Skip to comments.Elton John Wants to Ban Religion (Because It Promotes Hatred of Gays)
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 Blairs 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 doesnt seem to work. It turns people into really hateful lemmings and its not really compassionate.
He added: The world is near escalating to World War Three and where are the leaders of each religion? Why arent they having a conclave? Why arent they coming together?
I said this after 9/11 and people thought I was nuts. Instead of more violence why isnt there a meeting of religious leaders?
Its like the peace movement in the Sixties. Musicians got through to people by getting out there and doing peace concerts but we dont seem to do them any more.
If John Lennon were alive today hed 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 thats not good enough. You have to get out there and be seen to be vocal, and youve 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. Thats returned to bite him on the ass, he said.
Sir Elton compared his place in British culture with that of the Queen Mothers.
He said: People come to me and Im a bit like the Queen Mother. I never get those problems. I dont 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 wasnt.
Dave and I as a couple seem to be the acceptable face of gayness, and thats great.
He pledged to continue to campaign for gay rights saying: Im going to fight for them whether I do it silently behind the scenes or so vocally that I get locked up.
I cant just sit back; its not in my nature any more. Im nearly 60-years-old after all. I cant sit back and blindly ignore it and I wont.
I want his singing to be banned, it promotes a hatred for music!
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.
He feels like the Queen Mother? She's been dead for a couple of years.
He's got a much bigger problem than worrying that someone might not like or approve of his behavior.
......and we hear from yet another queer.
God on the other hand wants to save gays from their abominable sin. He hates the sin, not the sinner.
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.
If he has a problem with Christians, then he will love the Moslems when they take over.
If what I just wrote made you sad or angry,
it was probably just a joke.
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.
I've been saying the same thing for years. :)
I've hated his music since I was a child.
Perhaps you should consider rephrasing that. :-)
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