More anti-LGBT bigotry from a religious reader June 9, 2008Posted by Evil Bender in bigotry, Morality, Religion, sex, wingnuts.
I’m shocked! Shocked! Well, not that shocked!
A senior Russian Archpriest has said the country’s Orthodox Church cares for gay and lesbian people and accepts them, but their sexual orientation is a “destructive sin.”
Father Vsevolod Chaplin, in an interview with newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda, added that gay people who say they are happy are lying.
He is deputy head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations.
“Such people are deeply unhappy,” he told the paper.
“I know it from confessions and numerous life stories.
“It’s not by chance that they die earlier and there’re more suicides, drug addicts and alcoholics among them.”
Yes, it must be lifestyle that makes gay people unhappy. It couldn’t possibly shit like this, that the good Father gets to later in the same piece:
“Morality is either absolute or it does not exist. If you excuse homosexuality, why not excuse paedophilia?” he said in an interview with the German magazine Der Spiegal.
Wow, bigoted non sequitur and slippery slope all at once! Fuck this asshole: going around calling people evil sinners because they’re attracted to members of the same sex, and then saying he worries for them because they’re so unhappy.