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Elton John wants to ban religions?

Filed By Ed Team | May 03, 2010 7:00 AM | comments

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Tags: Egypt, Elton John

"How do we allow a gay, who wants to ban religions, claimed that the prophet Eissa (Jesus) was gay and calls for Middle Eastern countries to allow gays to have sexual freedom."

--Mounir al-Wasimi, head of the Egyptian Musician Union, on banning Elton John's concert

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As a matter of fact, yes. Or he did anyway:

LONDON (Reuters) - Elton John has said organised religion should be banned because it promotes homophobia and turns some people into "hateful lemmings".

"I would ban religion completely, even though there are some wonderful things about it," the singer said in an interview with the Observer newspaper on Sunday.

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