The Patriarch compared the same-sex marriage with the laws of Nazi Germany

Patriarch Kirill

Patriarch Kirill said that taken in some Western countries laws about the permissibility of same-sex marriages as the laws of Nazi Germany, completely contrary to the moral nature of man, according to RIA Novosti.

“Unfortunately, in some countries in the West for the first time, maybe for all time — began to take the laws that break the moral nature of man, with a conscience. The laws on so-called homosexual marriages. And when the law breaks the link with morality, it ceases to be law acceptable to the people, it calls the protests,” he said. According to the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, that is why people rebelled against these laws.

He noted that this “historical temptation” with time must pass, because otherwise society would become unviable.

In 2013, the law allowing homosexual couples to marry and adopt children, was passed in France, despite the demonstration, which was attended by thousands of people.

In June 2015, the U.S. Supreme court officially legalized same-sex marriage in all States. Same-sex marriages currently can be registered in 20 countries and several States of Mexico, in most parts of the UK. The first homosexual unions legalized in the Netherlands in 2001.