Religion fan Tony Blair can’t be all bad if he can find it in his heart to knock Pope Ratzo and the Vatican, as we’re told he has.
And it’s over gay rights that he’s been having a go.
The former UK Prime Minister, who converted to Catholicism after his resignation, said the Vatican needed to rethink “entrenched” attitudes towards homosexuality, which, he said, are out of step with the feelings of most Catholics.
He added, “There is a huge generational difference here. There’s probably that same fear amongst religious leaders that if you concede ground on [homosexuality], because attitudes and thinking evolve over time, where does that end? You’d start having to rethink many, many things.”
Pat on the back for Attitude magazine, where the interview appears: it’s quite a scoop. And it’s Blair’s first interview specifically on gay matters.