<p>The head of Russia’s Old Believers has<br /> called on Russian men to stop shaving to “protect<br /> themselves from homosexuality.” </p> <p><span>Metropolitan Kornily, Primate of the<br /> Russian Orthodox Old Believer Church (RPSC), said that men with<br /> beards were less likely “corrupted” by same-sex relationships.</span></p> <p>“God set down certain rules. The<br /> Lord created everyone with a beard. 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