Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Question for Readers: Has National Catholic Reporter Published Articles About Anti-Gay Violence in Russia?

I have a question for readers, and will be very grateful for any information you can provide me in response: 

Has National Catholic Reporter published any articles dealing with the situation right now in Russia? To be specific, has NCR published anything at all dealing with the anti-gay violence in Russia that was covered extensively in lead New York Times articles recently (e.g., here and here), by BBC News (e.g., here and here), by The Guardian (e.g., here), by Media Matters (e.g., here), by BuzzFeed (e.g., here and here), by the Maddow Blog (e.g., here), by Religion Dispatches (e.g., here), by Salon (e.g., here, here, and here)? Or on the controversy about holding the Olympics in Russia, due to its targeting of gay citizens?

I'm having trouble finding comparable coverage in Catholic publications in general. To be honest, I'm not finding any coverage of the situation facing gay folks in Russia right now in National Catholic Reporter, though that journal permits a Catholic blogger to maintain that Russia's draconian anti-gay laws are necessary to prevent sexual molestation of Russian youth by rich Western gay men. 

I may be missing NCR articles that have addressed the Russian situation, and there may be references to it embedded in some NCR articles that have not made it their major theme. For that matter, I may be missing coverage of the troubling anti-gay violence in Russia and the controversy about the Olympics in other major Catholic newspapers and journals in the U.S., too.

If readers know of coverage of these issues in NCR and other major Catholic publications in the U.S. in recent weeks, I'd be grateful for the information. Thanks for any information you may provide.

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