Not So Intelligent?

February 18, 2010

The Catholic League is upset by something Elton John said, but the League's response is quite odd. Elton John recently stated, "I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems." No one should be surprised that many people would disagree with his claim that Jesus was "gay." However, it was surprising to see someone take issue with the "super-intelligent" part. The League's President, Bill Donohue, argued:

Jesus was certainly compassionate, but to say He was "super-intelligent" is to compare the Son of God to a successful game-show contestant.
Huh? Does Donohue think Jesus was dumb? Donohue's main point in the full statement was to criticize Elton John on the issue of homosexuality. Yet, it is not clear why he added the complaint about the "super-intelligent" claim. Maybe Donohue would have gone for that description if Jesus had read people's minds in the Gospels!