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Elton John: Jesus would approve of same sex marriages, Sir Elton says

Elton John attending the premiere of The Union at the Tribeca Film Festival.
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Elton John believes that if Jesus Christ were here today, he would most certainly support same sex marriages. The 67-year-old singer made his remarks in an interview with Sky News, but his comments are rankling some who say that the homosexual pop icon is twisting the Son of God’s words to fit his own condemned lifestyle.

According to Sky News, Sir Elton “agreed that gay clergy should be allowed to get married and suggested that the celibacy vow for Catholic priests be abolished.”

“These are old and stupid things,” John said. “Times have changed. We live in a different time. 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 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.”

Here’s the SkyNews YouTube video of the interview.

Of course, it appears Elton may want to actually read the scriptures before he makes comments on what Christ taught and believed.

Sorry to break it to you John, but scripturally speaking, you’re wrong, and here’s why:

1 Corinthians 6:9 – The Apostle Paul was speaking, and he wrote to the Congregation in Corinth: “Or do you not know that unrighteous people will not inherit God’s Kingdom? Do not be misled. Those who are sexually immoral, idolaters, adulterers, men who submit to homosexual acts, men who practice homosexuality, thieves, greedy people, drunkards, revilers, and extortioners will not inherit God’s Kingdom.”

Later in Paul’s letter to Timothy, at 1 Timothy 1:10, he wrote about “sexually immoral people, men who practice homosexuality, kidnappers, liars, perjurers, and everything else that is in opposition to the wholesome teaching.”

Prior to the first century even, God condemned such acts. The book of Leviticus, in providing details of the Law Covenant, instructed the Israelites: “You must not lie down with a male in the same way that you lie down with a woman. It is a detestable act.” (Leviticus 18:22)

In the account of Lot and the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Genesis chapter 9 details how the men of the city were literally banging on Lot’s doors and demanding he turn over the two male visitors (who were actually angels) so that they could engage in a homosexual orgy. Not long after that, the cities were divinely destroyed with fire from the heavens.

God created humans, a male and a female, and initiated that arrangement of one man and one woman. (Genesis 1:27, 28). That said, while the Bible disapproves of homosexual acts, Christ also taught patience, love and respect, as Jesus' friend Peter wrote about at 1 Peter 2:17.

But while God does not support hatred of homosexuals or homophobia, let’s not mistake tolerance of those who commit sins with an outright support of their acts.