An Orthodox bishop has made the startling claim that if a pregnant woman has anal sex, the baby will be gay.
The Most Reverend Metropolitan Neophytos (Masouras) of Morfou of the Church of Cyprus has posted a video to YouTube that surpasses “ridiculous” and heads straight into “batshit crazy” territory quickly.
A lack of spirituality creates gay people, the bishop says, and it’s the parents’ fault for passing on “the sickness of homosexuality.”
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And if a pregnant woman has “abnormal sexual contact,” like anal sex, “a desire is created, which is then transmitted to the unborn child.”
“If a pregnant woman has anal sex, the child will like anal sex too, therefore, the kid will be gay” seems to be the logic behind the bishop’s nonsensical ramblings.
“Gays are created due [to] the anal sex of a straight couple and only if the woman is in to it,” the Cyprus LGBTI rights group Accept translated after posting the video to social media. “If that happens, the feeling of pleasure the woman feels is transmitted to the unborn child.”