well, i think the tolerance for homosexuality women and all this is mostly a wester world philosophy, in fact i just did a current event today about how the russian orthadox church is cutting relations with the US episcopal church because of the gay bishop they elected, and also they defrock (get rid of) priests in russia who praform gay union ceremonies in churches
also since homosexuality was illegal in the USSR, it is still seen as a taboo in russia and the former soviet states. not to mention, conservative religious groups belive that it is morally, ethically, and spiritually wrong to have homosexual thoughts or intercourse,
now i'm thinking about the book i'm reading 'the da vinci code" which has all this stuff about how the early popes actually assosiated many things with the devil such as goddess worship and other pagen symbols, you know the six sided star which is seen now as the star of the devil is actually a symbol celebrating the goddes, which is actually a peacefull symbol and was never originally about the devil in no way. and all the other symbols
theres alos strong anti-semitism (anti jew movements) in france and german still because of all the people who grew up with hitler
so in short, the world is not as nice as it may seem in the barriors was hide behind over here in north america and the western world.