By G9ija

Formula One car racing champion, Lewis Hamilton has criticized the Catholic church after the Vatican refused to bless same-sex marriages.

Hamilton, a self professed Catholic, shared his opinion after Elton John’s condemnation of the church’s decision, which was announced this week.

Grammy award winning singer, Elton John wrote: “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?? #hypocrisy.”

Hamilton reposted Elton’s post and said their refusal to accept same-sex marriages was “unacceptable”.

He 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.”

"It is unacceptable in this day and age

Hamilton begins the defence of his seventh world title in Bahrain on March 28.