February 19, 2010
LOS ANGELES -- Elton John is known to speak his mind, and he did just that recently when he referred to Jesus Christ as a homosexual.
The remark is found in this week's Parade Magazine.
"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."
John has said in the past that he is not a big fan of religion.
The singer also talks candidly about relationships, fame and drug use.
On drug use, Sir Elton says it's all or nothing.
"For some people a gram of cocaine can last a month. Not me. I have to do the lot, and then I want more. At the end of the day, all it led to was heartache."
John says he wants to "make amends" for the years he was a drug addict. He has recently said he's helping other celebrities in their fight against drug abuse, including rapper Eminem.
The outspoken performer married his longtime partner, David Furnish, on December 21, 2005 -- the first day civil partnerships could be performed in England.
You are wrong John.