The Abnormal Cannot Dictate What’s Normal

The Abnormal Cannot Dictate What is Normalby Fr. Ioannes Apiarius –
Those who are darkened by spiritual corruption or sexual depravity cannot be trusted to lecture others about what’s normal or demand that the normal embrace abnormality.

Those who are confused about their own sexuality or reject traditional Christian moral principles are incapable of giving advice on normal human relationships or family life inside or outside the Orthodox Church.

Those who believe or teach that sodomy is either “normal” or not sinful have separated themselves from the true teaching of the Orthodox Church and go against the laws of nature.

Active homosexuals or anyone who engages in deviant sexual behaviours must never teach children or young adults about human sexuality in any public school or religious institution.

They are supporting rebellion inside the Church and society.

Those who claim that the Bible does not condemn homosexual acts are lying and deluding themselves and others. They directly contradict the Scriptures and the universal teaching of the Holy Orthodox Church.

Anyone who advocates that men can marry men, or women can marry women, or believes that marriage can be anything but the union of one man and one woman betrays the moral tradition of Christendom.

Those who believe that men can transform themselves into women and vice-versa have no business dictating any public policy or law that supports or legitimizes such aberrations in a civilized society.

Those who support or advocate the medical transformation of a child from a boy to a girl or a girl to a boy practice child abuse. Doctors who actively participate in bodily transgender modifications of children should lose their licenses to practice medicine.

Their revolt against nature is ultimately a revolt against God.

If any cleric or teacher in the Orthodox Christian Church advocates for these corrupt ideas, they have betrayed the Orthodox Faith. In their confusion they lead the faithful astray. They are fighting against the laws of God and nature. They are supporting rebellion inside the Church and society. They are not to be trusted. Their revolt against nature is ultimately a revolt against God.

– Fr. Ioannes Apiarius

The Abnormal Cannot Dictate What is Normal


2 thoughts on “The Abnormal Cannot Dictate What’s Normal”

  1. Not so sure about the “condemning” of individuals, but this site [Public Orthodoxy] is an affront and attack on true, Patristic Orthodoxy. As noted, it blurs lines between what the Church teaches and what is “acceptable” today in the contemporary, secular world. Misinformation is as deadly as any poison ingested: ‘for what informs you, forms you.” Okay, I stole that quote….

    I offer this holy Elder’s admonition and warning to us:
    “We are all responsible for the Church, and not only the bishops, for the Church is not someone else’s private property. The bishop, together with the clergy, as well as the laity, as one body with the head – Christ, are responsible for it, each in their own way. Often, when patriarchs and hierarchs fell into error, only the elders and monks stood up to protect the Church from all kinds of heresies, and the faithful people have for centuries been generally recognized as the guardians of Orthodoxy.” –Fr. Theodoros Zisis

    We may not be heroes, but we can lead and live heroic lives if we choose.
    Doxa to Theo, John

    Petitioning All Bishops to DENOUNCE Blasphemous “Orthodoxy In Dialogue” Website
    “This website and the people working for it in any way need to be condemned for their subversive actions against the Orthodox faith and the one true Church. It needs to be clear to all Orthodox and others as well that they do not represent the Orthodox faith and tradition in any way and that they are actively attacking it and trying to subvert it for their political ideology, which is demonic.”
    – Eric Seri

    “This sort of blasphemous material can no longer be overlooked. A strong and clear position must be taken lest more people be dragged into sin and perdition.”
    – Grant Haigh

    Michael Sisco ( – Petition to Denounce Orthodoxy In Dialogue

    The website, Orthodoxy In Dialogue, which is run by Giacomo Sanfilippo, is a blasphemous site that makes a mockery of Orthodoxy. It actively promotes lifestyles and concepts that are contrary to the Orthodox Faith and Holy Tradition. This site also frequently attacks the faithful who vocally stand for truth with gross exaggerations and outright lies. The undersigned Orthodox Laypersons and Clergy, kindly request that our Orthodox Bishops publicly denounce this vile website, and consider excommunication of those who assist them in subverting our faith.

    Here are some examples of Blasphemy and subversion published on their website:
    “The sexual revolution was bound to happen… Sexual revolutionaries want to live, to experience life at its most direct, to eschew the hypocritical veneer of bourgeois respectability.”
    “Surely their [“they” being the aforementioned sexually liberated] sincere openness to these questions reveals the gentle power of the Holy Spirit wafting as a life-giving breath through this world that He helped bring into being. This is the world that God loved so much that He sent His only-begotten Son—as St. Maximus and St. Symeon the New Theologian tell it—to take her into His marriage bed and make love to her. He has no interest in finding a bride among the self-righteous. ”
    “We pray for the day when who we are can be affirmed in the Church on earth as it already is in the Church in heaven. We pray for the day when we can meet our future partner in church, or bring our partner to church.”

    Politics is necessary if it is for the liberal cause that we believe in. [paraphrase]
    Sanfilippo is not new to controversy, his LGBT agenda has been publicly called out and exposed on some of Orthodoxy’s biggest and most-trusted websites including Ancient Faith, Pravoslavie (also known as OrthoChristian) and Orthodoxy Today:

    The agenda of Orthodoxy In Dialogue is obviously to “liberalize” the Orthodox Church’s teaching and practice according to modern norms, rather than conforming to the eternal truth that is expressed in its fullness in the Orthodox Church. We humbly request that our Orthodox Bishops publicly denounce the website, Orthodoxy In Dialogue, and consider further actions, such as excommunication, for those who write for and promote their subversive and blasphemous materials

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