.

    • Goodboy

      Right out of the Nazi playbook. Tell them they’re just being relocated.

  • Silver Badger

    Sounds like a method to collect names for a purge. Let’s hope gay Russians aren’t as dumb as American Republicans.

    • Karl Dubhe

      I’m sure they’re submitting Putin’s name as we write. 🙂

      • Marydgonzalez

        my co worker’s step aunt makes $89 each hour at home.. she has been fired from a job for eight months and the previous month her pay was $20286 working on the internet for 4 hours a day.➤ go➤ to

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      First they ask u to register as a jew…….

    • TampaZeke

      I don’t know. If I lived in that homo-hating shit hole of a country I think I would be VERY temped to take them up on the offer.

      • Silver Badger

        Tempted, maybe. Foolish enough to give the Russians your name and a Doctor’s certificate saying your gay? No.

    • acde

      You beat me to it. Anti Gay pogrom in the works

  • safari

    And Donald would like us to be more like them.

    • He’s trying as hard as he can to make our country resemble Russia. Ol’ 45 needs to keep his lord and master happy, or who knows what the vault of putin will release.

  • Hanwi

    I wish they could come here, sadly under this administration those facing death are not given quarter… 🙁

  • Webster

    I just don’t know what the world would be like if we didn’t have that good, old, benevolent Invisible-Sky-Thingy-In-Charge to keep us all in line down here…

    • David Walker

      Me either, but I wish I could find out.

    • I can understand why under educated people, and those who are suffering extreme and all encompassing discrimination cling to religion. Without hope of a better future, even if it is after death, it’s a bleak existence. Religion usually comes with a community of people who understand your plight, because they are living it too.

      • Silver Badger

        In America these people are only suffering discrimination in their own minds.

        • Yes, and no. By an by, for the most part both political parties ignore the rural areas of our country. Most films and tv shows make fun of anyone with a southern accent, and think anyone who is a farmer is stupid. Cities complain about under served citizens with medical care, but rural people often have to drive 30 minutes or more to see a doctor, or even a PA. While it isn’t a discrimination of color, nor religion, nor even one of country of origin it is a form of discrimination.

          We had to drive a child who couldn’t breath due a severe case of croup 80 miles to the nearest hospital as the one and only ambulance was frozen up due to some nimrod forgetting to plug it in. Luckily, before we left home someone told us to crack the windows and keep the car as cold as possible as it would help him to breathe, it was -40 and the hospital said it most likely saved his life.

          • Silver Badger

            None of which has anything to do with religion. My mother dies when her rural Missouri good christian neighbor refused to give over the party line so help could be called. She was a Yankee and no one liked outsiders. The police told me that “nothing could be done”. Respectfully, we must agree to disagree this time, 🙂

          • yes b’y

            Oh my that is terrible

          • Silver Badger

            It was 20 years ago. I remember at her funeral the only minister in town who would hold the service, started it with “If sister Virginia were alive today she would ask ‘are our right with Jeeesssssuuuusssss.” All eyes turned to the coffin. I doubled over laughing and had to leave. If sister Virginia were alive, she would have lit a cigarette, snatched the minister’s bad troupe, and asked “who in the hell is this N—er.” Sister Virginia was not fond of churches or blacks.

  • Treant

    It’s weird, I can’t understand the language, but the facial expressions are all identical to American bigot-ridden assholes.

    Some things really are universal.

    • JWC

      says it all when they praise Alex Jones

  • Stephen Elliot Phillips

    Why some straight men are so phobic about gay men is bewildering.
    Doesnt it mean more vagina for the straight guys?

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      They just do not think this way. They think either that they’re naturally so fantastic women will fight to sit on their stub once women are aware of their existence or if there are no women in their lives, it is because women are evil & awful & dumb for wanting nothing to do with them.

  • SoCalGal20
    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      I think speaking truth is subtweeting Trump.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    OT: Dear farmers, you are dumb as hell to keep voting GOP. Also, it’s grimly funny to see two interest groups of the GOP fighting by proxy: billionaires who want tax cuts and farmers who will go all pitchfork & torches.

    “House Republicans had planned to finally introduce a budget Wednesday ―
    already months behind schedule ― but then announced they are punting to July because they can’t reach agreement on spending levels overall and cuts to food stamps specifically.

    A further delay on a budget bill could forfeit much of the Republican agenda. They need the spending outline in order to be able to use a parliamentary procedure called “budget reconciliation,” which would allow them to do tax reform with only 50 votes in the Senate. So if they can’t agree on how much to cut food stamps, they won’t be able to cut taxes ― a priority for Republican leadership.

    Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas) is the chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, which reauthorizes the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program every five years as part of a farm bill that also includes agribusiness subsidies. For weeks, Conaway has been trying to prevent Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.), chairwoman of the House Budget Committee, from including massive SNAP cuts in her budget. Black’s committee has been floating the prospect of significant spending reductions since May.”

    • Silver Badger

      The party of death only supports corporate farms. The small, mom and pop farm is an endangered species.

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        True but many of the small mom & pop farmers still vote GOP.

        • Silver Badger

          Evolution never stops. When their children starve to death they will regret their GOP votes. By then it will be too late.


            I think they will find a way, in their “minds”, to twist it be the Dems fault and go on voting Rethug.

        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          And many do not.

  • ceeenbee

    I’m sure that if this stunt were real, the LGBTQs in the country would be the luckiest people on earth to get out of that stinking hell hole.

    • TexasBoy

      Sadly, if the stunt were real, it would be a special Russian charter flight that disappears from radar without explanation.

      • Opinion Sousaphones

        Also, as Jews found when they tried to flee the Nazis, it is one thing to flee, it is another thing to find entry somewhere. Most of the world was closed to them. There has to be someplace to go. They almost certainly would not be accepted here in the US.

  • bobbyjoe

    Hmmm. Wanting minorities out of the country. Dialing up stupid and outrageous statements to distract from a country’s real problems. Using cruelty as a political tool.

    Gosh, who else frequently uses these exact same tactics?

    Isn’t it curious that the Russian playbook reads exactly the same as Donald Trump’s?

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      U think donnie is smart enuf to use his own material.
      He buys that schtick from some nazi hate writer. The writer hasnt been paid yet of course

      • JWC

        hehe nor will he and trump will threaten to sue him

  • SoCalGal20

    Nina Turner and Bernie’s org Our (bullshit) Revolution. Thanks, Nina. Now go away.

    • Silver Badger

      Why do people still listen to this has been wanna be?

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      Oh great. Peel off some votes for the sake of purity.
      8 years of republican rule is all ull get nina

    • Treant

      (rolling eyes) The only good thing is that their influence is undergoing very fast half-lives. Most people will swallow shit once. Twice…not so much. Six times…no.

    • Ernest Endevor

      For the thousandth time, we do not live in a parliamentary democracy. We do not have third parties. For better or worse we live in a two-party constitutional republic.

    • Adam King

      Well that’s just ignorant. Bye, Nina.

    • Ninja0980

      Can they kick these fools off the DNC now?

  • Adam Stevens

    I am starting to believe heterosexuality is a mental illness.

    • TexasBoy

      No, heterosexuality is not a mental illness. Religion is a mental illness.

  • Macbill

    It is too bad that enforced atheism didn’t catch on in the former Soviet Union.

  • Acronym Jim

    Via Misscellania, here’s a Caturday break:

    Hellboy indeed.

    • Lazycrockett
      • Acronym Jim

        That’s one sexy leprechaun.


          I watched the series, American Gods on STARZ. Yes, Pablo Schreiber is HOT and so is the main character’s actor, Ricky Wittle (who can be googled for an afternoon of fun). That being said, watching this series was, um, oddly compelling. Not just for the two hot men mentioned here, but I’ve now seen things I’ve never seen before and some of them refuse to be unseen.

          • motordog

            Bilquist? XD


            One and the same.

          • Lazycrockett

            For as little that happened it was highly entertaining.

          • EdmondWherever

            He is hot, but I’ll take his half-brother please.

  • Pat Padrnos

    This is disgusting. A medical certificate to boot!! Jeez – safety for gays is becoming harder and harder.

  • Mb

    There is a very weird ad on this page for me. It is from something called Open Doors and it reads Give a Bible. Change a life. Put a Bible in the hands of Muslims seeking Christ. Give a Bible now.
    Do you think it is here because of the content of this article mentions Christians. I think it is very disturbing.

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      It was embedded on daily kos not sure the blogs have too much control over the ads do they?

      • Mb

        I guess not. On the China story there is an ad for meeting Russian women.

        • Treant

          Well, get on that. Incontinent Russian women are looking to meet you!

          • motordog

            “For friendship…penpals…marriage!”

    • I looked after reading your comment, and I did’t get that ad. Mine are for travel, underwear, wallpaper, paint and weirdly enough a straight dating site.

    • Silver Badger

      Ad blocker. It works.

      • The only issue with AdBlocker is that it keeps Joe from making money.

        • Silver Badger

          I agree. However, too many insulting ads, and I stop using JMG. No win either way.

    • Ben in Oakland

      Click it fifty times or so. Joe gets money. They pay money.


      I’ve had some weird ads pop up as well. Without them JMG and other blogs need it in order to survive. Not only might it bring up ads related in some way to the conent on the page but your site history and search history will be used to show ads they think you may be interested in.
      Big Brother and all that.

  • DuaneBidoux

    Too bad we don’t have a government that is decent enough to offer them sanctuary. It’s like the NAZI purge of the Jews and burning the books written by Jewish scientists that just happened to have the mathematical equations that would have allowed the Germans to build the A-bomb.

    Go ahead idiots – dump your talent! It’s your funeral.

  • TexasBoy

    What?! Donald’s best bud and hero is anti-gay? Who’da thunk?

  • Gigi

    Sounds like a good deal but how will they know who’s gay if no one is allowed to say the word: gay?

    • I guess that’s what the doctor’s certificate is for, to prove sodomy, without having to say the word, gay.

      • Gigi

        What a horrible place! My friend went to Russia on business (he’s in the film budiness) and as soon as he logged on to the wifi at his very expensive hotel, his computer was hacked. And he had prostitutes calling him room every hour on the hour.

        • HOLY CATTLE! That’s crazy terrible.

  • Gregory In Seattle

    A competition? Why do I suspect that most of the people who file will end up winning a trip to a secret concentration camp?

  • jsolar13

    Fucking disgusting.

  • JT

    Isn’t it interesting how all these religions that tout “values” are focused on only one thing, hate?

    • Ben in Oakland

      Two things.

      Hate. And genitalia.

      Preferably, other people’s genitalia.

  • Clive Johnson

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  • Joseph Miceli

    I have no patience for these people . I hope all these Russian homophobes wake up one day starring in a Tagame manga. For those of you who don’t know … don’t look that up unless you have a very strong stomach .

    • motordog

      Ah, Tagame-sensei…I almost always love the first two thirds or so of any of his manga, then I get to the last bits. WAY too ‘extreme’ for my tastes…

      • Joseph Miceli

        The art is beautiful … then that’s sick bastard starts cutting things off . I don’t look anymore . I got tired of needing a Silkwood shower

      • Joseph Miceli

        Moritake is MUCH better!

  • DesertSun59

    How pervasive is this anti-gay dreck in the ‘new’ USSR anyway? Are these one-off cray cray peeps or are they saturating their entire media?

    • MaryJOGrady

      They would not get away with it if Putin did not like it. I’m afraid it is likely to be widespread.
      The Russian Orthodox Church is in bed with Putin and his allied kleptocrats and they take a back seat to no one in their hatred of LGBTQ people.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Perhaps he should consider one for himself, I mean really gurl.

    On a more serious note, had sad must it be to be gay in such a backward nation. Where TV hosts are holding contests to get rid of you? Time to contribute again to the @RainbowRailroad

  • DaveMiller135

    If they were sincere, they should peddle their wares next door in Chechnya.

  • Statistics Palin

    We can’t let their great generosity go on answered. I suggest we buy them an 80 gallon drum of methyl alcohol so that these generous Christians can celebrate in the style to which they’re accustomed. After all, what’s more Russian than getting blind drunk.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Okay, first…. where to start?

    It’s an anti-gay network and their backdrop has pink unicorns with rainbow manes and tails radiating hearts?

    EDIT: I get it now. That’s supposed to be a dig at gay people.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Yay California!

    Although, Madrid is center of WorldPride 2017 this weekend. That would probably be a cheaper ticket for them, unless they’re flying from Novosibirsk.

  • MaryJOGrady

    “Just send us your contact information. Our representatives will come by to deliver your ticket soon…” and no doubt a nasty beating or worse.

  • rednekokie

    If I were gay in Russia, I’d take that ticket in a New York minute~!

  • leastyebejudged

    Never forget that these are the people that smile to your face, but would kill you given the first opportunity. The USA is still no different.

  • Kenster999

    How very, very Christian of them!

  • 2patricius2

    Maybe they could offer Drumpf a one way ticket into the country.

  • i welcome all Russian LGBTs. you are wanted here. i live in a place in america where a large number of people from that region came from, originally. it’s not like the turn of the last century; you will find communities of all sorts here that will be very happy to host you and introduce you here. leave your religion behind. bring your intelligence and sophistication. bigotry won’t get you anywhere here, but you already know that. srsly, come on down. as shitty as it is here right now, it’s still way better than Putin controlled territories. we could use your energy.

  • Tom Chicago

    Isn’t this the same Outfit that counseled men to grow beards to defeat and avoid homosexuality?

  • Dammit, I was hoping the Orthodox had gotten its act together and was running an underground railroad.

  • Ogre Magi

    No matter what flavor, christians are obnoxious