A group of Russian Orthodox wingnuts has filed a lawsuit in that country seeking to invalidate the sale of Alaska to the United States because President Obama now supports gay marriage. Say what? Yep, you read that right. Because there might be former Russians still in Alaska 150 years later and they might not like that.
US President Barack Obama must have known that his support of gay marriage would bring him trouble. But of all possible repercussions, a demand to roll back Alaska’s 1867 sale to the United States was one he was unlikely to have seen coming.
And yet that was the very claim that an ultraconservative religious group made in a Moscow arbitrage court, citing the need to protect fellow Christians from sin.
Obama’s alleged plans to legalize the “so-called same-sex marriage” threaten the freedom of religion of Alaska’s Orthodox Christians, who “would never accept sin for normal behavior,” the nongovernmental group Pchyolki (“Bees”) said.
“We see it as our duty to protect their right to freely practice their religion, which allows no tolerance to sin,” the group said in a statement on their website.
I think we should offer to settle the case and just give them back Sarah Palin and her family.