The head of the Russian Orthodox Church has sensationally blamed the rise of ISIS on the world’s growing tolerance of homosexuality.
Patriarch Kirill has revealed in an interview for the Church’s official website that he believes people become radicalised as a result of opposition to liberal ideals.
According to The Independent, he said:
[Isis] is creating a civilization that is new by comparison to the established one that is godless, secular and even radical in its secularism. We can have parades for the sexual minorities – that is supported – but a million French Christian protestors defending family values are broken up by police.
If you call non-traditional relationships a sin, as the Bible teaches and you are a priest or pastor, then you risk not only your ability to serve but you may be sent to prison.
I could offer more simply frightening examples of how the godless civilization is growing yet here they are drawing attention to young people being converted by extremists. Look how they [the West] build the world – an unholy world – but we invite you to build God’s world. And they [Isis supporters] respond to that; it is for this they give their lives.
Seriously, what the fuck?
It seems as though Kirill has a bit of a chip on his shoulder regarding homosexuality. Back in 2013, he said gay marriage could bring about the end of the world.
To be honest, I think this bloke would blame gay people for his tea going cold, if given the chance.