Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Tony Blair tells the Pope: you're wrong on homosexuality

Tony Blair has challenged the “entrenched” attitudes of the Pope on homosexuality, and argued that it is time for him to “rethink” his views.

Speaking to the gay magazine Attitude, the former Prime Minister, himself now a Roman Catholic, said that he wanted to urge religious figures everywhere to reinterpret their religious texts to see them as metaphorical, not literal, and suggested that in time this would make all religious groups accept gay people as equals.

Asked about the Pope’s stance, Mr Blair blamed generational differences and said: “We need an attitude of mind where rethinking and the concept of evolving attitudes becomes part of the discipline with which you approach your religious faith.” Read more
No comments will be posted without a full name and location, see the


Anonymous said...

..b.b.b.but I thought Tony Blair was the Pope?!


John Foxe

Richard Brown said...

He obviously thinks he is, but he obviously hasn't quite twigged the idea that politicians and Popes operate under entirely different authorities. Tony still thinks he's boss - if so, what did he think becoming a Catholic entailed, if not accepting the authority of the church?

So when Pope Benedict expresses a view, he expresses authority that is not his own - it's authority handed down over many centuries. Better than which, of course, Tony knows.

Richard Brown said...

And another thing... Other blogs are reporting the fact that Tone, having faced down the Pope, is now after evangelicals, particularly the young, impressionable ones.

The man who showed us what living in a liberal state is like now wants to show us what living in a liberal church is all about. Don't worry, Tone, we're watching it happen on the far side of the Atlantic, and, guess what? A liberal church turns out to be about as narrow and bigoted as you could possibly conceive.

Don't thrust that upon us, Mr B. Go away and at least try and understand what theology is before passing yourself off as an expert in something you know nothing of.