Elton John Condemns ‘Hypocrisy’ of the Vatican After Same-Sex Union Ruling
John, a fervent advocate for and member of the LGBTQ+ neighborhood, condemned the Vatican’s declaration as “hypocrisy,” considering their monetary investment in his 2019 biopic Rocketman, which illustrates him coming out as a gay male and participating in a sexual relationship with his supervisor John Reid prior to eventually celebrating his marriage to other half David Furnish at the end of the motion picture. The couple, who have actually been together for 15 years, were married on Dec. 21, 2014, at their Windsor estate nine months after same-sex marital relationship became legal in England.
“How can the Vatican refuse to bless gay marriages because they ‘are sin’, yet happily earn a profit from investing millions in ‘Rocketman’ – a film which commemorates my finding joy from my marital relationship to David ?? #hypocrisy,” the famous performer wrote on Twitter, while tagging the Vatican News and Pope Francis.The Daily Beast post the 73-year-old hitmaker pointed out in his tweet exposed the Vatican’s financial books kept by the Holy See’s Supervisory and Financial Information Authority, previously known as the Financial Intelligence Authority. Money donated for the poor had actually been dubiously bought other ventures, including Hollywood. A$4.5 million expenditure was related to fund the 2019 films Men in Black: International and Rocketman, a movie that illustrates gay sex, which the Vatican labeled as “intrinsically disordered”on Monday. The Vatican’s Secretariat of State apparently contributed ₤ 850,000 toward the biopic, which is approximately 3% of the movie’s budget.Dan Reynolds of Picture Dragons, an extremely public ally to the LGBTQ+community, also took to Twitter to express his dissatisfaction in the Vatican and the heartbreaking message it’s sharing
with young individuals.”So frustrating. It’s not about LGBTQ youth needing marriage or faith. It’s about our leaders informing our youth they are undeserving of the exact same rights afforded to their hetero peers,”he wrote. “That God’s love is subjective. If there’s a God it certainly isn’t leading this.”Released at Mon, 15 Mar 2021 20:13:11 +0000