In a recent interview certain to cause upset to many a pearl clutching Christian, Elton John had some interesting things to say about Jesus.
Sir Elton John has dubbed Jesus a 'super-intelligent gay man' in a controversial new interview.
The singer made the throw-away comment while talking about lesbians trying to survive in the Middle East.
'I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems,' he told American magazine Parade in an interview due to be published on Sunday.
'On the cross, he forgave the people who crucified him. Jesus wanted us to be loving and forgiving.
'I don’t know what makes people so cruel. Try being a gay woman in the Middle East – you’re as good as dead.'
Of course Elton's Jesus isn't the biblical Jesus by any stretch, but neither is the Jesus that a lot of Christians worship. If you're going to stray from the literal concept of Jesus, you may as well make him anything you want. A compassionate, super-intelligent gay Jesus sounds fine by me.