February 18th, 2010
02:21 PM ET
In Elton John’s recent interview with Parade, he spoke about his past relationships, fame and drugs.
But it was the statement he made regarding Christianity that has sparked a strong reaction from William Donohue, president of the Catholic League, among others.
Donohue doesn’t agree with John, who said “Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man.”
In a statement to Showbiz Tonight and CNN Donohue says, “Jesus was certainly compassionate, but to say he was 'super-intelligent' is to compare the son of God to a successful game-show contestant,” Donohue added. “More seriously, to call Jesus gay is to label him a sexual deviant. But what else would we expect from a man who previously said, 'From my point of view, I would ban religion completely.'”