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No Island Girl or boy for Elton.


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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -Pop singer Elton John should be banned from performing at a jazz festival in Tobago because his homosexuality could influence young people, some Christian leaders on the Caribbean island said Monday.

A group of Christian churches have failed to persuade the Tobago House of Assembly, which oversees the administration of the island, to join the call for a boycott of John's appearance at the Plymouth Jazz Festival in late April.

But they said they would pursue the campaign against John, who married his partner David Furnish in Britain in 2005.

"We feel it can have a negative social impact. There are some who may not be sure of their sexuality and one has to be careful about how this can create impressions on impressionable minds," pastor Terrance Baynes told Reuters Monday. Oh come on!!

The British singer celebrated his 60th birthday at Madison Square Garden in New York on Sunday, playing more than 30 songs from a career spanning four decades. (Gallery: Elton John's flashy life)

Jazz festival organizer CL Communications dismissed calls for a boycott and said the show would go on.

"Elton John is coming as what he is, one of the world's greatest performers," said Anthony Maharaj, adding that the country should be honored to have John perform in Tobago, the smaller island of energy-rich Trinidad.

"His band has performed in every country around the world. .... He is not coming here to preach about what lifestyle people should have," he said.

Give me a break!!

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I grew up watching Elton on various TV specials and listening to his music. Maybe it has a long incubation period, but I haven't caught gay yet.

Same with me, Jenny. I had his first album in 1969 (I think so, the one with "My song") and saw him live too twice, I´m a big Elton John´s fan... and I never noticed anything... or maybe I´ve never been drunk enough? :shades:

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