The outspoken icon thinks that people who are against same-sex marriage for religious reasons should take another look at the New Testament.
Elton gave an interview to Sky News where he said, “THE CHURCH HIERACHY, THE TRADITIONALISTS, MIGHT BE UP IN ARMS ABOUT IT BUT TIMES HAVE CHANGED,” the singer said.
He then continued, “IF JESUS CHRIST WAS ALIVE TODAY, I CANNOT SEE HIM, AS THE CHRISTIAN PERSON 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.”
Elton also spoke about the popular “boss” of the church, Pope Francis, “HE’S EXCITED ME SO MUCH BY HIS HUMANITTY,” he also called Pope Francis “WONDERFUL.” To finish, Elton said, “HE’S TAKEN EVERYTHING DOWN TO THE HUMILITY OF FAITH. HE’S STRIPPED IT DOWN TO THE BARE BONES AND SAID IT’S ALL BASICALLY ABOUT LOVE AND INCLUSIVENESS. THAT HAS TO BE ENCOURAGED BY THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND AS WELL.”
Things definitely needs to chance, the church and its followers have to keep up with times. Pope Francis attitude is refreshing and a first step on the way to a more equal future.
Others celebrities who are pride/equality fighters includes, actress Tilda Swinton, pop-stars Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus and legendary actor Ian McKellen.
WE’RE HERE, WE’RE QUEER, GET USED TO IT!!!