Posts Tagged ‘Elton John’

George Clooney and Elton John help change gay death penalty

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

George Clooney and Elton John are among a number of celebrities who convinced the Sultan of Brunei to drop the death penalty provisions in incoming legislation prohibiting gay sex. Brunei was widely criticised after it announced its interpretation of Islamic laws, or sharia, early last month, which involve punishing sodomy, adultery and rape with death, Read more

New Brunei law will see gays stoned, thieves’ hands amputated

Monday, April 1st, 2019

Brunei plans to implement Islamic criminal laws such as stoning to death for LGBTQ sex, and amputation for theft. Brunei, which is a tiny nation on the island of Borneo, has adopted a more conservative form of Islam in recent years. In 2013 it announced its intention to introduce sharia law, the Islamic legal system Read more

Elton John says Pope is ‘miracle of humility’

Friday, July 12th, 2013

The Italian edition of the pop-culture magazine Vanity Fair has declared Pope Francis its Man of the Year — with the backing of openly gay English singer-songwriter Sir Elton John. The magazine features the Pope on the cover of its latest issue and says he has done enough in his first 100 days in office Read more