Do You Agree? Elton John Says Jesus Would Support Same-Sex Marriage [VIDEO]
Would J.C. have been marching in the Pride Parade?
Elton John Says Jesus Would Have Advocated Gay Unions
Same-sex loving is still a hot-button issue with a lot of people. Things get even more heated when you bring the prospect of gay marriage into the conversation. Elton John decided to take it to level three when be mixed those issues AND religion together in a recent interview with CNN. Peep the clip:
In the same-sex marriage debate, Elton John believes he knows where Jesus would’ve stood.
The musician, who plans to marry his partner David Furnish next year, talked to Sky News on Sunday about how pleased he is with Pope Francis and how he wishes the Church of England would show greater support for his message.
“The new Pope has excited me so much by his humanity,” John said. “He’s stripped it down to the bare bones and said it’s all basically about love and taking everybody in, inclusiveness. And that has to be encouraged by the Church of England.”
So when it comes to issues such as vows of celibacy for Catholic priests and gay clergymen being able to marry, John said the church needs to catch up with the times.
“These are old and stupid things, and the church hierarchy might be up in arms about it — the traditionalists — but times have changed,” John said. “We live in a different time. If Jesus Christ was alive today, I cannot see him, as the Christian person that he was and the great person that he was, saying this could not happen.
“He was all about love and compassion and forgiveness and trying to bring people together, and that is what the church should be about.”
God is love after all! What do you think? According to The Bible, Jesus did hang out with and advocate for society’s rejects…do you think Elton is right about where he’d stand on the topic?