Cliff castigates church
The church’s attitude to homosexuality is stuck 2000 years in the past and the church needs to move it says bachelor boy Christian pop star, Cliff Richard, who has been in the news lately after making his villa available for the PM’s summer holiday.
Okay, enough with the punning…
According to the Irish Independent, Cliff Richard has lectured the church that it must "learn to deal" with homosexuality. He reminded them that the world was now very different from the time of Jesus. The Independent says Richard is “saddened by conservative religious figures' attitude to gay priests and has urged for tolerance of homosexuality”.
Speaking out in favour of gay clergy, the singer said: "There are gay people in this world. Some of them are very talented. Some of them could be great priests."
This outspoken stance may make up for his support for the Festival of Light in the early 1970s, but it’s not quite enough to compensate for inflicting the dire “Millennium Prayer” on the world.