I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems,' he told American magazine Parade in an interview due to be published on Sunday.
'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.'
That was Elton John.
I won't go theological on Jesus' sexual orientation.
But death for sexual activities is an Arab/Islamic normative phenomenon in the Middle East. Honorcide, etc.
So much so that women are grateful (!) for being punished, it seems:
THE first Malaysian women to be caned under Islamic law for having illicit sex have reportedly said they regretted their actions and welcomed the punishment.
The three women, whose identities were not revealed, gave the first account of the caning which took place earlier this month, drawing condemnation from human rights activists and applause from some Muslim groups.
"On the day I was caned, I was scared but, at the same time, I knew I deserved it and was willing to take the punishment," said one of the women, a 25-year-old who went by the name of "Ayu".