Disinfo: Bible will be banned soon in Europe

Summary

Gender ideology wins in Europe, Bible will be banned soon. Old Europe, to which Russia tried to orient in the 90s, no longer exists. More and more often, there are reports from Europe about restrictions imposed by secular authorities on believers. For a pectoral cross under a shirt, they can be fired, and Europeans are forced to agree that a person can choose his gender. Then you can easily send the Bible under the ban, where on the very first pages it is said that “God created man in his own image and likeness, male and female created them". The world is faced with a "terrible phenomenon" when a system of discrimination against people with traditional, including religious, beliefs is being created.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the West’s moral decadence, materialism and hostility to traditional religion, which Western governments allegedly seek to undermine and to replace with pseudo-religions (such as LGBT ideology).

These narratives aim at denigrate the West in general; not something to relate or aspire to, by portraying the West as depraved, an immoral actor that fights against traditional values.

Despite the dropping levels of religious practice in Europe, the majority of western Europeans still identify themselves as Christians, a 2018 survey by the Pew Research Center shows. According to the same survey, 31% of western Europeans who identify themselves as Christians attend religious services at least monthly. At the same time, one of the 2018 polls in Russia concluded that 17% of Russians who identify themselves as Orthodox Christians attend church at least monthly.

Read similar cases claiming that Western societies are decadent, worship money and are devoted to the obsessive search for pleasure, that Western Europe is moving away from its Christian roots and is dominated by materialism and the pursuit of money and that the West seeks to degrade and discredit traditional values.

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  • Reported in: Issue 237
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15/03/2021
  • Article language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Russia, Europe
  • Keywords: Gender issues, Western values
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The East Stratcom Task Force and "Bild" journalists carry out "secret orders" from Western intelligence services.

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Disproof

This message is a part of a broader Kremlin narrative accusing various European media and institutions of Russophobia and connections to secret services with the aim of eroding their credibility.

The East Stratcom Task Force and "Bild" journalists do not receive nor carry out "secret orders" from Western intelligence services. The East Stratcom Task Force was established following a mandate from the leaders of the European Union as a reaction to the post-2014 wave of Russian propaganda and disinformation aimed against the EU member states and other countries of the region.

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It is a pity that the Lithuanian police pushed to intimidate society. Shame on Lithuanian politicians who are afraid of a free society and are using a “cyber patrol” against it.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Lithuania, accusing state authorities of persecuting freedom of speech and opinion.

The initiative of a “virtual patrol” or “cyber patrol” was announced by the Lithuanian police at the beginning of March 2021. It is a preventative measure against hate speech on social networks. The “cyber patrol” will monitor online content, mark comments which violate Lithuanian law, and issue a warning to its authors.

Alleged poisonings of Skripal, Navalny were Western provocations against Russia

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There is obviously no evidence to support these provocations. On the contrary, there is evidence that these were deliberate, planned provocations. These tactics can be deployed in any context, and the West has been perfecting them in recent years.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative denying Moscow's involvement in the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and Alexei Navalny.

Moscow's involvement in the Skripal poisoning has been proven via a thorough investigation.