Sir Elton John, speaking to the Observer Music Monthly Magazine, said religion lacked compassion and turned people into "hateful lemmings...I think religion has always tried to turn hatred towards gay people. Religion promotes the hatred and spite against gays...From my point of view I would ban religion completely."
Interesting! He then says, "People were too busy blogging on the internet to go out onto the streets to stand up for what they believed in." Maybe he means stand up for what he believes in. Because didn’t he just say that he would want me to be banned for standing up for what I believe in? But I know of no biblical leader that preaches hatred against homosexuals. After all, Christ died for them also. It's the homosexuality that we have a problem with.
Let me quote one of these spiritual leaders:
The Apostle Paul says, "And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. (Romans 1:27 KJV)
Is this one of the leaders that Sir Elton John wants banned? Or how about this one:
"If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them." (Leviticus 20:13 KJV) Moses wrote this but he was quoting God. I think Sir Elton's title just got trumped.
Let me not leave it at that. While God calls for death, it is a warning to them that might practice it. He doesn’t call us to hate them. He later has Paul state the following:
"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8 KJV)
God doesn’t want us to hate anybody that He loves.