Orthodox Bishop Neophytos of Morphou claimed that if a pregnant woman has anal sex, the baby will become gay.
The Church of Cyprus bishop made the statement during a speech at a primary school, according to Metro Weekly. He also attributes homosexuality to a lack of spirituality, and said that parents pass on the sickness of homosexuality to their children.
“Why do people have erotic desire to the same sex?” the bishop asked in a video clipfrom the speech. “It is usually a problem that’s transmitted by the parents to the child, and this happens at the time of a sexual act. During pregnancy, if the sexual act committed is not natural.”
Cyprus has decriminalized gay sex, but still doesn’t recognize same-sex marriage.