Wednesday, April 08, 2009

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

Ironic that only a Yiddish word properly describes Mr Blair's comments......chutzpa.

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.”

Perhaps the ex Prime Minister might have chosen a religion more in line with his spiritual conceptions. Considering that Roman Catholicism adheres to the belief of Papal infallibility he better either study up or become an Episcopalian.

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