Russian Orthodox Church Calls for Legislative Ban on Advertising Witchcraft

Source: Fr. Joe’s Newsletter - Moving to Russia

December 13, 2023


Satanism as a destructive and misanthropic ideology should be declared extremist and banned in the Russian Federation, advertising of witchcraft should also be banned and the distribution of “instructions” for committing crimes on the Internet should be prohibited, said the chairman of the Patriarchal Commission of the Russian Orthodox Church on family issues, protection of motherhood and childhood, Priest Fyodor Lukyanov, speaking in the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation.

On Monday, he took part in a public hearing “On the implementation of the provisions of the fundamentals of state policy for the preservation and strengthening of traditional Russian spiritual and moral values, approved by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of November 9, 2022 No. 809, regarding the integration of the concepts of “destructive ideology” into Russian legislation. , "the ideology of misanthropy and family hatred."

“Destruction presupposes instructions, and the child finds it on the Internet - that’s the problem. Why can’t we select content according to this principle and exclude any things that suggest instructive behavior: this stage, this, the next, the next,” Lukyanov said.

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