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Saturday 10 October 2009

Proclamations of the Red Queen

18th September 2009

“Elton John is Evil!”

Posted by: Craig Young

According to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Elton John is a “sinner!”

elton_john.jpgAfter the gay singer was  told he was ’too old’ to  adopt a 14-month-old boy from the country, he was criticised by the religious group who have “thanked God” he won’t be allowed to parent. UOC spokesperson Father Georgy Gulyaev of the Donetsk Diocese stated in Britain’s Daily Mail that:Thank God it’s impossible under Ukrainian law for Elton John to adopt a child. It’s written in Holy Scriptures that homosexual marriage and relations is a sin.

“It is a sin, it is against nature, and it represents the dead end of human development.

“People pretend to have good intentions, create semi-marriages and so-called families, and moreover they dare to adopt children. Unlike people who are blessed by God to create natural families, these are people who succumb to their passions.

“This is definitely a sin, there is no other word for it, and the church will never agree that people who have created same-sex ‘marriage’ could also dare to adopt children.

“This applies to all, including Elton John. He is a sinner.”

Oh tough. Too bad. But we live in a post-Christian world. They’re entitled to their private religious beliefs, but why should that be allowed to frustrate plans for a happy home and loving parents? Elton was espoused to David Furnish back in 2005 when the couple had a civil partnership ceremony in the United Kingdom. He said that he knew he wanted to adopt Lev after he met him at an orphanage in Makeyevka last weekend.

Ukraine’s Family, Youth and Sports Minister Yuriy Pavlenko has disclosed that there has been no official adoption request made by the celebrity couple. Under Ukrainian law, both adoptive parents must be no more than 45 years older than an adopted child, and Elton is 62. Furthermore, LGBT couples are also forbidden from adopting because neither same-sex marriages, civil unions or registered partnerships are recognised in the Eastern European country.

Lev’s HIV positive  mother hasn’t relinquished her parental rights, meaning the child is not officially up for adoption. 

And it must be asked whether the Ukrainian Orthodox Church considers anti-Semitism is a “sin?” Granted, there are two rival patriarchates, which confuses matters, but apparently the Union of Jews of the Former Soviet Union went ballistic back in 2008 after one of the Moscow Patriarchate’s UOCs allegedly produced anti-Semitic propaganda blaming Jews for the Soviet revolution (1917) and Ukraine’s Orange Revolution (2004) as well as questioning the Ukraine’s independent national existence.


“Elton John a sinner, says Ukrainian Orthodox Church” :Breaking News Ireland: 18.09.09:

Tags: Politics · Religion

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 John Christodoulides // Sep 22, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Orthodoxy is well known for such comments! well remember the comments made by Archishop Christostomos of the Autocephalus Orthodox Church of Cyprus when the Parliament decriminalized homosexuality… sadly, a culture which was, 2500 years ago so very advanced in philosophy, art and literature has been ravaged by the mystique of Orthodoxy. For that, we have the Byzantine Empire and the Ottoman Empire to thank. As a modern day Greek, I am ashamed at the comments made by some of my compatriots. It is to me an insult that this Ukrainian has taken a church that began in Greece, the cradle of philosophy, and is now using it to justify such desecration of everything Greek.

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