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Orthodox bishop in Moldova fined for anti-homosexual statements

June 11, 2014

An Orthodox bishop in Moldova has been fined for saying that homosexuals should be barred from working in cafeterias and health-care facilities because “92% of them are AIDS-HIV patients.”

Bishop Markel of Balti/Falesti was ordered to pay $710 to the gay-rights organization that had filed a complaint against him because of his comments. He was also ordered to pay court costs.


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  • Posted by: nix898049 - Jun. 11, 2014 9:59 PM ET USA

    Maybe in Moldova they are. Not much in this report from the GRO but outraged non-denial.

  • Posted by: robertrees1422 - Jun. 11, 2014 6:45 PM ET USA

    Why does Catholic World News and other Catholic organizations still refer to homosexuals as "gays"? What's gay about this perverse lifestyle?