The Most Reverend Metropolitan Neophytos (Masouras) of Morfou of the Church of Cyprus. | Photo: NOIAZOMAI / YouTube
A bishop has claimed if a pregnant woman enjoys anal sex, this will transfer to the baby and it will be gay.
The shocking revelation came from The Most Reverend Metropolitan Neophytos (Masouras) of Morfou of the Church of Cyprus on Tuesday (23 July).
In a short video posted to YouTube, he said the lack of spirituality and knowledge of Christ and the Orthodox religion creates homosexuals.
And the ‘fault’ lies with the parents, who ‘pass on’ the ‘sickness’ of homosexuality, the bishop claimed.
Basically, when a woman enjoys anal sex or any ‘abnormal sexual contact’, ‘a desire is created, which is then transmitted to the unborn child’.
Cyprus LGBTI rights group Accept, confirmed the translation on Facebook.
‘Gays are created due [to] the anal sex of a straight couple and only if the woman is in to it,’ they wrote. ‘If that happens, the feeling of pleasure the woman feels is transmitted to the unborn child.’
In a list of 49 European countries ranked for LGBTI rights, Cyprus comes in at number 33.
Although the country legalized same-sex sexual activity, equal age of consent and numerous anti-discrimination laws, Cyprus falls behind when it comes to LGBTI parental rights.
Same-sex marriage is illegal, alongside stepchild and joint adoption by same-sex couples, access to IVF for lesbians and commercial surrogacy for gay couples.
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