Russian Patriarch: Same sex "marriage" is a sin

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Russian Patriarch Kirill considers same-sex "marriage" sinful. The leader of the Russian Orthodox Church made his opinion clear to Thorbjorn Jagland, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe while they met in Moscow.

"Everyone has the right to chose whatever lifestyle he prefers, but the church's role is to make clear: homosexuality is a sinful behavior before God" said Patriarch Kirill to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.

The patriarch said he was very pleased to see French demonstrations against same-sex "marriage"; then, he added a sin was entrenched in the law the first time in the history of mankind.

During his recent visit to Moscow Thorbjorn Jagland urged the Russian parliament's lower house, the Duma not to adopt laws that prohibit homosexual propaganda. "It is important that any newly adopted law does not undermine the fundamental right to freedom of expression," said Jagland.

The Kremlin and the Russian Orthodox Church called for the adoption of the anti-gay legislation, which bans all "gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender propaganda" in Russia. If the law adopted it will be illegal for homosexuals to disseminate gay propaganda in public.

(MTI – –


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