Elton John's comments to Parade Magazine that he believed Jesus was a "compassionate, super-intelligent gay man" caused a ton of controversy last week, with religious and conservative groups denouncing the singer.
"I think everybody's individual faith is their own business, and I do believe in Jesus and I believe he was a compassionate person, and from my point of view, and that's just my point of view, as a compassionate person -- someone who was persecuted, someone who forgave people. And that's how I see him...I identify, in my own mind, as someone like that...I'm not saying to everyone that he definitely was gay. That's how I see him. That's my idea of faith."