Elton John Interview In a special “gay edition,” pop icon Elton John spoke with England’s Music Monthly Magazine’s Jake Shears. Openly gay and in a civil partnership with film director David Furnish, Elton John shared his views on sexuality, the War in Iraq, world violence, and Tony Blair. Referring to world violence, particularly the war in Iraq, he said a world peace movement is needed. “If John Lennon were alive today, he would be leading it with a vengeance.”

On sexuality, Elton John enlightened, “I didn’t have sex until I was 23 and that was with a man. I made up for lost time after that in a hurry. I wish I could have had sex when I was, like, 14, 15 or 16 because that’s such an exciting age to have sex.”

On religion, he said, “Religion has always tried to turn hatred towards gay people. From my point of view, I would ban religion completely. There are some wonderful things about it. I love the idea of the teachings of Jesus Christ and the beautiful stories about it, which I loved in Sunday school and I collected all the little stickers and put them in my book. But the reality is that Organized religion doesn’t work. It turns people into really hateful lemmings.”

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