Lauren Jauregui slams Vatican rule against same-sex unions, says 'but it’s cool for them to molest children'

'The hypocrisy of the Catholic Church has been going on for centuries and it is disgusting how they absorb countless crimes and put sentences on us just for loving' wrote one social media user


                            Lauren Jauregui slams Vatican rule against same-sex unions, says 'but it’s cool for them to molest children'
Lauren Jauregui slammed The Vatican for saying the Church will not bless same-sex marriages (Getty Images)

Singer-songwriter Lauren Jauregui is not holding back while criticizing those who aren't in favor of same-sex unions. The former Fifth Harmony member took to her social media on March 15 to call out the Vatican for not blessing LGBTQIA+ couples' choices to get married. The singer also brought up the Church's infamous record of sexual abuse toward minors.

According to a recent article by Reuters, the Vatican made a statement that priests cannot bless same-sex unions and that such blessings are not valid. The ruling has left gay Catholics in disappointment, especially when it seemed that the Church was becoming more open to the LGBTQIA+ community under Pope Francis. “It is not licit to impart a blessing on relationships, or partnerships, even stable, that involve sexual activity outside of marriage (i.e., outside the indissoluble union of a man and a woman open in itself to the transmission of life), as is the case of the unions between persons of the same sex[6],” stated the response. “The presence in such relationships of positive elements, which are in themselves to be valued and appreciated, cannot justify these relationships and render them legitimate objects of an ecclesial blessing, since the positive elements exist within the context of a union not ordered to the Creator’s plan.”

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Lauren Jauregui attends Instagram's GRAMMY Luncheon on January 24, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images,)

“Furthermore, since blessings on persons are in relationship with the sacraments, the blessing of homosexual unions cannot be considered licit,” the Vatican’s explanation stated. “This is because they would constitute a certain imitation or analogue of the nuptial blessing[7] invoked on the man and woman united in the sacrament of Matrimony, while in fact ‘there are absolutely no grounds for considering homosexual unions to be in any way similar or even remotely analogous to God’s plan for marriage and family’[8].”

Jauregui responded to the Vatican's ruling by linking the Reuters article on her Twitter account and sharing her comments on the matter. In her first tweet, the singer said, "But it’s cool for them to molest children....bet." In another tweet, she added that the history of the Church, specifically mentioning The Crusades and The Inquisition, is not entirely clean either. "Also let’s not forget how most Catholics that exist today got here..look up 'The Inquisition' and 'The Crusades' I promise you that marrying a couple that loves each other is the least of the Church’s worries as far as disobeying God goes," she wrote.



 

 



 

Along with Jauregui, other stars including Billy Eichner and even Elton John also slammed the Vatican for its response. "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?? #[email protected] @Pontifex." tweeted Elton. "On a serious note, to everyone who goes out of their way to talk about how “cool” this pope is...NO. The Catholic Church has abused the LGBTQ community for MILLENIA. So, go to church if you need to I guess but THAT’s what you’re enabling. Bye!, wrote Eichner.

 



 

 



 

 

'This is what made me question my religion'

Many Jauregui fans shared similar reactions to the singer's comments. "The hypocrisy of the Catholic Church has been going on for centuries and it is disgusting how they absorb countless crimes and put sentences on us just for loving," wrote a fan while another said, "I'm Italian and I literally don't have words, it's disgusting.."

One fan wrote, "This is what made me question my religion. I don’t believe in the church and its representatives, but I do believe in God. The church, being created by humans, is always gonna be based on hatred, racism, classism, homophobia, greed and the craving for power and control."

"World history is literally marked by the catholic church destroying everything and everyone in their path, like, tons of cultures were erased bc of their superiority complex since they act like they’re the only ones allowed to believe in a god.. truly makes me sick," said a fan.

One fan took a separate view: "Of course there is a big problem about children sexual abuse in this institution, but you can not reduce the whole Vatican to a band of rapists. There are a multitude of different people, same as in every other movement thankfully."



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 

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