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Elton stirs up
controversy in Trinidad and Tobago

Elton stirs up
controversy in Trinidad and Tobago

Elton John concerts are usually greeted by cheers, but not this time.

The pop legend is set to play at Plymouth Jazz Festival on the Caribbean island of Tobago next month, but local church leaders are condemning his visit because he's gay. Philip Issac, archdeacon of Trinidad and Tobago, doesn't want John to come, saying his orientation didn't conform to the Bible and that he could cause people to turn gay.

"The artist is one of God's children, and while his lifestyle is questionable, he needs to be ministered unto," Isaac told the U.K. Daily Mail. "His visit to the island can open the country to be tempted toward pursuing his lifestyle."

Trinidad and Tobago has laws, though rarely enforced, that can prevent gay people from entering the nation. Concert promoters are saying John is still coming. (The Advocate)

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