Moscow, March 30, 2014
of traditional values today also affects interpersonal
relations,” noted His Holiness Patriarch Kirill
at the meeting with members of the "Women in
business" All-Russian social organization.
“We know that even the facts that a marriage
means relations between a man and a woman and that a
choice of gender is not an intellectual and volitional
one, but a Divine choice, are now being disputed.
Children are already being taught this. They are told:
‘You should choose yourself whether you are a boy
or a girl’; that is, what was founded by God is
being destroyed by people, ostensibly for the sake of
"But then, what is freedom like? If freedom ruins the
Divine plan of the world and of mankind, then it is not
freedom, but slavery. And we know that the devil enslaves
a man, because the most dangerous captivity is to be not
free from sin, when a person cannot live in accordance
with his or her calling," stressed the Patriarch.