Patriarch Speaks Out against U.S. Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

After the June 28 criticism by First Vice-Speaker of Georgian Parliament, Manana Kobakhidze, the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II has also spoken out against the U.S. decision to legalize same-sex marriage.

In his Sunday sermon the Patriarch said that the U.S. had made a “big mistake."
“There are cases when people and countries legalize illegality. You know from the media and the press that the United States of America has decided to allow same-sex marriage in all the states – this is a big mistake; even the American spiritual figures say it; and we too reiterate that this is a big mistake,” he said.
“A Georgian should distinguish between good and evil; between acceptable and unacceptable; we ask God to open our minds and hearts to let them see good and evil,” he added.
29 June 2015 11:22