Sir Lewis Hamilton has hit out at the Vatican for ruling that the Catholic Church cannot bless same-sex unions.
On Monday, the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith said the Catholic Church can’t bless such unions because God “does not and cannot bless sin.”
Hamilton, who will be gunning for his eighth F1 Championship in 2021, was quick to respond to the ruling on social media, describing it as “unacceptable in this day and age.”
He shared a post by Elton John which read: “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 celebrated my finding happiness from my marriage to David?”
Hamilton, who himself is a Catholic, wrote: “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,” he concluded.