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Elton John Wants to Ban Religion (Because It Promotes Hatred of Gays)
PoliPundit ^ | 11/102006

Posted on 11/12/2006 6:39:27 AM PST by SirLinksalot

Sir Elton John wants religion banned completely – because he believes it promotes hatred of gays.

Speaking to the Observer Music Monthly Magazine the singer said religion lacked compassion and turned people into “hateful lemmings".

The PRESS ASSOCIATION reports: In a candid interview for a dedicated Gay issue of the magazine he shared his views on topics as varied as being a pop icon to Tony Blair’s stance on the war in Iraq.

He said there was a lack of religious leadership, particularly in world politics, and complained that people do not take to the streets to protest any more.

Sir Elton said: “I think religion has always tried to turn hatred towards gay people. Religion promotes the hatred and spite against gays.

“But there are so many people I know who are gay and love their religion. From my point of view I would ban religion completely.

“Organised religion doesn’t seem to work. It turns people into really hateful lemmings and it’s not really compassionate.”

He added: “The world is near escalating to World War Three and where are the leaders of each religion? Why aren’t they having a conclave? Why aren’t they coming together?

“I said this after 9/11 and people thought I was nuts. Instead of more violence why isn’t there a meeting of religious leaders?

“It’s like the peace movement in the Sixties. Musicians got through to people by getting out there and doing peace concerts but we don’t seem to do them any more.

“If John Lennon were alive today he’d be leading it with a vengeance,” he said.

Sir Elton said people were too busy blogging on the internet to go out onto the streets to stand up for what they believed in.

“They seem to do their protesting online and that’s not good enough. You have to get out there and be seen to be vocal, and you’ve got to do it time and time again.

“There was a big march in London when Britain decided to join the war against Iraq and Tony Blair is on the record as saying ‘the people who march today will have blood on their hands’. That’s returned to bite him on the ass,” he said.

Sir Elton compared his place in British culture with that of the Queen Mother’s.

He said: “People come to me and I’m a bit like the Queen Mother. I never get those problems. I don’t know what it is with me, people treat me very reverently.

Referring to his “wedding” to long-term partner David Furnish, he said: “It was the same when Dave and I had our civil union - I was expecting the odd flour bomb and there wasn’t.

“Dave and I as a couple seem to be the acceptable face of gayness, and that’s great.”

He pledged to continue to campaign for gay rights saying: “I’m going to fight for them whether I do it silently behind the scenes or so vocally that I get locked up.

“I can’t just sit back; it’s not in my nature any more. I’m nearly 60-years-old after all. I can’t sit back and blindly ignore it and I won’t.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: ban; eltonjohn; gays; godhaters; homosexualagenda; mrmrsgarrison; perverts; regdwight; religion
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1 posted on 11/12/2006 6:39:29 AM PST by SirLinksalot
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To: SirLinksalot

I want his singing to be banned, it promotes a hatred for music!


2 posted on 11/12/2006 6:41:28 AM PST by ABN 505
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To: SirLinksalot
I don't give a damn if someone is gay or not .. I just want them to stop shoving their sex life down my throat
3 posted on 11/12/2006 6:42:28 AM PST by Mo1 (Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is 2 heart beats away from the Presidency)
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To: SirLinksalot

Observer Music Monthly need to dedicate a "Gay" issue?
Come off it, Ill wager my house that their whole
staff are either gay,bi or transgendered or soon will be.


4 posted on 11/12/2006 6:43:03 AM PST by claptrap (optional tag-line under reconsideration)
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To: SirLinksalot

He feels like the Queen Mother? She's been dead for a couple of years.


6 posted on 11/12/2006 6:45:00 AM PST by all the best
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To: SirLinksalot

He's got a much bigger problem than worrying that someone might not like or approve of his behavior.


7 posted on 11/12/2006 6:45:37 AM PST by CindyDawg
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To: SirLinksalot

......and we hear from yet another queer.


8 posted on 11/12/2006 6:45:46 AM PST by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: SirLinksalot
In a strange way, he's correct about religion promoting hatred of gays. But it is the human quality of religion. Humans are innately hypocritical.

God on the other hand wants to save gays from their abominable sin. He hates the sin, not the sinner.

9 posted on 11/12/2006 6:50:39 AM PST by Dark Skies ("He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that" ... John Stuart Mill)
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It was the same when Dave and I had our civil union - I was expecting the odd flour bomb and there wasn’t. So, where were all these hateful religious people you were talking about Elton? Must be a liberal he is retarded.
10 posted on 11/12/2006 6:51:02 AM PST by YdontUleaveLibs (Reason is out to lunch. How may I help you?)
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To: SirLinksalot

Religion is the basis of most laws.

Much like a person fears breaking the law because of the punishment they must face when caught. Most people of faith do not break the Commandments for the same reason.

Without the Ten Commandments to keep people in fear of breaking God's laws there would be anarchy. Instead of hating the sin of homosexuality, they would probably kill the homosexual, either that or use them as the whores they are.


11 posted on 11/12/2006 6:53:12 AM PST by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: SirLinksalot

If he has a problem with Christians, then he will love the Moslems when they take over.


12 posted on 11/12/2006 6:53:48 AM PST by swampmonster
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To: SirLinksalot
Elton John should be banned because he unwittingly promotes hatred of queers.

Owl_Eagle

If what I just wrote made you sad or angry,
it was probably just a joke.

13 posted on 11/12/2006 6:54:47 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: SirLinksalot
Ok Sir Elton, Mecca is thataway: 21, 29 N, 39, 45 E. Start with them tough 'guy'.
15 posted on 11/12/2006 6:56:08 AM PST by bubman
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To: SirLinksalot

Why is it that I hate lying, but don't hate all people who lie?
Why is it that I hate stealing, but don't hate all theives?
Why is it that I hate adultery, but I don't hate all adulteres.

Why is it that I hate homosexualality, but according to this person, I hate all homosexuals?

Banning my religion, banning my speech, even putting me to death still doesn't change the fact that the act of homosexualality is an abomination to the Lord.


16 posted on 11/12/2006 6:56:41 AM PST by uptoolate (Their 'innocent' civilian is their next suicide bomber)
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To: Mo1

I've been saying the same thing for years. :)


17 posted on 11/12/2006 6:57:25 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (New Jersey gets the corrupt government it deserves!)
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To: SirLinksalot
Frankly....if I had to choose between having dinner with a table full of homosexual men or going to an Elton John concert....I'd choose the dinner.

I've hated his music since I was a child.

19 posted on 11/12/2006 6:59:42 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny (`)
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To: Mo1
I just want them to stop shoving their sex life down my throat.

Perhaps you should consider rephrasing that. :-)

20 posted on 11/12/2006 7:00:57 AM PST by KevinB
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