Too gay to function! Daniel Franzese from Mean Girls - Pic by Getty
A few weeks ago the Pope announced that priests couldn't bless same sex unions. This was of course a bitter blow for LGBT Christians all over the world, especially after current Pope Francis had previously spoken with candour and sense of modernisation when it came to gay relationships. The conclusion here? ‘The church doesn’t bless sin.’ Oh dear.
Fired for being gay
After these bombshell disappointments, it seems the ruling continues to ricochet around the word with Mean Girls star Daniel Franzese losing a compering gig at a Catholic University on the one hand and on the other, Catholic Lewis Hamilton has deemed the ruling 'unacceptable'.
Racing superstar came out swinging for the gays too - Pic by Getty
Franzese, who played GBF Damian in the 2004 classic, said he was fired from presenting a forthcoming male beauty pageant after the Pope's ruling with the uni citing 'the personal beliefs of the higher administration'.
'I am a gay man. I’m single' Daniel Franzese said, 'The Vatican’s statement about blessing unions should have absolutely not have factored into the decision for them to follow through on a booking that they initiated. Instead these words are being weaponised against me as they will no doubt countless others.'
It's a particular kick in the teeth for Daniel as he’s a practicing Catholic who even has his own podcast called ‘Yaasss Jesus’ and is single, meaning the case of blessing a partnership for him is a moot point.
Pope Francis in his least gay set of pink robes and white dress - Pic by Getty
Meanwhile Hamilton proved what an ally he is, reposting a comment from Elton John who revealed that the Catholic Church had invested in the movie Rocketman and had made money from a film that is, of course, very gay in nature! Lewis Hamilton, regrammed John’s message along with his own statement which went as follows:
'It is unacceptable that in this day and age, anyone should face prejudice or discrimination based on the person they love, especially in the name of God who we are told loves us all equally. It is incredibly sad that many will now feel they have to choose between their faith and being their true self, and I want my followers to know that I stand with you and I support you, and you deserve happiness. Love is love, don't let anyone tell you differently.'
Hamilton couldn't have hit the nail on head any more succinctly. What point is there in religion if it extolls the virtues of loving one another and God loving us equally when they don't even follow 'His' word?