Feeds

Elton John menaces Ukraine

Orthodox church objects to muso's 'untraditional sexual orientation'

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

Elton John is once again taking some stick from true believers in the run-up to his planned 16 June charity gig in Ukraine's capital Kiev, Pravda reports.

Sir Elton will tickle the ivories in support of local kids suffering from HIV/AIDS, but this generous gesture has not stopped Orthodox Ukrainians slamming the concert as "blasphemous".

Union of Orthodox Ukrainians big cheese Valery Kaurov declared: "Orthodox people have no respect to people with untraditional sexual orientation, including Elton John because such people are directly associated with HIV/AIDS."

Kaurov then explained how the Elton John menace would, if not adequately contained, eventually lead to the complete destruction of humanity: "All normal countries, including Russia do their best to ban such events as gay pride parades and other congregations of people of untraditional sexual orientation because they destruct the society. If all people in the world become homosexuals, mankind will become extinct."

We suggest Kaurov get together with Archdeacon Philip Isaac - defender of Tobago against homosexuality. Those of you who've been following our quite spectacularly non-IT-related "musical Friend of Dorothy versus The Church" strand will recall that said bible basher earlier this year tried to get John pulled from the Caribbean island's Plymouth Jazz Festival, mercifully without success.

Back in the real world, meanwhile, Ukraine has the highest incidence of HIV in Eastern Europe, Pravda claims, with 128.4 per 100,000 individuals infected. Kaurov's alternative Elton John-free plan to tackle this crisis is not noted. ®

Build a business case: developing custom apps

More from The Register

next story
Drunkards warned: If you can't walk in a straight line, don't shop online, you fool!
Put it away boys. Cover them up ladies. Your credit cards, we mean
Yes, but what are your plans if a DRAGON attacks?
Local UK gov outs most ridiculous FoI requests...
Murder accused DIDN'T ask Siri 'how to hide my roommate'
US court hears of cached browser image - not actual request
Cops baffled by riddle of CHICKEN who crossed ROAD
'Officers were unable to determine Chicken's intent'
Why your mum was WRONG about whiffy tattooed people
They're a future source of RENEWABLE ENERGY
Chomp that sausage: Brits just LOVE scoffing a Full Monty
Sales of traditional brekkie foods soar as hungry folk get their mitts greasy
Nuts to your poncey hipster coffees, I want a TESLA ELECTRO-CAFE
Examining the frothy disconnect in indie cafe culture
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
7 Elements of Radically Simple OS Migration
Avoid the typical headaches of OS migration during your next project by learning about 7 elements of radically simple OS migration.
BYOD's dark side: Data protection
An endpoint data protection solution that adds value to the user and the organization so it can protect itself from data loss as well as leverage corporate data.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?