Watch: Elton John Responds to ‘Jesus Was Gay’ Controversy

In an interview with WGN, Elton John clarified the remarks attributed to him in Parade magazine that "Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man," explaining that the quote doesn't appear in the published magazine but Parade put it on their website, and he may have said it while talking to them. 

John  "I think everybody's individual faith is their own business, and I do believe in Jesus and I believe he was a compassionate person, and from my point of view, and that's just my point of view, as a compassionate person — someone who was persecuted, someone who forgave people. And that's how I see him...I identify, in my own mind, as someone like that...I'm not saying to everyone that he definitely was gay. That's how I see him. That's my idea of faith."