|Elton John urges homosexuals to fight back|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Wednesday, 21 March 2007 17:00|
Elton John, the pop-star who was one of the first men to "marry" under the British gay civil-partnerships legislation today urged fellow homosexuals to fight against bigots that discriminate against them. This kind of news concerns me, because the government has now made it illegal to "discriminate" against homosexuality in any way, and through public figures like Elton John pushing the homosexual agenda, Christians in this country could find it a lot harder to remain part of British society.
Quote: "Sir Elton, who turns 60 on Sunday, "married" long-time partner David Furnish in a civil partnership in 2005. The singer said the union was his legal and human right, adding: "And I wanted everyone to know, I wanted to shout about it." But he went on: "In some countries, my voice would have been drowned out. Maybe even stamped out. "Men and women are persecuted and attacked every day all over the world, just because of who they love and who they make love to."
It's not the first time the singer has courted controversy. Not so long ago, he also expressed his desire that organized religion would be banned, because it turned people against homosexuality.
Quote: "On Sunday, November 12, Sir Elton told interviewer Jake Shears (a performer with the group "Scissor Sisters") that he wants to see an organized effort to suppress institutionalised faith. "From my point of view I would ban religion completely," the superstar declared, "even though there are some wonderful things about it... But the reality is that organized religion doesn't seem to work. It turns people into hateful lemmings and it's not really compassionate."
That's something I find very hard to understand. The world expects Christians to be tolerant, just as Christ demonstrated love to all men. And so we should be. Jesus Christ is our greatest example, and no man can out-love God. But when Christians condemn sin for what it is (really the Scriptures condemn it, not Christians), they are slammed as being intolerant bigots. Why? Because Christians believe in moral absolutes (God defines right and wrong, Leviticus 11:44), while men believe in moral relativism (every man doing that which is right in his own eyes, Judges 17:6). But Jesus Christ was never tolerant of sin, even though He showed compassion and mercy to those who were caught up in it. He did not approve of the lifestyle of the woman at the well (John 4), who had five husbands and was living with another man. Neither did He approve of the woman who was caught in the act of adultery (John 8:4). If He did, there would have been no reason why the Lord had to go to the cross and die for our sins. And this is why Elton John must ban religion, despite believing it has so many good points, because God's Word condemns him in his sin and commands him to be reconciled to God.