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Russia’s Chief Wizard Patriarch Kirill renews war on women

Russia’s Chief Wizard Patriarch Kirill renews war on women

Just before his departure for London, where he is currently cuddling up to the Church of England and other religious bodies, Vladimir Mikhailovich Gundyayev, better known as Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia, signed an appeal to introduce a total nationwide ban on abortions in Russia.

According to Father Alexander Volkov, the appeal calls for recognition of the beginning of human life at the moment of conception and stresses that the embryo should be legally protected. The document also proposes to ban any surgical or therapeutic interruption of pregnancy, as well as “the use of contraceptives with abortion-inducing effects.”

Russian pro-life activists say that about 1 million women in Russia have induced abortions every year.

Back in 2013, Kirill spelled out the dangers of feminism, warning that it was a “very dangerous” phenomenon that could lead to the destruction of Russia.

Man has his gaze turned outward – he must work, make money – and woman must be focused inwards, where her children are, where her home is. If this incredibly important function of women is destroyed then everything will be destroyed – the family and, if you wish, the motherland.

He said he was not opposed to women pursuing careers in politics or business or other professions “that today are mainly done by men”, but said they should get their priorities straight.

He also said that it was “no accident” that most feminist leaders were unmarried.

I noticed this when I worked in Geneva, at the World Council of Churches, when the feminist theme was just starting to develop.

Sexism runs rampant in Russia and women’s rights appear nowhere on the political agenda. Putin has made boosting Russia’s low birth rate a key platform of his administration, often cheering women’s role as mothers.

Then in January this year, Kirill partially blamed an increased acceptance of homosexuality for the rise of Islamic State.

The imbecile claimed he was not surprised that some Muslims were flocking to Isis’ quasi-religious state as a way of escaping the “godless civilization” that celebrates events such as Gay Pride.

In an interview published on the Church’s official website, Kirill said:

[Isis] is creating a civilisation that is new by comparison to the established one that is godless, secular and even radical in its secularism.

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Kirill landed in the UK today. Russian Orthodox Church spokesman Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, above, centre, said:

I believe that the visit of His Holiness’s  meetings with believers and representatives of the Church of England and the general public will help our peoples strengthen mutual trust.

Kirills visit marks the 300th anniversary of the Russian Orthodox Church in the British Isles and is the first visit by a Russian patriarch to the country.

Hilarion said:

Relations between Russia and the United Kingdom have been going through difficult times over recent years. However, history knows periods of cooperation between the two countries, for example during World War II. The past and the present encourage us to promote a closer rapprochement between Russian and British people.

Regarding the relationship between the Russian church and the Church of England, Hilarion stressed that the two Christian churches have had close ties since the 16th century and shared particularly good relations in the latter half of the 20th century.

19 responses to “Russia’s Chief Wizard Patriarch Kirill renews war on women”

  1. Broga says:

    Tells you all you need to know that the C. of E. gives this nutter the time of day.

  2. Daz says:

    “However, history knows periods of cooperation between the two countries, for example during World War II.”

    Yeah, but I’m not sure that Churchill’s reasoning, “If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favorable reference to the devil in the House of Commons,” constitutes much of a glowing reference.

  3. L.Long says:

    The worse thing is not this nut job full of BS. The worse is that there are so many males (they aint men) that believe the BS because being out done by a woman is just too much to bare!!! But what is even worser is the number of females that also buy into the BS!!!!
    If I was a woman the fist thing I’d tell a male is I’ll agree to this as soon as they cut their dicks off!!!

  4. 1859 says:

    Oh how these so little men love their bling and big hats – even though they look like ridiculously overdressed pantomime figures – little bearded frogs dressed as kings.Do they really think their god thinks how they are dressed is important? Fuck – this is the icing on stupidity and ignorance.
    Gay Pride marches foster the growth of Isis? Really? Women becoming equal and independent like men fosters the collapse of civilisation? Really? Such profound thinking! Methinks it must be a permanent full moon in Russia.

  5. AgentCormac says:

    Legitimising Kirill’s repugnant views by according him receptions not only with the Arch Bish of Canterbury but also with the queen really does beggar belief. It questions the intelligence and integrity of those who advise both of these ‘pillars of society’. Has anyone actually researched Kirill’s views on women or gays or indeed any person who disagrees with his own bonkers superstious claptrap, or the political ambitions of his murderous mate, Putin? Haven’t they noticed that the Russia he helps prop up is fast becoming one of the most dangerous regimes on the planet? Do they not know that he is best mates with one of the most calculating and manipulating leaders of the 21st century? Appeasement is not the way to deal with nutters like this. Send the evil bastard home – and do it right now.

  6. barriejohn says:

    Daz: My father served on the Arctic Convoys, in a leaky old destroyer (Impulsive). He was lucky to survive the war, and experienced things that no mortal ought to experience. There was little “cooperation” with Russia; they took whatever arms and supplies we sent, and did their own thing (remember Warsaw?), and complained that we didn’t do enough soon enough on the Western Front. At the end it was a desperate race to get to Berlin before the whole of Germany was annexed (the reason that Montgomery wanted a spearhead to cut right through to the German capital – opposed by the Americans, whose generals mostly hated him). Of course, we have to remember that Russia lost over twenty million people in the Second World War, but they really had Stalin to blame for that anyway. The great irony is that the war resulted in everything that Hitler DIDN’T want – including the hegemony of the USSR and establishment of a Jewish State!

  7. barriejohn says:

    Did anyone else see read this?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-37659863

    Yes – it’s “cultural” as much as religious, I know, but all the same…

  8. Broga says:

    “His Holyness.” Don’t these morally defective men just love their bullshit titles and all the fawning and flattery that surrounds them?

  9. Bill says:

    Pompous overdressed ponce.

  10. Bill says:

    And worse he is a mortal danger to humanity through his very unhealthy intimacy with thr worlds most dangerous leader / dictator / gangster / thug the Very Bad Vlad Putin.

  11. barriejohn says:

    I wonder what watch he is wearing today:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patriarch_Kirill_of_Moscow#The_Breguet_watch

    A spokesperson added that it was “unethical” to discuss Kirill’s private life.

    Better shut up then.

  12. barriejohn says:

    Broga: I found all his awards (reminds one of the European royal families), but couldn’t see his titles.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patriarch_Kirill_of_Moscow#Honours_and_awards

    He does have a lovely hat.

  13. Bill says:

    And, for the sheer outrageously sickening spectacle, I cannot wait to see all three – queenie, queenie’s conduit for godly communication the archbishop of cant and Putins over blinged rent boy Deputy Dawg kirill – photographed together. A trio of overdressed over privileged money grabbing lying, unwanted and unneeded shitehawks parasites who serve no purpose other than beggar and retard humanity.

  14. andym says:

    Hat’s good, not much of a beard though, is it? He’ll never get into ISIS with that (where I suspect he would feel strangely at home.)

  15. Trevor Blake says:

    Only to God is the right and reonsibility of aborting given.

    http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/says_about/abortion.html

  16. barriejohn says:

    Re abortion: It’s more than a little ironic that it is considered “unethical” for us mere mortals to probe into his personal affairs, yet he appropriates the right to dictate what millions of others do with their own bodies – and those in power acquiesce, of course.

  17. Vanity Unfair says:

    I’m assuming that the backdrop to Kirill’s photo is really there and not added by a detractor. It’s so hard to tell these days.
    Anyway, if that is his choice of scenery it tells us something about how he and his religion want to be seen by the world.
    It’s another loving, peaceful cult.

  18. Tom Petty says:

    A true wanker – note the onanist grip

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