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Homoerotic Calendar Has 'Orthodox Christian Priests' Posing Naked
Orthodoxy And Homosexuality | The American Conservative
Sep The latest demonstration of faith-based hatred occurred in September after Belgrade staged its third Pride Parade. They also carried anti-gay banners, one of which showed a homosexual being driven into the fires of a EU hell by a figure bearing a cross. Nevertheless, the parade served to demonstrate that matters are improving in Serbia, mainly because numerous politicians and diplomats lent their support to the event. The head of the EU delegation to Serbia, Michael Davenport, and the German ambassador to Belgrade, Axel Dittmann, were among those from the international community who took part.
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One of the most eyebrow-raising images in the calendar is the cover shot, which depicts Russian President Vladimir Putin and Moscow's Patriarch Kirill I , two long-standing opponents of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT rights, depicted as each other's brides in briefs and skimpy lingerie. And that makes us think one day we will find common ground, in a better world. US Edition U. Coronavirus News U. HuffPost Personal Video Horoscopes.
Some of the most senior clerics in the Roman Catholic church who have vociferously attacked homosexuality are themselves gay, according to a book to be published next week. Eighty per cent of priests working at the Vatican are gay, although not necessarily sexually active, it is claimed in the book, In the Closet of the Vatican. It is being published in eight languages across 20 countries next Wednesday, coinciding with the opening day of a conference at the Vatican on sexual abuse, to which bishops from all over the world have been summoned. Martel, a former adviser to the French government, conducted 1, interviews while researching the book, including with 41 cardinals, 52 bishops and monsignors, 45 papal ambassadors or diplomatic officials, 11 Swiss guards and more than priests and seminarians, according to a report on the Catholic website the Tablet. The author found that some gay priests accepted their sexuality and a few maintained discreet relationships, but others sought high-risk casual encounters.