In an interview with a US magazine, Elton John has revealed his opinion on Jesus.
"I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems," says the singer.
"On the cross, he forgave the people who crucified him. Jesus wanted us to be loving and forgiving."
A spokesperson for the Church of England has commented on Elton's comments;
"Sir Elton's reflection that Jesus calls us all to love and forgive is one shared by all Christians."
"But insights into aspects of the historic person of Jesus are perhaps best left to the academics," he added.