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Russian Priest Says World Cup Is A 'Homosexual Abomination' Because of Colorful Shoes: VIDEO

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Writing in his column on Christian website Russian People’s Line, Russian Orthodox priest Alexander Shumsky has denounced the World Cup as a “homosexual abomination” because of the brightly colored boots worn by players.

Claiming that the boots resemble the “gay rainbow,” Shumsky goes on to say that “wearing pink or blue shoes, [the players] might as well wear women's panties or a bra," reports The Moscow Times.

Also unimpressed with some of the “unthinkable” hairstyles sported by players, Shumsky continues that “the liberal ideology of globalism clearly wants to oppose Christianity with football. Therefore I am glad that the Russian players have failed and, by the grace of God, no longer participate in this homosexual abomination.”

Shumsky’s outburst comes amid allegations of racist and homophobic behavior by fans at World Cup matches and FIFA’s decision to award the 2018 World Cup to Russia despite the country’s implementation of harsh laws against the “promotion of homosexuality.”

Russia played only three matches in the World Cup, none of which they managed to win.

Watch a report on a protest against homophobia and chauvinism at the World Cup, AFTER THE JUMP...


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  1. Fantastic trolling. 9/10

    Also, if anyone wants them, the pink and blue cleats are made by Puma. They are called Puma Tricks.

    Posted by: crispy | Jul 8, 2014 12:23:37 PM

  2. Um..... is the Kremlin gay? because colourful ornate decorative architecture.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jul 8, 2014 12:33:11 PM

  3. Video is unrelated.

    Posted by: Randy | Jul 8, 2014 12:37:12 PM

  4. I love it when homophobes make statements that are so obviously idiotic because it makes them look like idiots in the eyes of most people, who will come to associate anti-gay agendas with idiocy even if they haven't been particularly pro-gay.

    Posted by: MichaelJ | Jul 8, 2014 12:48:33 PM

  5. To Russian priest: The way your orthodox church treats the LGBTQ community in your country is an abomination!

    Posted by: HauteAndre | Jul 8, 2014 12:53:29 PM

  6. if the players only wore women's panties and a bra it might have sent their ratings totally through the roof.

    Posted by: Dan Mc. | Jul 8, 2014 12:55:01 PM

  7. Some people are ridiculous beyond belief

    Posted by: jjose712 | Jul 8, 2014 12:58:11 PM

  8. Um... and the Pope's red Ferragamos... with bows?

    Posted by: throwslikeagirl | Jul 8, 2014 12:59:36 PM

  9. The Russian priest should talk to Ann Coulter - they have similar idiotic thoughts about the World Cup

    Posted by: Dave in PA | Jul 8, 2014 1:27:57 PM

  10. flowers are colorful, and we all *know* that all male florists are gay, so that means all flowers are gay, making flowers an abomination.

    their orthodox church should ban flowers, shoes, shirts, hats, crayons, markers, paintings, cars, television, magazines, the internet - all colorful, and you can never be too safe - you have to be sure (like mennonites).

    it's funny at first listening as bigots try to make their case, then sad once you realize they're in leadership.

    Posted by: northalabama | Jul 8, 2014 1:28:16 PM

  11. Soccer players in panties? OK!

    Plus I love a good abomination once in a while.

    Posted by: Steve Rider | Jul 8, 2014 1:43:50 PM

  12. Keep those sexual fantasies coming, Father!

    Posted by: Jack M | Jul 8, 2014 1:44:41 PM

  13. Says the man in a dress.

    Posted by: Sammy | Jul 8, 2014 1:48:56 PM

  14. I've had bowel movements that were more valuable than this man's opinions.

    Posted by: Steve Rider | Jul 8, 2014 2:04:34 PM

  15. So sayeth the queen in the frilly dress and fancy hat. Nothing to see here folks. Move along.

    Posted by: Mark Alexander | Jul 8, 2014 2:09:26 PM

  16. I wonder what this priest thinks about the Pope's shoes:

    Posted by: Bill | Jul 8, 2014 5:54:08 PM

  17. How about the stained glass windows in their churches?

    Posted by: simon | Jul 8, 2014 5:58:00 PM

  18. If we just give the idiot a soap box...he'll do the heavy lifting for us. Can you imagine being born...that way !!

    Posted by: Paul B. | Jul 8, 2014 6:24:17 PM

  19. One must remember the priests in the ROC are bearded dudes in dresses who condemned Conchita Wurst for being a bearded person in a dress. Religion would be funny if it didn't terrorize people.

    Posted by: Terry | Jul 8, 2014 7:52:16 PM

  20. This is really old - I saw it a week ago

    Posted by: acde | Jul 9, 2014 11:09:58 AM

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