In a recent interview with Parade magazine, Elton John mentioned that he viewed Jesus as a "compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems." Of course, the media has jumped all over this, saying that John is calling Jesus gay. The Catholic League was quick to condemn his comments, saying that calling Jesus homosexual is to call him a "sexual deviant."
Now he has had to explain his comments, which he does eloquently in this interview:
As someone who is not a man like Jesus was, I can certainly understand Elton John's desire to relate to Jesus and God. Personally, I believe that Jesus was a feminist...and displayed his radical beliefs in the equality of men and women. The bible gives glimpses of this, but there's so much more beyond the written word, which as we know was written hundreds of years after Jesus' death, by imperfect men.
And after all, if Dumbledore can be gay, why not Jesus? :)