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    Elton John Exposed The Vatican For Being Hypocrites With A Single Tweet

    Points were made, things were said, entire institutions were exposed.

    The Vatican is back at it again!


    On Monday, the AP reported that the Catholic Church said they will not be blessing same-sex unions because they "cannot bless sin."

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    Which, like, OK. We've been here before!


    Obviously, this caused quite a reaction:

    This is shameful, dangerous, and embarrassing (for them). Not to mention t h e h y p o c r i s y . . .

    Twitter: @danjlevy

    But one that I found most interesting is the reaction from Elton John.

    Elton tweeted about one particular aspect of the Vatican's hypocrisy that I honestly never knew about:

    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

    Twitter: @eltonofficial

    Elton linked to an article from the Daily Beast which explained how the movie about his life, Rocketman, was partially funded by the Vatican.

    Image from the film Rocketman showing Taron Egerton as Elton John playing the piano in a packed stadium
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    The article says that in 2019 the Vatican spent $4.5 million to fund Men in Black: International and Rocketman.

    Taron Egerton as Elton John jumping up as he performs for an excited crowd
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    As Elton said, Rocketman is about finding happiness in his marriage with David Furnish.

    A younger Elton John with his hands on David Furnish's shoulders
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    Rocketman is also the first film by a major studio to feature gay sex scenes.

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    Yes, gay sex.


    A movie about a gay man finding happiness in his gay relationship featuring gay sex? Seems pretty gay to me!

    A younger Elton John and David Furnish smiling for a photo next to an art piece dedicated to Elton
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    In conclusion, the Vatican remains hypocritical, and at this point, I wouldn't expect anything else from them.




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