Gender-neutral God, same-sex marriages: Putin turns moral police for West

Vladimir Putin addressed the Federal Assembly on Tuesday. (Photo: Screengrab/RT)

In his state of the nation address before the Federal Assembly, Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the West for not just the Ukraine war but also for destroying Catholic and family values.

By India Today Web Desk: A day after US President Joe Biden’s surprise visit to Ukraine, Russian premier Vladimir Putin launched a frontal attack on the West, accusing it of not only “unleashing the war” but also for the degradation of Catholic and family values.

In his state of the nation address before the Federal Assembly on Tuesday, Putin said, “The Church of England is considering a version of a ‘gender-neutral’ God. They don’t know what they’re doing.”

Recently, the Church of England said that it was considering how to refer to God without assigning a gender. However, there are no plans to abolish current services yet.

Putin also spoke about the approval of same-sex marriages in the West. “The family union is between a man and a woman,” Putin said.

“They’re destroying the institution of family. Their cultural-historical identity, and various perversions with regards to children. Priests are forced to recognize and officiate same-sex weddings. The family is a union between woman and man,” Putin said.

On Monday, Biden made an unannounced visit to Ukraine to meet with Zelenskyy to “reaffirm our unwavering and unflagging commitment to Ukraine’s democracy”.

The visit is also being seen as a gesture of solidarity days before the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of the country.

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