Head of Russian Orthodox Church Says Gays Are Responsible for Rise of ISIS

Head of Russian Orthodox Church Says Gays Are Responsible for Rise of ISIS

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, has joined the American religious right in blaming gays for the world’s problems, in an interview posted to the church’s website. Homophobic American pastors have blamed the LGBT community for hurricanes, earthquakes, mass shootings, and the Ebola outbreak, among other things.

Kirill claims that “many honest people” are joining the terrorist group ISIS to go fight in Syria because they are upset with the rise of LGBT rights. He says they are joining for “truly religious reasons,” according to an English translation posted online by a Russian LGBT organization.

“You become a fighter for the Caliphate. So what’s a Caliphate?” he said in the interview. “It is a society centered around faith and God where people follow religious laws. You are creating a civilization that is new by comparison to the established one that is godless, secular and even radical in its secularism.”

Kirill, a longtime supporter of Russian president Vladimir Putin, added:

“What we are seeing now is this godless civilization is reaching maturity, in as much by through the will of the people, who proclaim it the highest of virtues but then wearing a cross is banned. 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 build the world – an unholy world, but we invite you to build God’s world. And they respond to that; it is for this they give their lives.”

The Russian Orthodox Church has supported the country’s 2013 law to ban “gay propaganda” and other draconian measures that haven’t passed. Even after international outcry over the law, lawmakers and police cracked down on LGBT activists. The country has a history of ignoring or even condoning violence against LGBT people with the blessing of the church.

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  1. ken
    January 27, 06:01 Reply

    Dont be surprised that d person saying all this has a history of gay relations. Sometimes people who shout “crucify him” the loudest are usually guilty of d same thing!

  2. Promise4all
    January 27, 06:44 Reply

    lol, The Man still dey blab? When you will want to come and be casting, binding & incensing the GAY spirit inside us, you forgot that it need a body to operate. It is operating in ISIS since you have ca§ted them out of the church successfully.

  3. Mandy
    January 27, 07:04 Reply

    So now we’re responsible for ISIS. There really is no end to the ills of the world that the LGBT can get blamed for.
    Are we getting blamed for Lassa Fever yet?

  4. bruno
    January 27, 07:06 Reply

    lol. i like how you people will come and form outrage at this when your pastor has said worse things about homosexuals and you still carried yourself to the church the next sunday…

    • Max 2.0
      January 27, 08:26 Reply

      Touché.. I wonder how they do that- make excuses for the pastor and their ignorance

  5. Promise4all
    January 27, 07:15 Reply

    No oooo Mandy we cannot be blamed for Lassa nau. Rats are clearly behind it! maybe we’ll be blamed for BIRD FLU: THE RE-AWAKENING. 6D viewing available at select Cinemas in Plateau, Tatoo available after the show from participating Poultries, where angels are stored.

  6. ambivalentone
    January 27, 07:45 Reply

    Hmmm. If only ISIS were as ‘godful’ and ‘non secularist’ as he thinks they are. Oh well, what do I know?

  7. michael
    January 27, 08:13 Reply

    Soon we will also be responsible for Boko haram and the falling naira. Rubbish.

  8. Max 2.0
    January 27, 08:24 Reply

    When people start making justifications for ISIS, you know all hope is lost. Religion is a choice, a choice to believe in an invisible immortal all knowing, never wrong god or set of gods. To worship them and weird people out with nonsensical incantations and rituals and obey laws created by you. Sexuality is not a choice, its what you’re born with; to love a dick or a pussy, or both and to constantly seek out those who have one or both, its instinctual, just like breathing air or sleeping at night.

    However some human beings don’t know the meaning of basic human rights, you mean you want to be allowed to worship a fairytale(a choice) and sing praises to them, but you don’t want someone else to do what they were born to do(natural inclination )??

    Cant say I’m shocked though, all these powers that gay people are wielding, I wonder when I’m going to discover mine. I know what I’m going to use it for ☺.

    • Pink Panther
      January 27, 09:08 Reply

      LMAO. I’m sure you do. You see why they haf not gree for you to discover your own powers. The world would be in danger.

  9. wiffey
    January 27, 09:45 Reply


  10. shar
    January 27, 10:01 Reply

    LMFAO!!! ?? @Wiffey

  11. Promise4all
    January 27, 10:29 Reply

    lwkmd Wifey. @Max, I am still discovering my own and bet me, It only has to do with as much energy you can absorb into your mind. They are jealous of the super powers we bear, and are phobic of an LGBT person coming to rescue them, when they’ll be falling off the emergency cliffs under the command of Revd. hot.

  12. Tuto Dee
    January 27, 11:59 Reply

    Oh sure, blame the LGBT community for all the “natural disasters nd insurgency” . They are so responsible for the mishaps. Smh.

  13. Delle
    January 27, 14:41 Reply

    Very soon they’d blame us for the rise of dollars in Nigeria! Mtcheew

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