PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):
Controversy is emerging over the sexual orientation of British entertainer Sir Elton John with one local religious leader opposed to bringing the singer to Trinidad's sister island of Tobago for next month's Plymouth Jazz festival.
Archdeacon Phillip Isaac, who insists that Sir Elton's lifestyle does not conform to biblical teachings, said Christian principle dictated that a "man should not lie with a man".
"The artiste is one of God's children and while his lifestyle is questionable he needs to be ministered unto. His visit to the island can open the country to be tempted towards pursuing his lifestyle," the clergyman said.