Cyprus AG: Bishop’s remarks that anal sex creates LGBTQ children not hate speech

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NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) | Cyprus’ attorney general says he’s found no indication that a senior Orthodox Christian cleric broke the law by making widely-condemned remarks about homosexuality.

Costas Clerides said in a statement that some “isolated references” by Bishop Neophytos of Morphou merited criticism and dissent. But he said the full context of his remarks did not incite hatred or violence, or constitute hate speech.

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Cyprus police to probe bishop’s remarks that LGBTQ children are created through anal sex as possible hate speech

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ABOVE: Bishop Neophytos of Morphou. (Screenshot from YouTube)

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) | Cyprus’ attorney general said on Aug. 1 that he instructed police to launch an investigation into whether an Orthodox Christian bishop has committed a criminal offense over his remarks on homosexuals.

Police spokesman Christos Andreou said the force’s chief has ordered investigators to start the probe immediately.

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Cyprus’ first public gay wedding takes aim at prejudices

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LARNACA, Cyprus (AP) – The newlyweds wanted to go all-out with their wedding celebrations. All the trappings of a traditional Cypriot wedding were on display; the huge line of well-wishers with cash-filled envelopes in hand, a band playing the latest Greek pop hits and the mandatory roasted pork.

Marios Frixou and Fanos Eleftheriades said they wanted it that way, a public declaration of their commitment to each other. Their hope is to offer other gay couples on the small east Mediterranean island nation the courage to be open about their love for each other.

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First pride parade in Cyprus draws thousands

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NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) – Several thousand people turned out for Cyprus’ first gay pride parade on May 31, exceeding the expectations of organizers who said the event’s popularity shows that Cypriots are shedding their conservative attitudes.

One of the organizers, ACCEPT-LGBT Cyprus President Costas Gavrielides, said he was overwhelmed because he had expected just a few hundred people to attend the event in the heart of the capital Nicosia.

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