Elton John: Nutcase extraordinaire

by Steve Ray on February 19, 2010

screen-capture-1THE SUN, FRIDAY, 19 FEB. 2010
“JESUS was GAY – according to the gospel of SIR ELTON JOHN. The singer makes his controversial claim about the Lord in a new US interview that will enrage America’s bible belt.

“Elton, 62, declares as he pours out his heart to a magazine: ‘I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems.’

“He adds: ‘Jesus wanted us to be loving and forgiving. I don’t know what makes people so cruel. Try being a gay woman in the Middle East – you’re as good as dead.’”

I have nothing but contempt for a guy like this and would no more buy his music or promote his career than I would that of a pornographer. How do “guys” like this become cultural heroes and icons?

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Kimberly February 19, 2010 at 10:08 AM

It is amazing to me that truth continues to get “lost” or “swayed” amidst people’s OPINIONS

Freddy Lewis February 20, 2010 at 2:43 AM

People think that just because they are famous, they can say what they want and get away with it/ Perhaps, Elton John forgets that God made Adam and Eve. I pray that Jesus touches him and shows him the right way. After all, Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life.

mae@dxb February 21, 2010 at 5:30 AM

Mr. Elton John this is to inform you that, God created Adam & Eve. Not mADAM & Eve or Adam & STEVE. May God continue loving you despite of what you have said. Rest assure that I will no longer buy your music.

Jeremy Cabral February 21, 2010 at 9:14 AM

Making negative statements about Jesus has been a prime trend of The Rock and Pop music culture. This only goes to show that by making negative claims about Jesus they are striving to cling to the eternal popularity that Jesus posses.
This claim makes one thing clear that Elton John does believe that Jesus existed.
The sources about the information about Jesus being Gay should be backed with Truth and evidence. If not it goes to say that Elton John is a irresponsible public figure making rash statements for cheap publicity. Thus such a statement does not even manages to closely stain the cloak of Jesus but only stains Elton’s own public image.

Cas February 21, 2010 at 7:25 PM

Who is Jesus?

Everybody is trying to “privatise” Jesus according to the particular needs. For Elton John Jesus “is gay” because Elton John needs this, for the theology of liberation in South America (Leonardo Boff, Gustavo Gutiérrez) Jesus was a kind of revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara, for the needs of Dan Brown’s “Da Vinci Code” Jesus was polygamist etc., etc.
Nothing new because already Apostles answering the question of Jesus were giving different answers:
“He asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They replied, ‘Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.’” (Matthew 16; 13-14)

So finally, who is Jesus Christ? There two answers:

- One given by Peter at the same place as above: “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” (Matthew 16;16)
- And the second given by Jesus Christ Himself: “I am the way and the truth and the life.” (John 14;6)

So maybe I will propose the guys like Elton and others to restrain from the projection of their own desires and fantasies because it is an offence. If I call Mr. Elton “Nazi” for the simple reason that it fits my purpose and my needs he will be offended and he will sue me.

Other thing, if Jesus “is a gay”, so God is contradictory because in the book of Genesis 19 and of Leviticus 18: 22-23 and 20:13 He strongly condemns homosexuality.

So the enunciations of Mr. Elton John I will put certainly among the tales and fictions.

Sean Gallagher February 21, 2010 at 10:33 PM

I grew up listening to this guys music. Goodbye yellowbrick road has always been one of my favorite songs.
I also knew that he struggled with same sex attraction issues ( I dont care for the gay tag) but I overlooked this because he is such a great artist. I am not sure what he was thinking making such an odd claim but he has to know that this will turn many of his fans away. Maybe it is a desperate atempt to justify his sinfull behaviour.

Louise February 21, 2010 at 10:41 PM

Elton John: I know many men who are compassionate, super-intelligent and who understand human problems…they are not gay. Are there prejudiced people out there, yes there are. God calls us to love everyone. I love you and I will pray for you. Turn away from your sinful ways and turn toward the One who created you and who loves you.

Doug Sirman February 23, 2010 at 3:17 PM

“How do “guys” like this become cultural heroes and icons?”

Because faux cynicism covering up for loneliness and yearning sells.

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