Russian Church Advises Criminal Penalties for Promoting "Sex Changes" for Children

Accusing Joe Biden of blasphemy and criminal behavior for his comments, a leading bishop in the Russian Orthodox Church says that anyone performing or promoting "sex changes" for children is a criminal who should be severely prosecuted . . .

Subjecting children to sex reassignment surgery and promoting it is a crime that should be subject to criminal punishment, said the head of the DECR MP.

The Russian Orthodox Church spoke sharply about the words of the US President-elect Joe Biden that an eight-year-old child has the right to change their sex.

The head of the DECR MP, Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeev). Photo:

“I perceive such a statement to be blasphemous,” the head of the Moscow Patriarchate's Department for External Church Relations, Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk, said on the "Russia 24" TV channel. "And I think that people who promote such ideas should be put in jail, because, from my point of view, it is a crime to cripple an eight-year-old child or even a sixteen-year-old child."

He noted that children "should at least have the right to grow up before making this kind of decision, because if a person, having changed their sex, then changes their mind, it is no longer possible to return the original sex."

The Metropolitan stressed that "no real change of sex actually takes place."

“It only creates the appearance that a person begins to belong to the opposite sex. . . . For an adult, such an operation is nothing more than mutilation. And to subject children to such operations, I believe that this is a crime, which should be followed by criminal punishment, and those who spread the propaganda of such operations should receive criminal punishment as well,” added the head of the DECR MP.

We wish to remind our readers that earlier Joe Biden said that an 8-year-old child has the right to be transgender.

Source: В РПЦ прокомментировали слова Байдена о возможности смены пола у детей (Russian)