The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kiril, is every bit as irrational and absurd when trying to make a logical case against same-sex marriage. He appeared before the upper house of the Russian legislature recently and offered the usual terrible arguments.
Speaking at the Federation Council, upper house of the Russian parliament on Tuesday, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill described the legalization of same-sex marriages as a danger threatening the Russian society. He said possible unwelcome changes in marriage laws were connected with “an international campaign” discussing homosexual relations…
After the discussion at the Federation Council, religious leaders and senators adopted a joint statement “to all sober-minded people of Russia and other countries.” “Preservation of marriage as a union between a man and a woman based on love and mutual understanding and birth of beloved children are a precondition for survival of humankind,” the statement read.
The Church could not tolerate same-sex marriages, because this contradicted the nature of Christianity, Nezavisimaya Gazeta quoted the Patriarch as saying. The religious leader believes that the issue of allowing same-sex marriages is, in fact, not religious, but moral. The difference between these approaches defines the Russian Orthodox Church’s attitude to same-sex marriages. The Patriarchate expresses confidence that prohibition of same-sex marriages can be the task of a secular state, as it is dictated by morals as such.
Yes, people having babies is a precondition for the survival of the species. But what the hell does that have to do with allowing gay people to get married? Do they think that if we allow same-sex marriage, it will be so incredibly alluring that everyone will suddenly stop being straight and stop having babies? How does allowing a small percentage of the people to marry someone of the same gender do anything at all to change the reality for the overwhelming majority of straight people? It’s just such an idiotic argument.