A bishop has claimed homosexuality exists because it is transferred to a foetus when a pregnant woman has and enjoys anals3x.
The Bishop of Morphou Neophytos made the comments during a speech in June to a select group of people in Akaki, LGBTI rights group ACCEPT said yesterday (July 25).
During his speech, the bishop said Saint Porphyrios – an Athonite hieromonk known for his gifts of spiritual discernment – made mention of the issue in his writings.
As reported, the bishop said: ‘It is a problem, which is usually transmitted by parents to the child’.
He added that this ‘transfer’ of homosexuality occurs when a couple has sex while the woman is pregnant, and the sex is ‘unnatural’ – as he characterised anals3x.
The bishop said that when the woman enjoys anals3x: ‘A desire is created, which is then transmitted to the unborn child.’
The video has since been posted on social media, after which it went viral with many criticising the bishop for his comments.