ANGUISHED protests from a rag-tag of fundies came at the weekend following Elton John’s claim that Jesus was a “super intelligent gay man”.
The world-renowned pop star made the remark in an interview with US celebrity news magazine, Parade.
I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems. On the cross, he forgave the people who crucified him. 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.
According to this report, John’s “controversial” remarks have angered religious groups all over the world.
Bill Donohue, President of the largest US Catholic rights group Catholic League has condemned the comments, saying:
Jesus was certainly compassionate, but to say he was ‘super-intelligent’ is to compare the son of God to a successful game-show contestant. More seriously, to call Jesus a homosexual is to label him a sexual deviant. But what else would we expect from a man who previously said, ‘From my point of view, I would ban religion completely’?
The Herald Sun quoted Luke Coppen of the Catholic Herald as saying:
Someone once said we all try to remake God in our own image. It’s just possible that Elton John might be guilty of that.
And our very own Stephen “Birdshit” Green from Christian Voice described the gay claim as “rubbish” and commented:
The Bible says Jesus was without sin and that rules out homosexuality. This is a desperate cry for attention.
Mike Judge, of the Christian Institute, dismissed the star’s views, saying:
Had a senior political figure made these comments, I would have had an opinion. But this is Elton John and I don’t think anybody takes him seriously.