Archbishop of Cyprus Described As Homophobic And Racist

Country: Cyprus

Date of incident: March 27, 2014

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Morals

Area of case: Private



Cyprus’ Archbishop Chrystostomos expressed his opinion about same-sex relationships at the Council of the Presidents of the Christian Orthodox Church held in Istanbul. He took a position against homosexuality by stating that governments demonstrated a „weakening of moral integrity“ by ensuring equal rights through civil partnership or equal marriage. A local NGO denounced his remarks „homophobic” and „racist”, not allowing for dialogue and respect for the archbishop's opinion.

Source: http://www.lgbt-ep.eu/press-releases/meps-condemn-homophobic-statements-by-the-archbishop-of-cyprus/