Lewis Hamilton, a Formula One car racing icon and a Catholic, has criticized the Vatican for her refusal to bless same-sex marriages. He noted:
“Standing in solidarity with Elton John and the whole LGBTQ+ community on this issue.
“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.”
Sequel to the above, Elton John had written: “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.”