Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Greek Court Sentences Orthodox Bishop For Anti-Gay Blog Post

AP reports that a 3-judge appeals court in the town of Aigio in southern Greece has convicted Greek Orthodox Bishop Amvrossios of violating laws against racism and of abuse of office in the appeal of the Bishop's acquittal by a lower court.  In a 2015 blog post, the prominent Bishop had urged reader to spit on homosexuals, saying: "They are not human beings, they are rejects of nature."  The court sentenced the bishop to 7 months in prison, suspended for 3 years.