Anglican Samizdat

February 18, 2010

Elton John, theologian

Filed under: homosexuality — David Jenkins @ 7:03 pm

Let’s start on a positive note: Elton gets some things right. As the creator of the universe, the Logos, Jesus is quite bright; and Jesus was compassionate and forgiving.

Once Elton moves beyond that, there is just the slightest – the very slightest – chance that he may be allowing his own personal homoerotic perspective cloud his judgement; just a little. After all, why would the Creator of the universe, the One who caused all things to be, the archetype of abundance, who holds everything together through the power of his word, before whom every knee shall bow choose to be incarnate as an example of an evolutionary dead end destined for Darwinian deselection?

In Elton’s own words:

“I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems,” John told the Sunday supplement. “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.”



  1. You should check out Ruth Gledhill’s comments on this….yuck.

    Jesus ‘super intelligent gay man’ says Elton John

    I think she may have had a few too many glasses of wine when she threw that one together.

    Comment by Stuart — February 19, 2010 @ 3:16 am

  2. Stuart you are wrong, I had nothing alcoholic to drink for quite a few days-at-a-time before writing that piece and have had nothing since. I was and am still sober. Ruth

    Comment by Ruth Gledhill — February 20, 2010 @ 3:44 am

  3. Oh dear, I was sincerely hoping that you wrote that article looking through rose tinited wine glasses.

    Comment by Stuart — February 20, 2010 @ 4:33 am

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