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.