2014-03-31 10:00:00

Patriarch Kirill criticizes opportunity to choose from 50 gender options in social networks

Moscow, March 31, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia said he criticized the attempts to drastically change people's ideas on gender.

"The fact that marriage is considered to be between a man and a woman and that gender choice is not an intellectual choice, but God's choice is being disputed," the patriarch said at a meeting with Russian business community.

For instance, some social networks propose users choose from 50 so-called genders to find one that fits them the most, Patriarch Kirill said.

"Probably, some sick fantasy exists. Of course, it can be said that this is a clinical case. And probably, this will be the most reasonable reaction. But this clinical case is protected by law in some countries. And children are taught this and are told - you should choose yourself whether you are a boy or a girl," the patriarch said.