The Russian Orthodox Church’s Patriarch Kirill, last seen spraying holy water on computers to rid them of a virus, says that laws not based on a moral standard could lead to a Nazi-like regime.
By Hemant Mehta | Friendly Atheist
But his comments weren’t a response to the authoritarianism of Vladimir Putin or the Russian crackdown on journalists or the nation’s efforts to hack U.S. elections.
He was referring to gay marriage.
The Patriarch said “so-called homosexual marriages” were a threat to families and added that “when laws are detached from morality they cease being laws people can accept.” This he said was similar to the laws in Nazi Germany.
He made similar comments in November, calling gay marriage a threat to humanity and comparing it to “Soviet Totalitarianism.” In 2013, he said gay marriage was a “sign of the apocalypse.” And just last year, he blamed ISIS on the rise of secularism and gay pride parades.