The news is out: [A leading church figure in Ukraine who previously described the coronavirus outbreak as “God’s punishment” against gay marriage has contracted COVID-19.
Patriarch Filaret, leader of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate, is in a stable condition in hospital after it was announced on September 4 that he had contracted the virus.
“We inform you that His Holiness Patriarch Filaret of Kyiv and All Rus-Ukraine tested positive for COVID-19 during planned testing,” the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate said in a statement.
“Now His Holiness Patriarch is undergoing treatment at a hospital. The Patriarch’s state of health is satisfactory. We ask for holy prayers for the health and recovery of Patriarch Filaret.”
Speaking during an interview with Ukrainian national TV network Channel 4, Filaret said the outbreak was “God’s punishment for the sins of men, the sinfulness of humanity.”
“First of all, I mean same-sex marriage,” he added.]
Patriarch Filaret jammed both feet in his own butt; unless he is married to a gay man.