Moscow Patriarchate Against Abortion Firings

Head of milk company bans abortions to his staff and obliges those who live family life to marry in church

Moscow, August 12, Interfax – Head of the Moscow Region agricultural holding Vasily Boyko-Veliky (Russian for the Great) promises to fire everyone who will not get married in church until the feast of Protection of the Mother of God (October 14) and bans abortions to his women employees.

A blogger told about the newly introduced in the holding Orthodox code, the Rossiyskaya Gazeta daily reported on Thursday.

Besides, Boyko-Veliky instructed all staff-members “at work or during free time” to take educational course on Basic Orthodox Culture.

All women employed in the holding and its branches in case of pregnancy will continue to receive a full average salary until the baby is one year old.

Answering the question if he employs only Orthodox believers, the businessman said: “There is no limitation, but baptized people mostly come, whose goals in life coincide with ours, it’s Orthodox transfiguration of Russia.”

He explained that those who are not baptized do not have to marry in the church, but all employees without exception will be fired for abortions.

Meanwhile, the Patriarchate criticizes such methods of spiritual transfiguration at an individual enterprise.

“High standards of this businessman exceed even the standards of Pharisees in the Gospels. They came to Christ with a woman taken in adultery and He said: “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone “And the Pharisees said no more. It’s anti-Orthodox to apply administrative methods to sin, ” head of the Patriarchal press service Vladimir Vigilyansky said.