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10/4/2013 (1 year ago)

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Islamic religious leader has called for boycott of John's Russian tour

Openly homosexual singer Elton John is planning a tour of Russia - and an Islamic religious leader there has dubbed him "the devil's work." Conservative imam Seidzhagfar Lutfullin from Russia's predominantly Muslim Tartarstan region has called for a boycott of John's concerts in Moscow and Kazan in early December.

The 66-year-old Elton John has been a highly visible proponent for homosexual equivalency.

The 66-year-old Elton John has been a highly visible proponent for homosexual equivalency.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

10/4/2013 (1 year ago)

Published in Music

Keywords: Eton John, Russia, gay rights, Islamic leader, boycott


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Denouncing the British superstar as "the devil's work in the shape of a pederast," the imam warned that God could rain destruction on cities in the style of the Old Testament's Sodom and Gomorrah as punishment for John's sexual delinquency.

"Sodomy...is what the world famous homosexual Elton John, (sic) who recently wed a man in public, is promoting," the imam said in remarks published on the Web site of Kazan's Thousandth Anniversary of Islam Mosque.

The imam called for followers to stay away from the music star's Kazan concert, scheduled for December 8, a day after his show at Moscow's Crocus City Hall venue.

The 66-year-old John has been a highly visible proponent for homosexual equivalency. Currently in a British civil partnership with his partner David Furnish, the two men have a three-year old son, Zachary, born in California in 2010 via a surrogate mother.

Fueling the controversy is the fact that John says he will defend homosexual equivalency during his Russian tour. This taunts recent Russian rulings that could land him 15 days in prison and an $150 fine. Newly adopted laws in Russia prevent the promotion of homosexuality to children.

Another Russian religious group, the Christian group Union of Orthodox Brotherhoods, called for a ban on John's concerts. "The statement by this gay guy - Elton John - about his support for gays and other perverts during the upcoming concert in Moscow is an insult to all Russian citizens," the group's coordinator said.

Adding to the chorus of condemnation is the Ural Parents Committee, which has called on Russian president Vladimir Putin to keep John from performing the Kazan concert.

Madonna, Rammstein and Lady Gaga are among international musical acts that have made statements supporting homosexual equivalency at recent Russian gigs - but have escaped prosecution.

Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1998, Elton John has sold more than 300 million records worldwide during his 40-year career.


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