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”.
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.
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.