|Sitges Bears Week, Spain|
He's obviously never heard of gay bears, who are bigger sized hairy gays often with beards (as the picture shows). But yes, a priest in Russia says that beards will protect you from gayness as they're part of being the natural god given thing that is being a man, or something like that.
What about women then? How are they supposed to ward off evil lesbians?
I note his position in the church is called "Primate", which about sums him up completely :)
A religious leader for Russia's Old Believers has called on Russian men to stop shaving to “protect themselves from homosexuality.”
Metropolitan Kornily, Primate of the Russian Orthodox Old Believer Church (RPSC), said that men with beards were less likely “corrupted” by same-sex relationships.
"God set down certain rules. The Lord created everyone with a beard. No man can resist his creator,” Kornily told Russia's National News Service. "It's made a monstrous thing to see men's clothing and hairstyles changing."
Metropolitan Kornily also lamented that the beard's special status had "completely disappeared from the Catholic West." Moscow Times