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Gay parades: Weapons of mass destruction

Investigator Bessel Mangols alerts us to what he or she describes as “a wonderfully perplexing news report, with an equally perplexing photo, about the 2007 Ig Nobel Peace Prize, I think.” The report is from Interfax, dated October 9, 2007. Here are excerpts:

Orthodox human rights activist: gay-parades should be equated with weapons of mass destruction

Moscow, October 9, Interfax – Roman Silantyev, director the World Russian People?s Council?s human rights center, compared gay-parades to weapons of mass destruction.

InterfaxPeacPrizeImage.jpgThis comparison was prompted by the award given recently to the developers of a project for a ?gay bomb?, a hormone weapon which turns an enemy?s troops into homosexuals. The authors were awarded the ?peace prize? given by the so-called Shnobel Prize for the most dubious scientific achievements.

According to the project authors, special pheromones contained in a ?gay bomb? dropped on an enemy?s territory would radically raise soldiers? sexual attraction to each other…

[Patriarch Alexy] told the agency that all structures concerned ?should pay attention to the American know-how and consider ranking gay-parades among weapons of mass destruction with a consequent introduction of moratorium on its proliferation?.

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