19173Kuraev and patriarch agree on gay marriage
- Jan 30, 2014http://www2.stetson.edu/~psteeves/relnews/1401l.html#63
Kuraev and patriarch agree on gay marriage
ARCHDEACON KURAEV THINKS GAYS' DESIRE TO CALL THEIR UNION A FAMILY ABSURD
He suggests they use "Orc language" for this
Interfax-Religiia, 29 January 2014
Sexual minorities should not privatize the concept of "family" but find
a different word to designate their unions, Archdeacon Andrei Kuraev
thinks. "Why are these advocates for a homosexual alternative lifestyle
trying to distort our language? Why are they eager to turn the meaning
of the word 'family' inside out? Is it really impossible to leave their
traditional meanings for the words 'marriage' and 'family' as the union
of a man and a woman, whose supreme meaning is in the birth of new
life?" the archdeacon writes in his blog.
"Would we call a football team the Academy of Sciences and a symphony
orchestra a task force of the Ministry of Emergency Situations?
Homosexuals want to call their unions by some term; let them think it up
themselves. We can point them to some word from the ancient language of
the Orcs," the blogger suggested.
The author thinks that the law reserves the right to adopt children
exclusively for families "and how homosexuals inherit their slimy
property for one another hardly concerns us."
Yesterday Patriarch of Moscow and all-Rus Kirill, speaking in the
Federation Council during his first visit for all time in the upper
chamber of parliament, called for halting on the governmental level
attempts to change Russian legislation that recognizes marriage as a
union of a man and a woman. "In response to the wide spread
international discussion on this matter, we decisively declare that
marriage is a union of a man and a woman, based on love and mutual
understanding, for the procreation of children," the patriarch said to
applause from the audience. (tr. by PDS, posted 29 January 2014)