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Russian Orthodox Church Leader Patriarch Kirill on Gay Rights

Filed By Ed Team | December 28, 2009 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Council of Europe, gay rights, human rights abuses, Patriarch Kirill, Russia, Russian Orthodox Church

"We respect the person's free choice, including in sex relations. The religious tradition of almost all nations has treated homosexuality as a sin. Those who commit a sin must not be punished... And we have repeatedly spoken out against discriminating people for their nontraditional sexual orientation."

-- Russian Orthodox Church leader Patriarch Kirill on gay rights during a formal meeting with the secretary general of the Council of Europe, a pan-European human rights body.

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Ha! People have been having the "nontraditional" butt-secks eons before "religious tradition" dictated that it was sinful.