A Russian TV host has made quite a peculiar remark linking the Chelyabinsk meteorite and the country’s gay movement. Russia’s LGBT community reacted angrily and asked prosecutors to check the host’s show for hate speech.
In a reference to the Old Testament story of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, famous journalist Arkady Mamontov said on his program that the fall of the Chelyabinsk meteorite on February 15 in Russia was related to the country’s growing gay activity. Mamontov’s program ‘Special Correspondent’ airs on state channel Rossiya 1. The host called the meteorite a warning "to all of us that we should keep the family tradition, traditional love, or else something else - not only the Chelyabinsk meteorite - will hit us." more