"If Jesus Christ was alive today, I cannot see him, as the Christian person that he was and the great person that he was, saying this could not happen."
The Rocket Man is very direct, however, on the topic of Pope Francis. He loves him. Pope Francis "has taken everything down to the humility of faith.... He's stripped it down to the bare bones and said it's all basically about love and inclusiveness. That has to be encouraged by the Church of England as well."
I talk more about Elton John's Jesus in my The Wife of Jesus: Ancient Texts and Modern Scandals.