While being interviewed by Parade magazine, Elton John has rewritten the history books by teaching us that Jesus was gay. I must admit, I had no idea that Jesus Christ was a homosexual, and it’s remarkable that a celebrity can teach me things that I never came across in my studies on late Antiquity. Here’s what he said:
“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.”
(If you take out the word “gay” it makes sense.)
This is nothing new. A recent trend in historical studies involves trying to prove that every person in history was gay. In case you weren’t aware, a great deal of amateur historians are absolutely certain that Abraham Lincoln was a homosexual because of his habit of sharing a bed with his male friend as they traveled. (Apparently, a heterosexual would have slept on the floor.) Oddly enough, this group hasn’t noticed the gay exploits of Richard the Lionheart, yet. Amateurs.
Well, he does dress like televangelist; those guys always know stuff.
This is, however, an odd departure for Elton John. In his previous works, such as “Where to Now, St. Peter,” and “Burn Down the Mission,” he seems to criticize Christianity and ask for its removal from our society. He treats the Christian faith like it’s something that people need to “move past.”
But with his recent remarks, it looks like he’s trying to assimilate Jesus into his own point of view – something that politicians and activists have always tried to do.
It would be interesting to have more insight about his point of view and where he got the idea that Jesus was a gay man, but, alas, he was interviewed by Parade.
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