Russia will not face a ban on the division of people into men and women, as well as on the use of the words themselves “man” and woman,” said the Chairman of the Department for external Church relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion.
Speaking on the channel “Russia 24” on Saturday, June 27, the priest expressed confidence that Russia will remain the traditional family structure. In this context he reminded about the Constitution and proposed amendments.
Transgender people and sexual minorities will not be persecuted, however, this lifestyle is not be promoted, as is happening currently in the West, he said.
“We in the Church advocate that is not eroded those absolute moral standards, which for centuries was built the people’s lives, which enabled people to “be fruitful and multiply” — said Metropolitan Hilarion.
the Situation in the West he called the “erosion of the moral foundations of human existence” and lamented that this is happening at a very rapid pace. Meanwhile, the Metropolitan noted that there are legal ways to counter such influence. Promoted by the West way of life he called unhealthy.
the Priest acknowledged the existence of issues such as homosexuality, but pointed out that they are solved not only by legislation but also through, for example, the pastoral work of the Church.
In this regard, Vladyka recalled the words of the famous writer Fyodor Dostoevsky, “If there is no God, then everything is permitted”. “This phrase just warns of developments that are currently taking place in the West,” — said Metropolitan Hilarion.