The Guardian had reported on 15th March that the Vatican does not consider same-sex marriage legit. It was after this report that Elton John took on social media, bringing into light the hypocrisy of the Catholic Church.
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) passed a manifesto that blessings for same-sex marriages could not be considered licit. This mandate comes in strong contradiction to the fact that the Christian community was being encouraged to welcome people with homosexual inclinations.
The CDF’s decree states, “According to Catholic teaching, marriage between a man and a woman is part of God’s plan and intended for the creation of children. Since gay unions are not intended to be part of that plan, such relationships cannot be legitimately blessed.” The document went on to mention that: “God does not and cannot bless sin.”
The shocking part is that Pope Francis approved the decree stated above, in sharp contradiction to his own endorsement of same-sex marriages during an interview for a documentary, the previous year. Elton John responded to the Pope’s approval and slammed the Vatican for preaching anti-gay ideas while investing in “Rocketman” for monetary gains.
Elton John tweeted, ” 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??”
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@VaticanNews @Pontifex pic.twitter.com/sURtrWB6Nd— Elton John (@eltonofficial) March 15, 2021
He made it clear that the Catholic Church is interested in nothing but earning profits, making changes in their beliefs from time to time. In 2019, The Daily Beast reported that the Vatican incurred “a $4.5 million expenditure recorded in February related to finance for the 2019 films ‘Men in Black: International’ and Elton John’s steamy biopic “Rocketman’, which portrays the entertainer’s drug problems and is the first studio movie to portray gay sex between men in an authentic way.” The Daily Beast’s report was also included in Elton’s tweet.
His biographical drama was released in May 2019 and it hit the theatres, making $192 million worldwide. Elton John and Bernie Taupin won the Oscar for Best Original Song in 2020 for their song “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again.”