Elton John se dirige a una audiencia antes de recibir el Premio Humanitario del Año de Harvard 2017 en la Universidad de Harvard, en Cambridge, Massachusetts
Elton John se dirige a una audiencia antes de recibir el Premio Humanitario del Año de Harvard 2017 en la Universidad de Harvard, en Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Elton John has ridiculed the Vatican for its remarks on same-sex marriages by sharing the news that it funded his 2019 biopic, Rocketman.

The “Tiny Dancer” singer’s input comes after the Offices of the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith ruled that the Catholic church cannot bless same-sex marriages because God “does not and cannot bless sin”.

The decision, backed by Pope Francis, read: “Since blessings on persons are in relationship with the sacraments, the blessing of homosexual unions cannot be considered licit.

“This is because they would constitute a certain imitation or analogue of the nuptial blessing invoked on the man and woman united in the sacrament of Matrimony, while in fact ‘there are absolutely no grounds for considering homosexual unions to be in any way similar or even remotely analogous to God’s plan for marriage and family’.

“The Church recalls that God Himself never ceases to bless each of His pilgrim children in this world … but he does not and cannot bless sin,” it reads.

The response was promptly condemned by LGBTQ+ campaigners online, with John one among many criticising the Vatican’s stance.

In a photo posted to Instagram, John shared a Guardian article on the story next to one from The Daily Beast, which states that the Vatican “spent millions” on the Oscar-winning film, starring Kingsman actor Taron Egerton.

The caption reads: “How can the Vatican refuse to bless gay marriages because they “are sin”, yet happily make a profit from investing millions in Rocketman – a film which celebrates my finding happiness from my marriage to David? #Hypocrisy”

The Daily Beast article, published in December 2019, reports that the Vatican spent $4.5 million on Rocketman and the spy film Men in Black: International in February of that year.

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