(CBS) Elton John is facing backlash from Christian groups after stating in an interview that Jesus was gay.
In the interview, published in Parade magazine on Friday, John said that Jesus was "a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems."
I love it. Anything that pisses the bible huggers off is entertaining. I’m not a religious person, but in my view, Jesus is whoever you want him to be. I mean, let’s face it. The bible is a work of fiction. It’s a fantasy. Nothing in the bible can be proved one way or another. If you want Jesus to be a whore that bangs lots of hoes, then that is who Jesus is. If you’re gay, then naturally, Jesus is gay. If you’re white, Jesus is white. If you’re black, then so is Jesus. If you’re female, then guess what? He’s a she! The bible is up to interpretation. So if people believe in something, then I guess the bible can back that up in some form or other. Most people who guard the bible with their life believe that Jesus loves everybody equally. That is, as long as they’re not gay or black? Right?
I love the flaw in their logic. Look at the bible hugging homophobes who consider homosexuality a sin. Does Jesus think it’s a sin? He does if you’re a homophobe. Now, in my view, God (if there is a God, of course) created all of us in his image. Hell, I think it even says that in the bible. We are exactly how he wanted us to be. Right? Then if someone is gay, it’s a sin? I don’t understand this. How can it be a sin if that is the way they were made? God made that person gay! Does that mean that God had an error in judgment? Are you going to rally against God’s work? I should hope not. I sure as hell wouldn’t want to piss off my creator. Who knows what he has in store for his children.
I like Elton John’s view of Jesus. I can imagine that that’s how Jesus really was. Is Elton wrong? Am I wrong in agreeing with him? Well, like I said before, it’s all up to interpretation. If you think we’re wrong, then I guess we’re wrong. But it also works this way: we think you’re wrong, too. Does it change anything? Of course not. I look at it like this. When you read a novel, you naturally conjure up images as to what characters look like. Everyone’s images will be different. So why should people’s image of Jesus be any different?
I’m sure I will have pissed off some people in writing this. That’s to be expected. After all, my views will be different from them. They’ll see that I have a valid point and that would likely be the reason why I pissed them off. But that’s okay. We can’t agree all the time. What fun would that be?