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Ok, technically the patriarch embraces the gays, not the whole Patriarchate. But that’s what the AP article title was— we didn’t write it.
Related: Important. Study on the influence of gay lobby in the Church of Finland (Hat tip J.S.K)

(AP) The head of the Russian Orthodox Church says that, although the church views homosexuality as a sin, homosexuality is a personal choice.

Patriarch Kirill says gays and lesbians must not be persecuted or discriminated against in any way, though the church still opposes same-sex marriages.

The patriarch’s statements, a breakthrough for the Russian church, were made during a meeting Wednesday with visiting Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland. (Click title for full article)

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December 23, 2009

AP: “Russian Orthodox Church Embraces Gays”

Ok, technically the patriarch embraces the gays, not the whole Patriarchate. But that’s what the AP article title was— we didn’t write it.Related: Important. Study on […]
December 23, 2009

‘Drunks’ Gun Down Russian Priest

Moscow, December 23, Interfax – Archpriest Alexander Filippov, who served at the Ascension Church in the village of Satino-Russkoye in the Podolsk District outside Moscow, has […]
December 22, 2009

Mehmet Ali Birand: “It might be true, we are crucifying the Patriarch”

Hat tip to M.C. on the Turkish reaction. And credit where credit’s due: Bush wouldn’t touch Halki, Obama wouldn’t touch Halki, so the Green Patriarch put […]
December 22, 2009

Euphrosynos Cafe, Traditional Orthodox Forum Hacked

UPDATE: The site appears back up, and is undergoing changes while routine maintenance is occuring. According to site administration at Euphrosynos Cafe, “Spammers exploited a security […]