Elton John had a few words to say about the church and gay marriage, mainly that he believes Jesus would be all for same-sex marriages. Here’s what he told Sky News, via Huffington Post:
“These are old and stupid things,” John said of the restrictions that prevent gay priests from marrying and having sex. “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 that’s what the church should be about.”
Do you agree with him? Or do you have a problem with Elton John speaking for Jesus?
John is still planning his wedding to longtime partner David Furnish.
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Gay marriage is finally legal in the UK, which means lots of couples are now able to tie the knot… and about fucking time, too! People are starting to take advantage of having basic human rights, and Elton John and longtime partner David Furnish are ready to get in on the fun, too!
From the Las Vegas Review Journal:
“We don’t feel the need to take an extra step legally. But since we’re committed for life, we feel it’s really important to take that step, and take advantage of that amazing change in legislation. We all live by example,” Furnish said.
I told him I was surprised he and Elton don’t want to throw another big wedding party.
“We do like big parties,” Furnish said. “Over eight years ago, we had 650 people on the 21st of December at our house in Windsor.
“But with the kids, everything is different. I think what we’ll do is go to a registry office in England in May, and take the boys with us, and a couple of witnesses.”
The wedding is scheduled for May, which is about the best you’re gonna get of summer weather in the UK if you’re outside of London. Don’t forget they were apparently going to throw a big gay wedding in Los Angeles last year, but apparently that never happened. It’ll be better for them this time around.
Congrats to them, and to all the couples who can now tie the knot!
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I’m not too convinced, but apparently some casting directors were as Tom Hardy was given the role of Elton John in the upcoming musical biopic Rocketman. This movie has the seal of approval from Elton himself, as well – he’ll be re-recording a lot of his hits for the film so that it fits the emotional tone. Weird!
Here’s some statements by some movie execs about Tom’s casting:
Rocket Pictures CEO Steve Hamilton Shaw said: “Tom is a stellar talent who will add extraordinary depth and nuance in bringing Elton’s story to life. We are excited to have such a gifted actor on board, and equally excited to be in the hands of Peter Schlessel and the entire Focus Features team.”
Focus Features CEO Peter Schlessel said: “Tom is quickly becoming known as one of the world’s most versatile actors, and like others at the top of their craft, he has proven his ability to transform himself completely into the character or subject found in the material.
“We are confident that Tom will embody the physicality and spirit of Sir Elton. This, in conjunction with the creative team led by Michael and Rocket Pictures, will provide the foundation for something that will be a unique cinematic event.”
Well, that’s that, I suppose. Rocketman is due to start filming this time next year. I haven’t seen Tom in anything that I can remember, so I don’t have any feelings on this one way or another. I also have no feelings on an Elton John biopic. He’s a classic, sure, but I cannot imagine sitting around watching a movie about his life. I’ll pass on that. Tom seems like a decent dude
, though, so maybe this’ll be a big breakout role for him.