20 September 2013
Topic of the day
Church urges not to turn Russia in 'a kingdom of managers and foul mouths'
Moscow, August 13, Interfax - Orthodox activists held their rally to support state order on Wednesday at Suvorovskaya Square in Moscow.
About 70 people participated in the event, they spoke of the necessity to protect rights of the believers, historic image of the capital, struggle against abortions, sects, promotion of immorality and pornography in the Internet.
"We need virtuous, self-disciplined Russia, strong in its faith, independent, free, not depending on any outside centers of power. We need Russia where Orthodoxy and other traditional for our country religions morally influence everything that is going on in the country. We need Holy Rus, not kingdom of managers and foul mouths, not the kingdom of freedom, which enslaves people," head of the Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin said at the meeting.
He urged Orthodox believers to actively express their civil position on different questions.
"We need to say again about the things which are inacceptable for us in the country's life, including usurpation of economics by few people who are not controlled by anyone and were not elected, monopoly of immorality, various silly shows in cultural and informational field, unlimited encouragement of abortions, promotion of perversions, industry of vice existing in our society," the priest said.
According to him, in the 1990s "they tried to change not only political vector of the country's development, but people's souls, and some political figures openly spoke about it."
The church official points out that today some people try to say that those years the society reached an agreement on economic and moral questions, a consensus connected with the fact that "we permitted abortions in such a degree that is not permitted even in western countries."
"It is high time we said that such consensus is not a consensus as we did not participate in it, all your decisions are nothing without us. Until you hear and consider moral voice of Orthodox believers in all spheres of life, there cannot be any consensus, it does not exist, we abolished it," he said.