Orthodox orphanages, and, first of all, the Ninotsminda boarding house were at the center of the scandal that erupted in Georgia and became the center of attention of all the media. However, the impetus for this was the refusal to admit the ombudsman lobbying the interests of LGBT people to the boarding house, writes the Telegram-channel “Labarum. Sim pobedishi”.
“On April 17, the Archbishop of Skhalt Spiridon (Abuladze) does not allow the Ombudsman Nino Lomjaria to be checked at the Ninotsminda boarding house. The reason given by the lord: lobbying by the Ombudsman for the interests of LGBT people, their marriages and adoptions: “they are asking for the legalization of same-sex marriages and therefore I cannot allow them to see children”, “they are my children, and I cannot allow these dirty and depraved people to them” … At the same time, the rest of the controlling authorities are allowed to the boarding house.
In response, the media published publications about child abuse in a boarding house without any real evidence.
On the “World Day Against Homophobia”, 15 opposition parties in Georgia, led by the United National Movement (Saakashvili’s party), are signing an agreement on joint protection of the rights of LGBTQ +. In response to this, on May 17, Vladyka Spiridon, known for his uncompromising attitude in such matters, anathematizes all 15 parties. <…>
According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia, information about violence against children in Ninotsminda came to the department 4 times over the past 5 years, and in all cases no confirmation was found,” writes the Telegram-channel.