Patriarch Kirill, Russia's church leader is now claiming that recognition of gay marriage will bring us one step closer to the apocalypse.
This news isn't very surprising considering Russia has been cracking down on gays and lesbians lately with "harsh legislature," according to the Huffington Post.
So far, President Putin has signed three anti-gay bills into law, and the Huffington Post reports that there are more to come.
RT stated the following:
"The Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill sees the recognition of same-sex unions by Western countries as a portent of doom. He called upon Russians to ensure that sin is never formalized by the rule of law."
Kirill said on Sunday after the service in Red Square's Kazan Cathedral:
"This is a very dangerous apocalyptic symptom, and we must do everything in our powers to ensure that sin is never sanctioned in Russia by state law, because that would mean that the nation has embarked on a path of self-destruction."Kirill asked Russians to help block the passage of marriage equality laws, stating, "We face enormous temptations when countries start approving sin and codifying it into law in order to justify it."
The Inquisitr previously reported on the Russian bill that banned the promotion of "homosexual propaganda" to minors, making it a crime to spread information aimed at forming non- traditional sexual behavior among children, suggesting this behavior is attractive, and making a false statement about the socially equal nature of traditional and non-traditional relationship.
Putin also signed an overseas gay adoption ban into law that prohibits gay couples in foreign countries where gay marriage is legal from adopting Russian children.
Kirill continued on to ask people to pray for the future of the country to prevent "the slavery of sin" that leads to the "self-destruction of the nation".
What do you think of Kirill, the Russian Church leader's claim that gay marriage will bring on the apocalypse?
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