Elton John On Jesus Was Gay Controversy
February 20 2010 7:40 PM EST
November 17 2015 5:28 AM EST
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.
Now, John has clarified those comments in an interview with WGN, saying that, to him, Jesus is gay.
"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."