In an April 4, 2014 column for WorldNetDaily, Pat Buchanan once again fawns over Vladimir Putin, whom he hails for leading "the counter-reformation against the new paganism" and "the same-sex-marriage pandemic."
With Marxism-Leninism a dead faith, Putin is saying the new ideological struggle is between a debauched West led by the United States and a traditionalist world Russia would be proud to lead.
In the new war of beliefs, Putin is saying, it is Russia that is on God's side. The West is Gomorrah.
Buchanan, who has a very extensive history of insisting that only straight white people should count as human beings, declares that "in the culture war for the future of mankind, Putin is planting Russia's flag firmly on the side of traditional Christianity" and against "the West's capitulation to a sexual revolution of easy divorce, rampant promiscuity, pornography, homosexuality, feminism, abortion, same-sex marriage, euthanasia, assisted suicide – the displacement of Christian values by Hollywood values."
Once again, what readily becomes apparent is that Pat Buchanan really hates freedom.
In 2013, the Kremlin imposed a ban on homosexual propaganda, a ban on abortion advertising, a ban on abortions after 12 weeks and a ban on sacrilegious insults to religious believers.
"While the other superpowers march to a pagan worldview," writes WCF's Allan Carlson, “Russia is defending Judeo-Christian values. During the Soviet era, Western communists flocked to Moscow. This year, World Congress of Families VII will be held in Moscow, Sept. 10-12."
Will Vladimir Putin give the keynote?
In the new ideological Cold War, whose side is God on now?
Historically, "God" tends not to wind up on the side of the people who think name-dropping Jesus automatically makes them right.
This is, after all, the same man who annexed territory from Georgia and Ukraine and defended accused war criminals Muammar Gaddafi and Bashar al-Assad, all facts that Buchanan's raging boner for theocracy blinds him from seeing.