Cypriot bishop says gay people exist due to pregnant women enjoying “abnormal” sex

A bishop from the church of Cyprus has embroiled himself in a hurricane of controversy after saying that homosexual people are born after pregnant women commit “abnormal” sexual acts.

At a primary school in Nicosia District Akaki, Bishop Neophytos Masouras of Morphou said that a person’s sexuality is passed on when pregnant women also enjoy the sexual act, Cyprus Mail reported.

“It happens during the parent’s intercourse or pregnancy.”

“It follows an abnormal sexual act between the parents. To be more clear, anal sex.”

“[Saint Porphyrios] says that when the woman likes that, a desire is born, and then the desire is passed on to the child.”

The bishop’s comments came during a series of “spiritual meetings of dialogue” that ended in July, said ACCEPT, a Cypriot LGBT group.

The video from June was posted on Facebook and quickly went viral. Accept LGBT Cyprus responded to the footage by saying: “How are lesbians created?”

“The problem is not this ignoramus, the tragic problem is that there are thousands who believe him.” one person added.

Saint Porphyrios, who passed away back in 1991, urged people to stay single and pray for their homosexuality to go away all their life.

In 1998 Cyprus ended the criminalization of homosexuality and has since rolled back previous conservative attitudes on the issue.

It outlawed discrimination against homosexuals in 2004 and introduced civil unions in 2015.

Regardless, gay people are not allowed to join the army and gay couples are not permitted to adopt children.

You can watch the video in the link below.

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