Leading Greek Orthodox bishop says gay people are God’s children so don’t reject them

Andrew Potts | Gay Star News | January 12, 2016

A leading voice in the Greek Orthodox church has urged tolerance for gays and lesbians in the church in the wake of Greece allowing civil unions for same-sex couples.

Chrysostomos Savvatos, Greek Orthodox Metropolitan of Messinia, gave an interview to Tharros News in which he reminded Christians that homosexuals were as much children of God as they are.

‘Homosexuals, like all humans, are a creation of God and they deserve the same respect and honor, and not violence and rejection,’ Metropolitan Chrysostomos said.

‘We shouldn’t forget the way Christ responded to the sinful woman, according to the Gospels, which became his word. “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.”

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