Not one to bite his tongue before he speaks, Elton John put in his two cents regarding organized religion.
“I think religion has always tried to turn hatred toward gay people,” John said in the Observer newspaper’s Music Monthly Magazine. “Religion promotes the hatred and spite against gays.”
“But there are so many people I know who are gay and love their religion,” he said. “From my point of view, I would ban religion completely. Organized religion doesn’t seem to work. It turns people into really hateful lemmings and it’s not really compassionate.”
He also went on to criticize religious leaders for failing to do anything about conflicts around the world. Although, he also mentioned that musicians haven’t been doing their own part either. “If John Lennon were alive today, he’d be leading it with a vengeance.”
Amen to that.
Elton John: Religion encourages hatred [Yahoo! Music]
Written by Lauren Burch