Sir Elton John: Jesus Would Back Gay Marriage
Sir Elton John has revealed plans for a "very quiet" wedding - and said he believes Jesus Christ would support gay priests getting married.
In an exclusive interview with Sky News, the star told Dermot Murnaghan he hopes to marry David Furnish some time next year and that it would be a low-key affair.
The Huffington Post notes similarities with statements in 2010...
In 2010, the "Candle in the Wind" singer told Parade magazine that he believes 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," he said.
The Independent has more on John's own relationship...
Regarding his own plans to marry Furnish, with whom he is already in a civil partnership, he said it would be a “very quiet” and “off-the-cuff” affair.
Rappler mentions Sir Elton's opinion of Pope Francis...
A top-selling pop star and one of the world's most prominent gay celebrities, John said the leader of the Catholic Church was a sign of hope.
"He's excited me so much by his humanity and taking everything down to the humility of faith...it's all basically about love and taking everybody in inclusiveness," John told Sky News.
Francis has appeared to strike a more conciliatory tone towards homosexuals than his predecessors since his election last year.