A bishop has claimed that unborn babies turn gay when their pregnant mothers have anal s*x.
Church of Cyprus bishop Neophytos Masouras of Morphou made the surreal claim in June while speaking at a primary school in Akaki, Cyprus.
According to the Cyprus Mail, the Greek Orthodox religious leader claimed that homosexuality is “a problem, which is usually transmitted by parents to the child.”
‘Unnatural s*x acts’ during pregnancy makes babies gay.
He explained: “It happens during the parent’s intercourse or pregnancy. It follows an unnatural s*xual act between the parents.
“To be more clear, anal s*x. ‘[Saint Porfyrios] says that when the woman enjoys that, a desire is created, and then the desire is passed on to the child.”
The clip went viral on social media in the country, with LGBT rights group ACCEPT asking: “How are lesbians created?”
Another commenter asked: “So, father, if the woman does oral, will the child become a dentist?”
One user wrote: “The problem is not this ignoramus, the tragic problem is that there are thousands who believe him.”
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