Elton John covers this weekend’s Parade magazine, and in the interview he speaks about his ideas on Jesus and how his approach to relationships has changed over the years.

On religion: “I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems. On the cross, he forgave the people who crucified him. Jesus wanted us to be loving and forgiving. I don’t know what makes people so cruel. Try being a gay woman in the Middle East — you’re as good as dead.”

On meeting his longtime partner David Furnish: “I was attracted to David immediately. He was very well dressed, very shy. The next night we had dinner. After it, we consummated our relationship. We fell in love very quickly.”

One word from me…WTF?

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