Thanks to a law approved by the Greek parliament, people can now legally change their gender on all official documents – and Metropolitan Nicholas of Phthiotis, above, centre, is furious.
According to this report, he thundered:
Do you see how far these Greek Orthodox deputies have sunk? … They have brought blasphemy upon the human body. They voted for a law by which every person at least 15 years old can send a written declaration to change his gender.
How will this impact negatively on Greek society?
Today they tell us that God did not create man and woman, driving the idea from the minds of our children. Every man can easily become a woman, and every woman a man. Do you know why they are doing this? They want to ensure, at any cost, that homosexuals will be able to adopt children.
How he arrived at that conclusion is anyone’s guess.
The imbecile added:
It is madness for any reasonable person, and a satanic deed from the point of view of God’s law. But some people are trying to make our state a state of sin.
For his turn, Metropolitan Kosmas of Aetolia indignantly stated in an open letter to deputies of the Greek parliament:
You are promoting a bill which denies the Triune God and Creator and casts blasphemy upon Him. This new law is unnatural, it encroaches upon the psychosomatic identity of the person, fosters depravity, and aims to thwart a person on his path to sanctification and deification. The bones of our saints and heroes are trembling!
Have you considered what the role of the Church is, not only in Europe but the entire world? … The [Church] has more to offer than all [the country’s] embassies.
None of these god-addled windbags impressed Alexis Tsipras, above, Greece’s first openly atheist Prime Minister, who told MP’s before the vote:
No tradition, no religion, no perception of family requires citizens to remain on the margins or be pushed into institutional and social oblivion.
The legislation, he said, was aimed squarely at ending the marginalisation of people whose perceived gender identity did not correspond with that assigned at birth.