Pastor Rick Warren is a man who has done many powerful and amazing things in furthering the Gospel and seeing lives changed. Of that, there can be no doubt. But recently, his behaviour with singing legend Elton John has caused a media furore.
At first glance, this statement borders on the absurd—how can Elton make these claims about the historic Christ, and so boldly? It contradicts the Gospel and the teachings of Jesus. His statement, however, raises questions about how our society in general views love, compassion, and intelligence.
It seems the higher up one climbs on the ladder to superstardom, the more license one has to being a complete twit. Of course there is nothing new about brain-dead celebrities who do and say idiotic things. There have always been plenty of entertainers who make complete fools of themselves whenever they open their mouths.
Christian Concern has lambasted Elton John's recent comments about same-sex marriage, labelling the singer's remarks "staggeringly arrogant". He was responding to Sir Elton's assertion that: "If Jesus Christ was alive today I cannot see him as the Christian person that he was and the great person that he was, saying this [same-sex marriage] could not happen. He was all about love and compassion and forgiveness and trying to bring people together and that's what the church should be about.
In a magazine interview, he said: "I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems. Jesus wanted us to be loving and forgiving. Two of them shot outside their houses.
Pop legend Elton John is making waves again -- this time over remarks he made in a magazine interview, saying that Jesus Christ was a "super-intelligent gay man," causing fury among conservative Christians. In an interview with U. Jesus wanted us to be loving and forgiving.
In an interview with US magazine ParadeJohn said he believed Jesus Christ was a "compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems". His remarks have upset America's religious lobby, not known for its tolerance of diverging views, with one senior US Catholic complaining that Jesus had been labelled a "sexual deviant". In the wide ranging interview — due to be published in full on Parade.
Sir Elton John shocked the world with the announcement of his final tour before his retirement. The tour will span three years and involve shows. But Elton John should not just be remembered for being a world-class musician but also a prominent atheist.
A conservative Christian campaign group has called Sir Elton John's comments that Jesus would support same-sex marriage if he were alive today "remarkably ignorant and staggeringly arrogant. Marsh added that Jesus went "out of His way" to "underline that marriage is between a man and a woman, as God had intended. He continued: "And the reason that He did that, as the most compassionate person that has ever walked on earth was not to oppress but because He recognized that that pattern of marriage between a man and a woman and the natural family is the means of human flourishing and in the best interests of individuals, of children and of society as a whole.