Christian Concern CEO ‘applauds’ Dolce and Gabbana, says Elton John is ‘selfish’ for having kids

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The head of Christian Concern has launched an outspoken attack on Sir Elton John and David Furnish.

Andrea Minichiello Williams waded into the Dolce and Gabbana boycott row by applauding the fashion duo’s condemnation of “non-traditional” same-sex parents and children born through IVF.

Ms Williams yesterday wrote in The Sun: “Same-sex couples having a baby by way of reproductive medicine are deliberately depriving a child of either a mother or a father.

“Couples such as Elton John and David Furnish put their own selfish needs above that of a child. They are satisfying their own needs, not considering the child’s.

“No amount of money, good education or lavish homes can replace a mother.

“Children who are conceived through some reproduction medicine are always going to be deprived of a biological mother or father and that is not right. It makes children a commodity.

“Every year in this country, around 200,000 babies are aborted because they are an inconvenience.

“And yet gay couples will go to any lengths to acquire what they naturally cannot have.

“I applaud Dolce and Gabbana for speaking out. This is a problem society needs to grapple with.”

Calls by Sir Elton John for a boycott of Dolce and Gabbana have quickly gathered pace, with support from celebrities including Matt Lucas, Sharon Stone and Courtney Love.

Victoria Beckham, a close friend of Sir Elton John and David Furnish, also tweeted her “love” for IVF babies.

But a few celebrities, most notably former Mirror editor Piers Morgan and ex-Apprentice contestant Katie Hopkins have criticised the boycott, describing it as “bullying” and threatening freedom of expression.

Dolce and Gabbana have defended their comments – with Dolce insisting that he does not judge those for starting a family in a “non-traditional way”.

In 2006, Stefano Gabbana told Vanity Fair that he had asked a female friend to carry his child via artificial insemination.