Yesterday, 01:14 PM
Note this is a geopolitical and historical discussion (and hopefully will stay that way) and not a theological one. I'm trying to get a handle on what I see going on.
I just thought about this today. My understanding is that the Russian Church is affiliated somewhat with the Eastern Orthodox Church. Vladimir Putin, despite having been KGB and no doubt at one time oppressing the church, seems awful friendly with the Russian Church. And I'm totally fine with that as so far I haven't seen any oppression of other groups.
What I have seen in Putin taking a real "red line in the sand" with regards to not allowing Assad to fall. Here is what conservative Christian evangelist Franklin Graham had to say about what Putin is doing in Syria.
Graham also seems sympathetic to the stance Putin has taken on gay adoption. Note that even liberal Cookie Roberts cannot refute the social science on mothers and fathers (male and female) being the ideal parents.