Bishop’s Explanation For How Parents Turn Their Babies Gay Is Laughably Bonkers

The internet is guffawing after a Greek Orthodox religious leader publicly made an absurd claim that homosexuality is the result of women having anal sex.

According to Cyprus Mail, the Church of Cyprus bishop Neophytos Masouras of Morphou told a group of primary school students in Akaki, Cyprus, in June that homosexuality is a “problem, which is usually transmitted by parents to the child.”

Like religion. Children typically get religion from their parents.


The bishop cited Saint Porfyrios’s writings and said that the “desire” is transferred to the embryo the same way all “gifts” get passed to the newborn when a pregnant woman has “unnatural” sex – implying anal intercourse.

Said bishop Neophytos Masouras:

“To be more clear, anal sex. ‘[Saint Porfyrios] says that when the woman enjoys that, a desire is created, and then the desire is passed on to the child.”

Again, he was speaking to primary school children.

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A clip of his preposterous speech went viral after it was posted on social media.

Many people joked that the age-old mystery of the origin of one’s sexual preference was finally solved.

Did mother leave out any details in her “the birds & the bees” speech?

The ridiculous theory was met with other questions.

The LGBT rights group ACCEPT humorously challenged:

“How are lesbians created?”

Not everyone was quick to respond with levity.

Some identified the toxic mentality influencing the progress of equal rights as no laughing matter.

Pink News said that although Cyprus decriminalized homosexuality in 1998, many ultra-conservative attitudes continue to persist.

The socially conservative Greek Orthodox Church was traditionally notorious for being anti-LGBT, but Cyprus was forced to change its human rights legislation – including laws about sexual orientation and gender identity – when the republic joined the European Union. And while acceptance towards the LGBTQ community has steadily improved, Cyprus still recognizes marriage as a union between a man and a woman.

But after Parliament passed the civil unions bill on November 26, 2015, same-sex couples have since been able to have their relationships recognized.

When it comes to Saint Porfyrios’s mentioning of the “problem” with homosexually, however, the bishop remains anal-retentive.

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