February 18th, 2010
10:31 AM ET

Elton John speaks openly about mistakes

Elton John didn’t hold back during his recent interview with Parade.

The rock-star turned philanthropist spoke openly about the mistakes he made in past relationships - from getting involved with drugs to acting like a caretaker rather than an equal.

"I'd always choose someone younger,” he told Parade. “I wanted to smother them with love. I'd take them around the world, try to educate them. One after another they got a Cartier watch, a Versace outfit, maybe a sports car. They didn't have jobs. They were reliant on me. I did this repeatedly. In six months they were bored and hated my guts because I'd taken their lives and self-worth away. I hadn't intended to.”

And as far as John’s former drug habit:

"I set up my foundation because I wanted to make amends for the years I was a drug addict. People with HIV are still stigmatized. The infection rates are going up. People are dying. The political response is appalling. The sadness of it, the waste."

Despite the hardships he endured, many of which stemmed from being in the limelight - “Fame attracts lunatics. I never had a bodyguard, ever, until Gianni [Versace] died. I don't like celebrity anymore" – John moves forward.

“I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems. On the cross, he forgave the people who crucified him. Jesus wanted us to be loving and forgiving. I don’t know what makes people so cruel. Try being a gay woman in the Middle East - you’re as good as dead.”

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  1. DP

    Freedom of speech and blasphemy has major difference. Don't hide behind this petty excuse of FOS. BTW, Christians now days are more tolerant than fellow Muslims. Try that to Muslim, saying Mohamed was gay, EJ will be on black list as Salman Rushidi is. FOS should accompany by responsibility.

    February 20, 2010 at 2:21 am | Report abuse |
  2. Ty

    Tiger Woods was NOT gay!

    February 19, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Terry

    I'm with Denise. Why is everyone assuming that the remark was an insult? He was just voicing his opinion. Further, the Catholic church has no business slapping anyone of the paws for simply practicing their right to freedom of speech. Who was speaking for all the children knowingly being abused by priests with their bosses working diligently to cover it up!

    February 19, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Erin

    I love when people say "I respect homosexuals, but jesus gay! HOW DARE YOU! Shame on you!!" Clearly, there's no respect there. Haha. I hope Jesus was gay. That would rule.

    February 19, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ram

    Elton or what ever he call him self you are a disgrace to all the gays and to the order celebrities what a shame but wait a minute have you seen yo doctor again i think the drug is still working on his brain cells you better ask for strong forgiveness to Jesus son of God ok stupid old man.

    February 19, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. phil

    i think jesus was too (john), also black and jewish, but really . . .who cares? the fact that people focus on too much what other peoples think just mean they need lives, more over ones that dont focus on others but themself , carry on nosey world, carry on

    February 19, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Bryan

    For someone to say that Jesus is gay is ludicrous and downright an abomination.

    Those that say Jesus' life is not completely documented in the Bible and so we don't know if he was dressed in drag in a brothel – and then call those of us that have actually read it a bunch of blind sheep .... you are the one who is blind.

    We know two things for certain – Jesus lived a sinless life – so obviously he wasn't dressed in drag and working in a brothel. Second if you even have a small clue, you would realize that culture back in those times was completely intolerant of any immoral behavior – so if Jesus would have in dressed in drag – he surely would have been stoned to death long before we knew anything of him.

    Jesus is Lord. EVERY knee will bow, every tongue with confess – one day. For many it will be too late, but it will still happen.

    February 19, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Angela

    wow. i cant believe people waste their time with this.
    GET A LIFEE!!!!!!

    February 19, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  9. unbelievable

    Jim...
    You must be over 2000 years old to state the comment you made. But there will come a day that all will regret the things they have done and said. The sad part is,"It will be too late". People should actually read the Bible from cover to cover, then you would know the truth. Blasphemy is such a sin and a deadly one. Elton will be in my prayers. As well as the world.

    February 19, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jon

    "May god forgive all of you who have referred to Jesus in such a manner."

    Sorry BB, but the people referring to Jesus in such a manner don't really ask for the forgiveness of magical, sky-people

    February 19, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  11. JH

    May Buddha forgive you, BB

    February 19, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  12. BB

    May God forgive all of you who have refered to Jesus in such a manner.

    February 19, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  13. Michael

    who knows, maybe he was, maybe he wasn't.
    Who knows the truth?
    You, the bible-readers? I guess not..
    Maybe he was married to Maria Magdalena, who knows?
    Not you, who thinks they know everything and talk to God every day.
    You are just whining and complaining to God every day and wanting that he makes your life better, while you sit on your lazy behind and do nothing.
    Thats not how it works.
    btw, He ain't driving your car either.

    February 19, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  14. Mary

    I totally believe Jesus was, if not gay, then certainly bi. To people saying he wasn't sexual? Wow...really? Of course he had sexual feelings, everyone does, some people may not act on them (not catholic priests obviously) but everyone is sexual.

    February 19, 2010 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  15. CC Melton

    Mike that is the funniest thing I have read!!! Good one!! I can only hope and pray that the music industry is the last place a person should look to (or be influenced by) for religious doctrine. I guess Elton needs a little more attention these days.....

    February 19, 2010 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  16. Geneava Danielson

    I dont think Sir Elton John meant that Jesus was GAY as in homo. I think that he meant GAY as in jolly and happy....Remember, he's not from here. They say things diffrently. Think people....stop being so quick to criticize.

    February 19, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  17. cahab

    While I cannot be positive as to which definition Elton had in mind, it is bigotry that is to blame for this severe overreaction.

    In addition to its original and continuing senses of “merry, lively” and “bright or showy,” gay has had various senses dealing with sexual conduct since the 17th century. A gay woman was a prostitute, a gay man a womanizer, a gay house a brothel.

    The bible says "Judge not, and ye shall not be judged."

    To those judgemental Christians out there, such as girlfriday (quoted below), simply saying "I will not judge" after clearly having already done so does not nullify the judgement you cast.

    "Jesus was not gay. There is nothing in the Bible to suggest or exemplify this. Elton John, shame on you for saying this. I only gather this was said to justify your homosexuality. If you are feeling guilt, don't bring Jesus into the picture and attempt to assuage it. Stop practicing homosexuality. It goes against the correct nature through which God intended us to have/be. If Jesus was gay, he would not have been able to do all that he did. He did the will of his Father....and that will was NOT to be against the natural order of what God set into motion when he created man and woman.

    I have lost a bit of respect for Elton John for saying this, yet I will not judge him."

    February 19, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  18. Dot

    I pray for those who so candidly use gay and Jesus in the same sentence. That is why Jesus said "forgive those for they know not what they do". Jesus is love and he love everyone, it the sin that he hates because it destroys us. The Bible clearly speaks of the days when men would say and serve themselves and the time is now............wake up people!

    February 19, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  19. tdr

    The wonderful thing about living in a society that allows the freedoms that we have is that everyone is entitled to their opinion. No matter what your beliefs. Left, right, liberal, conservative, gay, straight, God fearing/loving or atheist...it doesn't matter. Everyone is entitled to their opinion.

    February 19, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  20. DontJudge

    All of us "straight" people:

    According to the Bible, if you go to a restaurant/store on Saturday (which is the the Sabbath by the way, not Sunday), you have broken a commandment

    If you have a TV and watch it for hours a day, you have broken commandments 1 and 2, making a graven image.

    If you swear and use profanity, you have broken a commandment.

    If you watch violence in movies, you are condoning murder.

    if you divorce and remarry, you have committed adultery. If you even look at a woman with lust, you have committed adultery. (ALL men are Tiger Woods.)

    Christians, why do we judge and pick on only one sin? We are just as guilty as anyone.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  21. meep

    I'm sure God is SOO hurt by some musician's comments *rolling my eyes.* And that all of the people on here freaking out about what he said are going to get extra ice cream as a reward in heaven for standing up for Him. For God's sake, lol. He's GOD. He doesn't need you to stand up for Him or His son on a message board (FAIL). If you think what Elton said was stupid, wouldn't it be best not to give it any thought or attention at all? People give their opinions on stuff all day, every day. Who cares? Seriously, if you truly have faith in what you believe, and if what Elton said was really so very blasphemous...trust in God that He will deal with it when it's Elton's time. If you believe in God, then you know it's not up to us...it's all up to Him, right? 😉

    February 19, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  22. Teresa Bestwick

    This just goes to show where our country is headed. God help us!!!

    February 19, 2010 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  23. Tex

    @maddawg; Dude, chill. what are you, athist?

    honestly, we are nothing more then animals that can "choose" right or wrong. Christianity has gone downhill ever since Jesus went to Hevean.
    And why do we need to know Jesus' sexuality? do ya wanna fornicate with him?

    God Bless the insane

    February 19, 2010 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  24. Tara LHM

    God doesn't exist... Jesus did, and he was cool, and smart, and had great ideas that were beyond his time... he may have been gay... so what, it doesn't make you a bad person.... The words of Jesus were perverted by man, and that is why Christianity is lame. Free your mind. There is more to this life than one fictional book, the bible, has to offer!

    February 19, 2010 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  25. Tex

    @ Needlemyer: jeez, get a life. what's wrong with all of you? Jesus isn't gay, he's BI.

    February 19, 2010 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  26. joe

    Jesus freaks, out in the streets, handing tickets out for God.

    February 19, 2010 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  27. DR966

    Unfortunately, people of celebrity believe in what is "seen". People of faith believe in the 'unseen". Some cannot stay away from controversy, although this is more PR for Elton than it is an attack on Christianity. Christians have been attacked since the early days of Christ, no surprise here.

    February 19, 2010 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  28. amused reader

    lol ...stir it up David! God is Love...

    February 19, 2010 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  29. guest

    Aren't all christians supposed to be forgiving just like Jesus. i mean so what if someone says Jesus is gay is not a personal strike against you and aren't you supposed to forgive and love anyway no matter what. I'm sick of people trying to just be sub human and thinking htey can get away with that in life. Why don't people do what niezche said and try to be the super (uber) human. give a hobo money help a lady to her car. Just because someone says something you don't like doesn't mean you should crucifie them no pun intended

    February 19, 2010 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  30. david stalker

    god is gay

    February 19, 2010 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  31. Duffman

    Jesus wasn't gay, he was banging Mary Magdalene, duh.

    Reading the comments on here is like reading the scratches on a bathroom stall.

    February 19, 2010 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  32. Canadian13

    I find it very interesting that people who are some what homophobic and dislike Elton John are commenting on a story about him. Why were you reading it in the first place?! He make a great point about people needing to forgive each other, and kindness, if you are a religious person, that should have been your focus.
    Education is what stops AIDS, and most other health issues. If a person isn't educated on why or how something will effect them, they won't stop their behaviour. Read the studies on AIDS rates when villages were given 100's of condoms, the pregnancy , and HIV rates did not change. Why? Because they were never taught why they needed to use them.

    February 19, 2010 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
  33. Jason

    Well first if you know your history. And have seen the latetest research on the books of Judas, Mary magdaline, and the dead sea scrolls and others they where deterlmined to not be made from those people nor are they reliable sources being they where created years and years like a 100 or more after the originol books where made. 2nd Elton sucks and is a douche. Gays are not accepted or allowed in the bible. So if you are Gay you are not a christian. And no im am not a christian but I like history and the bible is full of it minus the supernatural stuff. And Jesus was not gay and you really know he is not when Elton Douche bag john says he was.

    February 19, 2010 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
  34. Peter Walukiewicz

    Elton; Face it....YOU are gay, Jesus Christ was not! He was the son of God. Perhaps your hair weave is woven a bit too tight. Why don't you pick on another religion. Perhaps, one that is currently sweeping London........Islam! Say something about the prophet Mohammed! Do you think that he was also gay?

    February 19, 2010 at 6:35 am | Report abuse |
  35. The Minister

    "God created Adam and Eve not Steve and Jim" ... first off – the order is Jim and Steve. Also – we all believe that God doesn't make mistakes, and yet God has created individuals who are gay. Either God is flawed (which we know is not true) or you are flawed in your thinking that God hates gays. The bible was not written as a whole, it was written in sections by people who spoke Aramaic thousands of years ago. As with every written work, it has been translated over and over again, and with the translations, people have inserted into it their own rules and morals of the times. No one knows exactly what the Books of the Bible really said when they were written – and anyone who says they KNOW the Word of God, Jesus and the Apostles is frankly full of shit. You can only be sure of one thing, and one thing only... Jesus was Love. Love for everyone, not just love for people who fit into His idea of who the perfect person was, as to Him, all were creations of His Father, and therefore all perfect. Before you have the audacity to speak for God or Jesus, think again. No one is perfect, if Elton John wants to believe that Christ was gay, exactly how is that hurting you? He's entitled to his own opinion, no matter what you or I think of it. And for you to get on his case about it, disrespect him for it, or decide to tell him that he's going to hell, is for you to show to the world that you are not truly the Christian that you are so desperately trying to show us you are. If indeed his remarks are offensive to God or Jesus – he will answer to them, he need not answer to anyone else on this earth.

    February 19, 2010 at 6:21 am | Report abuse |
  36. marcy

    Wow now I thought maybe Jesus smoked weed. You know now he was a "carpenter" ...had the long hair and hung out with 12 other guys who did not seem to have any means of support but HE WAS NOT GAY!

    February 19, 2010 at 4:46 am | Report abuse |
  37. stefano

    if jesus was gay, what about his father? he didn't have a spouse either!!

    February 19, 2010 at 4:43 am | Report abuse |
  38. felix sabiniano

    fame attracts lunatics mmmmmmm it should fame can be source of insanity. coupled with drugs no wonder his brain is working this way. to say that he is trying to amend his past mistakes is to admit he was at fault and continue to be by believing in his own description of christ just to suit his lifestyle. i just hope he uses his fame by being a good role model of a morally responsible human being. he should be respectful to other people's belief. fatwa fatwa fatwa fatwa.

    February 19, 2010 at 4:39 am | Report abuse |
  39. Gina

    That Elton John amazes me all the time! When he makes comments sometimes, i just wonder if he is high on something!

    February 19, 2010 at 4:39 am | Report abuse |
  40. tempted

    Poor Elton if he dosen't change he will surely burn in the pit of hell!

    February 19, 2010 at 4:20 am | Report abuse |
  41. appolo c. vermont

    I think you only showed how dumb you are for saying Jesus was gay....yes Jesus loves people so much that He died for our sins..but gay??? He is the bravest, compassionate and forgiving person who ever lived in this planet...He has wisdom and integrity no one could have in this world or in the next generation....for He is God....

    February 19, 2010 at 3:57 am | Report abuse |
  42. John

    for all those so called "christians" who are judging Elton for the things he said..did you even for 1 second pray for him? if not why don't you pray for him instead of condemning him..I think that is what Jesus would have really wanted it..Jesus is Love

    February 19, 2010 at 3:55 am | Report abuse |
  43. El

    What a dumbass.

    February 19, 2010 at 3:07 am | Report abuse |
  44. Michelle

    And one correction, Steve Miller – Jesus did NOT preach against homosexuality. There is one verse in the Old Testament addressing men laying with men. That's it. It never ceases to amaze me how many so-called Christians feel superior hating other people based on what they *think* is in the bible. Seems like none of you bother to read it – you just go on whatever your preacher says. How about thinking for yourself once in awhile? I'm an agnostic, but I can guarantee you, Jesus didn't say it was okay for you to hate gay people, people of other faiths, wage war, kill "witches" or convert people at the end of a weapon, either.

    February 19, 2010 at 2:48 am | Report abuse |
  45. Michelle

    Oh, who cares, honestly? What's the big deal? He made a comment about Jesus that goes against a 2,000-year-old book, written by men, that's been edited repeatedly, so let's burn him at the stake? Ridiculous. Have we not progressed to the point that we don't engage in witch hunts over simple words?

    Aside from that, if Christ really was supposed to be able to feel all of our pain, wouldn't he have had to experience everything that we do?

    February 19, 2010 at 2:43 am | Report abuse |
  46. Mrs Green

    Get it????????
    It means nothing
    I could care less what he says
    But I do care about ej's soul

    February 19, 2010 at 2:23 am | Report abuse |
  47. Mike_Rowave

    If the Beatles were bigger than Jesus...were they also Gayer than Jesus?

    February 19, 2010 at 1:56 am | Report abuse |
  48. Andy

    For those of you who do not agree with Chris B., and are spitting hatred left and right, you are all absurd. I can't even believe I am responding to these posts...I am amazed at the ignorance in this world. All these comments need to be wiped clean – I am embarrassed for you all.

    February 19, 2010 at 1:42 am | Report abuse |
  49. Alex

    Jesus? God? Adam & Eve?...don't forget demons and angels and goblins and warlocks and leprechauns and fairies and the devil and imps and saints and muahahahahahahahahahah roflmao man, people are gullible.

    February 19, 2010 at 1:24 am | Report abuse |
  50. RMann

    Everyone is entitled to their opinions but WOW .I don't believe Jesus was gay .I think according to the Bible the reason why Sodom & Gamora were destroyed was due to homosexuality. But we are all sinners saved by grace.

    February 19, 2010 at 1:14 am | Report abuse |
  51. Ben

    You people don't seem to understand that christianity is nothing but a political machine meant to oppress the weak. You think that your Christ is so all-important and that the whole world should follow "his" teachings. Who cares if he was gay or not? Christianity no longer rules the world. Stop trying to push your beliefs onto people.

    February 19, 2010 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
  52. Dee

    I thought he married Mary Magdelene.

    February 19, 2010 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
  53. fannypants

    so joe, what you're saying is that because i like to give my husband a bj, that makes me gay? well crap, any suggestions on how to break this news to my kids and husband?

    February 19, 2010 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
  54. Chris

    LOL, i cant believe how literal people are taking Eltons comment.. from watching past interviews of Elton, I'm sure he was just trying to get a rise out of people and boy did it work!! I actually think Elton John knows exactly what he is doing. By making that comment: "I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems. Jesus wanted us to be loving and forgiving..." Now, watch the backlash this creates.. the very people and churches who preach that we should live as jesus did, love & forgive one another are already spewing hatred at Elton as opposed to exercising forgiveness,, wwjd? Elton John is already proving his point. very smart!, like him or not.. Also, the judgemental & cynical statement made by William Donohue "the head of the Catholic League" just proves Eltons' point even more.. If Donohue was smart he would have come out and said that he forgives elton as jesus would and will prey for him... No wonder Christian and Catholic Churches are closing left and right.. I'm a Christian, and I have to admit that I side with Elton making his point that the world has turned into a hateful place.. People(christians) are spewing horrible hatred about this story on the fox news website(surprise) – At least Elton believes in Jesus.. Did everyone forget that many religions dont even believe in Jesus' existence? are you going to stop watching Spielberg movies? I dont ever hear people put those people down and I would think that the belief that he was not the son of God(which is the very foundation of christianity) would be much more offensive then calling him a "compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems"...

    February 19, 2010 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  55. yaya

    I always thought that the jesus image was this dope smoking hippy with long hair, or that sexy naked man on a cross.

    So I grew up thing he's a hunk or a druggie.

    Go figure...

    February 19, 2010 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
  56. blu

    why would you want to insult Jesus

    February 18, 2010 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Home

    Seeing as none of you have ever met jesus or know anyone who has, there's no way for you to know if he's gay... or if he even existed in the manor the bible portrays him. Also, gays are not in it to procreate, they're in it for the love and companionship. Not sure why the religious people have to push their 'beliefs" (aka not fact) against something "they" feel is wrong. I'd like to see a shred of proof that what they believe is even remotely possible or true.

    February 18, 2010 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  58. JRaj

    I'm sorry, people just sound... dumb. Like the "Penis and penis cant reproduce" comment ??? C'mon now, it goes much further than the physical aspect of ones sexuality. If that's your "sword and shield" to the whole Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve bit, you've got it all wrong.

    Things are changing. Whether you're on the boat or not.
    Btw, your kids are probably gay. So was jesus.

    February 18, 2010 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  59. yaya

    Hey Joe,

    The act of rear entry is done far more often between hetero couples than otherwise, and by quite a wide margin.
    Are you saying men and women never do that.
    Get real biggot.

    February 18, 2010 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Joe

    God created Adam and Eve not Steve and Jim. God created the butt only to release human waste , gases and mouth for eating, breathing and talking. He did not create these body parts for sex. God gave man and woman free will and they started this for sex against the will god. If you man or woman and use them for sex you are gay.

    February 18, 2010 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Roger

    Take it as is or play the censor. Your choice. You want comments or what you want to hear.

    February 18, 2010 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  62. yaya

    Funny, that all the haughty dismissals, hateful, and negative comments come from the religious people.

    Seems like the most uneducated, untravelled, and half wits are the religious ones (hypocritical also).

    Why does religion breed such self-rightousness, and hate?

    Hopefully with time, organised religion will lose their adherents/brainwashed, as the populace gets more educated, and tolerant of diverse viewpoints.

    February 18, 2010 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Doug

    This is possibly the most hilreous thread I have read in ages!! Thanks Elton for breaking the monotony of a boring week.....

    February 18, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  64. billy

    Oh, and organized, compartmentalized religion is bulls##t

    February 18, 2010 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  65. billy

    Thanks 4 the entertainment y'all. Reading these comments has me running late tonight. I believe "H" got it right. Jesus as presented to us in the bible wouldn't be angry at being called gay. He loves us all.

    February 18, 2010 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Manna-Tee

    Can anyone prove Jesus existed? Can anyone prove Elton John exists? I saw Elton John at the NEC in Birmingham UK in 1989, supported by Nick Kershaw. Anyone seen Jesus? Bueller?

    February 18, 2010 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  67. jcp

    Maybe Jesus believes that it's not anyones business if He was gay or not

    February 18, 2010 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  68. ed

    You're pathetic, to even comment on Jesus being gay! What do you know!

    February 18, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Manna-Tee

    Jesus was not gay. Did you see his shoes? And that hairstyle... Oh pur leeese!

    February 18, 2010 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Susan

    I cannot believe this is sparking actual debate. Jesus was so far and above anything we can understand; it makes this conversation inane. I'm sure Sir Elton, in his own zany way, did not mean to "sexualize" our Lord. I think that's the issue. Believers would be equally offended if one were to say he had relations with women (and there are those who say that). Perhaps Sir Elton was merely trying to identify with Jesus, which can't be a bad thing. I, for one (being a believer) am going to say a prayer for this child of God tonight before I go to sleep. Jesus died for Sir Elton too, and Jesus loves him as we sit here being stupid on this blog.

    February 18, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Ericinsandiego

    I am convinced that Sir Elton John is wrong: Jesus is actually the pen-name of an ancient, but still living regal black woman who still lives among us....with a constant smirk on her face at all the misinterpretations of things she said, which have now been immortalized in the many many many re-written and re-interpreted versions of the bible......

    February 18, 2010 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Julie

    so if I choose to be abstinent I'm gay ???LMBO!! [2Timothy 2:23 🙂 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.]yeah this is a tough one for me because I always want to get my point accross but [2Timothy 2:24 -26]tells me[ And the servant of the Lord must not strive, but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,In meekness instructingthose that oppose themselves, if God peradventure, will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth,]........

    February 18, 2010 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Karen Miller

    Hey people. You all can't wait to hear whats going on with the stars. When you hear how they feel you act like you can jump on them because of their life styles and if they are gay God forbid they gripe about anything. It is really sad that you call yourselfs fans but don't know how to give them support and understanding.

    February 18, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Hannah

    Wow. It's fine that he chooses to live the life that he does, but saying that Jesus was gay is taking it too far. Nowhere in the Bible (which is God's Word) does it condone homosexuality. In fact, it warns against it. Badly done.

    February 18, 2010 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Kelly

    Gay, straight, bi, who cares? Personally I think Jesus is either A: a fictional character, or B: the greatest con man of all time. Either way, the small minded religious bigots hate everyone who don't think the way that they do. They don't show any of the compassion that Jesus is noted to have had. When I read the comments here, I see more hate than anything else.

    February 18, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Kate Johnson

    "A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell."
    - C.S. Lewis

    February 18, 2010 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Maria

    The minute I saw his sandals I knew he was gay.

    February 18, 2010 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  78. billbsjca

    Well, well, well. Look at all the so-called Christians stacking up to condemn and judge Elton for stating his belief. So, it's okay for us non-believers in your brand of Christianity to condemn and judge you for being ignorant and intolerant too, right? Whether Jesus was gay, straight or like most somewhere in between is irrelevant. What matters is that HE never condemned anyone except the self-righteous, and those who kept trying to make a buck off of religion. In fact, Jesus never once addressed anything about sexuality because he said ALL WERE EQUAL IN GOD'S EYES. Period.

    February 18, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Tracy

    Jesus is gay, pass the salt.

    February 18, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  80. andrea

    Elton John no one cares if you are gay, just leave Jesus out of it, in the Bible God created Adam and Eve and told them to be fruitful and multiply, that is why you and your wife is here on earth. If Jesus was gay they would not be any straight people on this earth, and I believe creation would stop. Can you and your wife give birth to a child?

    Do what you do best and sing...

    February 18, 2010 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Ray

    Of course Jesus was gay. Why not? Even if he was also married to Mary Magdalene (which many people do believe). I find it laughable that so many commenters above are offended at the idea that Jesus might have been gay. He's a fictional character in a bunch of ancient myths. As always, god is made in the image of man. If you don't like the way others make up their gods, go invent your own like everyone else has done.

    February 18, 2010 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  82. fleeting and futile

    conservative christians and muslims, please stop demanding that your way (or your god's way) is the only way. by most accounts that have reached us thousands of years later, this jesus was a great guy and way ahead of his time. considering that his best friend may have been a prostitute and he hung out with lepers, does it even matter if he was (or anyone is) gay? i'm a happily married man to my lovely wife, but i'm almost hoping everyone starts turning gay and stops procreating, so the earth is rid of the likes of us, the narrow minded and the blindfolded in fear, sooner rather than later.

    let's all mix in a little hedonism and realize we're not going to exist forever and that we might as well enjoy it while we're here. peace!

    February 18, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Kathy

    So the cloud king is gay, big deal.
    Every Jesographer worth his weight in holy water knows that.
    It's not like he's a Yankee fan...I shudder at the thought.

    February 18, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Howard

    All this discussion about Jesus, what about The Tooth Fairy? Is there any difference?

    February 18, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Mike

    The Bible was written by people. It's time people stop quoting it as the absolute truth. It is a group of stories designed to teach a set of values...period! If you believe that the stories are fact then you are a Moron. The rest of us who are able to think for ourselves need to stop arguing with Morons who say "It doesn't say this in the Bible or it says this in the Bible". These type of people will never change their mind so start ignoring them. Religion is responsible for more deaths than anything else in this world. Time to grow up and start thinking for yourself. My generation is getting there...we just need these old people and their old way of thinking to die already.

    February 18, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Christine

    Seriously? Who cares. Elton John is entitled to his opinion. As John Mayer is entitled to his. Doesnt the media have more important things to cover? Here's a suggestion? How about we care less about the words and actions of famous people and more about the pointless wars and what is truly significant. The bottom line, the foucs is rating. not what truly matters. Pathetic and sad that this even received a headline.

    February 18, 2010 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Laura

    Jesus was gay? Now we're adding to the book of fairy tales to make it sound more "modern"? I have a hard time respecting anyone who can believe that the Bible is a true story....c'mon people, really??!!

    February 18, 2010 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  88. liberum

    Well... since there's no proof that Jesus ever existed, and even less proof that what's written in the Bible (any version) is true and that it ever happend, I'd say it's quite okay to say Jesus way gay, or bi, or something else entirely – it's no more or less fiction than anything "known" about the subject.
    Whatever floats one's boat...

    February 18, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  89. thall@pcanet.org

    Well, I guess he straighten out my theology. Go figure.

    February 18, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Veronica Romero

    Shame on all of you. It's so sad that in this day in age we still have people discriminating against one another. As many of you have said, Jesus loved everyone and everyone equally. Never at any moment did he discriminate against anyone. So why is it that some feel that it's correct to discriminate against one group of people. Everyone on this earth deserves the right to equality and the right to be treated as an equal to everyone else. Who gives YOU all the authority to say what's right and what's wrong? As far as I know none of you have been hand picked by God or Jesus to carry out his supposed beliefs or should I say what you all interpret to be his beliefs. In the end everyone will be judged and those of you who have treated and judged others unfairly based on your personal prejudices will be judged. If Jesus preaches to love one another how do you think he will judge those of you who have hate and disgust in your heart for your fellow man?

    February 18, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Scott Williams

    WOW! So many people seem to know just exactly what God thinks, or would do. They know just down to the letter what Jesus thought and did. God and Jesus are much more than what is written in the Bible (with a new testament and the man who was God on earth's words being written down hundreds of years after he died for us all). God and "God who became man" are more than a book and some quotes. We seem to have made Jesus into a non-sexual human, I don't know many of those, do you?, What if he had heterosexual sex many times befor he began his final journey to Calgary? Would we all GASP? Oh dear Lord, Jesus came!!!! Just the musings of a proud gay man who backs Elton up to speak his mind freely.

    February 18, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Ron W

    To Tim (and others who claim God hates homosexuality):

    He detested it, yes. He detested many things. Did you know he detested 'prayer warriors' (aka hypocrites depending on bible)? Or did that fact get ingnored because it would go against the belief you are trying to force upon people?

    Don't believe me? Go read the book of Matthew (probably the only book I agree with) – the book that is supposedly the word FROM GOD HIMSELF. It is Matthew 6, and the reason for the Lord's Prayer.

    Excerpts from Matthew 6 Up to the Lord's Prayer:

    1 -Be careful not to do your 'acts of righteousness' before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.
    2 -So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. 3 -But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 -so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

    Prayer
    5-And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. 6 -But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. 7 -And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 8 -Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

    The greatest thing Satan ever did was convince man he doesn't exist so he could destroy the world, and his disguise was Organized Religion.

    February 18, 2010 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Joe

    Barb, I hope you are still online to read this.

    You are wrong. The 4 gospels what were picked to be represented in the Bible were written from 60 to 120 years after Christ died. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John were not alive during Christ's time.

    Second, I reference 4 Gospels were picked because there were multiple Gospels written, including one's written by Judas Iscariot and Mary Magdaline. Please reference historical facts, not what was told to you.

    As for Sir Elton, I am sure it was made in jest and taken out of context. Regardless, he is getting publicity.

    Finally, people keep saying being gay is wrong. People have asked for specific versus from the Bible and I have yet to see one referenced

    February 18, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Katherine

    If Elton sees Jesus as gay, then that's fine. If somebody sees Jesus as black or Asian or Hispanic or female, then that's fine, too. Isn't it the connection you make with the guy more important than physical characteristics? Personally, I don't think Jesus was sexual at all, but to each his own.

    February 18, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  95. elshaddai

    Elton is a true musical genius. Van Gogh was a true artistic genius. James Dean was an acting genius. They were and are seriously dysfunctional in the other areas of their lives. Let's all stick to what we know and keep our weird opinions to ourselves. Elton made a fool of himself. Again.

    February 18, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  96. mb

    Hey people get real!!!!!!!!!!. are you really listening to someone like elton john, who is so confused and screwed up (he don't even know what he is? ) but hey we're all entitled to our beliefs. so bypass this moron and spread the real truth. jesus was and is not gay! get it good.

    February 18, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Ray Wilson

    13 times in the bible it says that being GAY is wrong.. what makes you think Jesus was gay

    February 18, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Mark B.

    Another example of MAN creating GOD in his own image.

    February 18, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Kayla

    Jesus did not sin. The Bible clearly states that homosexuality is a sin.

    It sounds like Elton is trying to justify HIS sin...by saying Jesus was gay.

    Human beings are all sinners, we ALL fall short. Waaaay short.

    It is sad that so many people think being gay is normal, that being born gay is normal.

    I can't judge Elton, nor any other person on the planet because I sin daily. None of us are perfect.

    I love my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. He IS real, and only through HIM can anyone be saved.

    I can't condemn Elton to hell...he too can be saved through the grace of Jesus Christ.

    February 18, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Kathy

    Big deal, Jesus is gay.
    It's not like he's a Yankee fan or anything....I shudder at the thought.

    February 18, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Jade

    Somebody please help me out- I read this story 5 times and even linked to the Parade article and either I'm going crazy or need to work on my reading comprehension because I can't find the words "I think Jesus was gay" anywhere in this story... I realize that's what the headline link from the CNN front page made it sound like, but... does it really say that somewhere? Did anyone read this story before taking to the comments section to pound out a red-faced with rage anti-gay comment?

    I can't say anything that hasn't already been said and ignored, but speaking of proper quotation, I will say this: to all of you Old Testament quoters- look for me outside of your local Red Lobster the next time you get the family together after church on Sunday for the all-you-can-eat shrimp and lobster tail special. I'll be the one holding the "God Hates Shrimp Eaters" sign and yelling in tongues (everything comes out in tongues when your mouth is full of delicious cheddar biscuit)...

    February 18, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Wimpy

    For those of you who need a New Testament reference:

    In the New Testament they were called sodomites. Romans 1:26
    "For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature."

    Luke 10:12, "But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city."

    For the true beleiver in Christ the following is true: John 14:17, "The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you."

    I can truely say Jesus is not only my savior but my lord and master.
    Elton John needs to meet the real Jesus that can forgive sin. Elton John has been deceaved by Satan. He needs prayer that the Holy Spirit will convict him of his sin and repent.

    He would not be the first intertainer that let his mouth run away with his mind and lose both of them.

    February 18, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Thomas Folstreet

    I love all these comments about how terrible Elton John is and how dare he say that Jesus was gay and blah blah blah. Oh Elton John is going to hell, how dare he say that about Jesus, he should read such and such verse and, oh, by the way, homosexuality is a sin and he is terrible. Of course I agree; we must take the Bible literally if we are to live in a better world.

    I'd like to run down a few extra things we need to keep an eye on, in order that we don't let slip and commit atrocities like Elton John. One: You're not supposed to work on the Sabbath and that "work" includes something as small as preparing food. How many people do that? I think I did this last week, but don't worry; I flogged myself for penitence. Men are not supposed to wear women's clothing, and vice versa. How many women wear pants? Should we have some sort of mass public stoning? I think we should; it seems appropriate and will send out a message to others. The Bible was also against wearing clothing made from two different sort of fibres. How many people wear cotton & polyester?

    Everyone, I think we ought to forget about Elton John and his statement of a gay Jesus and overlook his terrible, sinful homosexuality and concentrate our efforts on where it really counts: Going after Lady Gaga for the outfits that she wears. She is, in accordance to the holy text of the Bible, one sinful creature.

    February 18, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Klute

    There is most likely no god of any kind and Jesus was a political criminal who died for no one's sins, as of course there is no such thing as sin. Middle Eastern Bronze Age myths about the reanimated sons of gods and blood sacrifice and scapegoating belong nowhere in this modern world. Please, please people–even you, Sir Elton–leave the superstition of the past *to* the past.

    February 18, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Jaime

    Jesus was allergic to lactose.

    February 18, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Tim

    The Bible says God hates homosexuality !

    February 18, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Sunny1

    I have to say I have always wondered why Jesus wasn't married by the time he was 33. It never made sense to me, no matter what the nuns told me. Back then when he lived, 33 was well into middle age, not young like it is today, and, everyone married because they needed children to take care of them when they got old.

    Elton may be on to something. Besides, for all of you getting your britches in knots, not all of us believe in myths and superstition, or blindly accept a book of collected stories written by uneducated people thousands of years ago just because we are told we should. Check out the story of Gilgamesh to read the original version of the Flood and Ark story, it was written thousands of years before the bible – which incorporated it because it was a great tale.

    February 18, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Jenovaunion

    I've read every post here and what nobody has mentioned is that from what is written of Jesus in the bible, he is non-sexual. He is a man, but did not cloud his judgement nor pollute himself with the human trappings of sexuality. If Jesus had any sexual preferences or urges, they were not written of, nor spoken of (by the authors of the Testaments.) What makes Jesus, Jesus to Christians is that he was above the temptations of the flesh either female or male. Of course movie-makers, authors, artists, etc attempt to ascribe sexual qualities to Jesus. I do not consider that to be "blasphemy", but I do not believe that to be true. What places Jesus above mankind to true Christians,(although he was a man himself), was his empathy for everyone, both man and woman alike equally. The "love" that Christianity talks about is neither sexual, nor romantic. It is empathy and the quality of treating others as we would have them treat us. Remember also, that the Bible was written by man(kind), and after two thousand years of printing, writing, re-writing, manipulation, and personal agendas, The Bible itself no longer can be trusted as the true word of the Christian God. Stop quoting the Bible. If you are a Bible-reader, you need to not only read the words, but understand them. Be intelligent. Do not follow blindly. And do not assume that the quotations that you are condemning others with are the truth. If you want a Bible quotation to throw in someone's face try Matthew 7: Verse 1. "Judge not, lest ye be judged." Just to get back on topic, Elton John was irresponsible for his comment, however you shouldn't get so upset about it Christian or not. Think about your own soul and stop worrying about if you're going to get to hear/see him play "Rocket Man" live, in Heaven. To Christians everywhere: Stop the hypocrisy. To those of other faiths: If your God teaches peace, learn. To Elton John: Think before you speak. Fame is only measured by the amount of people paying attention to you. If people stop paying attention, you go away. I do hear however, that Jesus was quite famous and he managed to do it without any irresponsible comments.

    February 18, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Voice of Reason

    Correction. My apologies.

    To those who above claimed that "It is not a historical fact that Jesus actually did exist:"

    There is, in fact, historical evidence that Jesus existed. Both Josephus and Tacitus, to name two offhand, wrote of Pilate's executing Jesus of Nazareth. Moreover, epistemologically speaking, it foolish for us in the present to look back upon past events and skeptically claim that, in the absence of their physical evidence, they never happened. For instance, if one were to today claim that WW2 never happened, everyone would think that person silly, for we have people alive that actually lived through it, not to mention video, pictures, books, and the like. However, say, in 1000 years, that all of that physical evidence is lost, but people are still in existence to tell of WW2. Would it then be reasonable to doubt the historical happening of WW2? The answer, no. However, the fact remains that WW2 did happen. Now consider the other fact that technologies such as photography, etc. did not even exist in Jesus' time. Thusly, we rely upon writings, which we do in fact have, of those who lived contemporaneously with Jesus, e.g. apostles, disciples, ancient historians, and upon those who had no reason to doubt the words of the aforementioned people and so on.

    While history can attest to the fact that there was a Jesus of Nazareth and that he was executed under Pontius Pilate, it cannot attest to his self-proclaimed status as Messiah. That remains a matter of faith.

    February 18, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Marc

    If Jesus were Gay would you no longer worship him?
    If Jesus were Gay would he no longer be the son of God?

    I love how all the hardcore Christians on these posts are freaking out over this. It just shows how prejudiced and un-Jesus-like you are. Stop kidding yourselves!

    You are sheeple who only believe in things that reinforce your own personal prejudices.

    And to the geniiuses who have figured out all the answers to our theolological questions..."Judgement day" is spelled Judgment Day.

    Maybe you should actually read the Bible.

    February 18, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Tim

    He is probably saying this because he knows god hates queers ! If I was sir Elton I would be afraid to go to sleep at night !

    February 18, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Patti

    Jesus died on the cross in order that we could be forgiven of our sins, including the sin of homosexuality. Elton John should read the book and understand what it is telling him. The only way is through Jesus Christ. May God forgive him his ravings. Jesus in the only way to eternal life. Any one who does not repent of their sins and accept the Lord will spend eternity in the lake of fire.

    February 18, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Jan

    the comments here are why many people (Tiger?) do no want to talk about anything – personal or otherwise. I have had the opportunity to know Elton for a short time when I lived in England – my impression of him (and let me say that I am a woman and not gay, and have not been in contact with him for years) is that he is one of the most intelligent people I have every met, who, through the talent that he brought to the world, has been attacked on many levels. He is not perfect, of course, no one is, but here is someone who has had more than his share of meanness directed at him, yet does positive things in the world with the wealth that he has, has learned from past mistakes, and isn't whining about them. Whether you agree with him or not is irrelevant. The PR about the interview was smart enough to pick out one sound bite that got all of you talking. As I read through these posts, I realize I would like to see many of these people sit through an interview, giving their own honest thinking, and see what the posts against them were like. I love technology, but the downside of the internet is that those who hate use it to publicize their views – Not only do I have a better perspective, actually knowing the man, but I also believe that kindness and positive support is what Jesuswas teaching, not what we read here. By the way, before there is a long list of posters ripping me apart, I won't be reading anything after my post – so save your energy. It doesn't matter to me if you agree –

    February 18, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  114. kim

    lighten up people...when you get to be elton's age you have the right to your opinion...and don't forget john lennon mentioned jesus decades ago just to prove a point. you'd think we would all be over this now. you go e.j....tell it like it is....oh and i never received a cartier watch from you.
    but i wouldn't mind a sports car or even just a job..see you in cape town next month......hugs

    February 18, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  115. GOD IS HEARING READING AND WATCHING

    Jesus was not queer, lets get that straight Elton. that is blasphemus as to what you were sying about him, but on the other hand we are commaded by God through Jesus to love one another, not sleep or have sex with the same sex, even the bible tells you explicitly not to do this and yet you and those that promote this kind of lifestyle as normal do just the opposite of what you are not to do, he will gorgive you if you turn away from this kind of practice while on this earth, but don't expect to go to a catholic church to ask to be forgiven and then go out and do the same thing that is detestable to God, he looks at that with hatred, as sitting on the fence, lukewarm. And yet you whine about those with aids when the contributing factor lies in your beds!!!!!

    February 18, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  116. rich

    Leviticus is Old Testament so JC wasn't even around. The guy never had a girlfriend that we know of and hung out with 12 other guys all the time in his later years. Totally gay. And most likely brown or dark-skinned with lots of body hair. He's from the Mideast, people. Not Sweden.

    February 18, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  117. reality/common sense

    Just another religiuos fanatic justifying and promoting his lifestyle-if there is a higher power he is once again realizing that he made a mistake with humankind -huh? Too many people on this earth-your jesus needs to come back and clean this crap hole up once and for all!!!!!!!

    February 18, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  118. nwatcher

    why is this story in print? EJ's uninformed opinions are not news. Not to mention a slam on Jesus character. Yes, I said slam on his character. Jesus stated he is God. God says (old and new testament) that those who practice such things (quite a list actually- includes heterosex outside of being married) will not get to heaven. It follows then that Jesus cannot be a resident of heaven? How stupid is that.

    There, you got your token "religious" response. Move on....

    February 18, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  119. david stalker

    All religions and their leaders are gay

    February 18, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Voice of Reason

    To those who above claimed that "It is not a historical fact that Jesus actually did exist:"

    There is, in fact, historical evidence that Jesus existed. Both Josephus and Tacitus, to name two offhand, wrote of Pilate's executing Jesus of Nazareth. Moreover, epistemologically speaking, it foolish for us in the present to look back upon past events and skeptically claim that, in the absence of their evidence, they never happened. For instance, if one were to today claim that WW2 never happened, everyone would think that person silly, for we have people alive that actually lived through it, not to mention video, pictures, books, and the like. However, say, in 1000 years, that all of that physical evidence is lost, but people are still in existence to tell of WW2. Would it then be reasonable to doubt the historical happening of WW2? The answer, yes. However, the fact remains that WW2 did happen. Now consider the other fact that technologies such as photography, etc. did not even exist in Jesus' time. Thusly, we rely upon writings, which we do in fact have, of those who lived contemporaneously with Jesus, e.g. apostles, disciples, ancient historians, and upon those who had no reason to doubt the words of the aforementioned people and so on.

    While history can attest to the fact that there was a Jesus of Nazareth and that he was executed under Pontius Pilate, it cannot attest to his self-proclaimed status as Messiah. That remains a matter of faith.

    February 18, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  121. someone

    How deviant man has become. First allowing the sin of homosexuality to be accepted and promoted and now to attack the Prophet Jesus, peace and blessing upon him. The day is near when all will be held accountable for what they said. Islam is the truth. Allah is One. read the quran for those who are sincere.

    February 18, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  122. me

    Jesus was gay, and when you see a rainbow, god is having GAY sex.

    February 18, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  123. Tobor

    LOL so Parade ragmag needs to sell more rags and this is what they come up with. Fools, Satan is good, Jesus is evil. Millions have been killed in the name of this so called saviour and even now our country continues a crusade against Islam. Jesus Christ is the true evil that still fools the wittless onto a path of World ending destruction! End this mockery and follow the true path to freedom away from this false God, worship Satan.

    February 18, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Ron W

    To calvin (and some others who say this)

    You said 'ONE TRUE GOD' ... that's funny because every organized religion has it's 'ONE TRUE GOD' ... Sooooo which one is the real one? Theres? Ours? Yours? This argument can go forever, but I for one take the Bible with a grain of salt.

    Seriously, you can get 20 people in a circle and start whispering a message. By the time the last person states aloud what they heard it is VASTLY different from the original message. SO you would trust a book thousands of years old written ONLY by men (mortal men none-the-less)? Assuming your answer is yes – that would imply you would fully trust a 4,000 year old copy of 'Today's Medicine' when you fall ill and require a treatment? And for your sake I hope it wasn't written by any MEN with ties to the insurance industry or you're screwed!

    February 18, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  125. jesus freak

    I believe Jesus indeed was gay.

    February 18, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  126. debra

    I really think that is the most stupidest thing I have ever heard. Just because you are sinning and are gay does not mean that the man who did no sin and loved everyone is gay. People like you are the ones whi make christans look bad. If you would open your bible it would tell you that it is a sin to be with the same sex. You better get right before he comes back. If not you will be with the devil who is gay.

    February 18, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Hallie

    I love people like Emily who say that the Bible is proof that God and Jesus exist…it’s like waving a copy of “Twilight” around saying it’s proof that vampires exist…

    February 18, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Bruce

    **********Discussion Re-open********** Nothing that happened in the bible can be proved, there is no historical proof that Jesus even lived, let alone was the gay son of god. In fact many of the things written in the bible can be misproven, the world wasn't created in six days, there was no Eve and Adam (Evolution folks, not that Creation crap) There was no world wide deluge, people can turn into pillars of salt, a human can't survive after being swallowed by a fish or whale, water can turn into wine, man can't walk on water, and people don't return from the dead.

    February 18, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  129. The Minstrel

    Elton John may not be the best place to start if you are looking for background information on the origins and nature of Christianity, of Jesus, of the politics of the Roman Empire times, of the formation of the selected and highly edited Bible documents or anything of the kind. If there is one thing that seems common to all Christians it is that they seem completely incapable of learning anything about the origins and processes that initiated their religion. Isn't that just a little weird?

    February 18, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  130. P.I.T.A.

    Elton is probably right. The ol' boy was probably a transvestite and a cross-dresser, too. Have you noticed how he is always pictured in long flowing robes? Now why would he be dressed that way? It's obviously because a sheep can hear a zipper drop at 200 yards and Jesus was a shepherd!

    And then there's the Catholic priests who follow all his teachings by sodomizing your children while passing the collection plate. Nice touch there.

    Organized religion makes the Sopranos look like Mary Tyler Moore by comparison.

    February 18, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  131. Colleen

    Everybody keeps saying there's nothing in the Bible saying that Jesus was gay. Last time I looked, there wasn't anything saying he was straight, either. He could be gay or straight. Still doesn't change the fact that his central message was "Love one another" - not "Love one another except for those who have differing opinions", not "Love one another except for those who are gay" - EVERYBODY. So those who are casting stones - go read your Bibles again to see what Jesus said about that, since you've obviously forgotten that point.

    February 18, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  132. Jules

    Congratulations, Elton John. Your arrogance and desire to make all the world like yourself just lost you a fan. Tolerance, acceptance, forgiveness, and love are about accepting everyone at face value, not turning them into what you want them to be. Jesus included.

    Get some therapy.

    February 18, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  133. Mike

    Wow. One comment by an eccentric really brings the religous crazies out. I don't know whether Jesus was gay or not. Don't even care. And I'm religous.

    Some of you folks need to really take a good look at your self-rightiousness...........while you fill the coffers of televangilists and mega-churches.

    February 18, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Craig

    The real question is where, in the Judeo-Christian fable book, does it say that the alleged protagonist is NOT gay?

    February 18, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  135. regular guy

    Zena, 10 times as much may be spent on research, but research doesn't do a thing to help prevent the spread and educate people. I mean, good grief, in the age of the quickest, most complete communication ever, kids still think they can't get it ("only gays and poor foreign people have that") and a large segment of certain parts of Africa think they can be cured or prevent it by raping young virgins. No, the politicians aren't responsible for people's behavior, but they could certainly do more to get the word out about prevention. I would bet the teenagers of 20 years ago used condoms far more than the teenagers of today. And why? Because they had "safe sex" drilled into their heads from before they were even sexually active.

    February 18, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  136. Joy

    Jesus is Lord of Lords and King of Kings. The reason you wont see anything said like this about muhammed is because the muslims will put a price on your head if you do, like the dutch guy who drew a cartoon of muhammed. I think christians are a little too forgiving when it comes to the disgracing remarks that hollywierd puts out about our redeemer. One day all those who have said such things will pay for their ways. Hopefully they will repent and ask for forgiveness. Jesus loves everyone no matter what. All you have to do is believe on him.

    February 18, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  137. Holly

    AIDS is not a political problem it's a world problem. And I'd venture to say only about 10% of infected people got infected through sex. AIDS is primarily spread in poor countries with bad hygiene. That being said, as a Biblical Scholor I can assure you, Jesus wasn't in ANY way shape or form, Gay. He was very loving, he was very compassionate, he was very intelligent. But there is NO evidence, scriptural or historical, that points to him being Gay. He died without sin, and although I don't condem Gay people (I have many gay family members) the Bible does clearly state homosexuality as sin!

    February 18, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Jay

    I don't agree, but it was funny to read.

    February 18, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Josh J

    So, what you're really saying is that if Jesus WAS gay, you would stop loving him? What a bunch of effin hypocrites.

    February 18, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  140. Frank

    I always thought Jesus was gay. 30 year old single man, only seen in the company of other men, etc. He even had his own hag, Mary M.

    February 18, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Cat

    I am shocked at the fact that so many Americans do not believe in God. It is truely a shame and now I know why we are in the shape that we are in: murders, sucides, joblessness, economy problems, hatred toward others,etc. It is also a shame that the same people that do not believe in God are raising a generation of the same views and the same problems will continue to exist. Just skip over all the verses that relate to homosexuals and how it is wrong and read Revelations. Know that what is to come and if you do not receive Christ into your heart and repent of all sins you will spend an enternity in hell. Do you really want that? really think about it put everything else aside, why risk it? what harm does it do to believe in God? but, think about the harm if you don't...which is greater? I believe and always will...My God has brought me so far and I am not gonna spend my eternity in hell and I truely hope that none of you do but, hey some people are not gonna get it until they are burning forever!

    February 18, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  142. mbjb

    Give me a break! He just needs to be happy with who and what he is and not try to bring Jesus into it! If he even opened a bible he would know that God created Adam and Eve to be together – not people of the same sex!

    February 18, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  143. Gigi

    The compassion of Jesus has been traded in for prosperity theology and judgmental religious tyranny.

    February 18, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  144. John

    ******Discussion closed******* If you know the true biblical story and that Jesus WAS actually God sent here in the flesh to heal the sick, to show us an example of how to live and to die for us so we can be forgiven. Then you will know that the same God created a woman for man not another man for man. If it is okay to be gay then it is like creating a elephant who needs to climb a mountain to feed. That elephant would starve and they would die off. Who would create that scenerio if they created the stars and the planets?

    February 18, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  145. Sid

    Now those who are angry to hear that Jesus was gay, were also angry when they were told that Jesus was black!

    Get a life! Who cares if Jesus was Straight or Gay, he was human after all!

    February 18, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  146. Cambob

    Jesus couldn't be gay! He was sleeping with that prostitue, remember?!

    February 18, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Caleb

    I've totally thought the character of Jesus was gay, that fairy tale called the Bible is such a contradictory book of lies.

    Drives me crazy that so many people believe the fables that are written in it. Noah's Ark? Jonah living inside a big fish? Really?

    People really believe that Noah was able to get every single type of animal and insect on the Ark so that they could procreate after the great storm?

    Think people, think!!!!

    February 18, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  148. bstill

    Let's see – He speaks openly about mistakes and MAKES THE BIGGEST ONE OF THEM ALL! You don't add to the list.

    Those who speak of tolerance – Do you think Christ will be the least bit tolerant with someone who is trying to justify his behavior by saying our Lord and Savior is as he is? I don't either!

    February 18, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  149. Jimmy

    Jesus may or may not have been gay, but he certainly was kind to the gay Centurion and his lover, and even said no greater faith was there in all of Palestine than what this man showed. If only Christians would act like Jesus. But maybe the last Christian died on the cross as Nietzsche said. When you think about, Jesus was born poor, without a known father, uneducated, crucified like a rebel, maybe adding gay would make him all the more the outcast teaching us how to be better humans.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  150. Mark

    I am not an over religious person. But Easter is right around the corner and you will hear in the sermon, "Peter, the man Jesus loved". OK it may not be Peter, like I said I am not that religious. But if Jesus loved everyone, why single out one person? I'm just saying....

    February 18, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  151. Panther75

    There's nothing wrong with being gay. It worked for JESUS.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  152. Tam

    Blessed are those who believe without seeing (Me-Jesus)....there IS proof Jesus existed. I guess not many people enjoy history. Do your research...the proof is there...me, however, do not NEED proof to sustain my beliefs.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Wade

    Remember that the bible is an opinion, it hasn't been proven to be factual.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  154. Bruce

    Men and women being gay is a reality, there is no ambiguity about this, it is a proven fact. One need not have faith to believe that gay people exist, because they are all around us, deal with it. However, there is no proof of god, gods, allah, Jesus Christ (Gay or straight) Buddah,. space gods, etc...We need as a people to learn to deal with the realities of the world as we see and experience it now, that means we need to accept gays for who and what they are. Stop quoting useless biblical and koranic verses, your believe in these things is based upon ignorance, having faith in something which is not proven means you are making a virtue about not thinking, by preaching faith you elavate and enable it, you become intellectual slave holders to fantasy and nonsense which has given birht to so much hate and lunacy in the world. Of course I speak out against religion, whether it is christian or islam nonsense makes no difference to me, I want to live in a world were peoples morality is based upon a mutual understanding that all of us are equal and deserve to be treated compassionately and without prejudice, and no, not equal in the eyes of the lord, but equal in the eyes of man!

    February 18, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  155. Tyler

    The Bible is a work of fiction anyway...everyone settle down.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  156. calvin

    God Help all that do not know Him. He made the female for the male. Not the male for the male, nor the female for the female. May he open all your blinded eyes and ears to see and hear the ONE TRUE LIVING GOD-JESUS. He destroyed Sodom & Gomorrah for Homosexuality and ruthless sin. How dare Elton and anyone Mock who and What he is? God Help you all!!! In Jesus Name

    February 18, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  157. alwaysdannysgirl

    Come on Elton...... That is the stupidist thing I have ever heard in my whole life!!!

    February 18, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Edaurdo

    Hey, isn't gay a synonym of happy or something like that?

    February 18, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  159. jenjen

    if anyone wants to see what happens to self-proclaimed "good chrisians," why don't you google Ted Haggard!!!! (repressed feelings are clearly not something that should be ignored!)

    February 18, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  160. Rick

    I can belive Jesus was gay. Hence he never married, was close friends with a woman (UNHEARD of at that time). He could see issues from both sides of an issue. He was always an outsider.

    Why do you think the early church tried to cover it up by making it taboo.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  161. The best critic

    Jesus loves YOU, Elton. He loves me also even though I don't get along with the congregational, preacher-oriented traditional churches which don't lead to true community and love.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  162. Neil

    I'm pretty sure that the Bible doesn't address the issue of Jesus' sexuality. According to tradition, Jesus never had sex and thus couldn't be categorized as heterosexual or homosexual, but rather non-sexual.

    Beyond that, any inference that he was gay or straight would be based entirely on behavior unrelated to sex and could only be derived from the application of modern day stereotypes.

    It's too bad the runaway train that is the federal deficit can not generate as much discourse as this exercise in irrelevence.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  163. Okie1955

    You pitiful queer boy. Too old, gay, and talentless to get headlines any other way. Jesus did not have any sins remember – he could even save your worthless soul.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  164. Russell

    The question of Jesus's sexuality is frankly not that important. Jesus didn't really talk about sex that much – he talked constantly about helping the poor, though. Strangely enough, his followers tend to focus less on that particular part of the teachings.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  165. Johnny

    Elton John hasn't sinned enough already so he has to blaspheme the Son Of God and MOCK his crucifixtion. What kind of person does this?

    February 18, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  166. David Young

    I think he was gay, 30 and not married and always with 12 guys.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  167. 2 sides 2 the story

    David and his ilk, save your bible thumping, psalms sayings, verse quoting for your church and leave the rest of us to decide our own spiritual mortality. What give you the gall to judge when you yourself are not divine?

    February 18, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  168. Prophet Yahweh

    Leviticus 20:13 says that if a man lies with a man as he lies with a woman, both he and the man should be killed. Also, the bible shows Jesus doing this. You can see all the scriptural details of the bible proclaiming Jesus was gay at: sinsofjesus.org/b2-hc/toc.html.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Rachel Nelson

    His remark does not justify a response from any of us. How ignorant of him. I can only hope that with all of his money that he can buy a Bible and learn something.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  170. Alek

    @ Barb

    'The New Testament's 4 Gospels were written by eyewitness to Jesus' ministry'

    I don't know if you're Catholic or not, but even the Church admits that the gospels were not written by eye witnesses. It is believed that the first gospel, Mark, was written in 70 AD. I'm certain I don't have to tell you that none of the Gospels were actually written by the disciples (despite their names). Luke is said to be the only gospel named after its author, but it is well known that he was a Roman who based his gospel entirely off of hearsay.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  171. Beth

    Gay men throw the best parties. If Jesus isn't gay, I don't think I want to go to Heaven. I'll party in Hell with Sir Elton.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  172. Dear Elton

    I saw you in your mother's womb and knew all of your days (psalm 139:13-16)...I even knew you would say this about me.
    I love you (John 3:16), Jesus

    February 18, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  173. GarethB1

    Totally agreeing with Elton on the Jesus is gay thing. It's totally obvious, just think about "the disciple Jesus loved" (John 13:23, John 19:26, John 20:2, John 21:20). If it's i the Bible, it must be true, right bangers? Add this info to the fact that Jesus was a) unmarried in a time when folks just weren't unmarried, b) gentle and forgiving, c) treated with abuse and disdain everywhere He went, and d) finally executed for what He was – sure sounds like He was gay to me...

    February 18, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  174. Alex

    And the Prophet Muhammad was Bi

    February 18, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  175. Ron

    There will come a time, if you are so blessed, that you will get a opportunity to discuss this with Jesus....he will clear everything up for you.....If you are "gay" (queer) I don't care what you think.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  176. cindy

    Why oh why can't Christians defend their faith (as they must!) without bein called Mega Christians or Bible Thumpers. I NEVER CLAIM TO BE BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE! That's uh, kind of the whole point, or I would not require salvation! In fact there is much evidence that He and others in the Bible did exist, and that the events of the Bible did happen. I refer you to "The Case for Christ", by Lee Stroebel, as well as several facinating lecture series by Dr. Paul Meier. And yes, actually, Jesus did associate with many women among his loyal followers – he did not turn anyone away – cheif among them Mary called Magdalene, who by the way, was never a prostitute. She did, however, finance his ministry. She may have been his favorite follower because she was the only one who really got His message, but she was silenced as so many women have been by arrogant, jealous men.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  177. Jason from Hollywood

    The BIBLE WAS A TOOL, and everyone who believes in magical pixies, burning bushes, and parting an ocean cause they didn't have a raft – well, let's see how effected you become when i start talking trash about unicorns and elves. It's the same as your religion – the denomination is irrelevant.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  178. Meg

    Go Elton. To hell with all the ignorant so-called Christians...

    As Nietsche said, "The last Christian died on the cross."

    February 18, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  179. Jason from Hollywood CA

    Religion is a convenient and comfortable tool people seem to use when tearing down something they don't want to understand or believe. Sarah Palin, Pat Robertson are prime examples of how one can pervert religion.

    If Elton think Jesus was gay – fine. If Beyonce thinks Jesus was black – fine. I think it's all a bunch of horseshit anyway, and i think the bible's original purpose was to form laws through stories – it's much more creative than just posting signs like we do now.

    The BIBLE WAS A TOOL, and everyone who believes in magical pixies, burning bushes, and parting an ocean cause they didn't have a raft – well, let's see how effected you become when i start talking trash about unicorns and elves. It's the same as your religion – the denomination is irrelevant.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  180. Dawson1488

    So what he was either gay or married to a whore? Maybe it was a test to see if you are a compassionate and non judgmental human who deserves to be in such a place as a kingdom of Heaven.

    How about all you Christians instead of just saying "oh no Jesus wasn't gay that's blasphemy!" you argue the point of how straight he was? So how do you know he was straight? What straight activities did he partake in? Instead of just attacking the other side/opinions learn to defend your own. The problem is you can't defend your own because when you look inside you realize you are living a lie as many of your counterparts and its easier to attack others than to defend yourself.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  181. lilac

    So, you guys think Elton John cares if you're disappointed in him? Why not just live your life enjoying your beliefs. Elton John's beliefs are his and his alone, and he can say what he wants. Instead of being judgmental, just accept that he has a right to his opinion, same as you do.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  182. Bella

    I read a few comments and was surprised at reactions to this article. Elton is eccentric and always had a flare but dam people this man is talented. All you have to do is go back and listen – that deserves most of your respect right off the bat. He is an amazing, vocalist, music writer and far more. I truly don't think that Elton meant what he was saying but it sure was printable and therefore the focus of the article. If you've seen interviews with him, my guess is that the statement was somewhat flippant but hell why not run with it, it would make better news.

    Regardless of how he lives his personal life – he has proven that he is giving, out to help those in need, and extemely unbelievably talented.

    Do you always believe everything you read?

    February 18, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  183. John

    Jim and Elton John both desparately want Jesus and his word to be false. That conviction they feel continues to haunt them. They know in their hearts that they are living in opposition to the creator. He is love and He is patient.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  184. Adam

    I'm happy that Elton John realizes how dumb religion is. People, the Bible is a book of fairy tales. You might as well put all of your faith in The Hobbit. Grow up, for Christ's sake.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  185. Geoff

    All that proves is that the Catholic religion is not really Christian. The Bible is the guide. In general, most religion doesn't follow it. (Recognize tree by it's fruits...)

    February 18, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  186. Noodle

    Jesus gay? Wasn't he sexually involved with Mary Magdalene? And then after faking his own death post-crucifixion he emigrated to France and had a bunch of babies. Right? Maybe he went both ways...

    February 18, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  187. rob blakemore

    Since Jesus is supposed to totally understand what everyone is going through and the temptations we all face, then he was probably tempted by both sexes, which would make him bi. Obviously, he didn't succumb to any temptation which allowed him to be the perfect sacrifice for our sins.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  188. Klorzan

    Jesus gay, maybe, religion is run by men that are not allowed to be with women and some of them whip themselves. some of them molest boys too.

    Hmmmmmmm sounds pretty gay to me

    February 18, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  189. susan

    What do you expect a lost soul to say. typical.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  190. meagan Walker

    I'm not usually one to put my personal opinions out there...but it seems to me that Elton John has lost his marbles

    February 18, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  191. mllnelson

    If someone doesn't believe in God and/or that Jesus was anything more than a wonderful human being, do you honestly think saying "you won't go to heaven" or "in the bible, it says..." means anything???? I wish Christians would understnad that not everyone reads or accepts the bible and other Christian concepts. Good for everyone who spoke their mind. We have to listen to Christians everywhere. It's nice to be able to voice our own opinions! Go Elton!!

    February 18, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  192. Midas

    Well........Come to think of it....

    He did prefer the company of "12 MEN" and wore robes...that during New York Fashion week will qualify as a dress.

    Elton..You may be closer to sanity than most think

    February 18, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  193. mllnelson

    If someone doesn't believe in God and/or that Jesus was anything more than a wonderful human being, do you honestly think saying "you won't go to heaven" or "in the bible, it says...". I wish Christians would understnad that not everyone reads or accepts the bible and other Christian concepts. Good for everyone who spoke their mind. We have to listen to Christians everywhere. It's nice to be able to voice our own opinions! Go Elton!!

    February 18, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  194. Ron W

    To David: Homosexuality was not the only 'bad' thing going on in Soddom and Gomorah. It was one thing amongst a slew of stuff such as theft, incest, rape, disbelief in God & his teachings. The Bible never said anything to the effect of 'God destroyed S&G to get rid of the gays'.

    This goes back to people using only the parts of the bible they wish, then in the same way the MANY translators of the bible re-wrote and interpreted it, we (as people) interpret how we see fit, and usually 'fit' means in support of what the interpreter believes.

    As a friendly reminder – The bible also prescribed death by execution to those who worked on Sundays, the removal of one's eyeball(s) for looking at a girl/guy with lust, and many other things. Do you follow those or just the parts that help your personal beliefs?

    February 18, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  195. ARA

    You have a very good point nic!
    Also, I was taught ANY THING is possible!

    February 18, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  196. Doodle Diddle

    I guess when you no longer are able to get folks interested in your music, you have to say something controversial. Poor old queen. No one pays attention to him any more....and why would they?

    February 18, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  197. Jeebus

    He did wear fabulous sandals and hosted a party of all dudes. It suddenly makes sense...
    -and God created Adam and Steve

    February 18, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  198. Thrag

    Yeah, I'll agree with the guy who said most of you folks need to get out more, whether you believe in Jesus or not. I'm mean....Jesus!

    But what the hell, right? As long as I'm here, I'll go with Elton's take – Mr. Christ could have very well been a homosexual. This idea isn't any more or less ridiculous than believing in a "Son of God" in the first place. You try living through 12 years of Catholic school with it's pedophile priests, sadistic nuns, alcoholic clergy, all tied to a totally ridiculous premise and yeah....I'll go with "Jesus is gay".

    Who was it that said more people have been killed in the name of God than any other reason? There's your God for you. Or Buddha. Or Allah. Or whoever-the-hell. Gotta go now, and buy Elton's latest record.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  199. Craig

    Jesus, being the son of god, is just a figment of our imaginations. Some people have a very good imagination and wish to follow their beliefs...ths OK with me. If Elton wishes to believe that "his Jesus" is gay, then so be it. Leave the poor guy alone.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  200. Adrianne

    Ok, people need to calm down.
    Elton knew that he was doing. Keeping himself relevant in a world that chews and spits out oldies...especially old celebs.
    He certainly is entitled to his own opinion- and I like the person who said ppl think God is black, white, male, female...and now gay.
    I definitely do NOT agree with Elton's viewpoint, and I DO think we should be a little more respectful of people's viewpoints, especially religious. I love how people say we Christians should be more respectful of homosexuals, but those who would defend gay people are such big time haters of anything resembling religion or faith. You can have your opinion, but please let me have my faith as well. I definitely do not have a problem with anyone gay. I feel like Christians themselves make their own bed b/c they bash gays. Leave it alone. God will deal with all. If you don't believe in it, and you want to spread your message, do so in a loving way, not by picketing at gay rallies and abortion clinics. Did Jesus do this? No. He could've easily protested at the watering well where the unfaithful woman took her water from- instead, he talked to her. She was amazed by him and decided to change her lifestyle. You should always lead by example, just like Jesus did, if you feel strongly about something. Or, if you don't like it, dont associate with those whom you feel are not what you'd like. Jesus never got himself involved in the affairs of the world- why should you?
    Oh, and to the guy saying that Christians just throw out Leviticus-
    1 Corinthians 6:9-10 – "Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God."
    Romans 1:26-27 – "Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion."
    Again, you can have your own viewpoint about everything. Mine is that Elton John wants more attention. And hello, we're all giving it to him. So let's stop!

    February 18, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  201. Greg

    So Sir Elton calling Jesus gay is ok, but to disparage Elton John in anyway is blasphemous and homophobic? You cannot be rational with irrational people... the key here is that obviously Elton does not believe that Jesus was anything MORE than a "compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems." If I were Jesus, it would be hard for me to turn the other cheek being outed by such an moral, upstanding, and righteous Christian as Sir Elton 'My friends call me Rhonda' John!

    February 18, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  202. karen

    If there is a God you will be judged by how your treat others.
    If you have a gay child and turn against him yours will be a most unhappy afterlife.
    It's sooooo funny how "Christians" quote bible verses and will turn around and stone someone who they feel is different. If you place yourself on a pedestal the eventual fall really hurts.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  203. Puzzeled about this

    I notice no one addressed my point (steph touched on it sort of)

    Why is it that we NEVER seem to hear any famous people "opinons" and/or "comments" about Mohammed? I am not encouraging any insult or blasphemy toward ANY religion, I just want an honest answer to that question..... Why does no one say anything about M?

    Steph, as I said I am not advocating insulting anyones beliefs. I think they should ALL be respected (even athiests beliefs). I am only pointing out/asking why it seems ok that everyone has the never/guts to bash Christians but no one has the nerve to say anything about the M.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  204. blondmenace

    Dear Tammy,
    What if "thou" is a woman? Lesbians must be ok

    February 18, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  205. marty

    Jesus was not gay elton. just because you are doesnt mean everyone else is to. and for ericas response earlier . it will not be peice on earth after the rapture. just read the rest of the book .

    February 18, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  206. tony

    i can't believe what homphobes i am seeing in these responses.. homphobia is a sin disease

    February 18, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  207. ML

    someone here said that he is gay and because the bible saids, we are made in God's own image, so therefore, God or Jesus is gay. That is not what He meant, otherwise, someone that likes to steal or hurt people or worse, can say the same thing. God explains in the Bible what He expects from people so they can be of His own image.
    You just can't claim that and do your thing.
    Also, people here are saying Christians are judging. We're not judging, but quoting what God saids about homosexuality, therefore Jesus is not gay. Judging is giving your own opinion. That we should not do.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  208. Guest

    ha. even though in the bible it STRICTLY says not to be with those of the same sex. I have no problem with people who chose to do so in life, but Elton, if you have no idea what is written in the bible...do not talk about it publicly. It is an embarassment. To not only you, but to those who are related to you. Read the bible and shut up

    February 18, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  209. Jerry H

    This makes me lose what little respect I had for Elton John. Aside from his besmirching Christ to push his own political views on sexual issues, it is incredibly annoying to hear a multi-millionaire (who had to take advantage of the United States' very lax bankruptcy laws to escape his creditors several years back) complain about the woes of being rich and famous. This guy couldn't live a week without all the money he has flowing in. I guess it's just another case of a previously brilliant performer whose best days are clearly past and now he's just another cranky old man.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  210. Ty

    I wish Elton would try being a gay woman in the middle east...all he needs is a plane ticket.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  211. Dave

    Kylene: There is nothing ridiculous or shameful in calling Jesus gay.

    Is it shameful to be straight? Also being gay is NOT a choice or an "alternative lifestyle". It is an innate, God given part of who a person is. People are born gay. Education is the only way to combat ignorance.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  212. Bruce

    Jesus sinned, when he cried, "My God, my God, why hast thou foresaken me? (Matthew 27:46)
    This is no different then Moses, who was denied access to the holy land for denying God.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  213. Ron W

    Ok so this rocks my world to read. I don't know if Jesus was gay or not and don't really care. There are worse things to call him.

    Now for those bible thumping 'good christians': You love to quote bible verses and say that it was against homosexuals. I know of one verse quoted alot that says 'man shall not lay with another man as he does a woman' ... well in the biblical times women were virtually worthless and treated badly....in some cases were not even given as much credit as animals...perhaps this verse was saying to not treat a fellow man the way you treat your women (like crap)? Does anyone ever look at things with their own minds rather than the way someone tells them to?

    OH and while we are using the bible to justify how wrong gay is – those of you who work on Sundays are going to be expected to show up for mass execution/burial next week...you know...since the bible said those who work on Sundays should be put to death ....

    My last little two cents worth is this...If god is so perfect then why would he allow gay? Perhaps it's part of his 'natural order' to prevent overpopulation? Who knows? NONE OF US!

    Just sayin'

    February 18, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  214. David

    Didn't God destroy Sodom and Gomorah because of the sin of homosexuality?? Why would HE send his SON to this world to
    save this world from sin, and he would be gay himself? This world
    is really in bad shape, because anything is okay!!! God forgive them
    for they know not what they do!!

    February 18, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  215. Egbuna

    It goes to show you the beauty of christainity, everybody in the world including Elton John knows that if he had said it about Mohammed, that the world would be in turmoil right now. I am sorry for him because his statement and folly will only lead him further down the path of destrucution. may God help him, this is my prayer.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  216. Paula

    I have only one thing to say......Judge not lest ye be judged.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  217. kd

    All you negative commentators who are down on celebrity – what made you click on this story in the first place? It's YOU who empower people like Elton John so quit your bitchin'.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  218. Dan

    Why all the hate? What's wrong with believing that Jesus was happy?

    February 18, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  219. H

    Love it, man. You know the one guy who wouldn't be offended if Elton John called Jesus Christ gay? Jesus Christ

    February 18, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  220. Kaseyart

    To Emily J:

    I understand where you are coming from when you say "However, stating that Jesus was gay when there is no evidence for it is not something I support."

    All I asked was is there evidence saying that he wasn't? To my knowledge there isn't. People got upset when Dan Brown suggested he was married, now people are upset about Elton John suggesting he thinks he was gay. Can no one just be happy about their own thoughts of Jesus.

    Me: I believe Jesus was a man that lived many many years ago that had an "idea" and tried to spread that idea. I am a cradle catholic, but no longer practice. I saw too many things that I did not agree with and did research on other religions and have not found one that I feel captures what that "idea" is. Why can't Jesus be gay in Elton's eyes and not gay in other people's eyes? To me I could care less as long as people get the "idea".

    It's amazing that so many people are so mad about something that truthfully can not be proven.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  221. kiki

    Lord, save us!

    February 18, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  222. John

    Well one thing everyone in this discussion can agree upon is that Elton is hurting and searching for something more than he has tried through relationships and his alcohol and drug use. Relationships, drugs nor alcohol can help you with the healing of your heart. Isnt that what hurts the most is when you feel alone and need something more? Its all about your heart the center of your being. Everyone has been hurt admit it, and you know when something is broke if nothing is changed it stays broke.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  223. Peter Walukiewicz

    Elton, you are in serious need of mental help. You are gay.....Jesus Christ was not. He was the son of God. Perhaps your hair weave is sewn on a little too tight. I suggest you should try the religion that is sweeping all of London.....Islam!

    February 18, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  224. Fan

    Why would Elton John think that Jesus was gay? There are many straight men who are loving and compassionate and forgiving. This has absolutely nothing to do with sexual orientation.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  225. Paul

    Who cares about what Elton John thinks. Jesus was a carpenter. So is Harrison Ford. WHo cares if Jesus was gay?!?! Does it really matter? And EJ's comments matter even less. Listen to Tumbleweed Connection, Elton's second album. Now that is beautiful stuff. Separate the art from the artist.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  226. christina

    Angela,
    Apparently, according to Sir Elton John, Jesus did.

    But really, does it really matter if Jesus was gay or not?
    Doesn't the Bible tell all people to love one another without judgment?
    Wouldn't that include gays as well?
    No one can really know for certain, and I'm not going to bash the Bible like I so want to but if you read the Bible, there are things in there that would scare you, and most Christians turn a blind eye to. They pick and choose what they want to believe. Just a though.
    Elton keep on being who you are, that's all anyone could ever ask for.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  227. Fred

    Elton John has been a superstar for 38 years. He is a musical genius. His commitment to fight AIDS has led him to create a foundation that has raised millions of dollars. He has never been afraid of expressing his opinions, however controversial they may be (remember that he came out of the closet in 1976). Still, we can expect a good number of conservative yokels to make a big deal about Elton's comments regarding Jesus. The Gospels do not shed any light on the sexual orientation of the Man from Nazareth. Therefore, there's nothing wrong with speculating about this issue. In any event, Elton will continue to sell-out arenas and stadiums all over the world, regardless of his opinions.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  228. Susan

    Why can't we just believe what we choose to believe and allow others thier own beliefs? Why does it always come down to "if you don't believe what I believe then you're blaspheming God and you're going to hell"? If Elton John chooses to live his life believing in a gay Jesus, so what? If that believe sustains him as he entertains and raises money for those less fortunate, that's great. He's not harming anyone. Maybe when Elton dies he'll get a slap in the face, maybe he'll get a big hug from "gay" Jesus, maybe he'll burn in hell or maybe there will be nothing – just ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Eventually we will all find out what awaits us at the end of this life.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  229. monnie

    you go elton; it makes perfect sense to me and probably other lapsed catholics who don't follow the moronic rules of the still closeted gay church hierarchy

    February 18, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  230. Maria

    Actually, Elton is making his savior someone he identifies with. I don't agree with characterizing Jesus as gay...but if in Elton's mind that gives him comfort and brings him to Christ...let him have that personal view. After all nuns have been "married" to Christ for centuries.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  231. Ken

    Sorry about my last post. I thought I had copied something else.

    Anyways, Can the church prove Jesus wasn't gay?

    February 18, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  232. Kyle

    What a sad and lonely old man he is.
    He's unable to live a happy life and tries to paint everything and everybody just as sad as he is.
    All the cocaine snorted in the past seriously left its mark.
    I lost all my respect for him.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  233. Greg

    Hey I like Elton. Great artist with a great history. I really don't see how he could think Jesus was gay however and I think to say so is very offensive to every Christian in the world. Yes there are still Christians in the world despite what some people would like to think. What would lead anyone to think that Jesus was gay? Have you read the bible? The one thing that is very clear is that homosexualty is a sin. But the thing to remember is the God hates the sin..not the sinner. God does not hate homosexuals...just the sin itself.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  234. Ryan

    A man that roams the countryside with a bunch of "apostles".... Sounds gay to me.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  235. Get Real

    "... Jesus was not gay ...",

    Crazy stuff happening 2000+ years ago! Surely the notion that Jesus could possibly have been gay is much too absurd to consider as fact. I guess we'll have to stick to a ghost knocking up a poor unsuspecting virgin as a much more believable truth.

    2 millennia of idiocy, death, and destruction in the name of christ is more blasphamous than calling Jesus gay.

    You get em' Johnny!

    February 18, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  236. Mike

    I've got a confession: I'm in love with a man. "What?" I'm in love with a man. A man called God. Does that make me gay? Am I "gay for God"? You betcha.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  237. citizenUSA

    Didn't Elton say recently that all religions should be banned? Why would he now try to use Jesus as a platform for his agenda? Isn't homosexuality considered a sin or something with most religions? Why would a god send his only son to earth as a savior already tarnished with sin? What kind of example is that?

    February 18, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  238. tony

    This all reminds me of "Life of Brian" (should we call ourselves the "People's Front of Judea" or the "Judean People's Front"?

    Seems to me that anyone who is seriously bothered by one man's opinion (e.g. bothered enough to accuse him of having "syphilis of the brain") has serious issues with narrow-mindedness and paranoia. These people need to get out more.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  239. Michelle

    Bottom line of all this – Jesus was, and is, the Son of God, the Messiah, the Savior of the World. John 3:16 says it all. Nuff said.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  240. Brooke

    Elton needed a sound bite folks. He must have thought he was fading from the spot light.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  241. Gabriel Walsh

    Jesus did hang out with twelve (12) guys and as far as I know he never dated women. Were he alive to day and practiced the same life style he'd definitely be suspected of being gay.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  242. Josh

    It does state that he was NOT gay. It states that homosexuality is a sin and that Jesus nevered sinned. Therefore, Jesus was NOT Gay!

    February 18, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  243. Keith

    Reggie is just a typical old worn out hag that sees what an empty, meaningless existence he has after you strip away the millions of dollars he's earned being an offensive idiot. He thought life was grand when people lined up to see him, now he's just a used up old queen like the rest of 'em. Adios and good riddance.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  244. J-Bone

    If everyone was gay, there would be no more human race...that makes being gay wrong?

    If everyone was female, we would be done as a species, too. I guess being female is wrong.

    If we were all celibate, there would be no more children and humans would die out. I guess anyone who is celibate is wrong.

    This line of thinking is stupid.

    The only line of thinking that isn't stupid? Saying who knows if Jesus was gay. We have no clue.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  245. irene

    Someone posted that the Bible was written "BY Jesus." No wonder Christians are so confused. At any rate, the Bible is vastly overrated. Sure, it contains great lessons about loving one another, but so does the Quran. Any religious text that proposes death, war, stoning, or non-acceptance of any other person or group is a hoax. So please, stop quoting the Bible. It is just another book written by MAN and grossly mis-interpreted over the centuries to further the political christian agenda.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  246. chris

    Why does Elton feel obligated to say this? Elton, you are an excellent musician but you jibberish means nothing. ZERO.

    Is there some reason you feel obligated to blather out this weird comment? Whats next? Madonna thinks Ghandi had a sex change. Who cares? Big deal either way. Geez, desperate for attention Elton?

    Hey I think George Michael is Gay. What? you dont care what I think or if I am right or wrong? I dont blame you.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  247. NealR2000

    Sorry, Elton, but you have been giving these "I'm no longer that guy" statements for as long as you have been famous. Face it, man, you haven't made a good record in over 35 years, and the older you get, you just get more and more diva-ish.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  248. Bono

    People...PLEASE

    Nobody knows Jesus' sexuality...including Elton John.

    Give it a rest.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  249. Ron

    Zealots going ballistic over the simple expression of an OPINION by pop stars only bolsters my theory that such self-righeous types suffer from a mental illness! Thank the Gods that the inquisition is no longer in power, or all these "good Christians" would undoubtedly be calling for Elton's torture and eventual death at the stake for "blasphemy". What rot!

    February 18, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  250. Virginia

    I love all the comments about Elton going to hell/having problems on Judgement Day.. like any of you should speculate on anyone else's salvation but your own. Step off your soapboxes and stop judging. No one is saying anything new here or changing their opinions based on how many Bible verses you can rattle off.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  251. ck

    I guess Elton [whose songs thrill me] just got everyone in a ditzy and got more attention [negative, with the Christians, who cares! with the liberals]. Some statements are best ignored.... It's all about seeking to be remembered for something.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  252. Kathy

    When is our homophobic society in the US ever going to change? Elton John is one of the greatest musician/songwriters of our time, and is entitled to express his opinion like the rest of us. The fact that he is gay makes no difference to me.

    By the way: Some posters here are acting like being gay is a bad thing. Jesus could have been gay - who really knows? Who among us was around then to confirm?

    February 18, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  253. steph

    to puzzled. The CREATOR sent Jesus, Muhammed (peace be upon all of them) and all the other Prophets and messengers before as an example. NONE of them were gay. If you know about the story of Prophet Lot (peace be upon him) and sodim and Ghomrah. Lot warned them and The CREATOR distroyed the , they practice homosexuality. No one should joke about any of the Prophets EVER. And yes Jesus the Messiah will be coming back....and oh boy soooo many people are in trouble.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  254. AngieMitschke

    Elton, what is it? Are you bored these days or what?

    February 18, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  255. DLR

    I like Elton John a lot, but likening himself to the Savior of the World? Give me a break. This is a poor attempt to try ro justify all his mistakes. Mistake (and sins) that Jesus gave his life for.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  256. Kym

    I love it! Too bad christians aren't as open minded as Jesus was....organized religion does horrible things to faith and humanity. You tell 'em Elton!

    February 18, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  257. D

    I wonder if Jesus stayed at the YMCA?

    February 18, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  258. Mika

    Of course Jesus was gay! He would always hang out with other men, twelve of them at a time. Isn't that a wake up call? HELLO! Elton just brought out the fact how hypocrisy is rampant in America. At least now we can say that God hated America so much so he gave them the worst recession since the Great Depression. God is of course, punishing America for all the bigotry and greed that runs so deep in the nation. I do not see more hatred here, religion justified, that the LOVE the so called "Christians" advertise. Luckily there is far greater Freedom of Speech in UK.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  259. CHRISEZ

    @FRANZ - I guess you DID "miss something." Elton John said: "I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems." He also said, "I don’t know what makes people so cruel.' You can count on the bigots who keep quoting their favorite book of fiction - I think it's called "The Babble" or something like that. Elton speaks of years of addiction. Addiction to the Babble is pretty bad - it messes with your mind as well.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  260. Ronnie

    You people are so silly to get so upset by this. Believe what you want and indoctrinate anyone you can. Don't let the silliness of others that doesn't amount to a hill of beans have an impact on your mission.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  261. Bruce

    There is no proof of the heterosexuality of Jesus in the Gospel's, so no one can say with any discernable truth whether Jesus was straight, gay, bi-sexual or celibate. If what is written about Jesus is true, and he was born a man than he presumably had sexual feelings, and since all men are not heterosexual than there is a good chance he was gay; after all he was supposedly in his 40's when he was killed, and there is no mention of his being married, which at the time was very uncommon.
    Most likely the early church sanitized the gospels and removed any mention of his sexuality, whether gay or straight, which were not in accordance to their preferred morality.
    Personally I find the idea and image of a gay Jesus very appealing (Like Buddy Jesus), this is certainly better than the earlier Old Testament types like Lot, who was incestuous with his own daughters!

    February 18, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  262. Cillian1977

    I think all the drugs and alcohol Elton abused killed off what's left of his few working brain cells.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  263. Bea

    Elton John , shame on you!!!

    Read the Bible : ROMANS 1:26-27

    February 18, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  264. coopersmith

    p.s. oh and Elton–not everything is "about you"!

    February 18, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  265. Tom

    Considering the ultra-low intelligence level of all the zealots he just offended, I would say he needs a body guard now.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  266. Dan Warren

    Another has been wank celebrity spouting off just to get attention...go away already....

    February 18, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  267. coopersmith

    Elton, Jesus was apparently asexual. He loved everyone, men and women alike ......and wasn't looking to "get it on".

    February 18, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  268. Leslie

    I appreciate Elton's insight, but actually it is probably worse to be a gay male in the Middle East. Women, as second class citizens, are marginalized, but within the context of homosexuality, they are ignored and dismissed, which is to say that sex between two women doesn't really count in the same way as sex between two men. Currently the policy towards gay men in Iran and Iraq is far more severe, including numerous executions over the last year.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  269. Bill

    WE actually KNOW nothing about Jesus. Knowledge is what can be rationally demonstrated as being true or false. The accounts of his life in the new testament are based on hazy memories and second-hand sources pieced together 40 or 50 years after his crucifixion, then edited by Athanasius around 365, fully 330 years after he died - and of course a lot of speculation. No one has ever KNOWN anything about him. All you can say about the life and death of Jesus is what you THINK might have happened.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  270. gstone

    First, arguing keeps us divided. Stop hating and love more.
    Second, Jesus, if true, is a zombie. Died then resurrected equals zombie
    Third, truth is relative to the knowledge possessed. Read more than just one book and find more understanding.
    Fourth, stop looking to others, especially celebrities, for guidance. Live your life not one told to you, but it is fun being a sheep for some people.
    Lastly. but not least, going through life without asking questions keeps an ignorant mind content.
    P.S. Don't worry, we all are wrong in the end.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  271. Victoria Moreland

    Elton's got syphilis of the brain. This filthy old SODOMITE is blaspheming the Son of God. LET'S SUE HIM so he's also unable to adopt little kids! Enough!

    February 18, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  272. Steven

    Isn't lust a sin? If Jesus was straight or gay, it wouldn't matter, because to be without sin would mean Jesus would never have thought about anything in a sexual context. Therefore, Jesus must have been both gay and straight.

    Or neither.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  273. jenjen

    let's take a moment to appreciate all of the soldiers and their loved ones who have lost and sacrificed so that Sir Elton can say how he thinks and feels. YEAH, 1st AMMENDMENT!!!!

    each person has an individual, personal relationship with g-d, and it's not for anyone else to judge that relationship. and i seriously doubt if Sir Elton will lose one minute's sleep over the judgement he's received here today.

    and his foundation will likely not suffer, either, as those who have invested in it know who Sir Elton is and respect him for it.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  274. Michael

    Jesus was a mythical figure. Imaginary. If Elton needs Jesus to be gay, so what?

    February 18, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  275. Victoria Moreland

    Elton's got syphilis of the brain. This filthy old SODOMITE is blaspheming the Son of God. LET'S SUE HIM so he's also unable to adopt little kids!

    February 18, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  276. james

    for the record, I didn't say there was no jesus, i said god.....brush up on your proof-reading honey

    February 18, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  277. Kim

    I'm not sure which is funnier. Elton's strange comments or the following forum.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  278. Amanda

    Years of a perverted lifestyle have warped his senses. A Man who has lived his entire life in a sinful lifestyle, has anesthesitized himself to what is true.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  279. Reality2010

    I don't get it. Is he saying Jesus was gay because he was intelligent, compassionate, understanding and forgiving? What does Jesus have to do with any of the crap he was talking about? He makes no sense.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  280. Jana

    Not sure if Jesus was gay or not, but all I know that his mother Mary was definitely not a virgin if she gave birth to him. For all Jesus fanatics, please stop the madness. The man was only a prophet.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  281. Eli

    Well seeing that I am a gay man and DID NOT have a choice in my life to be or not to be, I JUST WAS AND HAVE ALWAYS BEEN, I would have to almost agree with him. I believe in GOD and always have, I think somewhere in the bible it says GOD made man in his likeness, IM GAY and I am in his likeness. JUST REMEMBER GOD DID NOT MAKE JUKE AND HE MADE ME.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  282. Daithi mac curtáin

    The Gay community make up a tiny portion of society they punch away above their weight mainly because they are so powerful in the entertainment and media world. Aids is mainly spread amongst the heterosexual community in the 3rd world where ironically the gay life style is frowned upon ,sorry Elton the whole world isn't gay and every one gets persecuted for something even the Gay community . Thats Life.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  283. ML

    to CD –
    hey CD no one said God hates the gays or people with tatoos.
    God said "hate the sin, love the sinner".
    In fact, God loves everyone!
    But if people go contrary to what God saids, that's their choice, including believing that Yes, there is a Jesus and He is the one God sent as Saviour. People have free will, as the Bible saids. Unfortunatly, some people find out too late.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  284. Keith

    Jesus was gay? No wonder the Beatles were more popular!

    February 18, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  285. lrs

    Wow! I think the “Jesus was gay" statement has to be the most blasphemous statement I've heard to date. God is a forgiving Lord but He destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah for the acts of Gays and Lesbians read Genesis Chapter 19, 24-25 and If people don't turn away from their sinful ways today .The fact that he is trying to justify his gay lifestyle by saying Jesus is gay tells me he has a deeper seating problem with his lifestyle. It cries desperation to try and identify Jesus with the lifestyle that Elton has chosen. We all know Jesus was not gay. He obstained altogether from sex. He was a man without blemish. you need to go back to the drawing table on this one and search deeper within to find the source of your guilt to try and point a finger at Christ is soo revealing.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  286. KFresh

    Hahah this is hilarioius!

    I can't believe all the responses about one persons opinion. So what if is different from yours. Everyone is entitled to think however they want to think, whether you think it is wrong or right.

    Anywho, I think Elton John is completely legit, uncut and honest.

    Keep up the good work!

    5 Gold Stars for you!

    February 18, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  287. Jaunty Johnny

    WOW! So many people so upset because one gay guy prefers to view his religious beliefs with his sexuality. How come nobody seems equally upset when hundreds of millions of WHITE people prefer to believe Jesus was white. Really? A lone white guy walking around in a country made up of nothing but people of color and not one mention of his unique skin tone in the "it's never wrong cause it's the word of God" Bible. Now that really is a miracle!

    February 18, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  288. kelvin

    i have had the best men who are good in a lot of things, but connecting good heart and forgiveness to homosexuality is far worse than real idiocy. it shows personal misunderstanding having reached a critical high, and some guys are banking on making some fashionable statements to prove that they are still relevant, what a great music talent inside a poor personal life wrecking machine, ooh my God, i am not sure weather i can puke or what, Jesus!

    February 18, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  289. Roborob

    Isnt believing in Christ and his Death for our Sins and homosexuality contradictory? I am not as Bible thumping as I should be, but I do know that the BIBLE states that homosexuality is a sin. hey ELTON, you cannot have your banana and eat it too. It is not my place to judge, but when rich ignorant people open their mouths and say something lame, which happens more and more these days I feel the urge to speak out. You cannot acknowledge belief in a way of life or religion and go about doing what that way of life or religion says is WRONG and think it is ok. Yes I know we are all sinners, but with that we know and try to be the best we can and contnue to sin especially when it is the same sin, Like taking the hershey highway and say that it is ok, when the RULE BOOK or the BIBLE which means BASIC INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE LEAVING EARTH states that this is wrong.. IT MEANS THIS IS WRONG. On top of that you are saying that the MAN who is the SON of GOD, who died for OUR SINS was in fact a HOMO, that is BLASPHEMY and you sir, will have your down yonder burned for all eternity... Idiot

    February 18, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  290. Momof1

    This is crazy! Helllloooo! Hopefully he meant 'gay' as in "happy". I know old men like him born in the early 1900's usually use the other meaning of the word. Celebrities are really out of touch. Jesus was not Gay and I do believe God destroyed the towns of Sodom and Gomorrah!

    February 18, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  291. Mike in DC

    Damn, you cultists are scary. Saying someone is "gonna burn in hell!" because you disagree with their comments? What CENTURY is this?

    February 18, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  292. Sandy Kee

    what a sad man he is. And to include Jesus in his sick little world Wow!

    February 18, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  293. Steph

    For everyone who says Jesus isn't gay, please tell me how you know this. The New Testament included multiple interpretations of Jesus' life, but they never really told us how Jesus thought or felt. We can't really understand how Jesus would feel on certain issues, but what he taught his followers was love and tolerance. So to be angry at a statement about Jesus' sexuality is only assuming something about a man you really don't know anything about. Maybe he was gay; maybe he wasn't. His sexuality isn't the point here, but his message is. Love thy neighbor, no matter how they live their lives. Accept everyone into your heart.

    And as a side note, please stop using the Bible as an excuse against homosexuality. The Bible is an outdated piece of literature and not a viable source.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  294. Michael McCLain

    Dear Elton: Shut up and sing...no one cares what opinion you have about Jesus or any other diety. Your past transgressions cannot be wiped away with your words now. Go back to performing and keep your opinions to yourself. And for the Bible thumpers out there...GLASS HOUSES! Judgement is reserved for God...not man...let him handle it when the time comes.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  295. Xman

    What a mistake Elton John has made to say such a thing about the Lord. I believe in freedom of speech but i think this is taking it too far.

    Elton, may the Lord forgive you for you know not what you say.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  296. marg

    ...and the greatest of these is love...funny how he (Jesus) did not specify what kind of love. Just love. Love one another as I have loved you...seems to say it all pretty clearly.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  297. JC

    The Bible also doesn't say that Jesus was white or that he had a beard. And yet, most of the world accepts that depiction of him. If believing Jesus was gay puts one closer to him, how is it blasphemous?

    February 18, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  298. tedbear8

    Remember freedom of speech everyone. You're entitled to your opinions just as Sir Elton John is. I don't know what to think. I surely cannot believe everything in the "Bible". So who knows.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  299. Les

    Don't miss the point here folks. Whether you want to be gay, Elton John or follow one religion or another it all comes done to being a good person in the moment. What we have done can't be changed, only what we will choose to do. Yes, there are probably worse things than being a hypocrite but we change what we want or can change. We can't (or won't) all start an organization that can help large numbers of people, as Elton John has done, but we can help one another in some small way. And, Mike, that Kenny Rogers line was priceless.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  300. brent

    Janis Eliason...am I going to heaven....you seem to know. Are you the one who says Jesus was a white ,blue eyed, fair haired Jew? I mean this is what I have been taught from an early age, yet I doubt strongly if he fit the above description. Was he gay? I don't know. But you seem to be prepared to condemn someone to eternal damnation if they think so.
    PS: your righteousness is like filthy rags in the eyes of God by the way.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  301. Disgraced!

    DId any of you ever think that this was posted simply to get a reaction. And yet once again we as people have fallen victim to such nonsense. Get over yourselves, apply your own faith, and move on. this is completely ridiculous. People are gonna say, do, and believe what they want. this is just another attempt of the devil to keep your focus off of what is important. So i say to each of you stay prayed up and pray for somebody. That way you will not be swayed when ridiculous nonsense and devilish entertainment has been revealed. Satan has begun his journey to use entertainers to lure in the nonbeliever. and from these blogs it is working. be blessed all of you!

    February 18, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  302. Guest

    And why not.............nothing else about him in the bible is true, maybe there was a Jesus who was gay!

    February 18, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  303. Kenneth Williams

    Mmmm. He was good with a hammer and nail. Now run along me old flower and go tinkle your ivories.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  304. lois

    Who cares about Jesus's sexual orientation...or anyone's for that matter!

    Legalize gay marriage! Equal rights for all!

    February 18, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  305. ML

    Jesus was never gay. Look in Leviticus 18-22 and Leviticus 20-13 it tells you that it is an abomination. It also tells you in other areas in the Bible, both old and new testament. It wouldn't make sense that God sent His Begotten Son, so that Jesus does the contrary to what the Bible saids about homosexuality, no, Jesus was never gay.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  306. Brian

    It is remarkable, indeed, that the least tolerant and kind of the comments are from the bible toting crowd. Regardless of Jesus sexuality, one thing is clear : Tolerance was the man's middle name.

    I am constantly amazed by those that 'quote' the bible. This document has been translated from Asyrian, to Summarian, to Greek, to Latin, to German, and finally to English. At each step along the way, supposed 'experts' in idiom put their own spin on what unknown words might mean. Even today, if you buy a bible from Amazon.com, then go to an older motel to read it, you will find that many passages are subtly different. There is no definitive word of God, at least as printed on paper.

    There are 7 passages in Old and New Testaments that bible thumpers use to condemn homosexuality. Each has been debunked by scholars in such anti-Christian monoliths as the Vatican. A detailed review of language, context and idiom always seems to establish that the single line reference was not about homosexuality. If Jesus – or Matthew / Mark / Luke / John et al – were dropped in the US this very moment, would they be able to interpret 'gay' and 'sleeping with' to any degree of accuracy? These words and terms meant something entirely different in their language. Indeed, I suspect that you could also test them on the slang or technical terms for many sexual acts, and they would have no idea of the intended definitions. SO how, then, can we take, verbatim, words uttered 2100 years ago, then translated through as many as 6 languages?

    Was Jesus gay? Who knows? I don't. I spent most of my younger years in Catholic school, and never bought that he and Mary Magdaline were not intimate. The bible thumpers insist that God made us, and made us in His image. That means that he gave us an endocrine system – the system that produces hormones in an involuntary manner. So then it is God that gave us all an undeniable sex drive. I do not understand why the narrow minded cannot get past the manner in which mammals balance their hormone levels, and start looking at the manner in which they actually treat each other. What a person does with their gonads matters not. It is what they do with their heart, and their brain. If we take the story of Jesus to be true, it matters not if He were gay, straight or chaste. What matters is that He was tolerant, loving, forgiving, and a visionary.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  307. Jenickki

    Oh Gregory, you made me laugh. Perhaps M.M. was the first fag hag?? I like to say "fruit fly" , it has such a nice ring and is less used.

    Oh Elton, I love you so. You speak your mind whether you think it will cause chaos or not. For this, I say rock on.

    Last time I checked, this is still America; and you are entitled to your opinion; yes even with religion. Believe it or not, it is protected under our constitution..called free speech. Scary, we even have one of those crazy amendments to cover freedom of religion as well.

    Oh, last time I checked. Aren't Christians supposed to love "everyone"?? Or is it just a select few that follow all the politically correct rules and regulations to keep their flock in tow??

    Just my opinion...and yes I am allowed to have one.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  308. Gina

    Vincent Petrosino,

    Yes, the NT does speak of homosexuality! And, of course the SAME GOD that hated it then surely didn't change his mind! PLEASE go read Romans 1:18:32. What is the "natural use of a man" and the "natural use of a woman"? God had already defined that when he created man in the beginning. For all of you who are haters of God, you will see your day at the judgement if you do not repent and turn to God (the way God says to do that – NOT a sinners prayer – you do not find that anywhere in the Bible). Believe in Him and His words now, or face Him later. He gives every man a choice. You'll ultimately regret yours. So, sad!

    February 18, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  309. Stephen

    The truly hilarious thing about this is that all the Christians are saying how there's nothing in the Bible to support that Jesus was gay, meanwhile, there's nothing in the Bible to support that he was straight, either...I'm laughing all the way to hell, I guess...The truth is IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE what Jesus' sexual orientation was, just like it shouldn't make a difference now whether someone's gay or straight. The only people who should take an interest in anyone's sexual orientation are the person, and the person (or persons [you GO, you horn dogs!]) with whom they're having sex. Anyone who thinks it matters to God is just 100%, flat-out wrong.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  310. louislouis

    Wow, the mention of Jesus and heads start to explode. The bottom line is this, neither Elton or any of you know about Jesus' preferences.

    What's funny to me, and so ironic is, if Jesus showed up today, he would certainly be crucified again. People are just as judgmental, fearful and self righteous as they were 2000+ years ago. Honestly, it's really a joke.

    Lucky for us, this is all just childs play.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  311. Mark

    Who the hell cares what other people say. This is what's wrong with people all over now. People are so damn sensitive about god these days. god is a personal belief not a historical fact. I have my personal belief in a universal truth but when you use the bible as a weapon that's when you're being a hypocrite about religion. I say do without religion, it causes too much separation within society. But if you choose to believe, don't force people into your beliefs. So Elton John think Jesus was gay, no one really knows anyway. The bible was written TWO HUNDRED years after "Jesus." Use it as a tool but not as history. And if you do believe it to be fact, don't force it on others. Make peace and not war and let people believe and do what they want as long as it's not violent.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  312. patrick

    glad to hear that jesus was gay cause I always thought he was super hot!

    February 18, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  313. Rick Williams

    Nothing gay about Jesus? A handsome young bearded man whose only friends are other bearded men. Even his last meal was with a room full of men, with the exception of Mary. Maybe she was the fag hag. Get real folks!

    February 18, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  314. Ronnie

    God made Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve
    May God have mercy on your soul.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  315. Cathy

    To Jim and Jim G. I think you both need to do some more research. Not only did Jesus exist – his life is discussed in a variety of contemporary (1st and 2nd century) historical writings (including those written by non-christian writers). See Josephus, Philo and Eusubius, among others. Consequently, there is no question that Jesus was a real person. He is also referred to as a wise man by a contemporary jewish (non-christian) writer. Additionally, all the books of the bible weren't "written centuries later." In fact, the gospels (which describe the events in Jesus' life) were written as few as 10-20 years after the actual events and were written by eye witnesses. I can't imagine that you would entirely discount the eye witness account of a person who watched the Kennedy assasination even though that happened almost 50 years ago. Josephus (1st century) refers to Jesus crucifiction and the dignity andintegrity of his followers. So, do some of your own research before you criticize people.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  316. Emily

    The devil has truly caused a rucous with this statement. Those of us who are Christians KNOW that God and Jesus are real and the proof is in the BIBLE. Man shall not lay with man or animal...Be fruitful and multiply...no where does the bible support homosexuality or the ridiculous notion that Jesus was gay. If you do not know Jesus, ask him to be your savior and put your name in the lambs book of life. Just speak outloud Romans 10:9.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  317. cate

    Jesus was NOT gay, but Elton John IS an idiot.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  318. DP

    Jesus gay? Maybe. While the Bible does not condone bi-sexual behavior neither does it say Jesus was actively pursuing the lifestyle or companionship of a relationship. So very possible he was Gay....just led a life of love, compasion and forgiveness. Regardless of his possible or probably sexual orientation, he lived his life as a example to others. Too bad others don't follow suit.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  319. blatant truth

    Hmm, a single man living in an era when every other man was married by the age of 18. Hangs around with a bunch of "disciples" who are all men. Not interested in women... why would anyone think that Jesus was gay? Oh yeah, cause he probably was.

    If it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck... it's probably a duck.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  320. Porchiaknows

    Are you freakin' serious? I though Elton was more intelligent than that, but I guess he is just as stupid as the rest. Elton, get your arse back in the cave that spewed you.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  321. Al

    I think God is a woman, and she's not happy with the money grubbing, hatefilled republicans.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  322. Laura

    There's nothing wrong with being gay. Everybody chill.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  323. Matt

    God is pure and holy. Jesus is God incarnate, also pure and holy. Man was created in God's image for companionship. Satan, in a jealous outrage, provided enough knowledge to men and women to destroy ourselves. This led to separation from God, and Jesus came to fulfill obligations that we could not and to repair the broken relationship of God and man.

    Sins are those things that harm us. In the Old Testament, God tried to teach us how to live without harming ourselves and provided a way to cleanse ourselves through sacrifice enough to communicate with Him. Since Jesus provided the cleansing of our sins (because God is pure, he cannot be in the presence of sin), we can now freely communicate with God if we have accepted his gift of salvation.

    Remember, God is the same God as existed in history eternally. He does not change. In the past, when God destroyed the population with flood, the earth was cleansed of evil. The same of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah for the sins of sexual deviation and perversion as described in the Holy Bible. On both occassions, angels were sent to determine that believers in God were not harmed.

    I believe what I have said here are facts according to the Holy Bible.

    To claim that Jesus is homosexual is blasphemy and ignorant of biblical teachings.

    We must forgive and be forgiven because we are all sinners and fall short of the glory of God.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  324. james

    I can't believe all the idiots in the 21st century that still believe in god, but on the bright side, the easter bunny will be here soon.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  325. Erik

    There are some serious religious numbnuts on this post. I don't think Elton is worried about going to heaven or hell.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  326. Connie

    Jesus was not gay. That simple. The Bible wether you believe in it or not states plainly that homosexual is a sin. Love the sinner, hate the sin.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  327. Head Diva In Charge

    Hey Kate, your right, I don't read the bible. I am far to busy reading pornography and sacrificing chickens. Sorry.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  328. DLuch

    How do you know if He was gay or not? He NEVER had sex with anyone – right? (since he wasn't married). So how can you claim he WASN'T gay or WAS Hetero?

    February 18, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  329. AG

    Why do all gay people think everyone is gay? Where does Elton John get this? I'll step left as lightening strikes.

    I think Jesus loves everyone including gays however calling him gay, yikes blasphemous.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  330. Mr Gaga

    Hey Elton!
    I could care less what your warped views are.
    PLEASE shut-up and play your piano.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  331. C. Huey

    Elton, I'll be praying for you my brother. There's a desperate cry under all of those comments. God bless.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  332. Chaos

    Just another example of why I love Christ and hate Christians.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  333. Margaret

    His comment about Jesus is worse than John Lennon's comment about the beatles being more popular than Jesus. Jesus was not gay. Please.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  334. David Bustamante

    Mr. John, the love of Jesus Christ, was a Godly love. It was not motivated by self interest but the interest of others. Romans 1:27, among other scriptures, makes it abundantly clear that "men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men, committing what is shameful . . . " "Think" what you may but please understand the nature of the love God intends for us to have for one another as human beings – His creation. A correct understanding of God's heart is important, as is your soul. Jesus Christ offered himself as a sacrifice on the cross so that our sins could be forgiven and that one day, when our physical bodies have served their purpose here on earth, your soul can exist for all of eternity in relationship with the Creator who loves you immensely.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  335. Tiffany

    I don't expect John Elton to be on this earth long. I remember this little ugly comic who use to make horrible Jesus jokes and he died not too long after.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  336. eve

    i thought by now that everyone was aware of the rules, you can't say anything negative about Jesus, Oprah or Beyonce', cmon Elton John, that's like common knowledge!

    February 18, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  337. Catherine

    I thought Jesus was asexual, but who really cares?

    February 18, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  338. joe

    Well, considering he was an imaginary character tpo begin with.... sure... why not? He was a gay black man.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  339. jim

    JC gay/not gay? Who cares? Why would it make any difference? And why do two thirds of Texans believe that humans walked with the dinosaurs?

    texastribune.org/stories/2010/feb/17/meet-flintstones/

    Sheesh.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  340. W

    There are a lot of people on here that are 2000 years old. Never knew so many people had met Jesus. Who is to say he isn't and who is to say he was. No one knows, they just believe what they want and as long as it fits their lifestyle and their beliefs they are right. Lots of self righteous morons on here.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  341. kprinsen

    God created Adam & Eve not Adam & Steve. sheesh

    February 18, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  342. John

    Elton is just confused and wants to justify his feeling of being gay its understandable. Its a hard life no matter how much money you have if you dont live it as God intended. If you have a question as to whether God exists tell him you want to know the truth and He will show you....step up and ask Him what do you have to lose. Ask and it shall be given to you, seek and you shall find, knock and it will be opened to you...simple as that.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  343. Brian R

    How do we know that Jesus was not gay? Not saying he was, but there is absolutely no evidence that he engaged in a heterosexual relationship. Since you cannot prove that he was a heterosexual, then it leaves the door open to him swinging either way.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  344. Diana

    That statement is a prime example of what drugs can do to the Mind. He is out of touch with reality.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  345. phil

    Personally i never knew GOD,so i couldn't answer that at all. I like everyone as long as they conduct themselves in a friendly matter and respect other peoples mind,and their lives. I really don't care who or what they are. I have enough trouble taking care of more important things than to be upset over this enough said

    February 18, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  346. let's be real

    For sake of being correct, I hope Elton John was saying Jesus was "happy" because that is what the term actually means...

    February 18, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  347. Greg

    Elton is entitled to his opinion, its a little bit funny.....that the Jesus, bible toting fanatics here are so quick to condemn Elton with ill wishes, name calling and hope for eternal damnation. Do you people ever actually consider what God and Jesus stood for ?? That is LOVE, PEACE and ACCEPTANCE of ALL....read and interpret that bible, intstead of waving it in peoples faces like a badge or righteousness.
    Elton has always been one to be totally candid, truthful and honest, his opinions don't have to match yours, but he is 100% entitled to them.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  348. todd

    You have to love the people who "know" what Jesus was. Jesus was a carpenter and a fisherman. Everything else is just hearsay. Personally, I think if there is a god, and he is so big and powerful, then the only thing that matters is that treat others fairly. Going to church won't help the douchebag who judges others and treats them like crap.

    As for the HIV thing, if you enjoy sex without a condom, you know it definitely feels different than with one. If you catch HIV, take your medicine and you will be fine.

    If you can't afford it, don't worry, it's covered by health insurance.

    If you don't have health insurance, don't worry, there is universal coverage... oh wait.

    Hey Abe, seeing as how you are saying homosexuality is merely a choice, what kind of men turn you on?

    February 18, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  349. Phill

    Dear Sir Elton John

    You are the best..

    To all the self righteous commentors get a life......having grown up with a mother that was a nun I was taught in the old school European Catholic way. When I came out my mother embraced me and said that no matter what I was she would always love me...(kind of like the message Jesus gave to Judas upon his betrayal). Instead of quoting the Old Testament find me a quote from the New Testament stating that homosexuality is wrong. Lets not forget that in the Old Testament God was a hateful creator that punished humankind for following the wrong path. He punished people for using their self will ( the one gift He gave us). In the New Testament we see a kinder more loving God. One who forgave the regretful and repentful. So again whick God do you follow......If your Christian shouldn't you follow the happier more forgiving God since Christianity was created after the time of Christ???? If you want to follow a hateful God then you shouldn't consider yourself a Christian.....

    Just a thought

    February 18, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  350. Ben

    how can you be gay when you don't exist? (or you are made up character based on several different people)

    February 18, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  351. CHERRY

    Oh now you've done it Elton. Compassion & forgiveness are two wonderful things, but also things that we have forgotten. I believe in God & Jesus but I find it best to just leave the religious people alone. Shaking a hornets nest just is not worth the stings. They will quote every word out of the Bible in the most rude way they possibly can to make you hurt you. They even do it to one another and for what? God is God. Don't we all pray to the same one. I find it better to just leave it alone for the sake of getting along.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  352. sammieb51

    Never thought of old JC being gay - sort of funny thought. God Bless Elton John for giving back to the world, so many of us don't give back anything except our full trash cans.

    I suspect, if Jesus were to return today to take the 'true believers', he would turn around and walk away from us all. And I think most of us would turn and walk away from him too - he would not look anything like anyone we believe Jesus should look. "What If God Were One of Us?" - good song.

    Go with the angels my friends - its a rough trip out 'there'.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  353. james yeamans

    So what if Jesus was gay? I still love him as he is my savior. That doesn'y mean I have to be gay though. It's what is in your heart that matters. Are you kind? Do you show compassion, mercy, forgiveness?
    For in the end times those who think they are jews are not, and those who think they aren't, really are. Just think about that. No one knows who the chosen are. The lost tribe of Isreal, the conquering Lion of Judah, who has loosended the seventh seal, was scattered on Earth like sand.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  354. sheez

    The fact that he is trying to justify his gay lifestyle by saying Jesus is gay tells me he has a deeper seating problem with his lifestyle. It cries desperation to try and identify Jesus with the lifestyle that Elton has chosen. We all know Jesus was not gay. He obstained altogether from sex. He was a man without blemish. Yes, he could have practiced the gay lifestyle but no, he did not. Elton, you need to go back to the drawing table on this one and search deeper within to find the source of your guilt to try and point a finger at Christ is soo revealing. Comeon, you are smarter than that. IF not, get a new personal counselor; perferably one that is not gay.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  355. 2 sides 2 the story

    How does anyone know if Jesus was gay or not? Were you there? Its faith that has slanted your bias in the direction that he was not. Its prejudice that slants your view that it is blasphemous to contemplate that Jesus was. Just like you and me, the writings in the bible came from mortal men who claimed they were 'inspired'. Don't condemn others in their trajectory when you can not virtually dispute them.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  356. april

    Vincent Petrosino:

    1st Corinthians 6:9

    Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality...

    February 18, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  357. John

    Elton please. Stop it with the nonsense.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  358. Denise

    Fact: GWB inherited a $220 billion SURPLUS and turned it into a $1 trillion DEFICIT.
    He also launched two wars and finished neither.
    And don't forget (although neo-cons do) that the Bank Bailout was passed under BUSH, not President Obama.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  359. cd

    How is it that people claiming to be Christians can only quote Leviticus as "proof" of God's hatred of gays? If you use that reasoning, God must hate anyone with a tattoo or a body piercing, since that can be found in Leviticus as well (19:28, I believe). But then again, cherry-picking scriptures to fit one's perceptions of God's plan seems to be a favorite pasttime of the close-minded and bigoted. I guess that I tend to believe that upon Jesus' death and resurrection, all things were made new, that Jesus represents a new covenant between God and God's people, a fulfillment of the law. In the rare times that Jesus attacked anyone, who was it that he targeted? The Pharisees and Saducees, those segments of society that claimed to have the knowledge and understanding of God cornered, when, in fact, they didn't. Approach God in humbleness, not in your prideful boasts of knowing the mind of God.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  360. Jason from Hollywood CA

    Jesus was gay. Peter caught him in John in the shower!!!!! Jesus was gay.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  361. Mark

    It's amusing to see the crazy christians squirm. i'm not really a fan of Elton, nor do I think he is an authority on who Jesus was (that is, if Jesus even existed). But we also don't know for sure that Elton is wrong, either, do we?

    February 18, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  362. Ari

    We can't hide or run away from Jesus Christ. One day and very soon we all will have to face His judgement. So those who are making fun and blasphemy His name. Hope it would not be too late to call on that name for Him to save you.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  363. MICHAEL

    THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT ! ( THAT WOULD BE A GOOD TITLE
    FOR A MOVIE) I LOVE ELTON AND JESUS UNCONDITIONALLY.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  364. Ken

    John's assumption is correct on a couple of levels, but incorrect overall. In Jesus era, a man was completely measured by his community adherence to the Law. In order to become a Rabbi, and be a leader to other Jews, he would have been married shortly after Bar Mitzvah. OTHERWISE he would have been thought Gay and would never have received respect, as there was very little to no tolerance in that era for homosexuals. They were lumped with Lepers. The discovery of Jesus tomb and remains at Talpiot, revealed his family to the world. Jesus wasn't Gay.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  365. Jason from Hollywood CA

    Notice that all these people don't speak up when people say Jesus was hispanic, black, or haitian...they don't want to be labeled a racist. gutless cowards who are now chasing down the newest minorty – the gays. I don't wanna be a racist, i wanna be a bigot...pathetic.

    I can't wait for the day when we chase religion out of our society so everything can flourish, people can stop wasting time on all the bullshit that comes with religion. Anit-abortion, Halloween, Howard Stern, Elton John, you guys are making a fortune for people making protest signs!

    February 18, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  366. Joey the Knowitall

    This is a bad mistake for Sir Elton to make. The beatles paid a heavy price for saying they were more famous then Jesus. Elton will pay one also. So will his AIDS causes. That their is a price to high to pay.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  367. Waynesworld

    I concur. I have said many years ago. Look, Jesus was never married and hung out with 12 guys all the time. You do the math!

    February 18, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  368. cat

    i have now lost respect for Elton John. Jesus was not gay. Anyone who believe that statment he made is a fool and does not understand the Bible.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  369. Sebastian

    I don't know about Jesus, but I've always thought God might be a little bit gay. He's insanely uptight about the interior decorating of his places of worship (it will be this many cubits by this many cubits), can be a bit of a drama queen with the floods and bringing all death into the world over a piece of fruit routine, isn't too big on women, and almost killed Moses because he wasn't circumcised.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  370. Mahat Mashoes

    Gay or not who cares. I bet he did give himself a rub and a tug over the years. Imagine when some archeologist finds a pile of petrified Jesus spunk behind some rock in the desert. That's going to be all over the news man.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  371. HH

    How to know if Jesus was or not gay. He lived more that 2000 thousand years ago. We really know very little about his life except for what was written more than 100 years after he died. Try today, with all our technology to write about somebody that leaved 100 yeas ago. How accurate can you be? Saying that Jesus was gay is an opinion not blasphemy. To me Jesus was a man, a unique man, that's all.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  372. Nrml_Guy

    I blame bush for jesus being gay. BUsh caused it and obama will fix the gayness.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  373. Pete

    Praise the lord and all his deciples. Those who follow the lords word are saved and given the key to heavfen and all its glory. THose who don't are sent to the fires of hell to never die but to burn and feel the pain and suffering for eternity. But those who welcome the lord into thier hearts will be given happiness and glory be to the lord............

    Doesn't this crap just make you sick? It Must! If God created man and woman to procreate why didn't Jesus do what his father intended.

    I hate religion. I hate this fiction called the bible. I hate God for allowing people to suffer. I hate churches. They are the club rooms of hate and human distruction veiled by a false hope of heavenly happiness. Frances Farmer said it best 'GOD IS DEAD!

    February 18, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  374. rcg

    Sounds to me like he's still on drugs. Poor baby, all those hardships he endured because he was in the limelight.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  375. BKA

    God doesn't exist and Jesus was a carpenter.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  376. Alyssa

    Its true that there is no evidence that Jesus was gay, but there also isn't any evidence that he was straight, so who knows? The fact of the matter is that no matter if he was gay or straight, for that time period he was abnormal because he wasn't married. For those that believe that Jesus was the son of god, does his sexuality have any effect on the message that he spread? Would you all of a sudden change you religion if it turned out that he was gay?

    February 18, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  377. R

    John 13:32: "One of them, the disciple whom Jesus loved, was reclining next to him."

    February 18, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  378. Janet

    On the day of judgment, we will ALL know the truth. If you're willing to take that chance.....

    February 18, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  379. Fred L. Fraud

    Hey Blessing – Jesus was gay. Gay gay gay gay gay gay and GAY!

    February 18, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  380. Jess

    For one thing gay also means happy so take that into consideration before you start getting all defensive. People used the word 'gay' for people that likes the same sex. When before that it was used to describe as begin happy.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  381. HB99

    Lots of good discussion here...Jesus gay is a good one.

    All these Christians judging others is a hoot since they are the first ones who chant "judge not lest you be judged", etc. I guess it doesn't matter if they live in glass houses or not.

    I'm not gay, never have been, pretty sure I'll never be, but as far as the Bible stuff...last I read God did make man in his own image. That's enough defense to state that God is also gay.

    Most Christians forget that the Old Testament is really the history of the Jewish people, and don't recognize the New Testamaent as a fairy tale.

    Religion is, and has always been, state recognized organized superstition in my book. But I don't put down anyone who believes in a greater power be it Gaia, leprechans, the Tooth Fairy, or someone they call God or Allah (God's real first name according to some).

    And they still aren't sure if Jesus really existed or not. But if he didn't then he surely wasn't the Son of God any more than I am.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  382. steveneclem

    Well, let's consider the evidence regarding Jesus:

    Married? No
    Kids? No
    Preferred the company of Men? Yes

    Hmmm.....sounds like Mr. John might have a point.

    I think the larger question is not whether Jesus was gay, but rather why so many on this board seem to think that even to suggest such a thing is horrible beyond belief. Being gay is a natural human condition, just like being red-headed or left-handed. That you don't LIKE that fact doesn't make it any less true. Maybe Jesus was gay, maybe he wasn't. One thing I DO know is that - gay or straight - I pray for him to deliver me from his followers.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  383. Jim

    By the caliber of the people responding to this story, I have no doubt why CNN is fading away as a legitimate news source. Prattle on!

    February 18, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  384. Tammy

    Well, because I believe Jesus was effectively human manifestation of the creative live force, i.e. "God" he transcended sexuality. I do believe he loved gay and straight people all the same. We are imperfect humans swimming in ocean of mortality hoping for more. I am sad when I see "Christians" saying horrible things about gay people and then go a strip club and don't bat an eyelash. It is so unchristian and Biblically inaccurate to do such a thing. Let God see our souls and decide our character, not people.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  385. kate

    what the ...!!!!! aaagh!!! jesus gay??? that statement disgusts me!!!!! those of you who agree with this blip of a person have obviously not read the bible or seen the passion of the christ. that is the one hollywood movie that doesnt lie. jesus may not seem real to some of you, but to think that this great man was GAY is a slap in the face to all humanity. we would not be privileged with the ability to LIVE without our SAVIOR!!!!!! and the bible is the standing of homosexuality and lesbianism BEING WRONG!!!! so why on this cursed earth would the son of god be freaking gay!!!! grr.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  386. Joe

    I TRULY BELIEVE THE DEVIL IS STRAIGHT! this blog proves it with all the "straight christians" who don't act like christians or even christ like! Religion is the true evil, not men or women who LOVE the same sex.Thanks Elton..for speaking your mind! You've done more to stop the AIDS epidemic than all the religions put together..very christ like. Kudos to you! We need more LIONS like you! Peace!

    February 18, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  387. Steve

    Jesus could have been gay. He was just a man. The bible was written long after he was gone by other men. If you choose to make him your God that is fine, but it doesn't mean that Jesus, the man, couldn't have been gay.

    How many straight men do you know that don't have any interest in women?

    February 18, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  388. Jason from Hollywood CA

    I like how all the people who put a jesus-fish or bumpersticker on their car are speaking up on this issue – "oh no, if there's no jesus we'll have to get out our scrapers"

    February 18, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  389. biglis

    @ Vincent Petrosino, Read Romans Chapter 1 verses 26 thru 28 that's in the New Testament by the way!

    February 18, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  390. Matt McHugh

    Jesus was gay? That's the most outrageous thing I've ever heard!

    – "I will make you fishers of men."
    – "His garments shone with a fabulous light."
    – "This is my body, which will be given up for you."
    – "...the disciple whom Jesus loved."
    – "Ecce homo."

    Hel-lo? All taken completely out of context, people! Seriously. Get a clue, Sir Elton.

    – mattmchugh.com

    February 18, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  391. Jason

    Haha. Thanks to all of the posters here for a good chuckle. So what if Elton John thinks that Jesus was gay (his use of the word "think" is important)? He never asserted this claim as fact, and he is entitled to his own opinion just as everyone else is. Jesus was alive 2000 years ago, it's not like anyone can prove this one way or the other. If it's alright for the white christian churches to portray Jesus as a white man (when logic dictates that he most likely looked like a Middle Eastern man of Jewish decent), why can't Elton John view Jesus as a gay man? Get over yourselves and your hate. You are hardly acting like Christians. It's not like Jesus ever got married and had children, thus possibly proving Elton wrong.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  392. LD

    As for the comment that Jesus could not have accomplished all that he did if he way gay: How would being gay stop anyone from accomplishing anything in their life? I would imagine the same would hold true for Jesus. And even if he was attracted to men, if he was celibate he did not sin. Just like most details about Jesus' daily life, it remains a mystery because it had no importance in the story of salvation. Why bother contemplating either way- we will never have an answer while on this earth, so it is just not relevant.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  393. Mike

    Elton is gay, so Elton's perspective on life is ultimately gay.
    Elton has an opinion, and has a right to that opinion. But, he has no proof that Jesus was gay. In fact, I think this is just Elton being Elton, the guy who loves to court controversy, because it keeps him in the spotlight.
    My own feeling is that Jesus was not gay. It's likely that, even though Jesus was most likely a heavenly being inhabiting a human body, with human strengths and weaknesses, Jesus was not a sexual being. Although I am not particularly religious, I believe Jesus was who He said He was, is risen and His current existence is beyond human comprehension.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  394. H

    I respect all kinds of religion, but I cannot stand ignorant and blind following of doctrine; some people need a serious reality check. The bible says homosexuality is an abomination, but it also says shellfish is an abomination (Leviticus 11:9-12) and I don't see Christian fundamentalists rallying to throw Red Lobster under the bus. Not to mention the fact that homosexuality is a naturally occurring phenomenon among most species on earth (to include homo sapiens). It is one of the best methods of population control because it involves free will, provides a societal balance and creates positive movements by challenging obsolete moral constructs. It makes sense to not condone it when you are a struggling religion in the wilderness seeking to expand through increasing population, it doesn't make sense to deny it when you are the largest religion in an overpopulated world.

    As soon as we recognize that God's word is not bound by our hands and our interpretations (not sure if you know this, but the Bible wasn't written in English people), the better off we will be. You want a bible quote? "Take no revenge and cherish no grudge against your fellow countrymen. You shall love your neighbor as yourself." Leviticus 19:18 (even in the old testament people) Can we all just move forward as a species and focus on accomplishing the great things that God has given us the ability to do?

    February 18, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  395. biglis

    You are one sick person Elton! I don't care how much you do for charity, for you to make such a blasphemous remark shows how sick in the head you are!!! Remember God will not be mocked!

    February 18, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  396. Pete

    Why didn't Jesus get married? Why didn't Jesus have children? Why didn't Jesus have a girlfriend? Why did Jesus live with Matthew for so long? Did Jesus and Matthew break up? Did Jesus find other jew brew? Why do people say 'The bible doesn't condone homosexuality' when in fact these quotes in this novel are all from men. These men are not God. God doesn't exist! If God exists please explain the suffering of people starving in Darfur, Rapist, child molesters (almost exclusively by str8 people), torture of innocent people..the list goes on! And why was Eve created as an afterthought after Adam was created? And please don't say 'It's all part of God's plan" Thats just stupid!

    February 18, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  397. Claire

    GiGi, your observations about the Bible are correct. Right next to the scripture about homosexuality is one about shellfish, or touching a woman during that time of the month.

    But GiGi, you're using reason to argue with the unreasonable. You're wasting your cyber-breath!

    February 18, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  398. Patricia

    Jesus was not gay...He is totally against it...All please read Romans 1: 16 -32.........Should not use Jesus' name to justify his unacceptable behaviour....manipulative, self-centered and moner powered mind...all messed up..........reprobate mind

    February 18, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  399. Mrs Green

    Pity. A fat, middle age, balding, singer trying to get into headlines by saying this sickening statement. This is the last time I will ever acknowledge Elton John's existence.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  400. Dan

    I hope EJ considers the blaspemy he has spoken about God's son and repents. God will not be mocked and He will have the last word. Indeed, it is a frightening thing to fall into the hands of the Living God.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  401. Kevin

    LOL @ "God"

    watch out guys. Jesus is listening, and he cares deeply about his reputation. So much so, he is considering burning you if say the wrong thing.

    Additionally, God cares deely about who you sleep with and is willing to burn you if you sleep with the wrong person.

    Religion paints a picture of a seemingly infailable yet hysterical supreme being that made miscalculations in his own creation. Rather than correct his mistakes and re-create man in his flawless imagine, this God decided the best course of action would be to "just let the humans figure it out for themselves".

    The function and purpose of this is......god is lazy too? Can't just appear and tell us how it is and shoukld be? Surely he could if he wanted too, right?

    Oh no, his priest lackys are here to speak on his behalf. And while they might diddle your 12 year old, you should know that they speak the word of God.

    God is great.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  402. MaryR in Houston

    I've never thought about it but what difference would it make? None to me. But I can see where it blows homophobes' minds.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  403. GiGi

    who cares if Jesus was gay , straight, bi or everything in between? Jesus LOVED EVERYBODY, saw equal value in EVERYBODY, just like the Creator who made ALL of us – gay-straight-bi-etc, and LOVES us as we are supposed to be loving OURSELVES and EACH OTHER.
    2000 plus years later and the human race is still so backwards and unevolved they aren't even close to catching up to what Jesus taught us and the example he set for us. people are constantly screaming about Jesus, but are the ultimate hypocrites in doing so because they completely IGNORE what he stood for and what he taught and behave in the hateful manner that is the ANTITHESIS of Jesus. Its enough to make me take his name in vain

    February 18, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  404. mer

    Elton just said Jesus was gay to get people talking, and to keep himself in the news. A desperate attempt to remain relevant. Looks like we bought it, hook, line and sinker.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  405. D

    Hahahaha, this is CLASSIC!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am crying here, this is so good. The melt downs are PRICELESS!!!!

    Please...keep it up!!!!

    February 18, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  406. Shaun

    …Running away from Elton before he is struck my lightening!!….

    February 18, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  407. Gerald West

    For the record ... The New Testament gives absolutely no indication of whether Christ was gay or straight, whether he was married or divorced, or whether he ever sired children. He did tramp around the Judean countryside with a dozen men, and was said to favor one of them, John. It would have been scandalous in those days if He had included women in his travelling company, so not much can be made of His associations.

    The only teachings of Christ concerning sex and marriage was the condemnation of Old Testament laws regarding divorce and the killing of persons who commit adultery.

    Sir Elton bases his guess at Christ's gender preference solely on the teachings of love and non-violence; not a reliable basis for such judgment. Gandhi taught the same; he was married during his early life, but chose celibacy in later life.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  408. Sarah

    who care what Jesus was. If he was gay would that change anything. Would that change his message? No, it doesnt. I dont get what peoples deal is with gay people. Whom ever someone sleeps with and loves is none of my business and it dosent directly effect me.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  409. Claire

    Bonnie can't wait for unbelievers to be punished. Nanny-nanny-boo-boo, you're goin' to he-ell, she sings.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  410. Reggie from LA

    Elton, If Jesus is anything similar to the likes of His protectors (that's right, those who feel that He can't fend for Himself) who responded, you would not be forgiven. Fortunately He is not like us (the majority of whom are idiots). He was and is a forgiving Jesus. We want to be like Jesus, but we like to write our own rules. Will you burn in Hell for that comment? I don't know, brother Elton, but those who have and will throughout time, will gladly stand between you and Jesus and tell you outright that you are going to Hell. I think they're better than Him. Oh shux, now you got me doing it. Damn you to....

    February 18, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  411. IMHO

    Jesus is gay? I wish people would make up their minds. The last "shocker" I heard foisted upon a gullible public was that Jesus was getting it on with Mary Magdalene.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  412. justpeachy

    Wow, what is it that makes gay people take themselves sooooo seriously. Like your music Elton, never was impressed with you prima donna act and delusions of granduer.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  413. Barb

    Jim – where do you get your made up "facts." You're totally wrong about when the Bible was written. (It's not like a novel written at one time by one author). The New Testament's 4 Gospels were written by eyewitness to Jesus' ministry (this means it wasn't 180 years after Jesus lived). I wish people who have such a strong conviction against believing in one God, and the Truth that is Jesus would at least take some time to investigate what they claim to believe in. I'm quite certain anyone who really wants to investigate the claims of the Bible will come to understand they are true. How can you stake eternity on stuff you made up yourself and convinced yourself it's true? And if you really want to prove Christians' are wrong and you're right, you need to know exactly what we believe so you can try to disprove it. It's easier to do nothing and hold onto your belief but getting yourself a NIV Bible is a good start if you're up for the challenge.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  414. Angela

    Jesus can suck it!

    February 18, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  415. john

    I was much more offended when the tooth fairy was played by the Rock

    February 18, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  416. Shane

    Well, I am not sure if Jesus was gay, but the Bible never says he wasn't.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  417. Mike

    Get a life Chris.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  418. Carol

    Elton John should just shut up. We all know that he is gay and that is fine with everyone but he does not have to say that everyone else that every lived was gay. We all know that Jesus was probable married and would not be gay. As it says in the bible that no man should lay with another man and we know that even if you do not believe in Jesus as the son of god (and I for one do not believe he is) he was still a man of god so he would not be gay.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  419. maggie

    So, Donna, is "mess" an official religious word? Is that a Biblical term? The fact is, there is a ton of research showing that being gay is no more of a choice than being straight is a choice. We are what we are. Everyone here is free to dismiss Elton's comments if they want to. That's where choice comes in.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  420. Queen Lattice

    OMG....the religious riots that will come outta this...

    February 18, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  421. Alek

    I don't know if Jesus was gay, but I know that nobody knows, and I know that people will blindly pretend to know when they know nothing about him.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  422. Dena

    Well said Chirs B......
    And I have always loved Elton, he just lays it out there, doesn't he?!?

    February 18, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  423. April

    Out of all the things he said in this article the only thing anyone will see is the part about Jesus being gay. And because of that no one will notice that he said anything positive. It's sad. Who cares if anyone including Jesus is gay.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  424. Stratton Neely

    Kevin, you are right on especially about overpopulation. Certain countries pop out one kid after another and then don't take care of them. Guess who adopts a lot of them? Gay families who care about them. God didn't write the bible and there surely wouldn't be so many, many gay people from a long time ago if it weren't meant to be. We need both straight and gay in our society. We don't need an overload of kids from oversexed couples who don't want what they created because they are too ignorant to use condoms, etc. Who cares of Jesus was gay or not!
    Thanks for writing.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  425. Tim

    Everyone needs to remember : Judge not lest you be judged !!! Let he who has no sin cast the first stone !!!!

    February 18, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  426. Denise

    RIGHT ON Chris B!!

    February 18, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  427. maddawg

    in response to chris...

    it doesn't matter WHAT year it is....

    being gay is SERIOUSLY WRONG AND BAD!!!

    if all people turned gay....how long do you think humanity would survive?

    oh yea....you're an idiot so you can't think clearly......let me answer if for you....

    THAT WOULD BE THE FINAL HUMAN GENERATION.....!!!

    that in no way sounds good, not bad, right or in other any way an acceptable form of life for the human species.

    gay is wrong....period....over....out.....done!

    February 18, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  428. edrury707

    Jesus was gay....Jesus was straight. There's no real concrete evidence to show that Jesus existed at all. For all the story telling that went on in those days and how gullible people were and still are, it’s impossible to know what was real and what wasn't. However, there were and still are a great many people who are milking the story for all its worth.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  429. Head Diva In Charge

    I LOVE Elton – and respect him. He is a very smart man who HAS learned (and I think is still learning) from his mistakes. Every time a gay man/women speaks, someone has to say ignorant things like "Stop being Gay" – well stop being stupid Amanda. Or having a "weird character trait", well maybe your weird trait Andrew is that you have yet to graduate Junior High. I don't believe he meant to insight a riot saying Jesus is gay.........I am sure he thinks of it the same way I think of God. And I do believe God is a women 🙂

    February 18, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  430. john

    I was much more offended when the tooth fairy was played by the Rock.
    It certainly seem likely that Jesus was gay since the catholic church is.
    The bible is not any different than a book of fairy tales, just more hateful.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  431. Laverne

    It doesn't really matter now whether Jesus was gay or straight. What matters is his teaching, and how we can learn from him to improve our lives and our world, now and for the future.

    But if you look at the profile of men in his times, it's likely he was gay, or at the very least, had a relationship that hasn't been passed down to us in the scriptures. BTW, psychological profiling of the apostle Paul indicates that he was gay, too. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

    However, there is a whole lot that's wrong with hypocritical people lashing out at Elton John for suggesting this. He's just giving his opinion, and he's not the only person who thinks that way. Open your eyes and ears to the world around you!

    February 18, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  432. maddawg

    jesus h effin christ you iTard lemming cult worshipers....

    yea...i use his name as a dirty word because that what cults are...DIRTY.

    dirty with lies, dirty with deceit, dirty with knowledge, dirty with understanding, dirty with intelligence, dirty with......EVERYTHING.

    i challenge ANY1 of you lemmings to provide just ONE example of anything good that has come out of cults and the gods they worship!!!!

    (and i don't mean all the wars they've inspired, caused, assisted, raised, or all the death dealt in the name of the cult or god it worships)

    lol....god is only Dog spelled backwards.....and i'd give my Dog more love and attention then i'd ever give a mind-F*#k such as a cult.

    take your minds back lemming, iTard, followers!!!

    you're all FOLLOWERS..........so i don't expect many of you to be able to change your thinking or beliefs.

    you've become WAAAAY to accustom to having nothing be one of the biggest parts of your life....i seriously doubt you can lose the MAJOR iTARDATION that has become you!

    February 18, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  433. Beth

    How do I know that Jesus isn't gay? Because He is coming back for His Bride.. made up of men and women from all cultures, nations, and places.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  434. Karen

    What difference does it make whether Jesus was gay, straight, or even married to Mary Magdalene? What would it change? Get OVER it and stop using sexuality to define the totality of a human being.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  435. Amy

    I think all of you so called Christians are being hypocritical. You are telling Elton John he is going to Hell for saying something inappropriate. Have you never in your life said an inappropriate thing? If Jesus is loving and forgiving, he would forgive Elton for saying Jesus is gay, just has much as he would forgive you loving Christians (which I am one) for constantly tell us gay people we are going to hell, that we are sick, etc, etc, rather than loving us like Jesus would want you to do. There's something clearly wrong with that, and if you don't see that, you aren't a true Christian!

    February 18, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  436. AB

    No way jesus aint gay, although persecuting gay people or anyone for who or what they are, is as much a sin "let the one who is free of sin throw the first stone" as our savior would say jesus was the most pure human being on earth ever. no way... sorry for the rhyme but ... thats doesnt mean he didnt love his disciples , dont confuse the two. homosexuality has a sexual hense sexuality in the word component.

    many men have loved their buddies but they dont spend their life having sex with men. men do love other men they just dont have sex with them. thats where gay men blur the line.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  437. maggie

    Wow, Elton, way to make people's heads explode...Actually, who cares, gay, straight, he lived, he didn't live.... The message was to love each other. That's more important. And we certainly haven't committed ourselves to that, as a race...

    February 18, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  438. Franz

    Um, am I missing something? I don't read him saying Jesus was gay?

    February 18, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  439. R

    Who knows? Maybe historical Jesus was gay. He lived in a Romanized area during classical antiquity. They had very different views on homosexulity back then.

    Silly comment by Elton though, all the gay men I know can get pretty catty. Maybe Jesus was crucified for ripping on Pontius Pilate's shoes.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  440. john

    Why are all these "loving" Christians in such a tizzy? I think that's more interesting than what Elton John said.....It's like the "losers" on American Idol that think they can sing ...always arguing and protesting that they are right.....

    February 18, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  441. RT in KC

    "tolerant, self-aware, compassionate, and a bunch of other good qualities that, at least in men, usually exist in gay men."

    Usually exist in gay men? These may be traits in some gay men but not true of all or most. You can tell this by the religion and republican bashing going on in many of these comments. Stop being Heterophobic and Religionphobic. You haters!

    February 18, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  442. j

    lol....chris- i love you

    February 18, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  443. Blessing

    Jesus is our Lord and our God. He was never gay. Homosexuality / lesbianism are abominations to God. Even the thought that Jesus was gay is blasphemous, but blasphemy against Jesus will be forgive if there is true repentance.

    I hope John is out of drugs indeed?

    February 18, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  444. abe

    This coming from a guy who burns bibles. Look if you want to be gay thats your problem. You don't need to say Jesus is gay to try and justify your lifestyle. I have no respect for this guy.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  445. Marianne S

    God is neither male or female, but because we refer to God as our Father we think of God as male. God doesn't make mistakes, and loves each and everyone of us which includes Saints and Sinners. Elton pushed some buttoms stating that he thinks Jesus had to be gay because he was compassionate and forgiving. The responce, was...heated to say the least. Who amoung us is without somekind of sin? Jesus didn't die a painful death so we could get away with being sinful, but to take our sins away. We all must examine our own hearts, and ask for forgiveness of our sins, not point a finger at someone else for their sins.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  446. Chris B

    I'm glad some people (albeit a small minority) recognize that not a single person posting anything here can possible say with any certainty at all whether Jesus was gay or straight. I also find it ironic that the more compassionate and accepting (Jesus-like) of the comments above come from those who acknowledge this fact; and the comments of hatred, disdain, and condemnation for a fellow human being seem to come from the self-described "Christians." Beyond any of this though, explain to me why it would possibly matter if Jesus was gay or not? Why, in 2010, is being gay still a BAD thing? Homophobia and Heterosexism seem to be alive and well.

    FYI: to the Leviticus lovers out there: keep reading your bible past the one (possible) referrence to homosexuality, and start considering your own diet and clothing choices (many of which could condemn you to hell) before you pass judgement on anyone else.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  447. debbie

    sex was never intended to be outside of marriage, between a man and a woman. had we always lived the way God intended we would not be dealing with the world as it is now (AIDS, etc, unwanted pregnancies/abortion, the list goes on). we have made this mess but want to blame anyone and everybody else, including God. it is shameful. 'there is none so blind as he who will not see'. we are not surprising God by anything that is going on. He is still in control and still on His throne, but He loves us and is heartbroken for the mess we have made of His beautiful world but it has been our choice. elton needs to know God personally – our creator loves him so much!!

    February 18, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  448. Lisa

    Whatever respect I had for Elton as a person is gone.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  449. GiGi

    It amazes me that people use Leviticus to say that homosexuality is wrong, when the same book of the bible also states that shellfish is an abomination. I'll bet they don't quote that verse whenever they go eat at Red Lobster!

    And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you: They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcases in abomination. Whatsoever hath no fins nor scales in the waters, that shall be an abomination unto you.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  450. bojo

    Elton – You were an idiot then
    You are an idiot now.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  451. Vincent Petrosino

    I want someone to quote from the NEW Testament where Jesus spoke out against homosexuality. Do not quote Leviticus because that is the OLD Testament. Show me in Jesus' own words quoted by the gospel writers where He claimed homosexuality was wrong. Jesus cured the servant of a Roman centurion He knew was the centurion's lover and said nothing. He chose only men for his ministry and took them from their wives and families. Go further and read some of the "Gnostic" books of the bible where there are several instances of Jesus having an intimate relationship with another man. Did that constitute a sexual one? We do not know. No one knows for sure. John the Beloved who wrote the last gospel was glued to Jesus at the hip, does that signify anything?Why can't a gay man believe as he sees fit? Jesus was a loving, caring, sacrificing human being who tried to heal the rift we created with His Father.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  452. Ballz

    Elton, buy me a Lexus GS350 and I'll believe whatever you say 😛
    We have the church to brainwash us so how much worse could it be with Elton telling the stories of how some serpent caused all womens mentrual pains all because she ate an apple that she wasnt supposed to...LS430 would work too, Kthnks

    February 18, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  453. Jeff

    Maybe Jesus was Bi ??

    February 18, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  454. Kylene

    Ridiculous! Shame on you for calling JESUS gay!

    I"m not saying being GAY is wrong..everyone is entitled to their choice...but JESUS was not gay. It's a shame ELTON JOHN would say something like this; could be he is needing some attention. I have lost all respect for you b/c of this comment.

    SHAME on YOU ELTON JOHN!

    February 18, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  455. Roxy

    To Jim... For you to say my religion is a superstition really hurts my heart...For you to say its a nice bed time story i agree with because its what i read almost every night before i go to sleep.... Im not one to push religion down anyones throat and try to make them believe what i do but im young 19 at that and even i know the Lord is real... Its called FAITH... and when you can be someowhere crying out to GOD in a time of need or when you need direction and he knows your heart is really there for him and he allows you to feel his presence its real... People i have never met before have came up to me and told me God wanted them to tell me something and then they start going off about things that are actually going on in my life.. Who other could that be then God giving them the word to speak to me... your allowed to believe what you choose to believe but i know the Bible is not a superstition...

    February 18, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  456. Sarah

    Out of line.

    I'm not practicing religious, and I am a total advocate for gay rights. However, I also think people should respect other's religions. I wouldn't say 'Moses was a fun loving pork muncher' or 'Both I and Buddha are old hands at game hunting', even though I see no problem with eating pork or game hunting.

    It's just rude to make an association between a religious icon and a factor that directly opposes that religion.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  457. Recneps

    As I read these comments more carefully it is quite clear none of you know anything about the Bible at all. In an attempt to be as factual as possible, the bible has two distinct parts; the old testament and the new testament.

    The old testament, a mildly altered version of the Jewish Bible, it is all pre-Jesus. The new Testament considers Jesus.

    This represents the fundamental split between Christians and Jews. The Jews think Jesus was a great prophet (as do Muslums) but not the son of god. Christians believe he was the son of god.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  458. Sandy

    Gay means happy – not homosexual! Jesus may have been very happy, but it bothers me that gay is "the term/word" for homosexual. It is what it is.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  459. Lutchmi

    Lets keep it “straight” Elton….you are gay not Jesus. However, I think you are right, Jesus was compassionate, super-intelligent who understood human problems….he gave us your music!

    February 18, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  460. Mrs Harper

    Have any Bible thumpers ever stopped to think about how maybe homosexuals were created (yes, created – you don't just "decide" to be gay) by God to test the compassion of people? To see if we could all really be kind, loving & compassionate to ALL of mankind. How ashamed He must be of all of us who judge & condemn those who are different. Jim made a good point in reminding us that the Scriptures was been tinkered with over the years so we are probably reading what others. not necessarily God, believes. How about we all try to lead loving & selfless lives instead of arguing over what God thinks. Unless he makes it a habit of stopping by to share his opinions with you personally Donna, Amanda, Tammy, Bonnie & GirlFriday you should maybe stick to trying to love ALL people & not just the ones you think are "normal". God Bless.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  461. JP

    Jesus gay?

    Hung out with 12 men all the time, never married. Always striving to do what his parents want to gain their approval. Sounds a little gay to me, but on the other hand REAL CHRISTIANS love all, at least that is what they teach and preach. MOST do not act in a way in line with their preaching and teaching. Start loving people more and it won't matter what, or who they do!!!!!

    February 18, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  462. Sharon Zirn

    Dear Sir Elton,

    I thought Jesus was chaste.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  463. George

    Poor old girl. I read somewhere that he things Lady Gaga is really a woman! Gasp.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  464. Dave

    Andrew: That was an incredibly ignorant statement. I hope to God you do not have any gay children. Yes gay people are born, just like straight people.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  465. joycelyn

    You know I have nothing against gays, lesbians, and everyone is entitled to thier opinion and who are we to judge. BUT to actually say Jesus is/was gay is an unthinkable blasphemy. God Bless you Elton and may he have mercy on your soul.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  466. Puzzeled about this

    I wonder what his opinion of Mohammed is? Not trying to be blasphemous but I never seem to hear any famous people "opinons" about this religious figure.... I wonder why???

    February 18, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  467. JT

    Lev. 18:22 has nothing to do with homosexuality as we know it today (neither do any of the other six passages in the Bible). A study of the Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic languages show that these passages all deal with men who take advantage of others through rape, incest or child molestation. It has nothing to do with a commited, monogamous relationship.

    And as regarding the passage in Leviticus it also states children who disobey parents should be stoned, women on their monthly periods must live outside the community. The seventh day Sabbath (Saturday) was to be observed and anyone not keeping it should be cast out, those who eat pork or shellfish are unclean, etc.,

    There are hundreds of verses in the Bible that so-called Christians ignore because they don't like what they teach, but they all jump ignorantly upon homosexuality. Maybe it's time for the preachers and teachers out there to actually learn something instead of continuing to teach errors that they themselves have been taught over the years.

    Jesus spoke against all types of sins and yet there is not one verse where He speaks against homosexuality. Was Jesus gay? I don't believe He was.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  468. chuck

    I think we will all be happy to see one day that God is a big black woman with a big bosom to hold us close and keep us warm and secure. She will have a jolly laugh and a welcoming heart. My guess is that she will be non-sexual. We are all guessing because we don't know and my guess is just as good as your guess. Elton's guess is just as good as mine or yours.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  469. Anne E.

    Sir Elton is entitled to his own opinion, be it on Jesus or anything else.
    Jesus Himself was accused of blasphemy and heresy, among countless other things while He was on this earth, yet He preached tolerance, acceptance and being non-judgmental.
    I believe it would behoove the majority of those posting Elton-bashing comments to practice a little more of what Jesus preached and following the example Jesus tried to set. But I guess that's too simple, isn't it?

    February 18, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  470. jim

    Who cares if Jesus was gay or not? All you megachristians getting up in arms about this need to chill the heck out. You're all about loving the sinner but hating the sin, but regardless of whether or not Jesus was gay, there's no Biblical evidence that he ever had sex. So if he was gay or straight, wouldn't you love him just the same because he's your savior? Get over yourselves. "God is love and he who abides in love abides in God and God in him..." So who cares what kind of love it is...gay or straight.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  471. Anthony

    Why is it that gay people always want to paint others (historical or contemporary) as being gay too? Is it justification?

    February 18, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  472. nic

    In the Bible, Jesus never had a wife or lover of any kind. He could have been gay or bi or straight. Most jewish men of his age were married with children, but the Bible never says he is, kinda suspicious. Some may argue that's becuase he was focusing on spiritual life, but he didn't start teaching until he was 33. What was he doing before that? The bible jumps from stories of Jesus as a kid, to him teaching. Obviously, his teachings and life are more important than his sexuality.

    Second, I'd like to see those exact passages of the Bible where Jesus preaches against homosexuality. I've read most of the new testament and never seen it. I haven't even seen it in the old testament.

    The Bible is outdated and should not be taken literally. If so, you should proabably go find a hooker and bury her alive as punishment, or buy some slaves, or send women off to the woods to pray when they get their periods.

    Elton John can say whatever he wants. You don't have to listen.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  473. Dave

    first: It is not a historical fact that Jesus actually did exist. There is plenty of evidence that he did not exist.

    Second: If he did exist, I think it is very possible he was a gay man. So what if he was. I think that is great. God made gay people too. It is just a shame that straight people can make gay peoples lives so miserable because of ignorance.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  474. P Miller

    There is no HISTORICAL evidence that Jesus was in fact, a real person.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  475. Joe

    What's wrong with calling Jesus gay? You don't know he wasn't. Blasphemy my ass.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  476. George

    I have always considered Jesus gay...he had 12 disciples all men which he carried on with expecting all of them to faithful just to him although knowing one would deceive him. Then he had this thing with John the Baptist where they would enter a cave that led to a 'room' where there was a water pool and they'd bathe together sometimes taking only the most faithful of other men with them. Christians claim they were just baptizing one another, but how many times did J.C. and ole Johnny need baptizing?

    My explanation is not as etiquette as historians and biblical theorist have described…but it’s to the point and by today’s standard remove the name Jesus where I have placed it and instead insert the name of the boy next door and the world will say he’s gay and should be punished for it!

    J.C. didn’t associate with women folk other than his mother whom he was very fond of. Had little interaction with David his father by marriage and he walked the earth in search of himself. This by all accounts is the stereotypical markings made by bigots to describe a gay person.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  477. Guest

    Jesus gay!!??!!! that is one of the most blasphemous things I have ever heard!! Since when does a person have to be a homosexual to be compassionate, caring and forgiving? Last time I checked I am those things and am NOT gay. Maybe people should start taking responsibilty for their behavior rather than trying to blame society for consequences that they brought upon themselves!

    February 18, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  478. gp00

    Why do celebrities feel the need to rehash their lives every couple of years? What really is new? I hate coverage of these people and their psychiatrist-approved comments.

    While I applaud the good intentions Elton John in describing God as loving, caring, I have a BIG problem with him assuming he is gay. Is he trying to say gay people are loving caring vs. others? Sorry, Elton,try to be so sensational is passe. Lay off religion–practice whatever you want and stop pissing people off, and setting a backlash against gays.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  479. lisa

    I imagine jesus was bisexual, He wouldn't want to exclude anyone. He loved all equally. Yay Jesus!

    February 18, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  480. C A T

    Thank you, Jim, for your rational words. Everyone bashed The DaVinci Code for bringing up the idea that Jesus may have had a marriage and child with Mary Magdalene. Now let's bash Elton for thinking he may have been gay. Why would it be best if he never had a companion of any kind? Truth is, we'll never know what is definitely true or not. Your "holy" people who made up the bible and it's stories have seen to that. Please, people, get some education. And from some of these comments, most of you don't even have basic reading comprehension skills. Ugh....

    February 18, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  481. Clay

    Considering that a considerable number of catholic priests, bishops, even popes, were or are gay, it's not unreasonable to presume that the Vatican Archives might well be sitting on writings that would substantiate Elton's view. I don't find the proposition that outrageous at all.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  482. Flor

    I resent the comment from Mr. Elton John that Jesus was gay. May God's love and compassion, mercy and grace forgive him for this comment. May he get the opportunity to know Jesus for who He really was and is today. Amen.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  483. Gregory

    LOL, this is all so funny!! Elton is still my boy. Who knew, Jesus gay? Remember, the bible was written for and by men. And in some ways to condem and controll man. Who also had labeled Mary Magdalin a whore. Hmm...could she have been a fag-hag? Just kidding.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  484. maddawg

    lmao...i don't know about gay.....although i do believe MANY, MANY, MANY people from that region are gay beyond compare!

    (even irans jack-off of a president is gay....it is CLEAR AS DAY that he is a closet homosexual.....)

    BUT...i do know one thing.....

    the leader of a cult that has grown world-wide....that he was!

    for anybody to talk about how they want to 'teach' others, you'd think they'd start with themselves....

    how can one expect to teach another when the teacher is so whacked out of their mind that they actually believe in cults and the paganistic ways and rituals used by them??!!??

    lemmings abound....oh....YOU already know that don't you....

    if the worlds people spent one-billionth the time being good to the world and other people, as they do practicing they're chosen cult, this would be a wonderful planet that even extra-terrestrials would love to move to!!

    (my bad...i almost forgot most of you lemmings that do follow your cults CANNOT believe in ETs.)
    (of course, you can believe a woman was crafted from the rib of a man but ETs??.....NEVER!)

    hahahahahahahahaha....i can't stop laughing when i think about the lack of brain power you people need to adhere to a cult and it's cultist, pagan ways.....

    February 18, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  485. Guest

    Jim P., really? Celebrity DOES give him a platform to air his complaints, beliefs, etc. He was interviewed for a magazine article. Maybe you should work on your reading comprehension skills.

    No one can really say whether or not Jesus was gay. Did any of you meet him? Maybe sit down and have a nice chat about sexual orientation? Didn't think so. Everyone has a right to their own opinion.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  486. samuels

    Andrew...you do have a problem with gay people if you refer to homosexuality as "a weird character trait".

    February 18, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  487. ME

    I think this time you may have crossed the line Sir. For years, you have said what you wanted to, and people have listened, because you are the GREAT ELTON JOHN! However, to go as far as to say that Jesus was gay, is just to far. I am of an open mind, and I am not against the lifestyle that you lead. However, this is just to far. Shame on you Sir. Shame on you!

    February 18, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  488. Emily J

    To Kaseyart:

    Saying Jesus was gay doesn't affect my religious beliefs. However, stating that Jesus was gay when there is no evidence for it is not something I support.

    I am not one that is "bashing" Elton John, but I am curious as to how he came to the conclusion.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  489. Abe

    i think all Elton really needs is a hug.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  490. scooter

    feels better or making a gay men feel better about them self’s that is ok but using some ones religious symbol to make you feel better about your sexual leaning is not good at all. I am glad he did not mention that about Mohammed we would have Muslim riots folks would be killed just glad the Christian faith is capable of taking an insult to their faith.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  491. Denise

    Does anyone but me notice how sad it is that people find it insulting to call Jesus gay.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  492. Recneps

    Are you kidding me? Jesus gay!?!?!?!? Read Leviticus 18.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  493. Rena

    Jesus is a forgiving Lord but He destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah for the acts of Gays and Lesbians read Genesis Chapter 19, 24-25 and If people don't turn away from their sinful ways today . God is going to destroy us. He is a loving God but he is also a God of Judgement. Read Your Bible and you will find out about Jesus.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  494. Lele

    Jesus is Gay?? Being gay is a sin and Jesus was not a sinner, in fact, HE WAS GOD! If you don't repent Elton, you're going straight to hell.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  495. Joe

    Of course Jesus was gay! Who else has twelve men over for dinner, has a "fabulous" meal, gets really drunk, then goes and passes out in the "garden"! ..And..Judas was a just a jealous lover, betraying him with a kiss. Drama queens, all of them! HEHEHE

    February 18, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  496. Jim G.

    There's no actual proof that Jesus even existed, let alone that he was gay. It's all fiction folks.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  497. Emily J

    Why does Elton John think Jesus was gay? Is this an example of how people try to pick and choose aspects of Jesus and biblical references to justify their own beliefs while ignoring others?

    I'm pretty sure Jesus forgave men and women, as well as wanted both men and women to be loving and forgiving. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  498. john

    Elton will have the chance to ask God that question on judgement day. I don't think it will go very well for him.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  499. Beck

    Maybe he meant Jesus was gay in the more traditional sense of the word - you know, happy, carefree, forgiving ...

    Just a thought.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  500. Kaseyart

    To everyone saying that Jesus was not gay I have one question. How do you know? I am sure that none of you (including myself) did not live in the same time as he did. Now I know many people will say it didn't say it in the bible and bla bla bla, but it didn't say he wasn't gay in the bible either. Who cares if Elton John thinks Jesus was gay. Does it effect you and your religious beliefs? NO!

    Just for the record I am not gay, but do have gay friends and family members that are gay. The fact they are gay makes no difference in their belief in God. Many are very religious people.

    Many of you calling yourselves Christians and then bashing Elton John. Isn't that the 1st thing we learned? Do not judge or let me say "cast the first stone"

    February 18, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  501. steve

    Saying that Jesus was gay is "fighting words" for most men. Thus proves Elton's point.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  502. Eric

    If there was a person, that people now call Jesus, then who knows if he was gay or not? It's certainly possible. 10% of people are out of the closet, and many more are more likely somewhere between gay and straight. I subscribe to the Kinsey Scale in terms of that particular spectrum.

    Jesus, like many idolized historical figures, are often sort of Rorschach Tests onto which we project ourselves. Even most gods were created in our image, so it's not surprising that he'd attribute some of his own traits onto Jesus.

    Certainly he was pretty much right on about all the other stuff he said in that article. Also, there was a lot more mentioned in this story alone. The thing about Elton John saying Jesus was gay was least among them. I can understand why it was used as the headline, but that shouldn't detract from what else he had to say.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  503. Needlemyer

    Have any of you ever met Jesus? Quit talking about the guy as if you wrote the oh-so-sacred text that people find the Bible to be.

    And since the Bible is missing a large portion of Jesus' life, how do you know Jesus didn't spend his early years dressed in drag working alongside Mary in a brothel...

    You're all a bunch of sheep, I tell ya...

    February 18, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  504. Robin

    "Jesus gay" oh yikes! I don't believe so, that is an abomination to say that about Jesus. I have no problems with gay people, to each his own, but be careful what you say about Jesus!

    February 18, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  505. Steve Miller

    Jesus, Jesus, Friend of Sinners, Friend of Mine. Jesus was not a homosexual. He taught against it. Accept him as Savior. Pray(Jesus I accept you as my Savior. Come into my heart. I accept you as my Savior). Turn you life over to God, and Let the Holy Spirit lead you and guide you in all things. That is the Way to "Eternal Life". Ask the Holy Spirit to lead you to other Spirit filled believers to fellowship with. Blessings

    February 18, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  506. Kevin

    Andrew wrote, "If we are all supposed to be gay, we wouldn't exist....hello???" True to an extent. But as every scientist knows, there are exceptions. Not every male/female couple can reproduce. Research shows that nature kicks in to limit offspring once a group has reached its maximum level of sustainability. Homosexuality is seen in animals. Yes, it is abnormal but only to the extent that some level of abnormality IS normal. If there was no homosexualality and if every male/female couple could reproduce, the world would be experiencing a crisis of disease and hunger like we've never seen. Was Jesus gay? I don't know and I don't care. But I do know that homosexuality is not a lifestyle choice. Tattos? Sure. Piercings? OK. Sex with another dude if you are not gay. Seriously? You think that's a choice?

    February 18, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  507. BCiddy

    Jesus Gay!! Get a life Elton I don't know what part of the Bible you didn't read but you're way off your rocker

    February 18, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  508. Brad

    The bible was not written BY Jesus so the fact that it does not condone homosexual behaviour has nothing to do with one of the characters in the story. He may have been gay, or he may not have, and really who cares anyway. No one is around to state unequivocably either way. He was brilliant and his forward thinking towards the acceptance of all as equals and the true spiritual nature inherent in all human beings is as important today as it was the day he actually spoke the words himself.

    Everyone is entitled to their opinions, Elton John and all of you included. if you had lived the life he has lived perhaps your opinions might be different. Your view is your own, as is his.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  509. Rajeev Chopra

    I really feel pity Elton John.......Atleast he should spare GOD

    February 18, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  510. RLC

    He seems like a very tormented person who feels separated from God ...so the way to feel closer is to try to make God like himself. This is a common human reaction, but , sorry Elton, as much as you want to define God, you cannot. He exists separately from your definitions of him. I hope you find the Peace you are looking for. God loves you.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  511. Christian

    how do any of you bible spouters KNOW Jesus was- or was not- gay?? You rely on some wonderfullu authoritative source of some guy named "JOHN"or "LUKE" (no last names???) who lived in some hut 2000 years ago and spke to to burning bushes, some of whom waxed lyrically and longingly about some half wit who "heard god" and was ready to slit his son's throat???? Luughable.....
    Enlightenting and illustrative allegories that, as usual when left to men – get stwisted to serve a purpose.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  512. Jim P.

    Give me a friggin break! I am so done listening to this old queen piss and moan about his past. Poor me...I was a drug addict, I'm gay. Celebrity (whatever the hell that's supposed to be) doesn't provide you with a platform to air your complaints, beliefs, misnomers, etc. Is he really still relevant anyway?

    February 18, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  513. Ian

    Truth be told, we only know about jesus through the writings in the New Testament that have been 'edited' by mortal men to move a particular agenda forward. Love, compassion, etc – great, no problem.

    Gay? non of us knows or will ever know. To all of you who say "absolutely not" – technically you DO NOT KNOW if Jesus was gay or not – just like anyone else – straight or gay who makes such a claim. Anyway, what if He was – does it matter?

    Elton is entitles to his opinion.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  514. Donna

    Okay, Jesus is not Gay! God doesn't make mistakes people! He would have never made his SON gay! All this," I was born this way" is just a mess. Satan just seems to find the right, imperfect person to feed his mess to and they believed it. It is your CHOICE to believe it! with God there is "free will".... even with children.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  515. Kevin

    Uh, he may have been speaking metaphorically . . . . How about Jesus was tolerant, self-aware, compassionate, and a bunch of other good qualities that, at least in men, usually exist in gay men. Since society lauds intolerance and lack of compassion as honorable traits in straight men, I think he hit it the nail on the head, metaphorically speaking.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  516. Jim

    Before everyone rgets all self-rightous, rushes in and starts quoting bible passages, everyone needs to be reminded that the Bible is hardly to be taken seriously as the word of God. The original scriptures weren't even found to have been written until at least 180 years AFTER Jesus was supposed to have lived. And over the centuries, those scriptures have been passed down through people's hands, edited and added to by priest's whims and folklore.

    People spend all this time reading and worshipping this fictional book without bothering to research for themselves the orgins of the book (and religion) itself.

    Many of the the stories of the BIble had been around centuries before the BIble was written..the virgin birth story is hardly an original one and has been used in many religions before Christianity.

    Enjoy your superstitions folks. A nice bedtime story for adults is all it is.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  517. Carrie Alford of TX

    correction for my spellings
    I use to care for me some Elton John but after reading these comments Mr. John you can go to hell JESUS was not GAY you are and this is fine but not the man that gave his life for all of us.

    Thank

    February 18, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  518. tammy

    Leviticus 18:22

    Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it [is] abomination.

    Jesus was NOT gay. Elton, needs to repent and ask for some serious forgiven.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  519. woodie

    Elton John will not be remembered for his intelligence.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  520. Christina

    Just reading these posts is proof enough that homophobia is still rampant. Why would it matter if Jesus were gay? We have no proof one way or another, and being gay is more that who you sleep with. Being gay is an identity. Gays can be moral, celebate, compassionate and forgiving. Get over yourselves, heterosexuals, you have no corner on morality.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  521. Amanda

    Wow! I can't believe the ignorance of this man. He shouldn't blame his stupid mistakes and being gay on Jesus. If people would stop being gay, maybe there wouldn't be such a spread of aids...As for Elton to think Jesus was gay makes me utterly sick to my stomach. Elton will pay for his ways when Judgement Day arrives.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  522. bonnie

    Shame on all of you who think Jesus is gay. Duh? Are you really that stupid? Every knee shall bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. You will all see once you die what the truth really is but it will unfortunately be too late to save your souls!

    February 18, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  523. Chris

    Maybe Jesus actually was gay. Who cares?! I can think of worse things to call him, such as a republican for instance.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  524. Erica

    When gay Jesus finally raptures the evangelicals, they're going to a special heaven indeed! Then the rest of us will finally have some peace and quiet here on earth without their bigotry.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  525. Bill

    Jesus gay? You have totally lost ALL of my respect, Elton.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  526. Ricky

    White people see a white god, black people see a black god....so it makes sense that gay people would think of god (and his so called son Jesus) as gay..

    February 18, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  527. Mrs Harper

    Jesus gay? Huh, I never thought of that. Maybe, maybe not, I guess we will never know until we make it to heaven & can ask Him ourselves. At least Elton is using his money & fame to help others in need, more than any of us commenting here can say I'm sure.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  528. Esprix

    Ernesto said: "If you want to stop AIDS don't have unprotected sex and blame it on politics."

    Kind of hard not to when the radical right, all the way back to Regan, pushed for ignorant "education" tactics that specifically denied those at the most risk knowledgable information about the disease and how to prevent it. The disease was politicized from the moment it was first observed because it was "the gay disease."

    February 18, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  529. StU

    I'm gay for Jesus!!!

    February 18, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  530. girlfriday

    Jesus was not gay. There is nothing in the Bible to suggest or exemplify this. Elton John, shame on you for saying this. I only gather this was said to justify your homosexuality. If you are feeling guilt, don't bring Jesus into the picture and attempt to assuage it. Stop practicing homosexuality. It goes against the correct nature through which God intended us to have/be. If Jesus was gay, he would not have been able to do all that he did. He did the will of his Father....and that will was NOT to be against the natural order of what God set into motion when he created man and woman.

    I have lost a bit of respect for Elton John for saying this, yet I will not judge him.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  531. janis eliason

    Just for that statement alone, Elton John, you are not going to heaven!
    Shame on you!

    February 18, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  532. lance corporal

    oh boy the crazies are gonna come out with their hate now.....
    elton's a great musician, he's admitedly been a jerk in the past and seems to have become a caring person in the 2d half of his life but after all he's just some guy who's not smarter or better educated than average and he's got his opinions like anyone, but then celebrity means we get to hear about them...some folks are gonna totally lose perspective and spew their bile all over him now because he dared to comment about jesus in a way THEY would perceive as negative. eltons early work was a big influence on me as a musician but I long ago learned to separate the art from the artist, his opinions are his own and personally don't mean much to me but it is tragically funny the way he is about to be attacked for them

    February 18, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  533. Guest

    So then what is Elvis then??

    February 18, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  534. Doug

    The thing is there isn't any Jesus anyway. Its all a big joke. People are dying over a joke, god jesus etc. I thought people were smarter.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  535. Cooper

    The Bible states in Genesis that God created Adam & Eve. For a man to say anything about homosexuality being ok and saying Jesus was gay is a disgrace to God.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  536. garc

    It is one f'd up system here at CNN that people can say "shame on you for being gay" and that gets printed, but to suggest one can get AIDS in ways other than "promiscuous sex" is awaiting moderation forever.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  537. jcg

    Perhaps all those years of (drug) abuse may have damaged Sir Elton's noodle...

    He knows how to play the piano, but I wouldn't turn to him regarding healthy lifestyle advice, politics or theological questions.

    God bless him, but he is way out of his depth with these comments.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  538. Choconet

    Wow! I think the “Jesus was gay" statement has to be the most blasphemous statement I've heard to date. But guess what Elton? You are still redeemable, because the one sin you can't be forgiven of you haven't committed yet and that's blaspheming the Holy Spirit, but you keep making statements like this and you'll let your mouth write a check your immortal soul can't cash.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  539. Kristine Adams

    interesting how the article was edited to just go over his jesus is gay remark so blase....i'm sure it is done to get people to buy the magazine. i love elton john and all his good works, but i have to disagree with the jesus is gay thought.....freedom of speech

    February 18, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  540. garc

    "If you want to stop AIDS don't have unprotected sex and blame it on politics." Uh, what? I work in the medical field. Why don't you try that one on the woman I saw treated last month whose husband had been unfaithful without her knowledge. How about folks who received tainted blood transfusions? How about children born with HIV? For that matter, I'd be willing to bet you've either never had sex in your life (right?) or, if you have, you've read a 20-page printout and gotten a signed contract with everyone you have had sex with? You Megachristians drive me insane.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  541. Roberta Thomas

    Shame on Elton for saying such a thing about Jesus. Loving, forgiving, all those things. But gay? Shame on you Elton.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  542. Richard

    Is his life style not controversial enough without having to include JESUS in it. Remember GOD has given us the intelligence to determine right from wrong

    February 18, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  543. Duck

    Ernesto is quite the ignorant douche bag.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  544. Mike

    Next thing you know Kenny Rogers will be saying that he thinks Buddha was a bearded country line dancer who had a penchant for bad plastic surgery.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  545. Brother John of Dallas

    Oh boy. Jesus was not gay, and blasphemy against Jesus is forgivable. However, the other part of that paragraph about Jesus being loving and forgiving, as well as compassionate and super intelligent, is very much true. Any cruelty done against homosexuals anywhere is wrong, but let's not go the extra step and say Jesus is gay.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  546. Zena Lazarus

    Ten times as much, per patient, is spent on research and treatment for AIDS than on the same for cancer and still he complains about official response.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  547. Rob

    Jesus is totally gay. I've been saying that since I went to catholic school.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  548. Debra R

    Ummm, Jesus was not gay...there is no where in he Bible that condones homosexual behavior...unless someone would like to direct me to a verse?

    And HIV spreading was largely due to political correctness. During the first wave, it was a large majority of males getting the disease...but if you brought that up you were accused of homophobia. because of wanting to be all politically correct instead of using medical fact...the disease has spread...but the one constant is if you want to stop AIDS, then stop having unprotected sex or using dirty needles....

    February 18, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  549. Danny

    Why is it that celebrities are so out of touch with the mainstream. This makes me lose any respect for this person that i had.

    February 18, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  550. Andrew

    why oh why? remember everyone, a penis and a penis don't make a baby, if we are all supposed to be gay, we wouldn't exist....hello???
    ii have no problem with gay people at all, just don't mix religion with it a weird character trait....

    February 18, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  551. Patrick

    Poor old thing.

    February 18, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  552. Ernesto

    Jesus gay? Hey, queer is queer, but who really cares about some guy who can only whine about celebrity and wasting his personal life. If you want to stop AIDS don't have unprotected sex and blame it on politics.

    February 18, 2010 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  553. TOM

    I will settle for a cartier watch, a versace outfit and a sports car anytime

    February 18, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |

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