Elton, Jesus, and Lemmings

Elton thinks organized religion is a scourge – I can get behind that.

Elton John Says Religion Encourages Hatred
AP

LONDON (Reuters) – Elton John has said organized religion should be banned because it promotes homophobia and turns some people into “hateful lemmings.”

“I would ban religion completely, even though there are some wonderful things about it,” the British singer said in an interview with the Observer newspaper on Sunday.

“Religion has always tried to turn hatred toward gay people. It turns people into hateful lemmings and it is not really compassionate.”

The singer, who tied the knot with long-term partner David Furnish in a civil ceremony last year, said he admired the teachings of Jesus Christ, but disliked religious bodies.

“The reality is that organized religion doesn’t seem to work,” he added.

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