On one hand, according to his new interview with Parade, Elton John does not want to be a celebrity anymore.
On the other hand, the singer guaranteed himself headlines when he took the controversial stance that Jesus Christ was gay. He also referred to the Son of God as "super-intelligent," two remarks that have elicited a response from Catholic League President Bill Donohue.
He's released a statement that reads:
Jesus was certainly compassionate, but to say He was “super-intelligent” is to compare the Son of God to a successful game-show contestant. More seriously, to call Jesus a homosexual 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.”
We’re not sure what’s worse—John’s ignorance or intolerance. In any event, if we thought we could persuade him to issue an apology, we would try. But given his recidivism, we won’t even bother to ask. One thing is clear: someone needs to straighten John out.
What do you think of Donohue's retort? Too harsh, not enough or dead on?