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Jesus would back gay unions - Elton

Knutsford Guardian: Sir Elton John plans to marry his civil partner next year Sir Elton John plans to marry his civil partner next year

Jesus would have been a supporter of gay marriage, Sir Elton John has claimed.

The musician, who plans to marry his civil partner David Furnish next year in a "very quiet" ceremony, said that rules preventing gay clergy from marrying and requiring Catholic priests to be celibate were "old and stupid things".

Sir Elton said that he and his partner were not able to get married until next year because they were already in a civil partnership.

He said the marriage would be "very quiet and very off the cuff" as the couple had a big celebration for their civil union.

He told Sky News' Murnaghan programme: "The church hierarchy, the traditionalists, might be up in arms about it but times have changed.

"If Jesus Christ was alive today, I cannot see him, as the Christian person that he was and the great person that he was, saying this could not happen.

"He was all about love and compassion and forgiveness and trying to bring people together and that is what the church should be about."

Sir Elton said he believed the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby was "doing a good job" and Pope Francis was "wonderful".

"He's excited me so much by his humanity," the singer said of the Pope. "He's taken everything down to the humility of faith.

"He's stripped it down to the bare bones and said it's all basically about love and inclusiveness. That has to be encouraged by the Church of England as well."

Sir Elton offered to introduce Russian president Vladimir Putin to members of the gay community earlier this year to show the impact of "deeply divisive" legislation.

He said he plans to meet the Russian leader when he visits the country in November.

The performer added: " It's no good putting up a wall and saying I'm not talking to these people; the only way things get solved is by talking to people.

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The musician, who plans to marry his civil partner David Furnish next year in a "very quiet" ceremony,
He s already "joined with him", why would he wanna get married........

"He was all about love and compassion and forgiveness and trying to bring people together and that is what the church should be about."

I see, so thats why he said:
34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
35For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.
36And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.
37He that loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
38And he that takes not his cross, and follows after me, is not worthy of me.
39He that finds his life shall lose it: and he that loses his life for my sake shall find it.

Elton's opinions, speak volumes.............
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The musician, who plans to marry his civil partner David Furnish next year in a "very quiet" ceremony, He s already "joined with him", why would he wanna get married........ "He was all about love and compassion and forgiveness and trying to bring people together and that is what the church should be about." I see, so thats why he said: 34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. 35For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. 36And a man's foes shall be they of his own household. 37He that loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38And he that takes not his cross, and follows after me, is not worthy of me. 39He that finds his life shall lose it: and he that loses his life for my sake shall find it. Elton's opinions, speak volumes............. ........ displayed
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