|Elton John and partner David Furnish may have fame, fortune and a loving family, but the 'Rocket Man' singer won't be satisfied until gay couples are granted the same rights as their heterosexual counterparts.
Last night at billionaire Ron Burkle's Los Angeles fundraiser to overturn Proposition 8, the new father had some choice words for those who oppose gay marriage, RadarOnline.com reports.
"I think I have it all," said the singer, who welcomed son Zachary via surrogate last month. "I have a wonderful career, a wonderful life. I have my health, I have a partner of 17 years, and now I have a son. I don't have everything because I don't have the respect of people like the church or like politicians who tell me that I'm not worthy, that I'm lesser because I'm gay, well f**k you!"
John performed a 90-minute set of both new material and his classic hits for the 750-person crowd, which included 'Glee' star Jane Lynch and her partner, Dr. Lara Embry.
During the event, which raised more than $3 million for the restoration of marriage equality, John continued to voice his frustration over the disparity between his rights and those of other parents.
"Here I am sitting with a wedding ring and I'm with my partner and we have a son, but we couldn't get married," he said.
Despite his joy over the birth of Zachary, John's road to fatherhood hasn't been without obstacles. Just last year, John and Furnish were turned down after trying to adopt an HIV-positive boy from the Ukraine, where civil marriages are not legally recognized.
John does, however, have hope for the future. "We have a right to be recognized as a human being. We have to fight the good fight," he said. "And we will win."
So I don't usually go to pop websites (let alone source them for arguments), but this was a "latest headline" on my browser...
I like Elton John's stance on that because it's the same as mine on many other issues. Although, mine is slightly different. Mine is, "If you don't believe in freedom, then f*** off and die you stupid b****!" Elton John basically said the first part.
I get so annoyed at all these people who don't believe in freedom. If you don't like gay marriage then don't marry homosexually! Leave everyone else alone and let them do what they want. I've said this thousands of times and I'll say it again: If what you're doing is hurting no one else, then you should be allowed to do it.
Just for fun, let's check out some of the comments:
|EJ, how dare you say F**K you to anyone who doesn't believe in Gay marriage! I am very much against it and I have a right to my own beliefs that it is wrong. The Bible says it is and I believe the word of the Lord, and don't think that God is going to sit back forever and allow this to go on. No, sooner or later he is going to intervene. I don't hate anyone, but I have the right to my own opinions. You are a fool|
Do I really need to comment on this douchebag? Let me ask you something, "If God told you that it was alright to kill someone, then would it be wrong of me to call you out on that and tell you that it's wrong to kill people regardless of what your sky-fairy says?" If no, then how come the same doesn't apply towards mindless discrimination?
|What homos (oops gotta be politically correct, "gays") do in their own homes is their buisness. I just don't need to see it, be subjected to it or have it forced (aarrgghhh) down my throat.|
I'm not sure how to respond to this because I'm not sure if it's a joke. Who's forcing homosexuality down anyone's throats? They just want to get married for the same reason heterosexual people want to get married (which I still haven't figured out...)/
|F**K Y** ELTON IF YOU ARE FOR GAY MARRIAGE. I AM TIRED OF THE LIBERAL LEFT THINKING THERE RIGHTS ARE THE ONLY ONE THAT COUNTS. I SAY PUT IT TO A VOTE, IF AND WHEN IT FAILS, THEN SHUT THE F**k UP AND GO BACK TO THE CLOSET !!!|
LoL. No comment...
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