Saturday, January 23, 2016

Head of Russian Orthodox Church Blames Gays for Rise of ISIS

By Bil Browning

RUSSIA---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. 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. [link]

Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church has taken the 'blame the gays' mantra to a whole new level.