>Gay people are persecuted just as much in Christian countries as in muslim countries, just not in our Christian countries in the West because we're that much more progressive. Ex-soviet regions like Serbia, Georgia, Lithuania, and Russia itself, as well as many African nations and some Central and South American nations that are Christian treat gay people just as poorly.
Just a correction - Serbia is not and was not part of any soviet regimes. Serbia, or more precise ... Yugoslavia (in which Serbia was a member state) was an enemy of Stalin's Russia. Serbia is also not Eastern Europe, culturally nor geographically. Geographically it's SOUTH Eastern Europe and culturally it's more central Europe because it's very close to countries such as Austria, Slovenia, Etc. Only Croatia being between Serbia and aforementioned countries, and Croatia itself is the same people with same language as Serbia (and also, a ex-yugoslavian country) just different religion... and funny enough, you don't see Croatia being mentioned to be USSR state... ever.
Staling attempted to assassinate Tito 6 times and failed.
Yugoslavian countries freed themselves (yugoslav partisans), without any help of USSR (or anybody else), from the nazi occupation.
Tito's funeral was the largest state funeral ever. From wikipedia:
"Based on the number of attending politicians and state delegations, it is still regarded as the largest state funeral in history. They included four kings, 31 presidents, six princes, 22 prime ministers and 47 ministers of foreign affairs. They came from both sides of the Cold War, from 128 different countries out of 154 UNO members at the time."
I know it's offtopic, it just bothers the hell out of me when people say that Serbia was part of USSR .. or is bordering Russia or any other dumb statement like that.
Regarding how gays are treated in Serbia... not very well. But they are not very well treated anywhere in Europe in reality. Go hold hands with a dude in some parts of London or Paris after 9 pm if you want to test the theory. There is a conflict between gay people and zealot football fans in Serbia, and it happens every time gay people start showing themselves off, but in no way reflects what majority of those Christians you mentioned think.
So if you want to be throwing your *opinions* out there, at least don't make factual errors like this and ACTUALLY read about the things that you're writing about. You obviously have no idea how they treat gay people in Serbia, you don't know anything about Serbia except the propaganda material you heard out-of-context, which leads me to believe you have no idea about Russia or any other countries you mentioned... again.. just what your overlords brainwashed you into *believing*, apparently. You are no better than those Christian fundamentalists you're talking about. They have been brainwashed too.