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Apr 08, 2007 Quickie Link: Moscow Mufti's Gay Pride Opinion Trumps Elton John's
By vanrozenheim

(Moscow, Russia) - Religious leaders' criticism of the sexual minorities' idea to hold a gay parade in Moscow strengthens the future of Russia, the Moscow mayor's press-secretary Sergey Tsoy thinks. 'Though I am a Christian, I appreciate Mufti Tajuddin incomparably more than Elton John since Tajuddin represents the interests and hopes of a million Moscow Muslims, my fellow citymen,' Tsoy told Moskovsky Comsomolets daily in his interview published on Friday. The sexual minorities create problems for themselves and provoke conflict when 'their most aggressive members try to impose their convictions on millions of Moscow citizens who deny their lifestyle,' he said. 'They play with fire. That's their aggressive nature,' Tsoy said commenting the gay pride organizers plan to hold their parade even without a legal permission.

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