AIDS Was a Direct Judgment Against the Abomination of Homosexuality and It Still is Because There’s Still No Cure for It. The Coronavirus Plague is Against the Rebellious, Sinful, Disobedient, Laodicean Church. This plague is primarily chastisement upon the church because of the sins of the church such as pastors having girlfriends and boyfriends, pastor’s wives having boyfriends and girlfriends, pastors and their wives getting on such sites as Ashley Madison, divorce and remarriage, adultery and fornication being tolerated in the church, and how that many churches have sanctioned homosexuality, some openly and some not openly, not to mention the abomination of child rape and child molestation by priests and preachers. In fact, the United Methodist Church denomination, a major denomination with millions of members right before the coronavirus plague started, were getting ready to vote on whether or not to split over the issue of homosexuality and lesbianism. The coronavirus plague is against the church because of the church’s sin, hypocrisy, and foolishness.
A leading church figure in Ukraine who previously described the coronavirus outbreak as “God’s punishment” against gay marriage has contracted COVID-19.
Patriarch Filaret, leader of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate, is in a stable condition in hospital after it was announced on September 4 that he had contracted the virus.
“We inform you that His Holiness Patriarch Filaret of Kyiv and All Rus-Ukraine tested positive for COVID-19 during planned testing,” the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate said in a statement.
“Now His Holiness Patriarch is undergoing treatment at a hospital. The Patriarch’s state of health is satisfactory. We ask for holy prayers for the health and recovery of Patriarch Filaret.”
Ukrainian website 112.International reports that the 91-year-old also has pneumonia.
Patriarch Filaret, one of Ukraine’s most prominent religious figures, received widespread condemnation earlier this year when he suggested same-sex marriage was to blame for the coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking during an interview with Ukrainian national TV network Channel 4, Filaret said the outbreak was “God’s punishment for the sins of men, the sinfulness of humanity.”
“First of all, I mean same-sex marriage,” he added.
The comments were criticized as “dangerous” by Amnesty International Ukraine in a country which has seen widespread homophobic attacks and where same-sex unions are not legally recognized.
“Such statements…are very harmful because they could lead to increased attacks, aggression, discrimination and acceptance of violence against certain groups,” Maria Guryeva, spokeswoman for Amnesty International Ukraine, told Reuters.
Ukrainian LGBT+ group Insight also announced in April that they would be suing the religious leader over his comments.
“Our aim is to show people that there is no longer place for such statements from church leaders in Ukraine,” Insight’s head Olena Shevchenko said.
The Patriarchate’s press service said in response to the outrage: “As the head of the church and as a man, the Patriarch has the freedom to express his views, which are based on morality.
“The Patriarchate reserved the right to bring counterclaims against those who sought to abuse judicial protections to encroach on Ukraine’s traditional family values.”
There are more than 143,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ukraine, with 2,988 deaths. A total of 65,849 people have recovered from the virus in the country. In total, there have been more than 27.3 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the world.