The Cypriot bishop says it is hypocritical to mourn child victims of serial killers due to abortion
Controversial Cypriot Bishop declares it is hypocritical to mourn the child victims of serial killers, given the abortion rate in the country … days after the congregation was told that gays exist because pregnant women have anal sex
- Neophytos Masouras said in mourning the two children and five women killed by the first serial killer in Cyprus, who & # 39; the country's hypocrisy & # 39; shows
- Nicos Metaxas, 35, killed five women and two children between 2016 and 2018
- It is only a few days after he was slammed to tell a church community that homosexuality is passed on when expectant women enjoy anal sex
A controversial Cypriot bishop said it is hypocritical to mourn the child victims of a serial killer, given the country's high abortion rate.
It only comes a few days after he was slammed because he told his congregation that gays exist because pregnant women have anal sex.
Neophytos Masouras of Morphou said grieving the two children and five women killed by the first serial killer of the island and shows & # 39; the country's hypocrisy & # 39; as long as the abortions continue.
The case, recalling the worst atrocities against women in Cyprus, caused indignation and horror on an island where serious crime is relatively rare, and forced the resignation of the Justice Minister and the police chief.
Neophytos Masouras of Morphou said grieving the two children and five women killed by the first serial killer of the island and shows & # 39; the country's hypocrisy & # 39; as long as the abortions continue
Nicos Metaxas, 35, told a court in the capital Nicosia last month: & # 39; I have committed horrific crimes & # 39; before I confessed that between 2016 and 2018 I had kidnapped and killed five women and two children. He received seven living conditions.
All of the victims of Metaxas came from abroad – from Romania, the Philippines and Nepal. The two children, six and eight years old, were daughters of two of the women.
& # 39; You've had three abortions, your own baby & # 39; s, and now hypocrite, you criticize Nicolas, & # 39; Neophytos said in a speech on June 25.
Cyprus decriminalized abortion in 2018, allowing women to end a pregnancy for up to 12 weeks or 19 weeks in the case of rape. It is thought that approximately 9,000 illegal abortions took place annually before 2018.
The controversial clergymen come when he was slammed after he told a congregation at a primary school in Akaki, Nicosia District, that sexuality is passed on when expectant women enjoy anal sex.
He said: & # 39; It happens during the sexual intercourse or pregnancy of the parent.
& # 39; It follows an abnormal sexual act between the parents. For more clarity, anal sex.
& # 39; You had three abortions, your own baby & # 39; s, and now hypocrite, you criticize Nicolas, & # 39; Neophytos said in a speech on June 25
& # 39; [Saint Porphyrios] says that when the woman likes it, a desire is born and the desire is passed on to the child. & # 39;
The comments came during a series of & # 39; spiritual encounters of dialogue & # 39; that ended this month, said the Cypriot LGBTI rights group ACCEPT.
The June footage was placed on social media and went viral, with Accept LGBTI Cyprus: & # 39; How are lesbians made? & # 39;
Another social media user wrote: & # 39; So father, if the woman does oral, does the child become a dentist? & # 39;
But one person added: & # 39; The problem is not this ignorance, the tragic problem is that there are thousands who believe him. & # 39;
Cyprus decriminalized homosexuality in 1998 and reversed previous conservative views on homosexuality.
It banned discrimination against gays in 2004 and brought civil unions in 2015.
However, LGBTQ + people cannot serve in the army and same-sex couples cannot adopt.
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