Elton John would "ban" organized religion

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    Ah yes, another shining example of tolerance and freedom.


    Los Angeles (E! Online) -
    Forget dissing Madonna and the media. Elton John is now turning his enmity on organized religion.

    In an interview with The Observer's special gay edition of Music Monthly Magazine that hit UK newsstands on Saturday, the Rocket Man sounded off on a variety of hot-button topics, ranging from British Prime Minister Tony Blair's views on the Iraq War to gay rights.

    But John reserved his most critical comments for organized religion, which he said should be outlawed for fomenting discrimination against gays.

    "I think religion has always tried to turn hatred toward gay people," the 59-year-old "Sad Songs" singer told the newspaper. "Religion promotes the hatred and spite against gays. But there are so many people I know who are gay and love their religion."

    John continued: "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."

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    Very scary.
     
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    Arrogant and ignorant.
     
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    And probably more commonly thought than we'd like to think.
     
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    Well there are bigots in the world of all shapes and sizes. there just happen to be more of them in hollywood.

    Added: Yes i know Elton John is not an actor but as far as im concerned he is in the same hollywood crowd as all the others.
     
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    Very true, Abbey. But, what is REALLY scary is what is going to happen to that soul in the second world. :(
     
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    Amen.
     
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    I find myself thinking about that more lately than ever before. Not sure why, except that to me, this country seems more lost than ever. We seem to be happily fiddling while Rome burns, you know?
     
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    Absolutely, Avatar. A limousine liberal is a limousine liberal. No matter if they act, sing, write novels or just go to parties. And locale is irrelevant.
     
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    Interesting. You seem to be developing an analogy between Rome being overun by the uncivilized huns and the US being overun by the uncivilized Isalmists. Am I correct on this?
     

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