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Russia’s ‘Charlie’ Chaplin warns that gayness ‘deprives people of eternal bliss’

FOLLOWING the violent attack on gay rights protesters in Tblisi, Geogia, last month, Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin, the head of the pompously-named Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations, said that the faithful have a duty to fight evil things, including the “propaganda of homosexuality”.

Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin

Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin

The posturing nincompoop said:

People have a right to have their own moral stance. They have full rights to call homosexuality a sin and speak about the immorality of its propaganda, especially among minors. If we act within the law and ethical norms, people can and should express their opinion and their civil position.

He added

Any sin kills the human soul and destroys people’s life. This sin [homosexuality] is one of the gravest sins because it changes people’s mental state, makes the creation of a normal family impossible, and corrupts the younger generation.

By the way, it is no accident that the propaganda of this sin is targeted at young people and sometimes at children. It deprives people of eternal bliss: the gospel is very clear in that.

Last year, “Charlie” Chaplin – according to this report – said he supported the introduction of sharia law in Russia. He was reacting to an outburst by a Chechen Muslim lawyer, who works as a legal advisor for the Russia’s upper house of parliament. During a heated exchange in the studio, Khasavov said :

If sharia is not introduced, we’ll make the streets of the cities run with blood.

Many Russians are generally suspicious of Islam and Muslims, despite having lived side by side with them for hundreds of years, but the church’s official stance is that Islam is its natural ally in a fight against “godless liberalism”.

Chaplin cheerfully predicted that within 50 years societies in the EU and Russia would be securely under the thumb of sharia and other religiously-based laws.

The fool had earlier proposed an Orthodox dress code for Russian women, and asserted that Mozart was a mediocre composer.

28 Responses to “Russia’s ‘Charlie’ Chaplin warns that gayness ‘deprives people of eternal bliss’”

  1. Daz says:

    If sharia is not introduced, we’ll make the streets of the cities run with blood.

    Ah, sword-point conversion. The rational argument.

  2. Sally says:

    I guess the God of Russia only creates pompous white men (oh, sort of like the evangelical Christian one here in the US!)

  3. L.Long says:

    So this dimwit says gayness should be wiped out. Yet these same sheeple say that evil needs to exist cuz of free will. So we have to wipe out gays who are using free will to choose that life style so they can go to hell, but gawd wants us to use free will to choose to go to him.
    so by forcing gays not to live that live as they choose there souls are saved because gawd cant see in their hearts????
    These dimwits are not smart enough to be dim.

  4. TrickyDicky says:

    What ever happened to those nice “godless commies”?

  5. Ian says:

    Had they been left alone with reason,

    they would not have accepted a spoken lie;

    but the whips were raised to strike them.

    Traditions were brought to them,

    and they were ordered to say,

    “We have been told the truth”;

    If they refused, the sword was drenched with their blood.

    They were terrified by scabbards of calamities,

    and tempted by great bowls of food,

    Offered in a lofty and condescending manner.

    Abul Ala al-Ma’arri
    Arab poet C975-1058

    He wouldn’t have lasted long in Syria these days, but even then there were those who saw through the stupidity.

  6. Angela_K says:

    “They have full rights to call homosexuality a sin…..blah blah”

    And we have the right to tear down your house of cards, show your “sincerely held beliefs” as bullshit and call you and your deluded followers bigots.

    Notice how these religious leaders are always “well nourished” compared to many of their sheeple.

  7. Matt+Westwood says:

    “[homosexuality] deprives people of eternal bliss: the gospel is very clear in that.” Um, where, please? Chapter and verse? The naked man in the Garden of Gethsemane? The kiss from Judas? The disciple that Jesus loved?

    I think Vsevolod Chaplin needs a big sloppy bristly man-kiss. That’ll turn him …

  8. T says:

    Dangerous. Just look at him. Pompous overdressed self righteous bigot. The fundamentally pious are a threat to mankind.

  9. ab says:

    “and asserted that Mozart was a mediocre composer.”

    Was he drunk? Sounds to me like a massive drunken rant against everything and everyone.

  10. Trevor Blake says:

    Clergy: freedom of expression is important for everyone except those I do not care for. In other breaking news, water is wet and triangles have three corners.

    I prefer reasoned debate, but am willing and able to wallow with clergy in the muck and mire. They threaten me with a beating (either by them or by an invisible monster that lives in the sky) and I make fun of them. Reason preferred, derision and contempt and scorn and mockery all available options.

  11. JohnMWhite says:

    People have a right to have their own moral stance. They have full rights to call homosexuality a sin and speak about the immorality of its propaganda, especially among minors. If we act within the law and ethical norms, people can and should express their opinion and their civil position.

    So people have the right to their own moral stance and to speak about what they think of something, especially among minors… except if those people are homosexual or say that homosexuality is ok? Not sure if special pleading or this guy just thinks gay people aren’t people at all.

    I bet this guy is not-a-bigot™, though!

    By the way, it is no accident that the propaganda of this sin is targeted at young people and sometimes at children.

    Somebody’s jealous.

  12. 1859 says:

    A naked man needs to sit on this guy’s chest and tickle him under the chin with a semi-erect penis….and then give him a big kiss and invite to share a hot bath…and sharia law will disappear from his bliss-filled mind..

  13. AgentCormac says:

    The man would seem to have all the qualities – both intellectual and physical – to be awarded the additional title Canisten. In other words, he’s an irritating c**t.

  14. Buffy says:

    “By the way, it is no accident that the propaganda of this sin is targeted at young people and sometimes at children.”

    You mean like religion is? Methinks the nutjob projects too much.

  15. Stephen Turner says:

    Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin = Hind poo valve Christ parcels

  16. AgentCormac says:

    Good to see that Vsevolod’s world just became a little smaller.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-22764954

  17. Stephen Mynett says:

    The crap is still flowing from the homophobia brigades though, Colin Hart from the coalition for marriage said this: “The government may have won the vote today but what was clear from the debate was the huge opposition to almost every part of the bill.”

    Not sure about his definition of the word huge when just over 25% of the votes were for his lobby. However, many of us men have a habit about exaggerating size.

  18. Marky Mark says:

    Quote: (By the way, it is no accident that the propaganda of this sin is targeted at young people and sometimes at children.)

    Byffy said; “You mean like religion is? Methinks the nutjob projects too much.”

    …It’s no accident that religion uses their baby Jesus propaganda to target young children and plant their seed of lies into their undeveloped minds, like Hitler did to the Nazi youth.
    …it is no accident that religion uses their “going to Heaven” propaganda to swindle the last dollar out of old people who are in fear of dieing, to pad their profits and continue with their “Free Ride” of the backs of the working folks.
    …it is no accident that religious leaders wear outfits that more resemble cross-dressing gay males than a Higher Power Deity who created the Universe, which insinuates their stance against same sex marriage more of an act of denial than a true belief.

  19. barriejohn says:

    Wishy-Warsi was flying the flag for religious privilege to the end (of course):

    Baroness Warsi last night refused to back David Cameron’s gay marriage bill, over fears it does not provide enough protection for religious groups.
    The faith minister and former Tory party co-chairman abstained on a crunch vote in the House of Lords where an attempt to throw out the bill was crushed.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2336007/Warsi-refuses-gay-marriage-Minister-abstains-Government-wins-crunch-vote.html

    Comment: “Man was made for women, the same way women was made for man, these same sex marriages will never be validated with god”.

    There are a lot of supporters of equality commenting as well, though.

  20. barriejohn says:

    This gives a fascinationg insight into the way that these people’s minds work:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/andrewbrown/2013/jun/04/justin-welby-reveals-inner-tory

    Let’s put the clock back to 1513 pronto!

  21. barriejohn says:

    Meanwhile, Scott Lively thinks that the Ugandan homophobes were “courageous”. Eh?

    http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2013/06/05/anti-gay-evangelist-scott-lively-i-dont-support-ugandan-kill-the-gays-bill-but-it-is-courageous/

    Writing for Defend the Family, Lively compared homosexuality to “alcoholism and drug abuse”, in his approach to advising the Ugandan Parliament on putting together the “kill the gays” bill.

    He went on to say that “criminalising” homosexuality would “discourage non-users from starting”, in the same way that anti-drug laws stop people from taking drugs.

    Ever feel like giving up yourself?

  22. Angela_K says:

    “Criminalising” religion would discourage non-users from starting”

    Sounds much better!

  23. barriejohn says:

    Angela_K: In the same way that criminalising drug-taking has been so spectacularly successful? (Good point, though!)

  24. John c says:

    I see wishy Warsi was promoted from
    “Minister without portfolo”?
    That is to say a token muslim in parliement basicly doing a sincure job to her new position of
    “Senior Minister of State at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Minister for Faith and Communities at the Department for Communities and Local Government”

    Which is basicaly to say minister in charge of irrelevance with opportunity to annoy with personal agendas internationaly as well as localy.