Moscow, October 12, Interfax - Head of the Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin, who was keen on Elton John's music from the early youth, believes homosexuality negatively influenced his work.
"I liked the music he did from the 1970s to early 2000s. Then as he rooted in homosexuality, his creative energy start running dry," the priest told Interfax-Religion on Monday.
According to Father Vsevolod, "homosexuality changes a person's psychology, his public and creative priorities."
"It is characteristic not only of this sir, but also of many others, especially representatives of gay community, we have them in our culture, our media, and in authoritative bodies," the archpriest noted.
According to the church official, "willingly or unwillingly people basing on their personal peculiarities start joining the liberal trend and oppose true moral renewal of the society, such a renewal that will touch lives of all people, including high ranking officials, not letting them speak about patriotism during the day and participate in homosexual orgies at night."
"This group, and those who keep their money and property in the NATO countries consciously or unconsciously try to suppress true patriotic and moral turn in Russia's future. High boot of the American cowboy stands on the tail of these glamorous pussies," Father Vsevolod believes.
"And certainly, the priest further said, the president should speak to any person, including Elton John. But it is better to take decisions basing on the will of majority of our people, not advice of foreign pop stars or various internal minorities - ideological, cultural or sexual ones no matter how skillful their intrigues are."
On September 15, British musician Elton John wrote in a social net that he had a phone talk with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The singer did not say what they talked about, but noted that he would like to meet with the president personally and discuss rights of homosexuals in Russia. Later it cleared out that the British knight talked to Russian pranksters, not Putin.
The singer did speak to the Russian president in several days. According to Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov, the president asked Elton John not to take offence at the pranksters and assured him that if their schedules allow he would be ready to meet with him and discuss any questions interesting for the musician.
The singer has often criticized Russian law on gay propaganda, especially during his concerts in Moscow and St. Petersburg.