The World Cup in Brazil has been the source of some controversies, but the latest one just seems a bit absurd. In an op-ed for Christian website Russian People's Line, Alexander Shumsky called the World Cup a "homosexual abomination," and attacked players for wearing colorful shoes. "Wearing pink or blue shoes," Shumsky laments, the team "might as well wear women's knickers or a bra." He also argued that hat the players' haircuts are "unthinkable." Homophobia has been an issue at this Cup but this is just absurd!

Father Shumsky continues saying "the liberal ideology of globalism clearly wants to oppose Christianity with football. I'm sure of it. Therefore I am glad that the Russian players have failed and, by the grace of God, no longer participate in this homosexual abomination." Shumsky said the World Cup opposed Christianity, and he was "glad that the Russian players have failed and, by the grace of God, no longer participate in this homosexual abomination." Father Shumsky is a member of the Russian Orthodox Church, the same church that Vladimir Putin converted to. 

Homophobia has been a serious issue in Russia ever since President Vladimir Putin's controversial anti-gay propaganda law was signed last July expressly forbidding "pro-gay propaganda" in any instance in which it might influence minors, effectively silencing the entirety of the Russian LGBT community. The laws have been seen as an expression of surging neo-conservativism in Russia and have become the basis for a string of attacks against the LGBT community.You can see the trailer to the shocking documentary below.