Jesus 'would support gay marriage'

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Jesus would have supported gay marriage, says Sir Elton John  who plans to marry his civil partner next year Jesus would have supported gay marriage, says Sir Elton John who plans to marry his civil partner next year

Jesus would have been a supporter of gay marriage, Sir Elton John has claimed.

The musician, who plans to marry his civil partner David Furnish next year in a "very quiet" ceremony, said that rules preventing gay clergy from marrying and requiring Catholic priests to be celibate were "old and stupid things".

He told Sky News' Murnaghan programme: "The church hierarchy, the traditionalists, might be up in arms about it but times have changed.

"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."

Sir Elton said he believed the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby was "doing a good job" and Pope Francis was "wonderful".

"He's excited me so much by his humanity," the singer said of the Pope.

"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."

Sir Elton offered to introduce Russian President Vladimir Putin to members of the gay community earlier this year to show the impact of "deeply divisive" legislation.

He said he plans to meet with the Russian leader when he visits the country in November.

The performer added: " It's no good putting up a wall and saying I'm not talking to these people; the only way things get solved is by talking to people."

Sir Elton said that he and his partner were not able to get married until next year because they were already in a civil partnership.

He said the marriage would be "very quiet and very off the cuff" as the couple had a big celebration for their civil union.

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4:44pm Sun 29 Jun 14

#UKMum says...

How does Elton know that? Has Elton been on the phone to God then?
How does Elton know that? Has Elton been on the phone to God then? #UKMum
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5:07pm Sun 29 Jun 14

K7****7 says...

It is sad that Elton John believes that Jesus would support gay marriage because it is not true. God made Eve for Adam and it is written in the Bible, "it is an abomination for a man to lie with another man".
It is sad that Elton John believes that Jesus would support gay marriage because it is not true. God made Eve for Adam and it is written in the Bible, "it is an abomination for a man to lie with another man". K7****7
  • Score: 2

5:32pm Sun 29 Jun 14

onlyaguy says...

As Elton says "Times have changed".The bible and all it's teachings can no longer be relied upon as being true as science and man's own interest in the world around him makes the bible and other religious teachings works of fiction to gain control by a few over the many.
Once it was blasphemous to say the earth went around the sun but look at what we now know of our world and all the worlds around it.
As Elton says "Times have changed".The bible and all it's teachings can no longer be relied upon as being true as science and man's own interest in the world around him makes the bible and other religious teachings works of fiction to gain control by a few over the many. Once it was blasphemous to say the earth went around the sun but look at what we now know of our world and all the worlds around it. onlyaguy
  • Score: -3

6:06pm Sun 29 Jun 14

cosmick says...

Jesus laid with Mary M a hooker, Not BOB the builder.
Jesus laid with Mary M a hooker, Not BOB the builder. cosmick
  • Score: -2

6:50pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Jonboy1 says...

But would he have bought his records?
But would he have bought his records? Jonboy1
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7:48pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Jonn says...

I think Jesus would have disapproved of Elton hanging photos of naked children on his wall and calling it art.
I think Jesus would have disapproved of Elton hanging photos of naked children on his wall and calling it art. Jonn
  • Score: 3

9:30am Mon 30 Jun 14

jimmysmith says...

wrong again elton .jesus would have disapproved of you.
wrong again elton .jesus would have disapproved of you. jimmysmith
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11:04am Mon 30 Jun 14

RealLivin says...

Not being a religious person but have respect for those that are, individuals that is not the organisations. I think a person has the right to believe what he or she wants as long as it doesn't cause harm to others. Having said that if the bible is indeed the word of god then surely you cannot pick and choose which bits to adhere to and which bits to say "do not apply" as surely god would have made it applicable to all generations and would know what changes would be coming in the future.
Not being a religious person but have respect for those that are, individuals that is not the organisations. I think a person has the right to believe what he or she wants as long as it doesn't cause harm to others. Having said that if the bible is indeed the word of god then surely you cannot pick and choose which bits to adhere to and which bits to say "do not apply" as surely god would have made it applicable to all generations and would know what changes would be coming in the future. RealLivin
  • Score: 2

11:24am Mon 30 Jun 14

rggraham1947 says...

K7****7 wrote:
It is sad that Elton John believes that Jesus would support gay marriage because it is not true. God made Eve for Adam and it is written in the Bible, "it is an abomination for a man to lie with another man".
God didn't write the bible though.
[quote][p][bold]K7****7[/bold] wrote: It is sad that Elton John believes that Jesus would support gay marriage because it is not true. God made Eve for Adam and it is written in the Bible, "it is an abomination for a man to lie with another man".[/p][/quote]God didn't write the bible though. rggraham1947
  • Score: -2

11:25am Mon 30 Jun 14

rggraham1947 says...

Reg should know about "old and stupid things", being one himself.
Reg should know about "old and stupid things", being one himself. rggraham1947
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11:27am Mon 30 Jun 14

rggraham1947 says...

onlyaguy wrote:
As Elton says "Times have changed".The bible and all it's teachings can no longer be relied upon as being true as science and man's own interest in the world around him makes the bible and other religious teachings works of fiction to gain control by a few over the many. Once it was blasphemous to say the earth went around the sun but look at what we now know of our world and all the worlds around it.
What's it got to do with science? It's all about homosexuals and other "minorities" shouting louder than everybody else.
[quote][p][bold]onlyaguy[/bold] wrote: As Elton says "Times have changed".The bible and all it's teachings can no longer be relied upon as being true as science and man's own interest in the world around him makes the bible and other religious teachings works of fiction to gain control by a few over the many. Once it was blasphemous to say the earth went around the sun but look at what we now know of our world and all the worlds around it.[/p][/quote]What's it got to do with science? It's all about homosexuals and other "minorities" shouting louder than everybody else. rggraham1947
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2:34pm Mon 30 Jun 14

varteg1 says...

Another public figure with more than his fair share of mouth.
Dwight changed his name, I wonder why, surely Jesus, that fantasy figure with no history other than written by the Church, who, if he ever actually lived would have been a devout Jew, would have followed the teachings of his religion, Judaism, which in line with the Abrahamic teachings, would have castigated homosexuality.

I find absolutely nothing in the New Testament gospels that advocates, tolerates or even criticises such behaviour, so where does Elton get his information from. Can we all be informed likewise?
Another public figure with more than his fair share of mouth. Dwight changed his name, I wonder why, surely Jesus, that fantasy figure with no history other than written by the Church, who, if he ever actually lived would have been a devout Jew, would have followed the teachings of his religion, Judaism, which in line with the Abrahamic teachings, would have castigated homosexuality. I find absolutely nothing in the New Testament gospels that advocates, tolerates or even criticises such behaviour, so where does Elton get his information from. Can we all be informed likewise? varteg1
  • Score: -1

4:33pm Mon 30 Jun 14

K7****7 says...

RE: onlyaguy
Be under no illusions onlyaguy. The word of God never changes and applies to all and we will face judgment one day to give an account of ourselves to God.
RE: onlyaguy Be under no illusions onlyaguy. The word of God never changes and applies to all and we will face judgment one day to give an account of ourselves to God. K7****7
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