Church of Cyprus Bishop Neophytos Masouras of Morphou has said that people turn out to be homosexuals because their mothers had anal sex when they were pregnant with them and, as such, homosexuality was transferred to the fetus during pregnancy.
Speaking at a primary school in Akaki, Cyprus, the bishop claimed that being gay is passed on when pregnant women have anal sex and enjoy it.
He said: “It happens during the parent’s intercourse or pregnancy. It follows an abnormal sexual act between the parents. To be more clear, anal sex. ‘
“[Saint Porfyrios] says that when the woman likes that, a desire is born, and then the desire is passed on to the child.”
The bishop told his audience that Saint Porfyrios had written about the issue. Saint Porfyrios is a relatively newly declared saint who died in the 90s. He told gay people they should remain single and pray the gay away for the rest of their life.
According to Accept LGBTI Cyprus, the Bishop was speaking during a series of “spiritual meetings of dialogue” that ran until this month.
The meetings are open to anyone and the audience ranges from children to elders with people open to asking the Bishop of Morphou whatever they want.
Video of the orthodox Christian bishop making his ridiculous claims have gone viral, with many mocking the ignorant statements.
For example, Accept – LGBTI Cyprus shared the following comment with the video:
According to the Bishop of Morfou, gays are created if a straight couple, that happens to be pregnant, perform anal sex and only if the woman enjoys anal sex. Then if that occurs, such desires are transferred to the fetus. And of course, that is scientifically proven!! How are lesbians created?
Another social media user opined:
So, father, if the woman does oral, will the child become a dentist?
The problem is not this ignoramus, the tragic problem is that there are thousands who believe him.