Head of Orthodox Church Compares Homosexual Marriage to Nazism

May 29, 2017 — 19:00
— Update: May. 29 2017 — 16:46

Head of Orthodox Church Compares Homosexual Marriage to Nazism

May 29, 2017 — 19:00
— Update: May. 29 2017 — 16:46
Tobias Schwarz / Reuters

Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Orthodox compared the adoption of homosexual marriage laws to the adoption of laws in fascist Germany. The Patriarch made the comments in Kyrgyzstan while promoting new translation of his book, according to RIA Novosti.

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.

This is not the first time Patriarch Kirill has made such comments. In a November 2016 interview with Russia Today the Patriarch made the same comparison to Nazi Germany. In the November interview he also compared homosexual marriage laws to “Soviet Totalitarianism” and said it was a threat to “humanity”.