A Greek Orthodox bishop upset many people around the world recently when he declared the reason men are gay is because their parents engaged in a specific sex act – and the mother enjoyed it. He’s now back, not only defending his claim, but doubling down.
Bishop Neophytos Masouras called that act “abnormal,” and named it.
“It happens during the parent’s intercourse or pregnancy. It follows an abnormal sexual act between the parents. To be more clear, anal sex,” the Bishop said.
Astonishingly, he made his remarks to young primary school students during “spiritual meetings of dialogue.”
His remarks have gone viral.
Bishop Masouras is now doubling down, insisting he’s right, and saying he has the full support of the church.
“I expressed the position of the Church and the position of the saints,” Bishop Masouras said, as the Cyprus Mail reports.
As wrong as the Bishop is, at least his explanation was not especially derogatory.
He “compared homosexuality to a child being talented in music, when someone is born,” the Cyprus Mail explained. “He used the example of a musician’s child being talented in music as well, and also said that fetuses are the same as seeds planted in a garden. Seeds, he said, contain information and they grow based on the information contained in their DNA, which is as an embryo that absorbs information while it is inside its mother.”
Saints aside, there do not appear to be any scientific studies to support Masouras’ claims.
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Lawyers for Pro-Trump ‘Kraken’ Case Attorneys Tell Judge They Were Too Dumb to Know Better
During the Monday sanctions hearing for Lin Wood and Sidney Powell, their lawyers Julia Haller, Howard Kleinhendler and Donald Campbell attempted to explain why their clients didn’t correct any false information in their Michigan election filings.
Detroit lawyer David Fink accused Powell and Wood of recklessness in making citations in the court document that were easily disproved with a simple google search. Fink said that Powell and Wood alleged that in Detroit there was over 100 percent vote count. Fink said that anyone could search the actual election results and find the corrected percentage on the County Clerk’s website.
A Nov. 6 report from MichiganLive revealed that a software settings error caused one precinct to miscalculate the numbers but it was corrected. Still, that “over 100 percent” claim made it into the court filing and Fink said that those numbers were then used by former President Donald Trump in his attempt “to extort” Georgia Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
“All it took was 30 seconds for me to look on the internet to find the [correct] answer,” said Fink about the claim.
Powell and Wood’s lawyers claimed that those lawyers “are not statisticians,” and that they wrote in the court filing that they were citing a report of over 100 percent voters.
Fink argued that they have due diligence as lawyers in the court to confirm what they put in their filings. Powell and Wood’s lawyer explained that they were correctly citing the “report” that said it was over 100 percent and that they didn’t have the statistical knowledge to know better.
Fink went on to say that everyone seemed to be blaming everyone else in the case, but that they have a duty under the Michigan court rules not to make false statements in court.
Powell and Wood’s lawyers claimed that they could defend their court filing if the court allowed them to have a hearing or a trial and call witnesses cited in the court document.
The court proceedings can be watched below:
‘Making Up Numbers Now?’: Grassley Scorched for Saying Moving All-Star Game Out of Atlanta Cost ‘100 Million Jobs’
U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is claiming Major League Baseball‘s decision to move the All-Star Game out of Atlanta will cost the city “100 million jobs.” There are just over 150 million Americans who are currently employed, so the Iowa Republicans Senator is claiming that effectively, two-thirds of working Americans will lose their jobs because of the move, which is false.
Major League Baseball pulled the game out of Atlanta in response to Republican Governor Brian Kemp signing what has been called “one of the most restrictive and dangerous anti-voter bills in the country.”
But the game is moving to Colorado, so there would be no jobs lost.
Senator Grassley is wrong. He might have been listening to an April 5 Fox News report, which claimed pulling out of Atlanta cost the city $100 million, but actual experts disagree, with one saying the amount is “a whole lot closer to zero than the $100m number Atlanta was throwing.”
The Guardian reports “Georgia’s $100m figure surely makes for a juicy cable-news chyron, the consensus among sports economists is these estimates are routinely exaggerated.”
“The rule of thumb that I always tell everyone,” economics professor Victor Matheson told The Guardian, “is just take whatever number the boosters are telling you, move the decimal one place to the left and you’ve probably got a pretty good guess.”
Chuck Grassley claims MLB moving the All-Star Game from Georgia cost the state “100 million jobs” pic.twitter.com/bEHQvTEK25
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) April 20, 2021
Grassley is getting scorched.
Gaffe aside couldn’t the state have gotten the All-Star Game back by – just spitballing here – repealing the law MLB complained about https://t.co/gXxz3JfQUc
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) April 20, 2021
The concession employees if someone asked for a soda at the Atlanta MLB All-Star Game pic.twitter.com/kz3GeHZhbm
— Ryan (@ryanhide) April 20, 2021
The year is 2050. Everyone in the US works for either Major League Baseball, the National Football League, or SBNation. https://t.co/JcD4X2wbb7
— Eshaan Vakil 🌹 (@hornetvtol) April 20, 2021
That’s 9.5 times the total population of Georgia https://t.co/6yPfjF4gf0
— *you’re (@RKJ65) April 20, 2021
What cost “100 million jobs” was not moving the game, it was implementing stupid and racist voting restrictions.
— Fritznkappler (@Fritznkappler1) April 20, 2021
To this day, Toronto’s largest employer remains the 1991 All-Star Game. https://t.co/akCKZHYRrK
— Mike Beauvais (@MikeBeauvais) April 20, 2021
If this were true, it would mean that one person buying one ticket to the Major League Baseball ASG would have created 2,439 jobs.
Call me crazy, but I don’t think that’s how the economy works? https://t.co/Xvyz2NLcEK
— J.D. Smith⭐⭐ (@DegenerateTBone) April 20, 2021
One-third of the United States will be employed by the MLB All-Star Game. Guess my offer letter just got lost in the mail. https://t.co/hzBFj102LU
— Pat_Garofalo (@Pat_Garofalo) April 20, 2021
Big if true (it’s not) https://t.co/mwXa3UMpLq
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) April 20, 2021
im gonna have to assume that Chuck Grassley has not watched a baseball game in a while.
100 million jobs????? how big does he think the All-Star game is? theres like maybe 100 kids catches balls in the Outfield during the HR Derby https://t.co/1KuJI16qMT
— Gibby (@bgilbertson10) April 20, 2021
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“What I’m talking about Steve is what I’ve been doing since January,” Lindell said on Real America’s Voice. “All the evidence I have – everything is going to go before the Supreme Court and the election of 2020 is going bye-bye.”
“It was an attack by other countries, communism coming in, I don’t know what they’re going to do after they pull it down but –” Lindell rambled.
“Hang on,” Bannon pleaded repeatedly, but Lindell kept going.
“Donald Trump will be back in office in August,” he declared.
Dominion Voting Systems has filed a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against Lindell.
Mike Lindell declares that as a result of voter fraud lawsuit he’ll soon be filing, “Donald Trump will be back in office in August.” pic.twitter.com/5Ewtd9SZ1O
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) March 29, 2021
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