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Tony, Cherie Blair criticize Church teaching on homosexuality, condoms

Catholic World News - April 08, 2009

In an interview with Britain’s leading homosexual magazine, former Prime Minister Tony Blair, who was received into the Church in 2007, called for a “rethinking” of Catholic teaching on homosexuality.

“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 … And there's probably that same fear amongst religious leaders that if you concede ground on an issue like this, because attitudes and thinking evolve over time, where does that end?” said Blair

He added, “You'd start having to rethink many, many things. Now, my view is that rethinking is good, so let's carry on rethinking.”

In an interview with a Maltese newspaper, Mr. Blair’s wife commented on Pope Benedict’s remarks on condom use. “There’s also a real concern about saving lives and I absolutely believe, and scientific evidence shows, that condoms do save lives,” she said. “Therefore, when there’s a choice between endangering and not endangering life, we should always choose life.”

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  • Posted by: williiam ronner - Oct. 18, 2011 6:57 PM ET USA

    Mr. and Mrs. Blair should take a look at the Doctrine of Infallibility. Rejecting a doctrine of the Church proves you are anything but devout.

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