They Said What??? Madonna, Michele Obama, Elton John, & Another Crazy Pastor

MADONNA

(opening her new tour in Tel Aviv, Israel):  “As you know, the Middle East and all the conflict that occurs here and have been occurring for thousands of years, they have to stop.  You can’t be a fan of mine and not want peace in the world.  So start today — every single one of you, if there is peace here in the Middle East, there can be peace in the whole world.”

FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA

“For Barack and me, it really comes down to the values of fairness and equality that we want to pass down to our girls. I mean, these are basic values that kids learn at a very young age and that we encourage them to apply in all areas of their lives. And in a country where we teach our children that everyone is equal under the law, discriminating against same-sex couples just isn’t right. So it’s as simple as that. … We’re proud to have your support.”

KANSAS PASTOR CURTIS KNAPP

(early last week on killing gays):  “They should be put to death. That’s what happened in Israel. That’s why homosexuality wouldn’t have grown in Israel. It tends to limit conversions. It tends to limit people coming out of the closet. — ‘Oh, so you’re saying we should go out and start killing them, no?’ — I’m saying the government should. They won’t but they should.”

(later in the week clarifying his comments):  “We punish pedophilia. We punish incest. We punish polygamy and various things. It’s only homosexuality that is lifted out as an exemption.”

CNN ANCHOR ASHLEIGH BANFIELD

(misspeaking while trying to discredit Knapp): “homosexuality is a lifestyle choice by people — it is voluntary.”

QUEEN LATIFAH

(about coming out at a Long Beach gay pride parade in May):  “That definitely wasn’t the case. I’ve never dealt with the question of my personal life in public. It’s just not gonna happen.”

(about her LGBT following): “I know that the most important thing and the only thing I have to give is love.  When people are going through hatred and bullying, the biggest thing to fight that is love. So that’s all I encouraged my audience to do that night: to share their light and share their love. Period.”

ELTON JOHN

(on Lady Gaga’s non-stop touring):  “She is frail, and she doesn’t eat when she should do, and she’s a girl, and it’s tougher for a girl. She works really hard. She will be in Denmark one night and Saudi Arabia the next. I know how tiny she is and I do worry about her, yes.”

Anthony

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