From the Mouths of Despots...

So now Russian strongman, Vladimir Putin, chides the West for "moral bankruptcy." Putin was joined in his appraisal by none other than the Russian Orthodox Church's Patriarch Kirill I. Not that despotism lacks moral challenges. Not that Putin, for internal political reasons, has aligned himself with the Russian Orthodox Church to counter pro-western elements in Russia, as explains the Washington Times. Aside from Putin's cynicism and sly political calculations, the former KGB thug (generously granted) makes a serious point, as does the Patriarch. Proclaimed Vlad the Despot, per the Times: "Many Euro-Atlantic countries have moved away from their roots, including Christian values," Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a recent keynote speech. "Policies are being pursued that place on the same level a multi-child family and a same-sex partnership, a faith in God and a belief in Satan. This is the path to degradation." Then this observation from Kirill I: "The general political...(Read Full Article)