I feel it is time that we start questioning what position Elton John really takes on gay rights, let alone ethics. It would seem that every time he gets out of the limelight he does yet another controversial anti-gay thing.
Now he played music for Rush Limbaugh's marriage. A man known well for his homophobic statements. I'm sure Elton John is going to say he "didn't know about Rush Limbaugh" but please, everyone knows Rush. I am sure a few of Elton's buddies would of pointed this out. The absolute lunacy of this is far from something that can be ignored.
Rush Limbaugh's hate rants against LGBT people include statements like
- “…let’s say we discover the gene that says the kid’s gonna be gay. How many parents, if they knew before the kid was gonna be born, [that he] was gonna be gay, they would take the pregnancy to term? Well, you don’t know but let’s say half of them said, “Oh, no, I don’t wanna do that to a kid.” [Then the] gay community finds out about this. The gay community would do the fastest 180 and become pro-life faster than anybody you’ve ever seen. … They’d be so against abortion if it was discovered that you could abort what you knew were gonna be gay babies.” ~Rush Limbaugh
So not only is he contradicting his anti-abortion stance... He is saying it isn't okay to abort your child, but only if you know your child is going to be straight. Here also is Limbaugh's anti gay marriage statement.
But there is more! Not only is this Rush Limbaugh's stance, this appears to be Elton John's stance and I quote.
- “We're not married. Let's get that right. We have a civil partnership. What is wrong with Proposition 8 is that they went for marriage. Marriage is going to put a lot of people off, the word marriage...I don't want to be married. I'm very happy with a civil partnership. If gay people want to get married, or get together, they should have a civil partnership. The word "marriage," I think, puts a lot of people off. You get the same equal rights that we do when we have a civil partnership. Heterosexual people get married. We can have civil partnerships.” ~Elton John
A quote then later used by right wing websites like protectmarriage.c*m and other various anti-gay organizations as a means to attack LGBT Americans. Later of course on Access Holywood May 26 2009, during the Prop 8 court ruling, in which upheld proposition 8. Elton seemed shocked as to why it was upheld, in such a "Progressive State." ( Click Here )
Yeah THANKS ALOT ELTON, NOW you get the picture? After your words were used to degrade us? and ultimately SWAY voters to vote for Proposition Hate? Is Elton serious about gay rights? or is he just aiming for publicity and the good old $? Where are your ethics Elton? I hope you say something to make it up to the LGBT community that you are suppose to be defending, not alienating.
Civil Partnership? Maybe you like being in one and being treated differently under the law, but most of us in the US know our history, and know it is FAR from equal. Rush Limbaugh? Maybe you think he's funny? or maybe you just needed the cash? But he is a raving mad man, a big bag of hate and you just supported him.