This morning I had the opportunity of viewing a very well-done documentary titled, “HUNTED.” The documentary was a production of BBC Channel 4 that was uploaded on You-Tube just three days ago. Today it tallies 43,000 visits.
The 48-minute, hi-resolution production investigates and documents the plight of gay, lesbian and transgender people in Russia today. It is an extraordinary documentary. I highly recommend not only viewing it but taking a few minutes of time to pass it along to as many others in your circle of friends and family as you can for them to have an opportunity to view as well.
This piece documents with absolute clarity what happens when a society descends into a kind fascistic madness whose origins are in ignorance, intolerance and pure, unadulterated hatred. From my limited perspective, I can see little difference between how the Russian State and the established religious institution regards LGBTQ people and how the Nazis regarded those who they identified as Jews or were even “suspected” of being homosexuals, communists, labor leaders, or any other person or class of people the State deemed “undesirable”).
I found this early comment by the investigator also very telling: “It’s not just the State that’s driving these attitudes. Today the Church governs Russia’s moral compass.” After watching the documentary I’m confident that everyone of sound mental capacity will agree: that’s some moral compass all right.